Opinion on Stag vs. S&W

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  1. Reload 02

    Reload 02 XDTalk Member

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    I currently have a Stag but I have been considering selling it and buyng a S&W. Any thoughts on if this is a step up or a lateral move? I guess it could be a step down as well. I would like opinions from anyone with insight into the two brands.
     
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    If I were buying new I'd go for the S&W personally - of the two you list.

    If I already owned the Stag I'd just use it and replace anything you don't like.

    If I were to sell, I would just sell the Stag upper and I'd build the upper I wanted (or buy the upper), not buy the S&W.

    (just my opinion though)
     
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    I agree. Between the two get a SW but if it were me and owned a stag i would just uprgrade the parts.
     
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    Doesn't the parts supplier for Stag also supply parts for the S&W AR's?
     
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    There was a time when Stag and SW shared the same parts, but that was short lived.

    SW uses a milspec BCG, Stag doesn't...that's about the only difference. If it where me and I wanted to sell the Stag, I would get a BCM or for that matter put a BCM w/BCG on your Stag lower and call it a day.
     
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    if it were me, i would replace the BCG and let'er rock!
     
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    I'm no authority, but I like my S&W. I don't know if Stag uses M4 feed ramps, but mine has had 800+ rounds, w/ zero feed issues, so I'm happy.
     
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    This......

    But if you just want a new/different rifle - then get what you want.
     
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    FWIW, I have an S&W Optic Ready model, and am happy with it.
     
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    Stags have no M4 feed ramps. This led to a lot of problems on the one Stag I have owned, a 6.8SPC model 5H. It could not feed more than 4 rounds in a row without a failure to feed. It didn't matter what ammo or magazine, tweaked or not, I tried. I eventually ditched it for an upper from AR Performance, a 6.8SPC specialty shop.
     
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    Yes, "O Rly." Funny how if you go up one level on that page,

    Barrels and Barrel Parts
    you see that item right next to "Stag Arms 5.56mm 16" M4 Profile Barrel" which has no M4 feed ramps. Even I can take a dremel to my 5H upper and cut some feed ramps in the barrel extension and receiver. They sure don't come that way from Stag.

    If you go to Stag's own website, you see lots of mentions of "M4 profile" barrels and M4 handguards, but not one mention of M4 feedramps.

    BTW - Do you actually own a Stag with M4 feedramps "from Stag," or are you just posting to see your words in print?
     
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    Buffman XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    my late 08 stag lefty has no M4 feed ramp, but has been no issue through 600 rounds
     
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    No, I don't own a Stag, but I have a buddy who is a FFL and sells them. He has a number of very satisfied customers.

    Have you had issues with your Stag feeding?
     
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    I've got a Stag Model 2 in the stable, no M4 feeders, which I built from a kit. The only upgrade it really needs is a BCM BCG.
    No issues in 500 rounds.
     

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