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What is the best budget AR-15?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Buzz9mm, Feb 5, 2012.

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  1. Buzz9mm

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    What is the best AR-15 for under $700 out the door?
     
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    Built a PSA Dissipator for $640 with 5 mags...
     
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    just look around on some sites, you can find ar rifles that arent all mod ed out for that or less. you can look at ar15.com, predatormasters.com, or google www.backpage.com in your area.
     
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    Palmetto State Armory - pick your poison on the models.
     
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    Classic Arms has the Palmetto State rifles for $649. They also have a Del-Ton kit for a stripped lower for $450. And you can find DPMS, Bushmasters, even M&P AR-15's in that price range by looking around.

    http://palmettostatearmory.com/AR-rifle-kits.php
     
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    I have built several Del Ton kits for customers and have been very impressed with their quality for the price.
     
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    Better yet, spend $550 on components and another $100 on tools, then build it yourself. You would not believe how easy building an AR15 is. If you can build a Lego set, you can build an AR, and have a great understanding of how the rifles works. You can also save the $100 for tools and buy a complete upper. Just pin it to a complete lower and your done. JSE surplus has great builds and better prices than anyone else anywhere.:D
     
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    PSA and M&P15 sport at most al dealers for under 600 too.
     
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    You will not be able to buy the tools & parts to put together an AR on par with a PSA by yourself - even if you work for free :)
     
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    PSA would be my recommendation, because I own and shoot their products.

    I'd avoid Olympic like the plague. Plenty of examples of out of spec parts.
     
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    i shoot an oly, not an issue. i think the problems were in the older guns. i bought a used upper that was a 16" gov profile with a ff hanguard on it for 400 that was basically new and then spent 145 on a plumb crazy lower. perfect budget gun. that was ready to go. ive had it for a year and a half.
     
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    Palmetto State Armory, no doubt. The only mil-spec AR-15's for under $800 new, and some are under $600.
     
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    Throwing in a vote for DPMS Oracle. Can be had for $599-$649.
     
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    For less than $1k you can buy a Colt. The standard by which all others are judged.
     
  17. Buzz9mm

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    I'm liking PSA. It looks like I could get a kit and a lower receiver for a little over $600 shipped. Do I have to have special tools to put it together?
     
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    If the upper is already complete, all you need is a good set of punches, steel and brass. If you have to build the upper, all you need is a AR15 multi tool, some are better than others, but they all basically have the same features.
     
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    M&P sport, if you don't care about dust cover and forward assist. Otherwise, I'd assemble one.
     
  20. Buzz9mm

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    Okay thanks. Appreciate the help guys. Now for the hard part, getting $700 together lol.
     
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    +1 for PSA. Model 1 sales has had some issues with people getting their credit cards jacked. You can read up on it over on AR15.com.
     
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    I've had a delton for 2 years now with 0 problems. Probably 1000 rounds or so
     
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