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Anyone know the best AR-15 platform considering the price?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Jsor, Feb 16, 2010.

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  1. Jsor

    Jsor Member

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    I'm looking for a good quality gun in the AR-15 platform. I'm not wanting to spend over 600 dollars, so leave me input on new and used guns.
     
  2. lions

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    You could get a Del-Ton rifle kit for $465 and their lowers are $120. You would have to build it yourself but that is very easy and straight forward. You could probably find a cheaper lower too. Don't forget shipping and a FFL transfer fee on the lower. That ought to bring you in right around your target budget. Good luck.

    Rifle Kit:
    http://www.del-ton.com/Rifle_Kit_p/rkt104.htm
    They have other kits if you want a different style.

    Lower receiver:
    http://www.del-ton.com/Del_Ton_Lower_Receiver_p/lr100.htm

    More info here:
    http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=505474
     
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    ^ Yup, these guns are all built using the same basic specs, it is hard to go wrong with any of the above options.
     
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    Del-ton usually does some outstanding deals on m4gery rifle kits, Call up you local kitchen table FFL and you should be able to get a stripped lower for under $100. Build it yourself and you'll get a good quality AR for under $600.
     
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    In your price range you are probably best suited with a CMMG Bargain bin rifle. Not my first choice but for the money it is the best you are going to get.

    I would suggest saving up another 200 and getting a BCM however.
     
  7. Jsor

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    What's the cheapest platform where I wouldn't have to order separate parts? Like a complete gun...
     
  8. lions

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    Check the link in post #3.
     
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    I got two of the CMMG bargain bin rifles on Friday and they are very nice for the money. I have not shot them yet, but they look fantastic. One of them has a small scratch on the lower, but the other seems perfect. I will order more.
     
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    really? did they stop storing them in barrels?
     
  11. Jsor

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    Isn't the bargain bin kind of sketchy though? Because you aren't quite sure what you are getting? And say if I could spend $800. Would you suggest something different?
     
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    The CMMG BB 18" 1/7 is a good rifle, even if you don't knoe exactly whats in it, it still tends to be better than BM, RRA, Delton etc.

    But still this is all just random opinions until you tell us exactly what the rifles purpose is.

    My opinion: Get a Colt LE6920
     
  13. Jsor

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    It will be for hunting coyotes and going to the range.
     
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    Ok, thats better.

    The CMMG BB 18" 1/7 or Stag of your choice will work fine. Or build one yourself with a BCM upper and any lower you want.

    Personally, the CMMG is hard to pass up right now.
     
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  15. Jsor

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    Could you maybe post some good links where I can buy lowers and uppers?
     
  16. Ughh

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    really? I didn't think they made so many AR-15 platform rifles for less than $600--considering new right? :eek:

    Geez i'm interested in this thread already
     
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    Colt LE 6920 cannot be under 6... can it?
     
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    I just order lowers from my local gun store. I like ordering the LMT complete lowers, google Lewis Machine and tool.

    Also check out ar15.com, go to their "build it yourself section". The have a step by step build instructions for AR's. Even if you buy uppers and lowers assembled its still good info to know before buying.

    BCM (lots of top quality parts):
    http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-16-Mid-Length-Upper-Receiver-Group-p/bcm-urg-mid-16.htm

    And you can select your choice of carrier, charging handle, and bolt, stick with BCM. Also grab a handgard tool, it makes removing and installing handgards a breeze.
     
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    No Ughh, you won't catch me recommending low priced AR's too often. As I mentioned in the examples above I often feel its better to spend $1000-1400 and get something extremely reliable.

    But for sporting use, the CMMG bargin bin rifle fits the bill and should work well.
     
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    Are the bargain bins middys?
     
  22. Jsor

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    I was thinking about saving up like $200 more and getting an RRA in .223 with the bull barrel. What do you think?
     
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    I think that is a much better idea!

    I have a few AR's dedicated for hunting and with optics and accessories I don't think I have less than 2K in any one of them.
     
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