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gonna give it a try on some hogs next weekend. Have mounted a Nikon scope and sighted it in friday. looks like she shoots well. lol. am currently shooting Federal .223 43 grain SPEER TNT green.
 

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Nice looking rifle kemster, Congratulations & congrats to you too Wisconsin!!
 

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Looks good kemster. Are you sure those TNT's are going to work on hogs? I won my first AR at a raffle last night. They sure are nice rifles.
Shot a hog around new years with a mini-14 using the same bullet. Worked very well. but as with ANY rifle round, shot placement is key. i usually try to neck shoot everything.
 

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I always heard hogs were tough???

Are you sure that you don't want to be shooting something on the heavy side in .223? By that I mean shooting with a bullet weight of 62gr or heavier. The military is using 62 and over to help with stopping people and I think it is alot harder to stop a big hog. The twist rate of your new rifle is probibly 1 in 7 so it will like heavy bullets. Let us know how things work out.

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Are you sure that you don't want to be shooting something on the heavy side in .223? By that I mean shooting with a bullet weight of 62gr or heavier. The military is using 62 and over to help with stopping people and I think it is alot harder to stop a big hog. The twist rate of your new rifle is probibly 1 in 7 so it will like heavy bullets. Let us know how things work out.

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actually the twist on a STAG is 1 in 9. we will see how it does this weekend. should be plenty to take a hog. Have shot them with .22LR , .17hmr and .204. All in the shot placement.
 

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Congrats WD, what a prize! I want to add an AR type rifle this year and Stag piston rifles are on that list. I wanted one last year and didn't get it done. I don't know much about the AR platform rifles just know it's time to own one. How about other rifles, could use some info.
 

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Hm i own two rock rivers ar's. Never given me a problem.They won the government contract with the dea.However there are many quality ar's colt, stag,bushmaster,noveske,lmt too many to list.Stick with any reputable maker and you ll get a quality firearm.
 

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Well with the piston system the gases are vented directly behind the front sight.In the standard direct impingement the gases are blown back into the reciever.My ar's are not piston operated and ive never had a malfunction.If you do a little research you will see there are pros and cons to both.My rifles have about 6000 rounds between them and never a hiccup.The main thing with an ar is you run it wet and it will keep functioning.You will definitely pay more for a piston operated ar.My personal opinion is i dont need it. MY ar is my home defense weapon and i totally trust it.You might have a little faster clean up time though with the piston operated.The reason i like Rock River is they come stock with a two stage match triggers.Most ar's come with heavy triggers that you will want to upgrade to.I think you said you were looking at a stag and they make a good firearm.One last thing Colts seem to hold there resale value the best.
 

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I have the Rock River brochure at work but after asking a co-worker about them he said because they don't make the piston action he wouldn't purchase one. This guy has several ar rifles and is pretty up to date on them. You can see I don't have any experience with AR rifles. Stag arms from what I've seen seem to be slightly lower priced than RR. I appreciate your comments and will do some more study. This also will become my home defense weapon along with others depending on the situation/need. What do you think about my plan for a flat top and adding goodies as I go? I don't want simply iron sights but wish to add glass and light/lazer. Thanks!
 

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Flattop is a great idea for what you describe.You could add a nice red dot(eotech,aimpoint,etc) or any other glass you might desire.You could also get one with a removeable handle giving you both options.Keep in mind that these rifles that are not piston operated face torture tests to win there government contracts.If maintained properly and from a good company dont hesitate to purchase an ar that is not piston driven.The standard m16 has been in the military for years.
 

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When you buy an AR you're going to want to add goodies to it as you go, no doubt about it. I'm already looking at stuff to buy for mine, and I haven't even had it for a week..lol. I would like to convert mine to a piston but that would run me about $300-$350. Direct impingement basically means the rifle craps where it eats and it eats where it craps, but it works. Definitely go with a flat top, that way you can put on flip up front and rear sights and put an optic on as well with quick-detach rings.
 

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Wish i would have one both of mine Wisconsin would have saved quite a bit.Congratulations but be warned there is black gun disease once you have one you know what happens.Your showing symptoms already with the accessories.:w00t:
 
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spiker i picked up a bushmaster carbon and put a bsa light dot laser on it any thoughts on this stripped down ar?
 

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Not too familar with this model.I know the reciever is carbon to reduce weight.Bushmaster makes quality products and im sure you got a good firearm.I think some of the really cheap ammo can lead to problems with the ar's.I like the remington 55gr fmj,federal american eagle,and salt lake city 62 gr.
 

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I just put 120 rounds of Tula and 12 rounds of Wolf through the AR tonight. No problems even when I rapid fired it. That "twang" of the spring inside the stock will take some getting used to though. I'm very impressed with the reliability of this gun being that the Tula ammo is commonly called some of the worst stuff you can buy.
 
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