i am looking to get a new piece this week and with all the ones that have caught my eye i am torn. Any favorites or recomendations would be great. My budget is in the 2 grand range. I have been thinking about the ruger sr556 or the rock river lar15 but not commited to either yet. thanks for the info.
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Piston style AR-s are slightly less accurate if you are going to be shooting long ranges just for the simple fact they have more moving parts but if you are not going to be steching it out to more than 300 yard you prolly wont be able to tell the differance. The one plus to a piston style AR is that they can handle more abuse and more rounds between cleanings becuase of less carbon blow back on the bolt. It all depends on what you are going to be using the weapon for. I know looking for an AR can be chalenging because if all the options out there. I wish you luck in your search
DIP - don't let the hype get to you about piston guns. Many DIP guns have run 10,000 + rounds without a hicup, just lube the gun, no cleaning needed. I've seen one report of 41,000 rounds.
ps - Cabelas is the last place I'd buy an AR - way over priced on everything!
I'll second Keystones take on piston guns, and add...
DIP guns do need to be maintained. If you are just going to use it as a range gun then by all means run it till it fails. It will. The carbon will eventually build up in locations that will prevent a round from chambering, a casing from ejecting, and the firing pin from hitting the primer.
Keep in mind that I said range. If you are going to bet your life on this weapon for self defense or SHTF then look at the environment around you. It is full of things that will get into the weapon. Dirt, mud, sand, flora...combine this with the carbon build up and it will become a club.
Nothing wrong with DIP, just learn the proper way to clean it. If you have any friends/relatives who wore camo in the Armed forces they should be able to show you.
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