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SpK
November 23, 2006, 01:42 PM
So it's around Christmas time and I'm looking to buy a new rifle. I thought I might get the AR-15 that I could find the cheapest deal on. Don't really want to mess with kits, so I prefer a complete rifle. Anyone know who has the cheapest widely available complete AR-15 type rifle on the market today?

FirstFreedom
November 23, 2006, 01:50 PM
Does Oly Arms still have the Plinker model? If so, that'd probably be it. You wanting flattop or standard sights?

Lookit:

http://www.olyarms.com/?rootView=browse&view=cat&ids=plinker-s

MisterPX
November 23, 2006, 02:15 PM
Off the top of my head, I'd say teh Olympic "Plinker". About $600 I think.

Drakejake
November 23, 2006, 03:25 PM
I bought a very good DPMS Panther Lite for $639 plus the usual extra charges (freight, FFL fee, background check). 16 inch barrel, 5.75 pounds, empty, six position butt stock.

Drakejake

ranger dave
November 23, 2006, 03:43 PM
m a has a a3 kit for $475 and a oly. lower for $125 i got 1.5 moa with a 4x12 scope on it and some good reloads check the shootgun news

mooreshawnm
November 23, 2006, 08:37 PM
Ok this sounds interesting....who is m a? Do you have a link?

theberettaman
November 24, 2006, 12:38 AM
www.mapartsinc.com.

gac009
November 24, 2006, 01:17 AM
Cdnninvestments.com has an Armalite for a little over 600 I think.

hksigwalther
November 24, 2006, 09:54 AM
It's been my experience through attending gun shows (gun shows in NE OH have always had lower prices than shops) and purchasing a couple that most mainstream (particularly big) AR manufacturers have a low end model in their lineup that will generally sell for in the low $600 range. I would look for those. Be sure it has all the features you want, though, as some will have A1 or no rear sights, fixed stocks with a shorty upper, etc.

BUSTER51
November 24, 2006, 09:59 AM
You are better off saveing up a couple of dollars more and getting a Bushmaster 20 inch A2. it will have 5140 barrel steel,chrome lined bore and chamber and it will give you a life time of service with out any tweeking .fine weapon for a very fair price . under $700.00 :D

dolanp
November 25, 2006, 09:35 PM
You could mate a Stag Arms complete upper and a complete lower. There is no assembly except what you have to do during a regular field strip cleaning.

Pointer
November 26, 2006, 06:27 PM
I wonder if a Kel-tec SU-16C is a good option...:confused:

I've been thinking of getting one of them...

Desert Heat
November 26, 2006, 08:14 PM
I bought a very good DPMS Panther Lite for $639 plus the usual extra charges (freight, FFL fee, background check). 16 inch barrel, 5.75 pounds, empty, six position butt stock.


That is a sweet deal. I have a Panther Lite, and it is agreat rifle. I have done a lot of work to it, and soon it will be a tackdriver, all that is left is to float it.

Lycanthrope
November 26, 2006, 11:51 PM
I bought a Stage lower and a Model 1 16" CAR lightweight kit and puer her together for $515.

It's been 100% as reliable as my Clark custom and my White Oak gun. I'd never buy a shelf rifle.....

Mosin44az
November 27, 2006, 12:20 AM
Pointer, do a search on those Kel-tecs, see what you think. Not generally considered in the same class as an AR, from what I can tell.

I have heard good things about DPMS, I have one of their lowers matched to a Stag upper, works fine so far, looks good too.