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Windham Weaponry SRC .223/5.56 NATO on sale (vanity)
CheaperThanDirt ^ | 11-22-12 | AK

Posted on 11/22/2012 6:17:17 PM PST by AlmaKing

Cheaperthandirt has a sale on a Windham Weaponry SRC .223/5.56 NATO on sale with a 16 inch barrel and 1 30 round magazine for $709 vs. their usual price of $897.

Any opinions on this rifle? Good deal? No?

There is also a Bushmaster Enhanced ACR .223 for $2100 vs. their usual price of $2479.

Why am I looking at this? Because their email appeared in my inbox.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: banglist; guns; vanity; windhamweaponry
Yes/no?
1 posted on 11/22/2012 6:17:27 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: AlmaKing

Christmas is coming.

I’ll send you my address! Thank you in advance!!!

:)


2 posted on 11/22/2012 6:19:13 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I’m kinda partial to older woman ...


3 posted on 11/22/2012 6:24:59 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: AlmaKing

Yes it is a good price. I prefer the 1/7 twist for the heavy bullets, but the 1/9 on this one is perfect for mil-spec ammo.

You will need sights or optics as this comes with none


4 posted on 11/22/2012 6:26:08 PM PST by wrench
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To: AlmaKing
I don't know that brand, but all the entries under that mfgr name at CTD read "Out Of Stock". See I'd if ar-15.com has a sub-forum for Windham; they'll have reviews for sure.

For a decent, basic AR, I like the Bushmaster Optics-Ready Carbine. Add folding iron sights and a holosight later.

5 posted on 11/22/2012 6:26:08 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

Windham was formed by the former Bushmaster folks after that brand name was sold. These are top quality ARs.


6 posted on 11/22/2012 6:28:44 PM PST by wrench
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To: Charles Martel

Interesting story I found on guns.com:

‘Long story short, Windham Weaponry used to be Bushmaster Arms. The owner of Bushmaster sold the company to Remington and then in early 2011, he bought it back and renamed it Windham Weaponry.’


7 posted on 11/22/2012 6:33:40 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: wrench

Retail for this AR at guns.com ia $1040.

http://www.guns.com/reviews/windham-weaponry-src.html


8 posted on 11/22/2012 6:35:17 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: AlmaKing

I bought one 6 or so months ago, no problems so far. Just clean the oil off before fireing for the first time to prevent jamming.


9 posted on 11/22/2012 6:36:01 PM PST by Husker24
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To: wrench

Good to know. It’s mostly about barrel quality these days, and stuff like ensuring the front sight or sight base is properly clocked. I think most of the brands source the receivers from four or five companies. Much more uniform fit and finish than in years past.


10 posted on 11/22/2012 6:36:34 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: AlmaKing

The things you learn here. I have a bushmaster and have been pretty happy with it. However I’d like to get a couple more and have been trying to figure out what I want. I’m leaning towards a piston operated one though.


11 posted on 11/22/2012 6:37:50 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: AlmaKing

Check Bud’s Gun Shop.


12 posted on 11/22/2012 6:43:11 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: AlmaKing

That’s ME!

Both counts!

WHOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! :)

I’ll even be kind and ask for the cheaper one, OK? Thank you thank you thank you THANK you!


13 posted on 11/22/2012 6:48:18 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Charles Martel

$788 there.


14 posted on 11/22/2012 6:50:21 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: AlmaKing
I wonder what the former owner of Bushmaster "bought back" from Cerberus, given that Bushmaster is still operating under the latter's ownership? Maybe he bought his way out of a non-compete agreement or something.

"Manufacturing" an AR these days is all about the logistics of sourcing parts from other companies. Even High Standard, maker of .22 pistols for generations, has a line of AR rifles.

15 posted on 11/22/2012 6:51:36 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: AlmaKing

The one at the top of the Windham list at Bud’s is in stock and appears to be just a few dollars more. Is there a difference aside from the size of the magazine shipped with the rifle?


