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Old March 1, 2008, 12:01 AM   #1
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CMMG bargain bin

Has anyone purchased one of the CMMG bargain bin rifles? The prices look good. Any feedback would help. The used crome lined rifles are $625 and the bargin bin rifles are $570.
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Old March 1, 2008, 12:49 AM   #2
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I do not personally own one (got a Bushmaster) but a fella at our local gun club has one of the low end models which I think he paid much less than $570.00 for a couple years ago. It's got it's share of whacks and dings but I did pop off a couple rounds on our 100 yard line last summer. It grouped nicely at that distance, felt as good as any issue rifle I fired in The Corps, no complaints from me, or him. For the price, who could really worry about a lack of high end parts?
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Old March 1, 2008, 01:05 AM   #3
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i'd rather build a GOOD AR for cheaper.
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Old March 1, 2008, 05:57 AM   #4
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For the money they're not bad, most reports I've read has been very positive. A couple had a small ding or scuff, while others had like brand new. I think a pretty good value for a new rifle, and one would be hard pressed to build a rifle at that price, with all new parts. IMO
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Old March 1, 2008, 07:29 AM   #5
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shiky... Please elaborate

Where are you fining 'good' parts and pieces to build a complete rifle for less than $570? I've heard nothing but good from the JTD kits, but the cheapest one is $479+ lower. Other than that it would be about $600-$650 using the cheapest sources I know of, and even then that's counting the LE discount at Brownell's, etc.

I have owned a CMMG and I know others who do also, all have been good shooters. Those bargain bin guns may be one of the best ways around to get into the AR game.
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Old March 1, 2008, 08:38 AM   #6
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I bought a dpms from them in the bargain bin and didn't expect much.

I paid $570, and ended up with a 16" flat top that would do 1.1" 5 shot groups with good ammo.


I'm happy with that from a 'bargain AR'
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Old March 2, 2008, 10:51 PM   #7
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What do I have to do to order one of these rifles? Ive only baught guns in person.
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Old March 2, 2008, 11:00 PM   #8
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My understanding (from Jeff at CMMG) is that, these are the "trade in" rifles. This is where they go if they don't want em'.

No guarantees about squat. But, in all reality, is there such thing as a Junk AR? (evven Oly's shoot good)
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Old March 3, 2008, 12:51 AM   #9
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i saw an LMT complete lower for $230 i think? i'll take that and buy an upper.
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Old March 3, 2008, 07:55 AM   #10
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I bought one of the $625 rifles back in Dec. at the recommendation

of a friend heavy on the AR-15.com forum. The write up on these is they are all new parts with some exterior dings.... I could not find a ding anywhere on mine and it seems to shoot okay... I did get 1.5" groups at 100 yards with some Ultramax ammo and am still working on finding the right sweet rounds.

How you buy one.... first you find a local gun dealer (FFL) that accepts transfers from other FFL's... and find out how much they will charge to do the paper work for you (usually $25-50) then you call up CMMG and tell them what you want and give them your credit card # and such.... then you have your local FFL fax CMMG a copy of their License.... in about 3 days you go to your FFL, fill out the goverment form, pay them a fee and take your rifle home....

This is assume the rifle is legal in your state and you won't have a problem buying a gun and passing any background checks that might be needed.
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Old March 3, 2008, 11:25 AM   #11
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I ordered 7 of them back in October for myself and family members. All looked brand new externally. Almost all looked brand new internally, although a few of the bolt carriers had seen a little use. The bolts looked brand new. The gas keys were properly staked on 3 of them, not so great on the other 4, but this is a minor complaint on a bargain bin rifle.

Keep in mind that they ship with no rear sight and no magazines. Not a problem at all, just something worth noting. I think these are about the best buy going in ARs right now.
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ive heard alot of mixed reviews.
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Where?
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huh?

all over.
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Old March 3, 2008, 12:50 PM   #15
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I've heard nothing but good reviews on the bargain bin rifles. Granted you're not getting brand new but if you know that from the beginning then you should be very happy with one.
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Old March 3, 2008, 01:11 PM   #16
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I've heard nothing but good reviews on the bargain bin rifles. Granted you're not getting brand new but if you know that from the beginning then you should be very happy with one.

Thats the same attitude I went in with and couldn't be happier. Granted it's not as nice or accurate as my Wilson AR, but it cost ALOT LESS and it is still an accurate and moderately high powered rifle that uses hi cap mags and readily available ammo.... isn't that all it needs to be?
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Do you guys ever see CMMG at your gunshows?

I am only a couple hours from them, so we see them quite a bit. At one time last year, the bargin bin rifles were $550. They would keep them all in trash barrels, and you'd get your pick. with the obvious "buyer-beware" motto with them.

My cousin had bought 2 and has never had a problem with any.

Regardless of what you do, the guys(and gals) at CMMG are good folk. They are a family(literally) of gun lovers and builders. I do not think you will have a bad experience with any one of them, or there products. I'm thinking of building an ARmidget and I t will be with CMMG parts
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ive heard several people lamenting that they didnt go with something new and/or with known parts.

...for just a little more.

but most seem to be satisfied or even pleased...for the price.
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Do you guys ever see CMMG at your gunshows?

Yes, and Gretchen is absolutely distractingly beautiful.... I'm sorry, I had to say it... If you find my body riddled with 5.7 bullet holes, you'll know who to suspect. (CMMG is an FN distributor)
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You're not kiddin brother. My wife and Gretchen both caught me lookin.
I bet I have bought more useless accu-wedges from her, than one mere mortal should ever need.
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Glad I'm not the only one... anyone need to buy 264 mag springs?
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Ahh yes, Gretchen.

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