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Old July 27, 2012, 08:18 AM   #1
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Winham Weaponry AR-15-gonna get one!

I bought my first AR rifle, a S&W 15-22, in May and have liked shooting it so much that I decided to get a center fire AR in 223/5.56. Yesterday I was in Cabelas and took a look at what they had and when I got my hands on a Windham Weaponry SRC flattop I was very impressed with the fit and finish. The online reviews have been great and the sales associate said he will be getting another AR-15 and the Windham Weaponry will be his first choice. He said the WW is a better rifle than the Bushmaster which I had also been considering along with S&W and Sig Sauer.
It had all the features I wanted including the forward assist and adjustable stock, the price was $849. It doesn't have any sights but I figure I can shop around for them. Does anyone own one of these Windham Weaponry rifles and are they happy with it? I put it on a 60 day layaway and it is waiting for me to pick it up.
Here is the Cabelas link as well as the WW website:

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shoot...3Bcat105524280

http://www.windhamweaponry.com/
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Old July 28, 2012, 01:02 PM   #2
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I love Windham's. My has ran 2500 trouble free rounds. Very well made and good finish.
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Old July 29, 2012, 09:10 AM   #3
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I picked one up on Friday as I mentioned in the other thread.
The Cabela's version has the little flag etched on the side which just adds to it as far as I'm concerned.
I went with the MPC with the flip up Diamondhead rear sight and I'll probably put some sort of red dot on it later.
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Old August 1, 2012, 01:46 PM   #4
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I have an SRC and love it. No problems to speak of after about 1k Rounds including a lot of Herters. I just have the Magpul MBUS at this point but will probably get a scope or red-dot soon. Definitely a good value.
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Old August 1, 2012, 06:11 PM   #5
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Flatfoot, does the Magpul MBUS hold zero well? I gotta get some sights for it but don't want to pay a fortune for sights as I will eventually scope it in some way.
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Old August 1, 2012, 07:55 PM   #6
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MY next AR is going to be a windham varmint model with 20" barrel
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Old August 1, 2012, 08:51 PM   #7
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...does the Magpul MBUS hold zero well?...
Very well, better than most. Check the eyeopening link below...

http://kitup.military.com/2012/07/ba...drop-test.html
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Old August 1, 2012, 09:19 PM   #8
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MBUS' hold zero without fail in my experience. I have them on 4 of my ARs---never once lost zero.

Granted, I don't throw my rifles on the ground and kick them around but I don't baby them either.
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Old August 2, 2012, 07:30 PM   #9
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Magpul MBUS, USA or Asian made?

Quentin2, pretty impressive review. They manufacture the Magpul MBUS in both the USA and in some Asian country (Taiwan?) so is there a big difference? Flatfoot and Plouffedaddy, where were your MBUS sights made? I wonder if the difference in price worth it? I try to buy American whenever possible and will probably get the American made but wouldn't be against the other if I run across a great deal somewhere. I'm hoping to put more serious money into a scope down the road.
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Old August 2, 2012, 08:04 PM   #10
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Quentin2, pretty impressive review. They manufacture the Magpul MBUS in both the USA and in some Asian country (Taiwan?) so is there a big difference? ...
Yes, big difference. The Chinese knockoff is Magpul's airsoft version and of course not recommended on a centerfire rifle. If the price is too good, well you can guess which version it is.
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Old August 2, 2012, 08:56 PM   #11
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Quentin, Yup, I thought as much.
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Old August 3, 2012, 01:14 PM   #12
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BBQBob51, my nickname is BobbyQ! or BBQ...
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Old August 4, 2012, 07:05 PM   #13
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Quentin2 (or should I say BobbyQ?), A few of my buddies call me that because when I have friends over I just cannot stay away from the grill. Most every one I know just grill meat and don't do anything different whether it's a steak or ribs. One day I had some friends and family over for a party and was doing some pork ribs and I was smoking them low and slow. I explained to anyone that was listening that you grill a steak quickly and you barbeque slowly such things as ribs or pork butt. My buddy Steve yelled out Barbequuuuuuue! Barbeque Bob! And for a few of my friends that nickname stuck to me.
One of my favorite things to do is invite some folks over, fire up the grill (charcoal or wood, not gas!), put on some music and before anyone cracks a beer we do a little bit of shooting, nothing fancy just paper punching and plinking for an hour or two while the ribs smoke. Once the guns are put away we break out the alcohol, I'm pretty strict about that as guns and alcohol don't mix!
To me that is a perfect day: Shooting, good music, guitar playing, good food, a few cocktails, friends and family. Now back to the subject at hand, my new Windham Weaponry AR15 and the sights. I don't want to spend a ton of cash on the iron sights because I want to put more into the scope but don't want POS sights either. It seems like the Magpul MBUS are a good option but I have also looked at the A.R.M.S. #71 sights are a good option. Any other decent sights available in the $50-70 range for both rear and front that anyone out there has had experience with?
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Old August 4, 2012, 07:40 PM   #14
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Sounds like you have a lot of good times there, Barbeque Bob! Thanks for sharing with us... I'm originally from North Carolina, and we love our BBQ pork! Going back for a visit in Oct. and looking forward to it and red slaw.

And glad you liked the torture test of various sights. The MBUS is cheap and can take a beating. I have Gen2 rear MBUSes on all three of my ARs and no complaints. I was concerned they wouldn't hold zero if banged around but the review eased my mind on that.


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Any other decent sights available in the $50-70 range for both rear and front that anyone out there has had experience with?
If you ever would want long distance ranging then take a look at the Matech which is one of the very few flip up rear sights that has elevation adjustments (all the way to 600 meters!) much like a carry handle. It's a tough and light weight sight and a bargain since you often see like new M4 pulloffs on eBay and other places for $40. You can buy them new for around $75 as well. You can also find cut down carry handles for around $40 on eBay which give you room for the rear sight and an optic on the upper receiver's rail.
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