View Full Version : New to AR's need some help.

June 19, 2012, 01:59 PM
Hey guys,
I am sure you here this a lot but I need some help on an ar build I am starting. My dad had the opportunity to buy to pof lowers for 150 brand new and he picked two of them up. So now I am looking for an upper receiver but I cannot afford a whole lot. WHat are some thoughts on the DPMS Oracle upper kit or JSE kits. Any input would be appriciated!

June 19, 2012, 04:30 PM
Not sure what your budget or intended use is. I'm looking for a low cost upper but that means around $500 to me. PSA is leading in my search.

June 20, 2012, 06:09 AM
JSE has OK budget kits.

June 20, 2012, 01:41 PM
Im going to make this a camp gun and keep it basic I want to spend around 500.

June 22, 2012, 01:30 AM
I'd rather see you spend $121 more for something as close to 100% combat reliable as an AR15 can be. For a camp rifle a BCM 16" mid-length upper (lightweight or GI profile barrel), Magpul MOE handguards, a GI charging handle, with a BCM BCG would run you $621. With a lightweight barrel it would be a great light and reliable upper for a camp rifle and serve you well in any emergency. Link (http://www.gandrtactical.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=UPR-BCM)

BTW a good scope for that would be a Weaver V3 (http://www.natchezss.com/Category.cfm?contentID=productDetail&prodID=SN849400&prodTitle=Weaver%20Hunting%20Riflescopes%20Classic%20V3%20Series%201%203X20%20Dual%20X%20Reticle%20Matte) 1-3x20 in a QD mount.

June 22, 2012, 03:05 AM
Surplus Arms & Ammo

I'm in the Pacific Northwest and they are relatively local... Lakewood Washington.

You see a lot of their stuff around here.

I picked up a stripped SAA lower at a local gun show for $85 and a 16" flat top A3 SAA upper (only lacking sights) for $419 at a local gun store.

So far after 4 trips to the range and 300 rounds or so, I'm pretty happy... real happy when I look at pricetags on some other AR's.

If you are looking to slide into an AR platform rifle, rather than come in billfold blazing, you might see if these are available in your neck of the woods.

June 22, 2012, 05:48 AM
For just a knock around gun, the DelTon is good enough. There's probably a 1/2 dozen around here and all work fine. Not the most accurate I've shot but adequate .