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least expsensive ar 15?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 12guagecody, Dec 8, 2010.

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  1. 12guagecody

    12guagecody Member

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    considering getting an ar 15, dont want to spend too much ( not a lot of money to spend)
    what are the least expensive ar?

    open to the possiblitly of buying it in pieces and assembling if that saves money
    thanks guys
     
  2. highorder

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    A stripped lower and a del-ton kit will buy you a rifle for around $500.

    CMMG has rifles in the bargain bin for $600.
     
  3. 12guagecody

    12guagecody Member

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    where do you get it that cheap? the delton kits seem to run 465, and lowers 100
     
  4. Birddog1911

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    Look at CMMG. Maybe Double Star.
     
  5. kwelz

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    Least expensive that I would recommend would be a Smith and Wesson M&P.
     
  6. offthepaper

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    For an Entry level AR go with the Bargin Bins from CMMG.
    i HAVE 2.
    a 16" and a 20". both function flawlessly. These are great guns if you're going to simply use it for a range toy. If it's "life-dependent" buy the best you can. ;)
     
  7. nalioth

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    Another vote for the CMMG bargain bin.

    You cannot beat it.
     
  8. redbullitt

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    I like my rock river. Not really least expensive, but not at all pricey either.
     
  9. RP88

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    Del-Ton kit, followed by CMMG BB rifles.
     
  10. highorder

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    Delton's prices have gone up a bit, but lowers can be found for as little as $60.

    A few dollars aside, don't forget you'll be spending hundreds of dollars on magazines and ammo, unless you don't plan on actually shooting your rifle. :)
     
  11. Rail Driver

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    A complete lower can be had from Surplusammo.com for $165 plus shipping. Without a buttstock, it's $125 plus shipping.

    They can be had cheaper when you buy a package with a stripped lower and parts kit and install it yourself.
     
  12. MrOldLude

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    I probably should have gone this route on my build and bought an AP assembly.

    But I bought a stripped RRA lower instead. If I hadn't paid shipping to several different places, the price difference would be small. But in the end, I probably paid $40 more than I needed to.
     
  13. HGUNHNTR

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    You can build a Spikes or BCM for sub $700. I wouldn't even consider CMMG or Del-Ton with such a slight difference in price.
     
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    look for sales. academy in my area just had a bushmaster carbon 15 on sale with 4 mags, hard case, and sling for 800 bucks. if it didnt feel like a toy i may have bought it. my local gun shop has an oly for 750 with 3 mags.
     
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    Hummm CMMG normal price is around $1000. Not a cheap knock off AR.

    Their bargain bins are put together from uppers and lowers left over from sales made through out the year.

    I personally have friends (and myself) who have the CMMG BBs maybe a total of 8 Ars. We have had no problems with fit or finish on any of them. They have given no problems that I am aware of to their owners and are all accurate as any 16" Ar we have shot. No the guns are not shot 2500 a weekend but I think their owners would if someone gave them the ammo. They would not shoot to burn their barrel out though.

    Two friends have Del-Tons an I have one myself. Again, fit and finish, accuracy and no problems with any of them. Del-ton has a life time guarantee. CMMG does also but not for their bargain bins. Never knew anyone who had a problem with them though.

    I have never had or known anyone with an Olympic AR but a few of my friends say, "stay away" and they are usually right. However just rumor and innuendo.

    http://forums.officer.com/forums/showthread.php?81462-So-you-want-to-buy-an-AR-15-huh

    Is a straight comparison of the merits of many ARs. Well written and easy to follow.
     
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    Cold Hand Arms has complete Del-ton kits (including the lower) for $499 currently. Not sure how long that will last.
     
  17. Sky

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    Waterhouse wow!!! That is unbelievable!!
     
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    And the website shows they are sold out. One less temptation for me to fret over.
     
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    +1 on the BCM build, tier one quality, for about the same price of the crap that you can buy off the shelf.

    www.bravocompanyusa.com
     
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    Which website is that?

    If CMMG, they list bargain bin guns all the time.
     
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    You missed out on the S&W M&P15OR deal for $600 from CDNN a couple months ago. Mine shoots under MOA.
     
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    I concur on the stripped lower and Del-ton Kit. That is what I did and I didn't spend very much at all on the basic rifle.
     
  24. 12guagecody

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    where have you seen the best price on complete upper receivers?
     
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