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If you had $13-1400 for an AR-15...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by cbrgator, Jun 4, 2009.

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  1. cbrgator

    cbrgator Member

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    Which would you buy? Leave out optics and stuff, talking just rifle.
     
  2. Brian Williams

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    16" DPMS carbine upper, aero lower frankenAR=$900 it works and shoots to my point of aim.
     
  3. iskor12

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    I would get a LMT CQB 16" with an LMT lower....but that's just me. I am rather biased though.
     
  4. Mags

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    I would build my own and have enough dough left for a nice aimpoint.
     
  5. waterhouse

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    What is the intended purpose of the gun? Shooting paper? Self defense? Varmints? All of the above?

    If you handed me $1400 and told me I had to spend it on a AR, no ammo, no optics, etc, I'd pick up the used Noveske Recce basic that was on AR15.com the other day. For a new gun, I'd probably go LMT.
     
  6. cbrgator

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    I plan on using an Aimpoint, but I'm asking it not be considered in price becaue I already have one. So, $1400 on pure rifle. It's purpose will be paper, SD, SHTF.

    Please note if your suggestion is currently able to be acquired for the price we are discussing.
     
  7. Hickwithstick

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    We Like Our DPMS

    My wife and I both own DPMS AR's hers is an AR-15 223 and mine is an AR-10 308 both very acurate and nice rifles. I haven't shot any other kind but hers was $950 and mine was $1000 brand new so there would be enough left over for a case of ammo to feed through it:D
     
  8. cbrgator

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    For those who suggested LMT, where can they be had for $1400 right now?
     
  9. Uncle Mike

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    If I had $1300-$1400 to spend.... I darn sure would not spend it on an AR-

    There has not been an AR worth THAT much... ever!

    Unless it has a whole slew of gadgets bolted to it included in the price.
     
  10. TechBrute

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    Wow, great advice on what AR to buy... none. What do you suggest, land? A motorcycle? A new washing machine? The guy asked what AR to buy, not what to do with the money.

    Anyway, you need to seriously consider the Colt 6920. They are readily found in your price range and are the absolute gold standard in M4 patterned rifles.
     
  11. ArmedBear

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    What would I buy?

    Another O/U shotgun.:D

    But what should the OP buy?

    Who the hell knows? He said "rifle." That means 20", to me, but maybe he wants a 16". For that money, you can go Tacticool, Varmint Kong, National Maccurate, even Piston Power!

    There are many ways to spend that money on an AR.

    Whaddayawant?
     
  12. Uncle Mike

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    New Washing machine.... :neener:



    Rock River Arms-
    Olympic Arms-
    DPMS-

    These seem to have less problems than so me of the others.

    As far as the configuration.... that's up to you.....
     
  13. ArmedBear

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    I actually own a $1300 (regular retail price) washing machine. Didn't pay anywhere NEAR that and wouldn't have. We got lucky and walked into a store when they needed to unload their floor models (a truck was on the way with all the new model year's appliances), and we needed a washer.

    But let me tell you... Them $1300 washing machines are REALLY REALLY NICE. Still wouldn't pay $1300 for one.:)
     
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    An RRA Standard (20" bbl.) .308, because it takes FAL magazines.
     
  16. gvnwst

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    That would be a AR-10, not a AR-15...:)

    To the OP; RRA, Bushmaster, LMTs if you can find them, and so on, will all work well.
     
  17. ugaarguy

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    The upper is the more important part of an AR-15. Given your budget I'd get a Colt LE6920, or LMT Defender 2000 if you're able to find one. Failing that an LMT or BCM complete upper mated to any major brand lower would be great. If you must have a complete rifle and LMT or Colt aren't available quickly enough for you I'd get a current production S&W M&P-15.
     
  18. P.B.Walsh

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    Ok, for an AR15, then I'll take an A4 RRA Match SS bbl., it's aroun $1100.

    Or a cheaper lower with a LaRue Stealth upper.
     
  19. Babarsac

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    I would build a very nice lefty STAG AR, and with the change go for some ammo.
     
  20. cbrgator

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    To be more specific, I'd like a 16" carbine in 5.56. 308 would interest me if it didn't cost $.50/round and up.
     
  21. Kind of Blued

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    Your low end is $13?!?! :D

    I think the best advice you can get (and it happens to be my opinion, weird...) is to be patient and look for used stuff (or more accurately, "pre-owned").

    I would not be at all suprised if some of the panic purchases slowly start to go up for sale. Much if it could be REALLY nice stuff, because near the end of the panic buying, that's all that was left, but people still "had to have something".

    Keep an eye on gunbroker.com, especially auctions with "Buy It Now" prices. There's a good chance these people likely have a credit card bill staring them in the face. :)

    Also, don't think that you have to spend $1,400 just because you see a $2,000 rifle on sale for $1,400. I'd be much more interested in the $1,400 rifle going for $900 that does at least 99% of what the other one does.
     
  22. Flash!

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    Colt LE6721..... nuff said.....
     
  23. P.B.Walsh

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    I don't care, cause I got a LaRure upper, because I can always buy a lower. :neener:
     
  24. P.B.Walsh

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    oops, double post.
     
  25. benzy2

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    Id search until I found a Colt 6920. If you look a bit you should find one for $1400.
     
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