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Posted: 10/23/2003 9:32:38 AM EDT
for under $500.00? Are there maybe some cheaper brands that I should stay away from? And where do you guys find all the great parts for them. I looked through the Pictures post and I can't believe what some of you guys have built! Incredible.

I am looking for a new AR, but can't spend a ton on it. So if anyone knows of anything under $500 and you think it's a good rifle, let me know.
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 9:42:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2003 9:43:12 AM EDT by Aimless]
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 9:51:39 AM EDT
Possibly a "used" AR for that price, but you would be better off going with a new SAR for that money.
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 9:59:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 10:58:58 AM EDT
If your budget is that cheap then follow these guys advice and get a SAR. An AR-15 is NOT a budget rifle - especially when you have to factor in the costs of magazines in addition to the cost of a rifle. If you want a cheap realiable rifle than get the SAR. If you want an inexpensive 5.56 rifle that uses M16 magazines you could look for an Armalite AR-180B or possibly the Kel-Tec SU-16. Both take AR magazines (so you'll have good availability). The Armalite should be more reliable than ARs [i]in its price range[/i]. The SU-16 should be avaialble for under $500 if you look around.
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 12:08:47 PM EDT
Check the EE there are some good deals on post bans.
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 12:15:12 PM EDT
With a budget, I would think about buying a lower first and then doing some research on uppers since they are more expensive and offer more options. Flattop? Shorty? Varmint? DCM? I really should have bought a free floating varmint barrel with a flat top for my first AR, instead I got a shorty.
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 1:10:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2003 1:12:24 PM EDT by Onslaught]
Using Rock River parts and any of the EXCELLENT vendors in the Equipment Exchange, you could assemble a quality AR for under $600. $375 for COMPLETE upper $100 for stripped lower $60 for parts kit $50 for stock And even that price could be lower if you shop around... Buying some of your parts "previously owned" might get you close to your mark.
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 2:06:08 PM EDT
Ok folks, he has a price tag $500. Lets get him a new rifle, five mags and a case of ammo for $500. That's easy, SAR! Why bastardize him with a AR that does not fit the bill. Granted he can always upgrade, but aren't alot of us here to help those to get things right the first time?
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 3:32:07 PM EDT
Stripped lower on the EE, around $90. Kit from Sherluk or Model 1, M&A, etc for $400. Plus or minus $25 and you can hit the $500 mark.
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