View Full Version : what new gun to buy? ar help

July 17, 2012, 10:17 PM
hi guys im looking for a new rifle. i am leaving to an ar15 but i really like the .308 round. my problem is i have about 700 to 800 to spend on this gun. this started making me lean to a saiga in 308 but i want to stay in the ar platform if possible or a g3 style rifle.. any other guns are welcome looking for suggestions

July 18, 2012, 06:58 AM
just the uppers for the .308 that i have seen are about that price. butttt...... Bushmaster does have a error pricing in there catalog that shows the order#90702 Bushmaster 308 series Hunter Rifle listed at $844 lol but there website says otherwise "$ 1395.00"

July 18, 2012, 07:17 AM
yeah, you aren't going to get a 308 AR for under $1k new even at bargain pricing. when i was looking, i did see some new DPMS 308's for around $1k. you might be able to find a used one at that price, but i doubt it.

July 18, 2012, 07:48 AM
bushnells has em for around $800 an they are the uhh #231-000-237EJ LR-308 Upper w/18" CM Bull Barrel an they are DPMS AR-style .308 an that is $739 for the whole upper.

July 18, 2012, 08:02 AM
Watch Gunbroker for a used DPMS LR-308. I see these go for around $900+/-. DPMS does take a few cost savings short cuts on the LR-308 but it's still a darn good shooting rifle. Not everyone wants to spend to money for a KAC or Noveske.

July 18, 2012, 09:07 AM
If you really want a 308 AR, just wait and save your $ until you get atleast $1000. Saiga's 308 are ok, but the 308 AR will be worth it in the long run.

July 18, 2012, 11:11 PM
Are you looking to shoot long distances with the .308? If not, an AR in 300Blackout might interest you.

Otherwise, just save a few hundred dollars more and get an AR10