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Posted: 6/7/2005 6:18:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/8/2005 9:23:00 AM EDT by aypstony1]
Show off your Budget AR's!!!!!http://onfinite.com/libraries/484478/ac3.jpg

http://onfinite.com/libraries/484476/ca1.jpg

Bushmaster HBar 16" $780.00
Ace Ultra light Entry Stock $90
Tacpointholds $60
YHM Flip up BUIS $73
cheap forearm rail and vertical grip $15

Eventually want to add YHM 2pc forearm

Oh hell, here are the rest of my rifles on a budget!!!!h.gif

http://onfinite.com/libraries/155334/79f.jpg



Link Posted: 6/7/2005 6:21:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/11/2005 11:53:42 PM EDT by SickMAK90]
Link Posted: 6/8/2005 7:07:48 AM EDT
What mount is that?!
Link Posted: 6/8/2005 7:39:51 AM EDT
If you want pics of budget ARs, you need to post how much you have into them....


$300
Link Posted: 6/8/2005 7:44:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/8/2005 7:45:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/8/2005 9:12:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/8/2005 9:37:08 AM EDT by aypstony1]
Sickmac90,

The mount came with the tacpoint. The seller offered the choice of a "low mount" or "cantelever" with the tacpoint.



I agree about ground rules. After seeing some of the accessories and costs that some have put in building their AR's, I thought it appropriate to have a picture thread of the "Working Man's AR".

For rules: the cost of all accessories should not exceed the original cost of the rifle by more than 40% or ~$300---and/or rifles that were assembled on the cheap....How does that sound?

Link Posted: 6/8/2005 10:09:22 AM EDT
How do your add on rails to the stock handguards work out? Good enough for the vfg?
Link Posted: 6/8/2005 10:22:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/8/2005 10:25:02 AM EDT by Stickman]

Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By Stickman:
If you want pics of budget ARs, you need to post how much you have into them....


$300
www.airforcesecuritypolice.com/invisionboard/uploads/post-3-1095643647.jpg



Is that the one you traded the a dead porcupine to some blind widow lady for?




Why must you hurt me? The one you speak of is this one...... and it ran me the outrageous price of $160

Link Posted: 6/8/2005 10:32:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/8/2005 10:32:54 AM EDT by aypstony1]
Rob96,

It's not great. It works, but it is just a little flimsy. The rail does move a little--so you may have to readjust and retighten bolts from time to time--- That is why I would like to get the YHM 2 pc hand guard when the wife....I mean, funds permit...
Link Posted: 6/8/2005 11:43:21 AM EDT
What mount are you using on that tacpoint?! Where was it purchased?
Link Posted: 6/8/2005 1:03:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/8/2005 1:07:21 PM EDT by aypstony1]

Originally Posted By SickMAK90:
What mount are you using on that tacpoint?! Where was it purchased?



Sickmac90,

The mount came with the tacpoint. The seller offered the choice of a "low mount" or "cantelever" with the tacpoint.

Here is the ebay link.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=66827&item=7162088804&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
Link Posted: 6/8/2005 1:12:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/8/2005 1:17:12 PM EDT by Cutter1]
Here is my ar variant a 50 Beowulf.
Lower mega-100
RR parts kit-55
RR a2 stock-50
AA upper-625 Total 830.00 all i need is buis
Link Posted: 6/8/2005 7:34:32 PM EDT
Are those actual tacpoints or some other knock off? I thought you sent me a link in my IM that was like 65$buy it now. If so could you resend that link?
Link Posted: 6/8/2005 7:51:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/8/2005 7:55:39 PM EDT by WIZZO_ARAKM14]
Not as cheap as some but here goes.
Upper: $308
Bolt/Carrier: $100
RRA LPK: $50
RRA 6 pos. stock- $70
Superior Arms lower: $80
Total: $608



That's an M16A2 upper, too.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 6/8/2005 7:53:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 3:55:49 PM EDT by blackta6]
Done!
14.5 bbl w/phantom $75
Superior lower w/ A1 buttstock $75
M33 handguards $40
Colt BC/B $130
Oly A2 upper $75
Tactical latch & CH $35
Total $430





Yeah It's done! Now I need to test fire!
Link Posted: 6/8/2005 7:55:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/8/2005 7:58:51 PM EDT by longhorn789]
Olympic AR

NC Star Scope

Lower handguard accessory rail and a vertical handle.

