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Old October 7, 2012, 07:15 AM   #1
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Cost of my latest AR build (for reference)

For those here looking for information on building an AR here's my latest build and cost (I watch the sale pages on PSAs site, prices reflect what I paid at the time, not what they are now):

PSA Premium Upper: $279
Upper
PSA Lower (this is the NOBAMA one, standard blem lowers are $59) $120
PSA Lower STR Build Kit ($125)
LBK Link
Charging handle: $17
BCM BCG: $150
BCM Link
15'' MI Gen2 Rail: $170 (LE/MIL discount price)
Link
YHM Low Pro Gas Block: $30

Total cost: $891

All prices are OTD. I had the sights sitting around in my parts bin but a set of MBUIS sights is $80-90. I'll also be selling my original front sight for $15-20. The big advantage to building it yourself is building it to your specs.

If ya'll have any questions; let me know.

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Old October 7, 2012, 10:15 AM   #2
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Nice! Hopefully you can enjoy shooting you "nobama" rifle in a nobama USA here in a few months
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Old October 7, 2012, 08:41 PM   #3
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Very nice build. Solid parts list. Very good price.

I think my first build was a little higher than that but I included tools I had to buy. I built the upper too. Cost less buying a complete upper.

Hope it shoots as good as it looks.

Safe shooting.
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Old October 7, 2012, 09:53 PM   #4
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What advantage does the (?) long handguard give you?
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Old October 7, 2012, 09:58 PM   #5
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When I fire while standing I like to get my support hand as far out as I can for control. It's not a make or break feature for me as I do have standard carbine length ARs as well but I feel I can control the rifle better the farther out I have my hand (while pulling it into my body). I have some 12'' rails that I think are just as effective for this as the 15'' but I like options especially since this handguard is so lightweight.
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