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Posted: 2/7/2010 9:11:10 AM EST
I am looking for a budget AR15 build, what is the cheapest kit available? Is it possible to build one for $500 or less?

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Link Posted: 2/7/2010 9:12:35 AM EST
The absolute cheapest ones I've seen are from AKpartskits.com. I've ordered from them in the past, but I won't order from them again. Their QC is quite lacking.

I'd recommend going with Del-Ton.

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Link Posted: 2/7/2010 9:13:57 AM EST
Del-Ton and J&T have kits from 465 to 525 roughly depeding on what you want, DSA has blemished lowers for 60 bucks. that should be pretty cheap
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Link Posted: 2/7/2010 9:15:38 AM EST
Originally Posted By wrenchmonkey:
The absolute cheapest ones I've seen are from AKpartskits.com. I've ordered from them in the past, but I won't order from them again. Their QC is quite lacking.

I'd recommend going with Del-Ton.



yep stay away from AKpartskits, they are hesse, blackthorne or what ever they call themselves today
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Link Posted: 2/7/2010 9:17:09 AM EST
I plan on ordering one from Del-Ton. $465 + a lower. Seems rather inexpensive to me

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Link Posted: 2/7/2010 9:23:12 AM EST
It's pretty difficult to break the $500 barrier while buying new.

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Link Posted: 2/7/2010 2:34:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/7/2010 2:37:36 PM EST by erne75]
Delton is the absolute cheapest for kits. JT is close but it is usually a couple of bucks more for comparable kits...Dont overlook the EE and Classifieds boards on this site. Also the Legal Transfers Group Buy is a great deal. I got my friend hooked on the AR and that is what he is getting per my recommendation. Minimum for building an AR with brand new parts is around $750.

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Link Posted: 2/7/2010 5:51:00 PM EST
Well DS Arms is selling complete lowers for $180. M4 nitride uppers for $275. Charging handle for $15. Pick up a BCG for 105-159.
lets see that adds up to $ 575-629. Thats pretty inexpensive. Then there is the CMMG Bargin bin rifle....... So , Yes you can still get a decent AR15 for less then 600.
other options
M&A 20" 1 in 7 chrome molly barrel A3 upper(with M4 ramps) $335 does not include BCG or CH
DS Arms 16" nitride midlength without BCG and CH $300
DS Arms stripped blem lower $60
DD 1:7 cl 4150 button rifled barrel $169
Henderson Defense stripped upper $59
LAR Stripped blem A3 upper $45
DPMS upper parts kit $35( dust cover, foward assit and CH)
A2 flash hider $7
crush washer $2
gas tube w/pin $13
front gas block w/top rail $30
F marked FSB (set screw with sight parts $35
M4 6 pos buttstock assmebly $45
LPK $50-70




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Link Posted: 2/7/2010 6:14:17 PM EST
Are you familar with the CMMG bargain bin?

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