16 posted on 11/22/2012 6:59:15 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

He had a 5 year no compete agreement and a 5 year no move agreement that expired on the same day. When they moved the factory and fired the workers, they figured 77 was too old for him to come back.

Fail.

Walmart has the 16” SRC for $799.


17 posted on 11/22/2012 7:03:32 PM PST by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: Jim Noble

The one that really gets me is the consolidation of Marlin production in with Remington. Lots of complaints of plummeting build quality, inability to correct obvious flaws and crazy inexplicable screw-ups (like extra sight dovetails cut on the underside of the barrel).


18 posted on 11/22/2012 7:15:52 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: AlmaKing

Bump


19 posted on 11/22/2012 7:37:52 PM PST by WhirlwindAttack (FUBO)
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To: AlmaKing

I think they still have the DPMS AR at Walmart for $597. Also, Walmart has the Sig Sauer SIGM400 Enhanced Carbine Rifle (5.56 or .223 Caliber) for $867.00 on November 23rd (BLACK FRIDAY).


20 posted on 11/22/2012 7:53:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: AlmaKing

Outdoorsman Guide has a sale on 7.62x39 rounds. 600 for $154. Going to order them soon and have them shipped to my dad. I prefer them over the 5.56.


21 posted on 11/22/2012 8:02:14 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I recently ran into a brand new Colt M4 at Walmart. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I don’t get out much, and haven’t run into very many Colts. Never one brand new.

I liked it to much, it just had to be added to my small collection.


22 posted on 11/22/2012 9:37:37 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KoRn
You all buy your weapons from a source where you have to register (form 4473) them?

Really?

23 posted on 11/23/2012 12:34:09 AM PST by grobdriver
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To: grobdriver
"You all buy your weapons from a source where you have to register (form 4473) them?"

The form(s) I filled out there were no different in content or number than forms that I fill out from any other FFL in my state. Do you take issue with the paperwork that must be done for new firearms purchases or something? I don't like it either, but there's no other way of buying from a FFL.

24 posted on 11/23/2012 12:55:10 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KoRn
Do you take issue with the paperwork that must be done for new firearms purchases or something?

Actually, I do.

25 posted on 11/23/2012 1:08:21 AM PST by grobdriver
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To: All

For all of you guys that like to build, Palmetto State has M4 uppers for $249.00, and lower build kits including buffer tube and stock for $79. At least they did yesterday when we bought 3. These are decent utility guns, and great for the back of the safe in case you need to arm a friend.

Just add a lower.


26 posted on 11/23/2012 4:53:44 AM PST by xmission
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To: Charles Martel

You’re right - for forged receivers. There’s only something like four sources of forged receivers.

For receivers made from bar stock, well anyone can set up a CNC and EDM machine set to make receivers from 7075 bar stock. That’s not difficult.

There’s another bunch who make receivers from castings.

And then there’s the new polymer lowers.

They all work.


27 posted on 11/23/2012 10:23:55 AM PST by NVDave
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To: Charles Martel

There were a lot of former employees of Bushmaster there in Maine, as well as the physical plant. I don’t know how much machinery Bushmaster moved to NY state when they moved the plant.

Richard Dyke’s non-compete agreement ran for 5 years, starting in 2006 - ie, I don’t think he had to buy anything there. Dyke was leasing some plant space or something to Freedom Arms Group - that might have been something he had to terminate or buy out.

As soon as Windham was formed, he gathered together some investors, then reached out to former employees there in Maine, they “got the band back together” of employees who wanted to make rifles again and ta-da.

It’s good to see a company who cares about quality in the market. There’s a ton of crappy low-rent schlock I’m seeing flooding into the market.


28 posted on 11/23/2012 10:35:09 AM PST by NVDave
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To: xmission
For all of you guys that like to build, Palmetto State has M4 uppers for $249.00, and lower build kits including buffer tube and stock for $79. At least they did yesterday when we bought 3. These are decent utility guns, and great for the back of the safe in case you need to arm a friend.

Just add a lower.

And a bolt carrier group.

29 posted on 11/23/2012 5:04:54 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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