Originally Posted by RedRocker
Back then the AR platform kind of sucked, it came a long way
in forty years, I like my shorty for a boonie Jeep gun.
Actually, the platform, meaning in my frame-of-reference the lower receiver, was not all that bad even back then. The uppers might have lacked in some ways. I have an early 70s CAR that shoots quite well, and if I put a fancy more modern upper on it, it shoots great.
About all a guy needs to do to make an AR15 shoot, whether it be an early or a recent production lower, is to float a good barrel, and have a decent trigger.
I don't shoot my old Colt AR anymore, it's something of a collector piece now, plus the newer ones do shoot a little better generally.