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#1289180 - 05/09/09 11:51 PM R-15 Choice?
duckstopper Offline
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Registered: 01/28/09
Posts: 543
Loc: MA
I've decided to buy a Rem.-15 in .223 for my first AR type gun. I'm partial to the carbine model with 18" barrel, but can pick up a Varminter model with 24" barrel right now instead of waiting for the carbine. Anybody care to weigh in with thoughts of which R-15 I should get?

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#1289181 - 05/10/09 12:01 AM Re: R-15 Choice? [Re: duckstopper]
reddog964 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/08
Posts: 3915
Loc: In the sage brush behind you
I have the 18" Carbine, it is very light and easy to carry for a calling gun and it will shoot as good as the longer barrels, so it depends on what you are going to use it for. This might give you a Idea of what they can do if you do your home work.

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#1289182 - 05/10/09 07:04 AM Re: R-15 Choice? [Re: duckstopper]
BBsteel Offline
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Registered: 01/10/08
Posts: 1621
Loc: MN
You need to let us know what you are going to use it for.

Bench gun or P-dogs, get the 24"

Calling gun for walking a lot, get the 18".

I have the 18" and really like it. In fact, if I ever see another for what I paid for mine I may just get another. I also have a DPMS 16" bull barrel to compare to. The DPMS is much heavier than the R-15. I haven't shot the DPMS yet though.

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#1289183 - 05/10/09 07:09 AM Re: R-15 Choice? [Re: BBsteel]
4949shooter Offline
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Registered: 11/17/08
Posts: 1605
Loc: New Jersey Republik
+1 on the 18 incher.

It is very light and handy. I think it has the perfect handling characteristics for a calling gun.

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#1289184 - 05/10/09 09:25 AM Re: R-15 Choice? [Re: 4949shooter]
va_ken Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 02/04/07
Posts: 1286
Loc: VA
You will never go wrong with the 18" - much easier to carry around.

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#1289185 - 05/10/09 10:14 AM Re: R-15 Choice? [Re: va_ken]
specializedcc Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 03/16/08
Posts: 1092
Loc: Montana
I have the 22" and love it but if I had to do it over I would go with the 18"

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#1289186 - 05/10/09 10:18 AM Re: R-15 Choice? [Re: specializedcc]
DoubleCK Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 01/15/09
Posts: 3485
Loc: Wauneta, NE / Gold Canyon, AZ
Looks like the 18" R-15 is running strong. +OneMore for the 18" barrel. I also really like the Collapsible Stock.

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#1289187 - 05/10/09 10:23 AM Re: R-15 Choice? [Re: DoubleCK]
fitdjr Offline
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Registered: 02/17/07
Posts: 418
Loc: Virginia
+2 on the 18" carbine I have that rifle and my buddy has the 18" collapsible stock model they are both shooters.

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#1289188 - 05/10/09 12:17 PM Re: R-15 Choice? [Re: fitdjr]
duckstopper Offline
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Registered: 01/28/09
Posts: 543
Loc: MA
Thanks guys. I want it for a calling gun and would rather carry the lightest one possible. I've had one on order for two months from one dealer, but yesterday I found the 24" in stock at another dealer. I think I'll keep looking for an 18".

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#1289189 - 05/10/09 01:07 PM Re: R-15 Choice? [Re: duckstopper]
Allstar Offline
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Registered: 11/28/08
Posts: 514
Loc: Pine Bluff, Arkansas
18 incher..
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#1289190 - 05/10/09 11:24 PM Re: R-15 Choice? [Re: Allstar]
Str8 Shooter Offline
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Registered: 07/03/03
Posts: 322
Loc: Wisconsin
yup... 18" Collapsible stock... sweet shooter, my favorite gun at this point, deadly accurate

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#1289191 - 05/11/09 02:49 AM Re: R-15 Choice? [Re: Str8 Shooter]
HardcoreSlot Offline
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Registered: 09/07/08
Posts: 964
Loc: Spring Creek, Nevada
ill put a vote in on the 18" CS
its defiantly a shooter!

there is a pic of min in my sig VV
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#1289192 - 05/11/09 09:03 AM Re: R-15 Choice? [Re: HardcoreSlot]
DesertRam Offline
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Registered: 04/26/01
Posts: 9134
Loc: Las Cruces, NM USA
I must be an oddball. I preferred and bought the 22 incher. It's still the lightest AR out there and, in my opinion, balances better than the shorter barreled version. Of course, I generally like longer barrels on rifles. I shoot a 26" .338 and don't find it to be a handicap. I like pushing that muzzleblast/flash out there a little farther.
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#1289193 - 05/11/09 10:37 AM Re: R-15 Choice? [Re: DesertRam]
BMowatt Offline
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Registered: 01/25/09
Posts: 772
Loc: Missouri City Texas
I have 2, .204, .223, both have 22"
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#1289194 - 05/11/09 02:38 PM Re: R-15 Choice? [Re: BMowatt]
crzybowhntr Offline
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Registered: 01/08/08
Posts: 285
Loc: WV
+1 on Desertram comments. If they are the same price - Look at it as getting more material for your dollar(s)... Kinda weird I know..

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