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  • norinco982lover
    started a topic The Affordable AR15 Thread...

    The Affordable AR15 Thread...

    I wanted to put together a thread that would specifically be about AFFORDABLE AR15 rifles and how to assemble/buy your own.

    Where, when, why, how, whatever, etc.

    There are a lot of members on here that have extensive knowledge of the AR platform that can chime in and tell us what to buy and why.

    This isn't going to be about the BEST AR you can buy with an unlimited amount of money (Tzook), this is about the BEST AR you can buy while spending the least amount of money possible while getting all of the features that you NEED and some you WANT.

    I'm going to start by making a simple list for a basic quality AR15 and let's just see where this takes us.

  • norinco982lover
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    Zombie thread alet!

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  • Jim Macklin
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    Seemed clear to me. Red the title of the tread.

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  • mjkeat
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    Originally posted by Jim Macklin View Post
    You must answer the question... What do you want/expect the gun to do? An AR can be made from 7075T6 or 6061, even plastic for the upper and lower Do you need a $150-$300 trigger to plink cans at 50 yards or is all you need is a safe trigger and safety selector.
    Do you need a chrome lined barrel if you can clean the gun every few hundred rounds?
    You DO want a stock and hand guard that is comfortable. Maybe a rubber pad so the gun can be stood in the corner and won't slide on your shoulder or the floor.

    Unless you buy parts in bulk you can't get the parts near the same price as a factory that makes 500-1,000 guns day/week.

    Lots of people need A gun. Waiting for the best gun might men you don't have the gun you need when the flag goes up.

    Look for enough gun. If you get a blem that is good materials ( 7075 ) you might be able to see the blemish, but it will save money. If you buy a "factory" gunthere might be a dealer gun with some different after-market parts.

    If you want an AR to shoot ground hogs at 300-600 yards you need a good trigger and a scope. But many people just need an AR that "looks" effective when a gang invades your home.

    Besides, you'll buy more after-market prices over the year/years as you find something new you need.
    What the **** Jim?

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  • Jim Macklin
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    You must answer the question... What do you want/expect the gun to do? An AR can be made from 7075T6 or 6061, even plastic for the upper and lower Do you need a $150-$300 trigger to plink cans at 50 yards or is all you need is a safe trigger and safety selector.
    Do you need a chrome lined barrel if you can clean the gun every few hundred rounds?
    You DO want a stock and hand guard that is comfortable. Maybe a rubber pad so the gun can be stood in the corner and won't slide on your shoulder or the floor.

    Unless you buy parts in bulk you can't get the parts near the same price as a factory that makes 500-1,000 guns day/week.

    Lots of people need A gun. Waiting for the best gun might men you don't have the gun you need when the flag goes up.

    Look for enough gun. If you get a blem that is good materials ( 7075 ) you might be able to see the blemish, but it will save money. If you buy a "factory" gunthere might be a dealer gun with some different after-market parts.

    If you want an AR to shoot ground hogs at 300-600 yards you need a good trigger and a scope. But many people just need an AR that "looks" effective when a gang invades your home.

    Besides, you'll buy more after-market prices over the year/years as you find something new you need.

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  • hobknob
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    Found this site and thought it was too handy not to share.
    It pulls from a ton of websites for pricing and in-stock status.
    Great resource for anyone looking at doing an AR build.

    http://www.arpartsfinder.com/index.htm

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  • kbarnes12
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    $45 AR Blem Lowers, $85 BCG

    I found a site that has $45 blem lowers and $85 complete bolt carrier groups. Both are listed as "in stock".

    I am not associated with www.ar15brick.com in any way, just wanted to pass the information on to any who might be interested. Mods please move if this is not the appropriate forum.

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  • mjkeat
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    Colt 6920: The very best, cost vs. return, AR there is.
    http://dsgarms.com/ProductInfo/CO6920.aspx

    If you feel you don't "need" a dust cover or forward assist. M&P15 Sport.

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  • norinco982lover
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    Originally posted by mjkeat View Post
    Can we define "need" and the intended use of this AR?
    This is not the thread you are looking for

    That one is a good thread though.

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  • Geezer59
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    Originally posted by norinco982lover View Post
    Not affiliated but this is a quality upper for a STEAL
    http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_7_159/1...gth_w_BCG.html
    Already snapped up - the listing is closed. Why do we always miss out on the good ones?

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  • mjkeat
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    Can we define "need" and the intended use of this AR?

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  • norinco982lover
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    Not affiliated but this is a quality upper for a STEAL

    http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_7_159/1...gth_w_BCG.html

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  • spectre556
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    Just helped a friend build his first AR a few weeks ago.

    JSE surplus 16" M4 complete kit (everything minus the lower reciever) uses CMMG LPK 470.00

    PSA stripped lower blem on sale 60.00. Have yet to find said blem in fit or finish.

    Adding in FFL fee and shipping we got it built for 560.00

    I used my tools and block and an optic on loan from the builda bin.

    Rifle shoots great, and no issues with fit or finish with the kit from JSE.

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  • dship
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    Sarco has some cheap parts kits, but I can't make any judgements on them having never seen them in person(some kits are de-milled then rebuilt colts though): http://e-sarcoinc.com/ar15m16partski...pingstock.aspx

    If I was building a budget upper I'd go with:
    Flashhider $16.99: http://www.cncwarrior.com/shop/21638...m-flash-hider/

    Crush washer $2.49: http://www.cncwarrior.com/shop/23292...her-for-12-28/

    Or, for the more frugal, an A2 flashider and washer together $7.99:http://www.surplusammo.com/ar-15-a2-...-crush-washer/

    Lo-pro gas block $19.99: http://www.surplusammo.com/surplus-a...-750-diameter/

    Gas tube and roll pin $11.49: http://www.surplusammo.com/ar-15-car...with-roll-pin/

    Stripped Upper $64.99: http://www.surplusammo.com/surplus-a...pper-receiver/

    Forward assist assembly $12.95: http://palmettostatearmory.com/index...-assembly.html

    Ejection port assembly $5.99: http://palmettostatearmory.com/index...-assembly.html

    Barrel $99.99: http://www.surplusammo.com/surplus-a...-ar-15-barrel/

    Float tube $44.99(i know its a rifle length, I like the look of them on 16" barrels, and it's only around $10 more than a delta ring, handgaurd and cap, and about $5 more if you go with their carbine length tube): http://www.surplusammo.com/yankee-hi...ngth-yhm-9649/

    Charging handle $15.99: http://www.surplusammo.com/ar-15-cha...ndle-complete/

    Bolt and carrier $114.99: http://www.midwayusa.com/product/844...emington-matte

    Scope $229.99 and mount $19.99 optional: https://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_...pa4-14xffp.htm

    And finally, some ammo :http://www.freedommunitions.com/5-56...193r-c1000.htm

    I tried to keep most stuff being bought from one place to reduce shipping, and only picked in stock items. The completed upper would total in at $399.36 if you used the rifle length float tube and the A2 flash hider.

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  • norinco982lover
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    Ordered a spikes zombie lower and a JP spring kit from joebobs for like $107 shipped with the Ksccw discount.

    Then I ordered a magpul STR stock kit, a spikes LPK, and a moe trigger guard for $171 shipped with the coupon code Turkey10 from DSGARMS.com

    I have an extra magpul moe pistol grip so this lower should be finished easily.

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