New Windam AR-15

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  1. Mar 22, 2012 #1
    Sharpie

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    Just picked up my first ever AR-15 today on an impulse buy.

    It is a Windham WW-15 M4

    The only current accessory on the rifle is a Magpul front flip up sight as I opted for a front accessory rail.

    Price on the rifle was $810.00 / $770.00 cash from One Shot Cincinnati. Have always had great experiences with them!

    I also picked up 300 rounds of 55gr federal brass for $120.00 and will be attending the local range tomorrow to hopefully get the irons sighted in.

    I will post sometime Friday or Saturday night to let you all know how it went.

    **I am open to any advice or criticism regarding the firearm / ar-15 as I said above... I am ENTIRELY new to the platform.

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  2. Mar 22, 2012 #2
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    Nice rifle, I just read an article about them yesterday in Guns & Weapons, it got a good review. I guess Windham, the factory, machinery, owner and most of the employees were formerly under the Bushmaster name, so it is probably very close to my Bushy.
     
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    One of the reasons I picked it up. I was initially looking at the M&P Sport but fell in love with this particular rifle after handling it. Was unfortunate to have to cough up extra mulah for it however.

    There are not many reviews / videos on this rifle from what it seems so hoping I didn't make a faulty investment.
     
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    Be sure you clean and lube it before shooting. I lube my firearms with Mobil 1, 15W50. The bolt carrier and bolt should be wet...not sloppy-wet...just wet. Might start looking for an aftermarket trigger.
     
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    The nice thing with AR's is the parts are plentiful and usually pretty easy to change.
     
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    The guys at the store told me the factory lube should be good for the first time out. I usually run all my new pistols wet via clp break free the first time out @ the range.

    I plan to VERY lightly apply clp break free to the various moving parts and fire between 50-100 rds the first time out. Is that going to over do it? Also am I looking at any sort of break in period for reliability?

    Thanks for the help!
     
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    good looking gun, i dont like the CAR handgaurds very much with all that barell showing, but it is still nice and probably a great shooter.
    Congrats!
     
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    Thanks! Still in the drooling phase... Case open on the coffee table, taking strolls by to casually stare.

    Once I get 300-500 rounds down range with iron sights I am going to look into picking up an optic.

    Does anyone know where to point me in regards to finding a low zoom / zero zoom illuminated sight for $100-250?

    Thanks again.
     
  9. Mar 22, 2012 #9
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    Looks good & congrats! No experience w/Windham though. So let us know how she does after the range trip.
     
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    Here is a good sight, Lucid HD7. It is a 1x zoom, but has a optional 3x magnifier you can screw on to it. Here is a review of it Lucid Review

    Or, I have heard a lot of good things on Primary Arms Optics, Primary Arms Micro Dot.
    I plan on buying this for my 300 Blackout once I get some extra cash.
     

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