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Old September 27, 2009, 08:48 AM   #1
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AR-15 Advice

Is it possible to get a decent AR-15 for under $800 dollars? If so who makes them cause everyone in my area is charging $1200 or more for the colt and Bushmaster models.
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Old September 27, 2009, 09:22 AM   #2
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You should be able to find several brands including Stag and Bushmaster for around $800. I picked up a Stag for $775 recently. It is a model 2 and shots extremely well, very satisfied. Would like to eventually get a higher end SR or Colt but just now getting into AR's. I say just keep your eyes open, there are some good deals on this site. Never get in a hurry and a bargains will show up.
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Old September 27, 2009, 09:27 AM   #3
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Bushmaster has several of their versions listed on Bud's site in the $800 price range. They make a decent AR. Olympic has guns under $800 but they get mixed reviews. DPMS also has ARs in the $800 range and generally get good reviews.
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Old September 27, 2009, 10:12 AM   #4
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Build it yourself---my current build using a DD barrel and DD BCG will be in the $800 range when I'm done----a lot of searching and patience got me first class parts on the cheap.
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Old September 27, 2009, 10:19 AM   #5
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It's a little low unless you go wth a used rifle but you get a really nice S&W M&P15 for $950.
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Old September 28, 2009, 08:17 AM   #6
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everyone in my area
What area? Exactly what kind of AR do you want?

BTW, Colt gets a premium, because people will pay more for them.

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Old September 28, 2009, 09:17 AM   #7
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Olympic Arms makes a "Plinker Plus" model that's not too shabby for $650-$700.

Here's a link: http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/41788
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Old September 28, 2009, 01:48 PM   #8
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sure it is

http://cmmginc.secure-mall.com/shop/...95389&cat=161&
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Old September 28, 2009, 03:07 PM   #9
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Old September 28, 2009, 03:16 PM   #10
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I bought a Del-Ton recently... $850 out the door... Haven't had a chance to take it out even to sight in the scope... Hopefully I'll have a decent range report on it by the end of the week...

Overall it's a pretty well-built rifle, just from what I can tell by taking it apart and cleaning, cycling/dry-firing a bit.
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Old September 28, 2009, 03:44 PM   #11
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Olympic, Double Star, DPMS sportical, are a few that may be at that price piont. Go to a local gun show. The last show here, (2 weeks ago), I saw all those brands under $800, new. They are all plinkers. The sportical has a flat top receiver and flat top gas block. You can pick the sights/optics you like the best.
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Old September 28, 2009, 03:59 PM   #12
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Delton here too for $850 otd as well.
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Old September 28, 2009, 04:03 PM   #13
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In this price range I'd look for a Del-Ton, Stag, CMMG or possibly even Sabre for a bit more. If you piece it together you could be right around that price with a BCM, or DD which are big steps up from most of the others mentioned here.
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Old September 28, 2009, 04:05 PM   #14
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Build it yourself. Get a lower from Spikes and the rest of the parts from M&A
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Old September 28, 2009, 06:57 PM   #15
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Check out the Del-ton at AIM surplus. $669.00
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Old September 28, 2009, 07:28 PM   #16
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I ordered a Del Ton upper assembly back in March and I still haven't heard from them. I need to call them I guess, this wait is getting excessive.
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Old September 28, 2009, 07:45 PM   #17
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Truck- You shouldn't still be waiting. AFAIK all back orders are all caught with most companies, of course there are still waits on LaRue Stealths but they are custom ordered. I'd get calling or just cancel it and buy from someone that has inventory in stock, which is virtually everyone.
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Old September 28, 2009, 08:49 PM   #18
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Del ton was really behind on certain orders awhile back. I had to wait a long time for my chrome lined barrel. They weren't nearly as far behind on chromemoly barrels.
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Old September 28, 2009, 08:57 PM   #19
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you can get a striped lower for$150 to $200 . model one has full parts kits from $500 grab a shootgun news and take a look . and if you don't waNT TO PUT IT TOGETHER most good gun shopes can do it for $50
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Old September 29, 2009, 03:26 AM   #20
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There are plenty of places to get a quality stipped lower for less than or about $100 these days.

Spikes Tactical is a great value as mentioned.

Also Rainer sells some very nice value forged and billet lowers
http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=sho...roduct_id=1186
or this for billet http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=sho...product_id=122

also http://www.essentialarms.com/ieLOWERSANDPARTS.HTML has nice quality lowers that I have had good luck with

or you could get this complete lower for $300 http://www.gandrtactical.com/cgi-bin...ywords%3Dlower
save a week or 2 more or whatever it takes you to scratch up an extra $200 and go with a http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-1...urg-mid-16.htm

then add a Bravo BCG and charging handle http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/AR-15...-Parts-s/2.htm
add a MBUS http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/Magpu...46%20black.htm

and you have one of the best DI AR's on the market for around $1000!

http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...=5&output=html

ETA- Here are some more decent deals on quality upper recievers, I believe most of these are complete uppers so that would include the CH, BCG and HG. http://www.pkfirearms.com/content/1/20/117/9?page=3

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Old September 30, 2009, 04:11 AM   #21
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I got my Stag Ar15 model 4, for $800
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Old May 7, 2010, 01:14 AM   #22
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PMAGs are a must.

PMAGs are a must. Here is a good price...quantity discounts also.
http://www.tacticalsight.com/upper-l...per-p-121.html
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Old May 7, 2010, 01:58 AM   #23
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The Olympic Arms should be in your $ range. I've had 2, and the were both good guns, I'd go with the "heavy" barrelled version, of the two of mine it seemed more accurate.
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Old May 7, 2010, 03:11 AM   #24
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I got a used (but not abused) range-rental Bushmaster that looks like the Olympic Arms rifle in post #7 for $660 out the door. That's a good price but not a stellar one, so you should be able to find a similar deal if you don't absolutely have to have a new one.
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Old May 7, 2010, 06:13 AM   #25
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I just bought a stag upper from M4store and a RRA complete lower (with 2 stage trigger) for a little over 700 bucks.

Of course the initial investment is the low side, now it's time to switch out everything.
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