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Old 01-13-2009, 07:17   #1
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Olympic Arms PCR

Am looking at a early model Oley # on reciever JJ 1198 Mod PCR Co. Read
that there have been problems in the past newer ones much better,middle years terrible, I guess the question is if for the "right" price pick it up for a part time plinker! Any input would be appreciated!Almost forgot it is a .223
Have a good day today and a better day tomorrow! Rock Creek

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Old 01-13-2009, 09:54   #2
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The trainers have things to say about "Olympics."
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I am afraid I haven't been terribly impressed with the Olympic Arms rifles I have handled. Of course, I guess the question is what sort of price are we talking about here? Olympic seems to be the bottom of the barrel, but in this day and age of panic buying and mass part shortages, perhaps haveing a lousy AR is better than haveing none at all, right? Besides, I don't see how it could be that bad for plinking... but even a plinker can be annoying if it jams all the time and can't feed right. You might want to think about that one a bit before taking the plunge!

If you are looking for a good, somewhat more affordable AR, I would deffinetly recomend DPMS... I absolutely love mine! A lot of my friends swear by their Bushmaster's too.
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I have an Olympic Arms OA-93 AR pistol and it's rock solid. I've never had a FTF or FTE, and have shot all manner of brass ammo (I steer clear of the lacquer stuff for my AR). Don't get me wrong, this is a range toy... I have no reasonable expectation of taking it to a tactical environment... that's not why I bought it. Maybe their full-length AR rifles have more problems, but my AR pistol from them has been nothing but reliable over the last three years and several thousand rounds.

I will say, though, that the uppers I am looking at for future rifles are DPMS and Rock River.

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Old 01-18-2009, 08:42   #5
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Update Olympic Arms

My friend lost out just bought a new Oley with case sling and mag for $699.00 with tax $744.00 out the door. Mention my buy to a friend at work ,he had bought one to!Everthing else at show $1200.00 up to the space lab in prices!Dealer sold all 8 in less than 3 hours.Guess I did not need a used older model no history after all! One more plinker!
Have a good day and thanks for info guy's
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I have an original "stop sign" stamped oly rifle that I bought used in the late 80's.
That stupid thing is drop dead reliable. God knows I've tried to break it over the years but with no luck
I did let a "friend" borrow it back around 98. He brought it back with a bent gas tube and told me that he had "cleaned it" for me... Turns out he fired it AFTER he bent the gas tube and it messed up the rings and gas key. Easy enough fix though and it was running again like a swiss watch. It is TOTALLY stock. It even has the original A1 type upper.
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I have two AR OLY's and I have not had a failure to feed or fire. This has been over 5 years. I have a lot of good success with Olympic Arms. Slow delivery.
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I've had an Oly PCR for 5 years. It's got the 20" SS bull-barrel upper (Oly).
It's as nice as any AR I've ever shot and it's sub-MOA. Never had an issue of any kind with it, I'd buy another one in a heartbeat.
Oly's SUM barrels are considered the most accurate barrel for the money by most people who have used them, and their rifles come with a lifetime warranty. How come they're not bankrupt, if their product is so bad? Think about it.
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Hi Everyone..

I have been wanting an AR-15 for a while now. But I don't $1000 or more to spend on one, and I don't think I would be will to spend that much if I did.
However looking at Gunsamerica.com I see that Olympic Arm has AR-15's that are reasonabled priced.
I want a plinker or something to shoot not a compation rifle.
I would also prefer a 16" barrel and maybe a CAR15/M4 stock.
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Originally Posted by fultonteri View Post
Hi Everyone..

I have been wanting an AR-15 for a while now. But I don't $1000 or more to spend on one, and I don't think I would be will to spend that much if I did.
However looking at Gunsamerica.com I see that Olympic Arm has AR-15's that are reasonabled priced.
I want a plinker or something to shoot not a compation rifle.
I would also prefer a 16" barrel and maybe a CAR15/M4 stock.
http://www.rockriverarms.com/images/...s/kcara409.gif
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Of course the price wasn't on there. That upper runs $655 but you still need a stripped lower, which is going to end up costing at least $120. And a rear sight, which is another $40 for a decent one. So you're up to $815. Mags are running from $10 and up. So for a complete RRA upper and supporting cast, you're looking at roughly $900.

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If you start looking around you can find a basic rifle, new for $850 (+/-). I am starting to see Bushmasters, DMPS, RRA and Stags in local shops for a very basic rifle in that price range. You can also just pick a lower for $350 (+/-) and then save up and pick up the upper later.

If you narrow your desire in your rifle it will make your shopping much more efficient. You already know that you want a 16" barrel car/m4 style rifle. Now you will need to narrow your focus on the sites, stocks and triggers. Do you want a carry handle or flat top. A2 permanent carry handle will be cheaper but you won't be able to remove the carry handle to change rear sites. These are details that can change the cost in a new rifle.

Good luck and feel welcome to ask any more questions.
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http://www.mapartsinc.com/ has a lot of neat stuff, don't know a whole lot about them though. I'd like to get one of their lightweight kits at some point.

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Originally Posted by jimbobborg View Post
Of course the price wasn't on there. That upper runs $655 but you still need a stripped lower, which is going to end up costing at least $120. And a rear sight, which is another $40 for a decent one. So you're up to $815. Mags are running from $10 and up. So for a complete RRA upper and supporting cast, you're looking at roughly $900.

Jim
That was my mistake the price wasn't there, I thought I copied the complete website link, but only the picture link got copied, sorry!

The link I posted meets all the criteria, though!
Less than $1,000, reasonably priced, not a competition rifle, with a 16" barrel and CAR15 stock:
Hi Everyone..

I have been wanting an AR-15 for a while now. But I don't $1000 or more to spend on one, and I don't think I would be will to spend that much if I did.
However looking at Gunsamerica.com I see that Olympic Arm has AR-15's that are reasonabled priced.
I want a plinker or something to shoot not a compation rifle.
I would also prefer a 16" barrel and maybe a CAR15/M4 stock.
Sorry I couldn't help, but I tried.
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Originally Posted by QuixDraw View Post
Sorry I couldn't help, but I tried.
It's cool, just poking fun at you. I think a lightweight setup would probably work better. M&A Parts has kits for under $600 and I believe chrome barrels are a $50 option. You'd just need a stripped lower and all of the other crap, too. I was reading "The Book of the AR" magazine, there's a lot of stuff in there, the OP should probably check it out.

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I personally would go with Stag model 2T then.

Model 2 - you can probably find a deal selling this for about $900 (+/-)


Model 2T - Just at your price range
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