Bayo (NOT low budget )

Now have a cheapo laser and a heavy-arse steel folding bi-pod for the handguard.

It's ALL low budget....but it takes care of the job. All spent, probably under $800 give or take....


Link Posted: 6/9/2005 12:51:23 AM EDT
Right now my working mans AR consists of a DPMS M4 with a Leapers T168 scope that I purchased from Clearview for $39. I dropped the scope the other day off of my bench, 4 foot drop. Have to get out to see if the zero changed. Still deciding on an add-on rail and vfg, or if I just want to pony up for the YHM two piece replacement handguard.
Link Posted: 6/9/2005 1:03:09 AM EDT


$50 barrel from the EE
$70 trade stock +$20 cash for the upper and handguards/gas tube
$105 for a BCG (colt)
Free A1 stock/buffer
$100 cast lower with LPK
issued M7 bayo

Just under $350ish
Link Posted: 6/9/2005 5:56:06 AM EDT

I have 585 into this one without the scope
j & t car kit 495$ if i rember right and a vulcan lower


Link Posted: 6/9/2005 6:18:30 AM EDT
longhorn789 where did you get that bayonet? I saw it somewhere, lost the link and have been trying ever since to find it again.
Link Posted: 6/9/2005 7:24:45 AM EDT
Let's see the cheapest I have built one is for 540ish.

That was for JT Kit 455
Stag Lower for 85

Then again if you built a few of these, then your talking a little more.......

BRD

Max
Link Posted: 6/9/2005 7:30:36 AM EDT


I think the total came out to 420.00 But that was with the help of a lot of great members from ARFCOM
Link Posted: 6/9/2005 7:46:28 AM EDT
Nice weapon, nice pic, nice price, you win!!
Link Posted: 6/9/2005 9:15:58 AM EDT
$650

not complete

wainting on the upper and stock

midlenght M4 stocked RRA on MEGA lower
Link Posted: 6/9/2005 9:56:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SickMAK90:
Are those actual tacpoints or some other knock off? I thought you sent me a link in my IM that was like 65$buy it now. If so could you resend that link?



cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=66827&item=7161227482&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

I think it is the non-Blue Ring Tacpoint, but never bothered to ask.
Link Posted: 6/9/2005 11:44:42 AM EDT
Hey BadSVT, where did you get the C7 upper? I would like to get one but can't find em when I have funds.
Link Posted: 6/9/2005 1:45:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By blackta6:
Hey BadSVT, where did you get the C7 upper? I would like to get one but can't find em when I have funds.



I think Bushmaster and Fulton Arms have them.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 6/9/2005 1:57:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By blackta6:
Hey BadSVT, where did you get the C7 upper? I would like to get one but can't find em when I have funds.



i honestly wouldn't know. It was donated to me by Heathen.
Link Posted: 6/9/2005 3:15:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/9/2005 3:25:48 PM EDT by BucsFan1]

Originally Posted By blstrk:
longhorn789 where did you get that bayonet? I saw it somewhere, lost the link and have been trying ever since to find it again.



Prebanarms.com

althought here was a thread here a day or two ago re: making one like it out of M-9 bayos

If I can find that I will edit it in here for you.

ETA: Here ya go blstrk.......

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming....
Link Posted: 6/10/2005 3:30:32 AM EDT
Thank you very much. I apologize for getting off topic.
Link Posted: 6/10/2005 6:14:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stickman:
Nice weapon, nice pic, nice price, you win!!


coming from the refinishing master,
Link Posted: 6/10/2005 7:35:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 7:12:47 AM EDT by BeetleBailey]


$100 lower (Eagle Arms)
$52 lower parts (Colt)
$27 stock (Bushmaster)
$115 upper (DPMS)
$90 B/C (Colt)
$15 CH
$45 carry handle
___________
~$440
Link Posted: 6/10/2005 10:26:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2005 10:32:13 PM EDT by SickMAK90]
Bump to the top. I added pictures of my budget AR15. I didn't go around getting used parts or anything but its pretty budget.

