This is a discussion on Is a preban Colt Target Sporter, a good shooter within the M16 AR15 forums, part of the Rifle Forum category; Found one locally.
Haven't touched such a thing since '89.
Is it a decent shooter?
It comps to what is on gun broker, which for ...
I looked at buying an AR as a two part deal. Found a decent lower(S&W), threw a good trigger into it. Then looked for a good flat top upper with rails for flip up sights, light/laser on the bottom, and co-witness optics, which my old eyes need. Now I have 16" carbine, and 20" bull barrel target uppers. It's nice to have the same lower/trigger.
Last edited by Rich D; January 3rd, 2017 at 06:56 AM.
The pre ban is no longer applicable for almost all mfg.'s today offer what once would have been called pre ban, it is another AR15 other than the Colt name which is somewhat of a plus. Accuracy for most AR's is very good with the right loads and no reason to think the one you are looking at would not be equally as accurate. Can't tell for sure from the photos but does it have a bayonet lug?? Colt in anticipation of a ban coming down the road, which it did, started modifying their rifles hoping that would exclude them from the ban. No lug, big holes versus mil spec, left material in lower so drop in sear could not be used, etc. As in most factory AR's the trigger needs attention or replaced and would think it should be an easy 1moa rifle or better, AR's are capable of very good accuracy.