I won a Windham AR for $390

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I won a Windham AR for $390

Postby ml1209 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:14 pm

I didn't expect to win. My thought my cap would be easily exceeded soon enough. But instead, I got a complete Windham Weaponry AR-15, along with front & rear flip up sights, some kind of picatinny rail attachment above the upper for mounting a scope, upgraded grip, and some fancy forearm rail+cover (OK could be UTG), and a Magpul mag.

Anyone like these Windham rifles? How do they stack up against others?
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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

Postby pbwalker » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:27 pm

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.
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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

Postby allisji » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:47 pm

ml1209 wrote:I didn't expect to win. My thought my cap would be easily exceeded soon enough. But instead, I got a complete Windham Weaponry AR-15, complete with front & rear flip up sights, some kind of picatinny rail attachment above the upper for mounting a scope, upgraded grip, and some fancy forearm rail+cover (OK could be UTG), and a Magpul mag.

Anyone like these Windham rifles? How do they stack up against others?


Sounds like you did pretty good, getting your hands on a new AR-15 for <$400

My dad has a Windham AR-15 and one in .308. I don't think that he's gotten much range time to test the functionality of them, but it does seem to be a fairly decent quality build.

Would like to hear your range report after you get to take it out and some photos would be nice.
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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

Postby ml1209 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:55 pm

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?


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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

Postby 1911 Raptor » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:01 pm

It is my understanding that windham is made by the guy who owned Bushmaster at one time.

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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

Postby pbwalker » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:10 pm

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?


Well, I didn't see anything about it being an auction, which is what threw me off a bit when you said 'won'.

I know Anderson is / has 4150. If I remember correctly, most PSA barrels are SS, but they have 4150's as well. I'm sure a metallurgy expert will chime in, but I believe SS barrels are used in more of the precision rifles platforms (whereas the 4150 is just the traditional 'milspec' rated for higher temps / full auto).

Should be a fun shooter!
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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

Postby pbwalker » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:12 pm

1911 Raptor wrote:It is my understanding that windham is made by the guy who owned Bushmaster at one time.


Yep. Richard Dyke.
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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

Postby mrbc » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:30 pm

I have Two and both have been flawless to date, IMO a solid build.
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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

Postby SQLGeek » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:10 pm

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:
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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

Postby The Annoyed Man » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:51 pm

I used to own a Bushmaster 24” varminter, and it was a pretty decent rifle. I would assume that Windhams are built to the same standard. I have other ARs which I have built myself using higher end parts, in which I have greater confidence, but I am also a little bit of a snob. I would guess that Windham’s quality is roughly on par with Bushmaster, Remington, and DPMS.
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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

Postby DocV » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:23 pm

ml1209 wrote:
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?


There can only only be so many barrel manufacturers out there. PSA does use 4150 in some of their barrels.
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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

Postby The Annoyed Man » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:22 am

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.”
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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

Postby ml1209 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:17 am

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 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. ;-)


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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

Postby cmgee67 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:07 am

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.
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Re: I won a Windham AR for $390

Postby LDB415 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:29 am

It's hard to imagine going wrong at that price. Congrats.
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