I will get some pictures outside tomorrow if I get a chance. No matter how many lights I turn on my pictures always look horribly dark.
Link Posted: 6/11/2005 11:52:07 PM EDT
Heres some pics of mine to keep this thread alive. Good pics this time. My brother is much more handy with a camera than I am.

Link Posted: 7/28/2005 5:53:59 AM EDT
I don't have a picture handy for mine but I have built a couple budget ARs. In fact these were my first two ARs I owned.

1. Tapco Colt M16 complete kit (a couple years ago) for $275 and a CMT lower. Total cost was $387 with shipping.

2. A used VG A1 Bushmaster 20" HBAR w/pinned on muzzle comp complete with charging handle and bolt/carrier out the door at a gun show for $250! With the above lower the cost was only $350 but I eventually bought another lower/parts/stock. The lower and receiver parts were new, the stock and buffer parts were used. I think alltogether it ran me about $185 for them for a total of $435.

One other cheap rifle I built was a Cav Arms MkI lower (completed) for $165 and a A2 16" CAR upper with bolt for $275 off of EBAY back when you could still buy them a few years ago. Total $440.
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 6:22:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/28/2005 6:23:11 AM EDT by RWP]
Don't have photo handy, but got lucky on a budget A1.

Complete chrome barrel A1 upper with poorly neutered bayo lug $160
Replaced FSB with one with lug $20
DPMS lower $97 incl tax
DPMS LPK $53 incl tax
A1 stock and grip $15
Buffer, tube, spring $25
M16 bolt, carrier $0 (bought two for $100, sold other)

TOTAL $370

Could have trimmed up FSB and used A2 grip and cost would have been $345.

It's fun to build up a budget rifle every so often to see what you can have on a limited budget if you are diligent. In this case a nice looking light weight chrome barreled AR on a name brand lower.
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 7:03:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/28/2005 7:03:50 AM EDT by Blanco_Diablo]


Colt SP1 upper w/ CH, pistol grip, and stock body: $171 shipped
stripped Mega lower: $111 shipped
LPK: Sten parts kit trade so, $30
Stock internals: $30
3 prong FH: $10
B/BC: $100

total:best $452 i've ever spent
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 7:13:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/28/2005 7:13:29 PM EDT by Stickman]
As long as we are bringing this topic back from the dead......


$185


Link Posted: 7/28/2005 7:48:28 PM EDT
Ok Stickman, not fair! The only thing that would go better with my wine is if you tell me that it is entirely Colt. You should IM me the names of your suppliers.

Link Posted: 7/28/2005 8:56:08 PM EDT
No list of suppliers, and don't worry, it is certainly not all Colt.

Its a matter of not wanting to buy any more AR15 parts, and then suddenly all sort of deals come along. There are a few more AR15s I've built up cheaply in the same manner.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 7:23:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2005 11:28:42 AM EDT by blackta6]
Now my lower has an upper! Just a couple more small parts!

Total $380



Link Posted: 8/4/2005 8:25:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By blackta6:
Now my lower has an upper! Just a couple more small parts!

www.picyard.com/main/data/500/171project4-med.JPG




Its a cheapest AR15 thread, you've got to post how much it cost you.....
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 9:30:22 PM EDT
Hey Stick, you suck.

Be honest now, how many ARs do you have?
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 9:57:50 PM EDT
Mrs. Stick is sitting here right now, and we both agree, without any doubt, that I might have one....
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:03:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stickman:

Originally Posted By blackta6:
Now my lower has an upper! Just a couple more small parts!

www.picyard.com/main/data/500/171project4-med.JPG




Its a cheapest AR15 thread, you've got to post how much it cost you.....



Check for my previous post it has all of the important info in it.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 8:05:01 AM EDT
Budget AR? It's spelled "SKS". AR's aren't cheap.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 9:27:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 9:28:31 AM EDT by Stickman]

Originally Posted By blackta6:


Check for my previous post it has all of the important info in it.



Please excuse me for not remembering your post from 2 months ago on a different page.

I can't figure out how I could have missed it after you having been here for 6 months, your posts are usually one of the first I look for.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 11:11:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By boltcatch:
Budget AR? It's spelled "SKS". AR's aren't cheap.



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