yep Thats where and when you start saving money . Your not going to save any money building a budget rifle . The budget rifles are all over the place for right around the same price as a build if you include the tools needed .
You can how ever build a custom rifle with Magpul stock , free float rail . nice trigger etc for less then buying the same rifle complete .
Rifle on the left is a custom build for $1150 , The one on the right
Del-ton moe $820 OTD