I won a Windham AR for $390

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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

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Post by pbwalker » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:32 am

ml1209 wrote:and not crap like PSA or Anderson. ;-)
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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

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Post by pbwalker » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:33 am

SQLGeek wrote:
pbwalker wrote:I'd guess it's right on par with an Anderson or PSA rifle. Solid, entry level type AR.
These two sentences look very strange next to each other. :lol:
Well, I was sure to use the word 'type' in there. "rlol"
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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:56 am

ml1209 wrote:
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ml1209 wrote:
pbwalker wrote:I'm confused...did you win the rifle, or just win the ability to buy it at that price?

I haven't heard much about them other than (from what I recall) they grew out of the acquisition of Bushmaster by Cerberus. I'd guess it's right on par with an Anderson or PSA rifle. Solid, entry level type AR.

I guess I won the right to buy it at $390 from an auction. How else would I win something for $390?

On Windham’s website they said their barrels are 4150, not 4140 and also Windham’s barrels are chrome-lined. Idk, does PSA or Anderson use 4150 and do they chrome-line their barrels?
FWIW, I was initially confused too. There’s two ways to understand this:

“I won a Windham AR15 worth $390 (in a raffle, or other promotional contest)”

or......

“I won an auction for a Windam AR15 at a price of $390.”
I actually didn't say "I won a Windham AR15 worth $390". I stated in the title "I won a Windham AR for $390" and proceeded to state in the post that I had a cap that was exceeded. Nowhere did I say or imply that this was a promotion, raffle, or contest that I entered. The difference between the words "worth" and "for" used in that context changes the meaning of the sentence.

I appreciate the input. I think it's a fair deal on an AR15. From what I've read so far, it does seem to be a quality rifle, and not crap like PSA or Anderson. ;-)
Yes, it is a fair deal on that rifle. You did good. And I was not trying to put any blame on you or criticize your post. I was just talking about the confusion experienced by old farts like me.

If it’s any consolation, my kids and grandkids confuse me sometimes too. LOL
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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

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Post by bblhd672 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:50 am

Windham Weaponry has intrigued me since I started looking at AR pattern rifles. The multi-caliber kits especially. Perhaps some day!
Right now looking at the next one to be a higher end AR with 1:7 twist barrel.

Looking forward to a report on the fit/finish and performance of your new WW rifle.
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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

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Post by puma guy » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:24 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
ml1209 wrote:
pbwalker wrote:I'm confused...did you win the rifle, or just win the ability to buy it at that price?

I haven't heard much about them other than (from what I recall) they grew out of the acquisition of Bushmaster by Cerberus. I'd guess it's right on par with an Anderson or PSA rifle. Solid, entry level type AR.

I guess I won the right to buy it at $390 from an auction. How else would I win something for $390?

On Windham’s website they said their barrels are 4150, not 4140 and also Windham’s barrels are chrome-lined. Idk, does PSA or Anderson use 4150 and do they chrome-line their barrels?
FWIW, I was initially confused too. There’s two ways to understand this:

“I won a Windham AR15 worth $390 (in a raffle, or other promotional contest)”

or......

“I won an auction for a Windam AR15 at a price of $390.”
I too was confused by the wording of the post title. Even after reading the post it wasn't exactly clear; at least to me. It could have been a prize from a Nigerian Prince which only required $390 to process! :biggrinjester:
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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

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Post by SQLGeek » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:37 pm

pbwalker wrote:
SQLGeek wrote:
pbwalker wrote:I'd guess it's right on par with an Anderson or PSA rifle. Solid, entry level type AR.
These two sentences look very strange next to each other. :lol:
Well, I was sure to use the word 'type' in there. "rlol"
Heh. Hey I am all about the wiggle words.
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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

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Post by pbwalker » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:41 pm

SQLGeek wrote:
pbwalker wrote:
SQLGeek wrote:
pbwalker wrote:I'd guess it's right on par with an Anderson or PSA rifle. Solid, entry level type AR.
These two sentences look very strange next to each other. :lol:
Well, I was sure to use the word 'type' in there. "rlol"
Heh. Hey I am all about the wiggle words.
It's a great skill for those in the tech industry! "rlol"
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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

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Post by Oldgringo » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:58 pm

I have both Ruger and Bushmaster AR-15's in .223 /5.56 calibers and both are 'locked and cocked'. I suspect either or both will serve us well should the occasion arise.

After all is and said and done, it's not the price of the gun; but rather, the person behind the gun, eh?


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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

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Post by TreyHouston » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:29 am

cmgee67 wrote:Windom weaponry is made by the same people who used to make the real bushmasters. They same guys who used to send them overseas for our troops. When Remington bought bushmaster quality turned to crap as does most Remington products these days and the guys who made good products said no way and started their own company. A friend of mine has a windom and it’s a fantastic super high quality AR15. I think you will be served well.

I was informed the EXACT same thing the other day! They are on my short list of who I am going to buy from!
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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

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Post by ml1209 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:49 am

Oldgringo wrote: After all is and said and done, it's not the price of the gun; but rather, the person behind the gun, eh?


Please, don't ruin this thread with your common sense. :mrgreen:

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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

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Post by mojo84 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:10 am

I think at $390 it's a win.

I can't remember winning an auction and feeling like I won or got a good deal. Glad it worked out for you. Happy shooting.

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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

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Post by Jeff B. » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:55 am

mojo84 wrote:I think at $390 it's a win.

I can't remember winning an auction and feeling like I won or got a good deal. Glad it worked out for you. Happy shooting.
Same here. Should be a nice, basic AR.

Very good price. I don't own a Windham, but like others have heard of their Bushmaster lineage and that they're no less than decent weapons.

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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

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Post by popo22 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:32 pm

I carried a Bushmaster for over 25 years on patrol that I bought in the early 90's (when they were still decent). I ended up giving it to my daughter (yes she likes to shoot) so heard the story of Windham re-hiring most of the old Bushmaster craftsmen and starting over and I like their resolve. So I bought one of their "basic" AR's and put a 1-4x24 Vortex on it. I have put approximately 500 rounds of different ammo's through it with no issues. The one I have is a shooter and the fit and finish exceeds my old Bushmaster. I am consistently shooting "sub-MOA" groups with it and very happy. Good luck

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