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 Post subject: Para Ordinance
PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 1999 1:37 am 
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The Para Ordinance is now listed by "CAmfour" as "importable" into the Commonwealth again, as is Colt.

Browning and Walther are not, at present.

How this distributor now serves as an unofficial consultant to the State is a little beyond me.


JT

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 Post subject: Para Ordinance
PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 1999 1:59 am 
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JT: You should act quickly to get one of the Para Ords with the pre ban clips before someone in the gov't notices that nice feature.

BTW, I'm still struggling with the AR15 decision. Colt vs Bushmaster vs Armalite. I had scratched the Colt but at the gunstore today a salesperson argued strongly for the Colt (they sell Bushmaster as well but not Armalite.) He was in the service and shoots competitively and the Colt is his choice. Maybe I should stick to the M1A, as there are fewer choices.

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 Post subject: Para Ordinance
PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 1999 3:02 am 
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Rich My Friend!

Alas, I cannot be of much here as I feel that the Bushmaster and Colt are, in issue state, both pretty well made.

Bushmaster was made up in Wyndham Maine, (Quality Parts?) but I only owned one, and somebody bought that real quick.

I have an A-2 Colt in Pre Ban Config and I am NOT parting with it and have transferred it to "personal weapon" on my Log in/out book.

However, whtther it's a Colt of Bushmaster, if on e barrel doesn't shoot, try another.

It's an oddity that this particular std wt. BBL Colt shoot as well as any "matcht\" version I tried (tried 3).

But, when its this close, try the Colt. What Bushmaster has been up to is not known to me.

I still argue the M1A National Match Grade-rebarrell if it doesn't perform-I have at least loaded this combo extensively and shot it a t600 yds.)is for you.

If you liked your M-1, you'll love the M1A.


JT

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 Post subject: Para Ordinance
PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 1999 5:27 am 
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hmmm.... M1A NM grade. I am still deep in thought over that decision. The gunshop has some trade in M1As and argue that the best deal is a used one. Except for the M1, I lean towards new and shiney. So many choices.....

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 Post subject: Para Ordinance
PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 1999 1:25 am 
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JT: after much thought, the decision is.....
a match grade Bushmaster AR15 type. Now I need to find one.
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 Post subject: Para Ordinance
PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 1999 3:06 am 
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Rich San:

Well, If I could have kept the Bushmaster I would have.

Do take a serious look at the sights and how well you think you can see down range.

Is the Item to be a "match rifle" of "service rifle"?


The .223 is a thouroughly likable and easy to load cartridge and performs well with M193 type loads out to 300 yards.


Let me know how it works out.

JT




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 Post subject: Para Ordinance
PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 1999 3:45 am 
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JT: I'll go for the match grade but not the DCM version which is weighted and is about 14 pounds total. Strictly a match rifle. I want to get the flat top with removable handle so I can add optics easily. The problem is that it will be allowed to shoot at matches but scores will not count if the handle is not integral. If I decide to really compete I can get a second upper receiver later.

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