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It's no secret I've been jonesing for a Windham Weaponry Hunter in "Nutmeg" furniture. It's an AR-10, .308 Win, with a laminated wood stock and foreend. Comes with a 5 round mag, but has a non-NJ compliant flash arrester. (the AR-15 version doesn't, not even a threaded barrel, so it's compliant).

My wife has said "Go ahead, Happy Birthday!" (9 days away from "Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64?")

I'm trying to decide if I should try to get the best price on GunBroker and then have my LGS get the transfer and gun-smithing fee to make it legal (either a compliant muzzle-brake or thread cap, welded and pinned) or pay the extra and buy it directly from them. They're good people but it does add at least $100 to $150.

Any thoughts/ideas/comments? (OK, if you ask "why do you want it?" it's because it's an AR-10 that's got GREAT reviews and doesn't look "scary")
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That's a pretty gun! Nice!
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The advantage of buying directly probably gives you some warranty advantage, right? Just in case something goes wrong with a part or whatever.
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Just 12 more guns and you'll be cured! Yes.

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so. getting wood, are you?

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lurker wrote:
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so. getting wood, are you?
Tsk tsk, naughty naughty.

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(sigh...)
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Get the wood grip from Boyds to complete the look.
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foghorn wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:54 am
Get the wood grip from Boyds to complete the look.
I very, VERY much like that idea--just didn't know where. I consider it a "Stealth AR"--looks like a hunting rifle--which it is. If NJ's 10-round limit is overturned, it would be cool to have a 15 or 20 round mag.
I rented a DPMS AR-10 once at GFH in Totawa. Hated the red dot they mounted on it but really liked shooting it. At 25 yards (OK, I know) with my very first shot, I hit the bull! And Windham is reputed to be superior to DPMS!
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eelj wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:22 am
lurker wrote:
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so. getting wood, are you?
Tsk tsk, naughty naughty.
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:clap: Plenty of people here who will help you spend more money customizing it.
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Jealous! But I want to wish you....

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Damn! LGS is closed today! Well, there's tomorrow.
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Ordered it today...
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Which way did you go? LGS or GB?
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LGS. They charge a much higher xfer fee for guns they have in stock than for ones they don't (which I understand), and their gunsmith is reliable, unlike the other 2 I know. Still, they worked out a good deal with me to have the A2 removed and a compliant muzzle break pinned and welded on (as state law requires).
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So, it can be a brake, but not a flash hider there? Is there a list of "approved" AR brakes?
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I guess. Muzzle brakes are allowed but I don't know what constitutes compliance vs non in NJ.
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YankeeTarheel wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:09 pm
I guess. Muzzle brakes are allowed but I don't know what constitutes compliance vs non in NJ.
Now I understand what you meant about GB plus gunsmithing.

I guess that is an example of "common sense gun control" measures?
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Congrats, YT! You'll love it (but will have to take up reloading to feed it if you shoot it much!).

Now you get to decide what kind of aimy thingy to put on it. :)

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Congrats, YT! You'll love it (but will have to take up reloading to feed it if you shoot it much!).

Now you get to decide what kind of aimy thingy to put on it. :)
I do have an inexpensive Sig tele to use at first. And I plan on getting a couple of 10 round mags, possibly pinned ones.
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lurker wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:06 am
eelj wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:22 am
lurker wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:19 am
so. getting wood, are you?
Tsk tsk, naughty naughty.
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Yeah, well, OK, you turkeys.

I think it is acceptable to me with all wood furniture. I mean, the .308 is such a great round. Why waste it on something with no personality? It becomes somewhat sullied in a semi-auto, but it's a survivable hit. ;-)

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Wood works for me. My Argentine FAL in 7.62 NATO w/4X Hensoldt.

The stocks are English Walnut.
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