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Anderson MFG AM-15 .223 ORC

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by 14tundra, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Oct 10, 2017 at 7:09 AM
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    14tundra

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    Just ordered this from Cabelas. With points this was almost Free! Any one have any experience with this make/model? (Anderson MFG AM-15 .223/5.56Nato ORC)
    Reviews are mixed: Some hate it as it is very cheap. and others love it. Its not a DD or Colt but i think it will do for a brush gun, and the price was right!
    I will put some Magpul furniture on it and call it good.
     
  2. Oct 10, 2017 at 7:12 AM
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    zcarpenter92

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    I've read good things about the coating they use on the lowers, but never known anyone who owned one.
     
  3. Oct 10, 2017 at 10:25 PM
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    I have an Anderson lower. It's quality is on par with any other manufacturer. I can't attest to the quality of the other parts but these days it's hard to get a bad AR. It may not have all the tacticool stuff but I think it will serve you well.
     
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  4. Oct 23, 2017 at 5:21 AM
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    :thumbsup:Picked one up a few weeks ago also from Cabelas. Couldn't say no for the price. Haven't shot it yet. Still waiting for the rain and wind to clam down a bit.
     
  5. Oct 23, 2017 at 6:50 AM
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    I have done a number of builds using Anderson lowers and they are, as previously mentioned, on par with other quality milspec lowers. I have never fired a full Anderson rifle but I imagine it would be better than most Del-tons out there.
     
  6. Nov 30, 2017 at 11:16 AM
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    She’s coming along. Just waiting on some more parts and have to get an optic. Lots of time to add more. Gun builds are very similar to truck builds.
     
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  7. Nov 30, 2017 at 1:58 PM
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    looks strange without sights.

    DD buttstock, rail, and grip?
     
  8. Nov 30, 2017 at 2:13 PM
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    yep! good eye. its like a custom DD rifle. went with the Raptor charging handle and am undecided on the optic. a red dot of some sort TBD.
     
  9. Nov 30, 2017 at 2:25 PM
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    I've got a raptor. Doesn't dig into your hand as much as the cheap-o's do.

    Go Vortex for your optic. not sure if opticsplanet still does the chat-n-barter, but i've gotten some good deals on red dots and scopes there.
     
  10. Nov 30, 2017 at 2:29 PM
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    That's what I was leaning towards. heard nothing but good things from Vortex. they had a deal with a red dot and 10 P-mags and I didn't pull the trigger.
     
  11. Nov 30, 2017 at 3:13 PM
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    I've seen a couple of those deals before.....always come with 30-rounders. I've learned to just ignore anything that comes with magazines because 99% sure they're not CA legal:annoyed:
     
  12. Dec 4, 2017 at 10:57 AM
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    Finally shot the Anderson a month ago. Jammed within the first 10 shots. Thought nothing of it. Bang, bang, does it again. Long story short it's not extracting. I know what's wrong with it and how to fix it but I shouldn't have to "fix" a brand new rifle. Took it back to Cabelas and they sent it to Anderson for repairs. Still waiting.......
     
  13. Dec 4, 2017 at 11:02 AM
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    What ammo you feeding it?

    Ammo had a lot to do with extracting issues
     
  14. Dec 4, 2017 at 11:44 AM
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    When it does eject a shell, where does that shell fall in relation to the ejection port? Wonder if your gas system is working properly. Could be a lot of things though.

    I've never bought an Anderson rifle, hut I have built with Anderson parts. My inclination is to think there was a problem with assembly and probably not with the hardware.
     
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  15. Dec 4, 2017 at 12:17 PM
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    I think it has a weak extractor spring. It's ejecting mostly at 3 oclock from what I can tell. The bcg does cycle enough back to pick up a new round and jam it into the one that's still in the chamber. I think the gas system is working like it should. I'm using PPU fmj 55grain.
     
  16. Dec 4, 2017 at 1:32 PM
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    3 o'clock means its not "overgassed" which is a good thing
     
  17. Dec 7, 2017 at 1:49 PM
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    Got a full refund. Apparently, there were 4-5 other Anderson AM15 there for repairs also. Brand-new! In-and-out about 15 minutes. I was not given a hard time about the refund. Seems like the managers were expecting this and had all the paperwork prepared. Maybe it was a bad part or bad assembly.
     
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    I take it you are not in CA
     
  19. Dec 7, 2017 at 2:24 PM
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    Nope!
     
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    i have heard good thing out of their lowers but nothing from a full AR
     
  21. Dec 13, 2017 at 8:14 AM
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    Yes, I know a few people with Anderson lowers. Just looking online and through forums they seem to be pretty popular, just not a complete rifle though.
     
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    Glad 2 hear they stood by their warranty! :laser:
     
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    Another Thumbs up for Anderson lowers. I've built several (using lowers and lpk's) and have zero complaints. My wife's maiden name is "Anderson", so for Xmas a couple of years ago, I built her an AR using one of their lowers. Although she is proficient with all of the guns in our safe, she is not enough of a gun-nut to know the various makers/manufacturers. I had her convinced that it was "custom made" and engraved, just for her. :devil::devil:
     
  24. Jan 4, 2018 at 1:42 PM
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    She’s coming along. Almost done!
     
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    My thoughts exactly, sounds under gassed.
     
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    What's everyone using for iron back up sights?
     
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    I use both Magpul and Aero Precision BUIS.

    Magpul is lighter by a hair, I feel the Aero Precision are a better quality product and they are aluminum. Both do their job well.
     
  28. Jan 8, 2018 at 5:20 PM
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