Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by stinger 327, Aug 10, 2016.
Bravo, Colt, Sig, Smith & Wesson, Daniel Defense, Troy, LWRC, Rock River Arms, etc.
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I h ave and Daniel's Defense seems to be very popular.
All of the above. Price range up to $2,000.
This would suffice for all non-precision shooting needs, and is almost exactly what I use for multi-gun competitions where all shots are going to be less than 100 yards. If it is like mine, it will last for thousands of rounds before a $150 barrel change is needed.
You budget is, how should we say, extensive. If I had $2000 to start from scratch, a large amount of that money would used on a nice optic, extra magazines, an enhanced trigger and a few spare parts. As it stands right now, I have almost as much money is optics for my three ARs as I do in the guns themselves.
If you learn to build your own, the 100 dollars or so worth of tools you will need will pay for themselves with the first build and you will have EXACTLY the rifle you want.
Just my .02,
I still prefer to have a fully assembled AR-15 out of the box.
For $2K, it'd be a 6920 or BCM standard mid, an aimpoint pro, surefire light, vcas sling, a dozen D&H mags and ammo for me. Not a lot you cannot do reasonably well within the 5.56 limits with that setup.
is chrome lining important? How about the ability to mount lights and other accessories? Do you want a 16" barrel for closer work, 20" standard or 18" compromise? in addition to this forum, a great place to start is over at AR15.com. also, make sure that you price shop online for a fair price before plunking down your cash. it is fair for your local gun store to charge a hundred or so for the convenience and service, but don't get gouged.
For your budget you can get a nice Colt 16" with railed forend and a good optic like an Aimpoint PRO. Both would give you great resale value in the future as well as meeting 99% of the needs of an "average joe".
Here are a couple interesting reviews:
They are quickly building a growing following at www.m4carbine.net. I've met the owners. They are serious about building top quality guns.
Good price too.
If you want it to shoot good out of the box and you have 2K for the rifle and the optic, you have a lot of choices.
Honestly, if you have the time and aren't in a hurry I would go somewhere like M4Carbine.net and do some serious research about what makes a good AR.
If you want an answer without the trouble of researching why "This is Better than That?" Here is my advice:
Go Buy a Colt 6720 and a Vortex Viper PST in 2.5-10x32 and a good quality mount and you cannot go wrong. That's a quality carbine with a quality optic that will last you a lifetime.
Go buy 50 USGI Magazines and 5K rounds of ammo and you're in the mix.
I don't see how anybody wouldn't just say to bite the bullet and build one. Buying a complete gun seems to always turn into buying different parts later that would have been bought in the first place if built right the first time.
This was me a few weeks ago but now I have exactly the gun I want with optics, a few mags, 1250 rounds and I spent only about $1200 total. It was a budget build but done carefully(NB bcg, billet upper, vortex red dot, etc) so I'm not repurchasing parts later.
Of course if you are planning on buying one to have it sit in a safe 99.9% of the time, really have no interest in the platform and maybe plan to shoot it once a year if ever, then it does make sense to buy a complete gun.
Why spend piles of cash if this is just a last second shopping trip to get an AR before the boogeyman starts banning them?
$2k just for a gun alone not including the optic, mags, ammo, etc just seems like overkill unless money was no object in which case why even have a budget. Just go click on the "sort by high to low" tab and choose the most expensive stuff.
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