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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Insignificant bill, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. Insignificant bill

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    I need to put together another AR 15. I like inexpensive ones and will just change the barrels when I need to.
     
  2. troy fairweather

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    Bca and psa
     
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  3. MarshallDodge

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    The heart of an AR is the barrel and bolt carrier group. I don't like to cheapen out on either of those too much but have had success with the following-

    18" Faxon barrel on a DMR style AR. Great balance of weight and accuracy.

    16 and 18" PSA Stainless barrels. With handloaded ammo, I have seen sub MOA accuracy.
     
  4. armoredman

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    PSA all the way.
     
  5. Demi-human

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    So, what's keeping you?
     
  6. BSA1

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    Why change the barrels when it is so inexpensive to buy a complete barreled upper receiver with the barrels of your choice? (Unless that is what you mean).

    There are a lot of good AR parts sales right now. Just sign up for Daily Deals emails from the different companies. PSA, Delta Team Tactical, Primary Arms, Aero Precision all come to mind.
     
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  7. Robbins290

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    Last year i finally went to replace a burned up barrel. i ended up buying a whole rifle kit from PSA. Threw the upper on the lower i had and kept the parts as spares. I think it was like 260 something shipped. Looks like prices has changed. But still might be easier to buy a complete upper from PSA.
     
  8. Insignificant bill

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    the panic buying raising prices
     
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    That they have, was going to buy a PSA carbine for cheap. But not with these prices.
     
  10. Skylerbone

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    Still plenty of low priced options out there. I just ordered components for a new build, $795, all it needs is a brace and sights. That’s Aero Precision, JP, Ballistic Advantage, even a Radian Raptor. I could easily have saved 1/2 with Anderson, Daimondhead, etc. if money were tighter.

    It’s still a great time to build an AR if you’re willing to substitute a few parts for those available or are looking at mid priced options. At the very least order a stripped lower or two.
     
  11. Demi-human

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    I shall not slight a shrewd buyer.:)

    Especially one in my own boat...
     
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  12. Insignificant bill

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    I'm thinking maybe an Sbr with a 12.5 barrel.
     
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    +1
     
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  14. MarshallDodge

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    SBR or a pistol?

    I have a 12" 223 and a 10" 9mm glock mag compatible AR pistol. The 9mm gets shot far more often.
     
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  15. Demi-human

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    Ten and a half inch 300Blackout with a two inch KVP forward blast comp?:)
     
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    I like the BCA uppers and build your own lower, around Atlanta you can pick up a lower for around $35-40, order a LPK for less than $40, and a stock for $30-50, polish the trigger lightly, oil and grease it up and go shooting. I like to tap the Anderson lowers to install a set screw to take up the reset on a milspec trigger, (the Aero is already threaded). The PSA lowers with the enhanced trigger is nice but you can get very close by polishing your own with polishing compounds and toothpaste and brown paper. I ordered some trigger springs and they help a lot. I'm going to try the anti walk pins next time I go to the range and see if they make a difference.
    I removed the barrel of a BCA upper to true it up and it was surprisingly true, I found the hand guard screws were not torqued the same, besides that it is a good shooter
     
  19. Insignificant bill

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    I like some of the under $100 drop in triggers
     
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