I want an AR, but not more than $700 worth of want. I've seen some for around this price, but I don't know how to check out a used one. What should I be looking for, and what brands should I not consider?
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November 2, 2007, 01:51 AM
Get an AK.
November 2, 2007, 01:58 AM
Build your own. It's not rocket science.
Buy a stripped lower receiver and a kit from Del-ton or J&T Distributing. Instructions can be found at http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=226782
November 2, 2007, 10:15 AM
Oly plinker. No frills. Low price. Pretty accurate. You don't have to "build" it. Not most THR members 1st choice for sure.
I'd jump on one of these right now if divorces weren't so expensive.
November 2, 2007, 12:50 PM
You can buy a DPMS fully assembled lower for around $205
You can buy an upper from a number of reputable firms (J&T, Model 1, etc) for between $400-500.
Push 2 pins together and you have an AR...easily for $700.
November 2, 2007, 04:07 PM
My local shop sells DPMS M4geries for $699 (A2) or $750 (A3). I bought one and was very pleased. This was last year, but I believe they are still the same price.
Don't Tread On Me
November 2, 2007, 04:22 PM
Stay away from kits (with the exception of CMMG).
Only option in that price range would be DPMS. Used, you could find a Bushmaster or RRA.
If this is a range toy, the above options should be fine. If this is for business, get an AK.
See, to get a good AR, takes a certain amount of $ and that's just how it is. The same is true of an AK or any other platform. The thing is that for less money, you can get the best example in a different platform. You can get a very good AK for $700. You cannot get a very good AR for $700.
It's always better to have the best example within a platform than a lesser example in another platform. That's my belief.