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Posted: 8/18/2010 12:48:57 PM EDT
I'm building my own S&W Ar-15. I've already bought the stripped lower receiver for $100.

wouid anybody out there know how much more I have to spend. this is what i will be adding onto it. (5.56)

16' barrel- 1:7 twist price? how much is a 1:7 Barrel compared to a 1:9 twist?

A2 Carry stock (I will not carry the weapon by using this feature)

6 postiton car stock

Basic hand guards (no flashlight add ons exc...)

basic bolt carrier group. (gas operated)

nothing fancy, its really basic & i'm sure it will get the job done. I'm just looking how much $ down the road I am looking to spend

thanks in advance.



Link Posted: 8/18/2010 1:54:52 PM EDT
What's a carry stock?

Are you looking for just a barrel or a complete upper receiver?

Since your missing a few parts on your list.

It could probably finished for 500 or 600 bucks
Link Posted: 8/18/2010 3:16:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/18/2010 3:20:24 PM EDT by locke12]
You need to put at least $600 in it. That will get you a J&T kit, $550 shipped, with M4 handguards and a 6 position M4 stock (not sure of the barrel twist), and you will need a few USGI mags, and a sling.
Del-Ton would be good way to go as well. Most of these kits are going to be 1 in 9 twist (which should be fine).
Now you could spend a lot more, but that is up to you.
Link Posted: 8/18/2010 4:43:02 PM EDT
Thanks all.

I will be needing a complete upper receiver, and everything else. I did figure about 500 or 600 bucks.

what would the price difference be between a 1:9 twist and a 1:7 twist?

I ought to be getting the stripped lower receiever at the store sometime this week. I will post pics as all my parts come along.

Link Posted: 8/18/2010 4:44:27 PM EDT
A carry stock (Carry handle) like the m-16 A 2
Link Posted: 8/18/2010 4:53:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/18/2010 4:54:38 PM EDT by Warhawk]
Originally Posted By WildChild6:
I'm building my own S&W Ar-15. I've already bought the stripped lower receiver for $100.

wouid anybody out there know how much more I have to spend. this is what i will be adding onto it. (5.56)

16' barrel- 1:7 twist price? how much is a 1:7 Barrel compared to a 1:9 twist?

A2 Carry stock (I will not carry the weapon by using this feature)

6 postiton car stock

Basic hand guards (no flashlight add ons exc...)

basic bolt carrier group. (gas operated)

nothing fancy, its really basic & i'm sure it will get the job done. I'm just looking how much $ down the road I am looking to spend

thanks in advance.





Sounds like you need to get a kit to finish up that stripped lower.

And don't get an A2 upper receiver, get an A4 and a detachable carry handle.

Link Posted: 8/22/2010 10:08:37 AM EDT
what would the price difference be between a 1:9 twist and a 1:7 twist?

Twist rate has absolutely nothing to do with barrel prices. You can find both twists for as little as $117 or as much as $360.
Link Posted: 8/22/2010 11:45:25 AM EDT
It might be cheaper to go with a 16" barrel over a 16' barrel
Link Posted: 8/22/2010 12:15:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By woode:
It might be cheaper to go with a 16" barrel over a 16' barrel


It would certainly be lighter, and easier to fit in the safe... Better handling to boot.
Link Posted: 8/27/2010 3:47:26 PM EDT
My new toy, I still have to add a few things to make it "Work"


http://i35.tinypic.com/2ivnywi.jpg
Link Posted: 8/27/2010 3:48:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2010 7:33:42 PM EDT
That's a nice lower for $100.
Link Posted: 8/28/2010 3:52:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FALPhil:
what would the price difference be between a 1:9 twist and a 1:7 twist?

Twist rate has absolutely nothing to do with barrel prices. You can find both twists for as little as $117 or as much as $360.


The anwser I was looking for. Thank you. I will be having the rest of this build on monday.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:40:17 PM EDT
Better late then never, I will post pics soon.

Its nothing exciting to write home about. I will post pics soon!

with all said and done I spent $800 total

16 inch barrel
Basic car stock
Iron sights
blah blah blah......

800 decent price?
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:42:15 PM EDT
$800? I'd say that's a good budget build.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:49:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 6:54:39 PM EDT by SuperJanitor]
I built one a couple months ago for less than $650 very similar to that.

Just a couple of weeks ago my buddy and I finised up his build. He got a Double Star kit at a gunshow with BCG and CH for $450+tax and bought a DPMS stripped lower at a shop for $129 out the door. The only thing he don't have is a carry handle. It's a real nice $600 shooter.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:56:21 PM EDT
I have a carry handle. When I'm done playing with it tonight I will post pics tomorrow
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:01:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 7:02:48 PM EDT by SuperJanitor]

Originally Posted By WildChild6:
I have a carry handle. When I'm done playing with it tonight I will post pics tomorrow
He's gonna get one like mine. Got it off Amazon for >$30. UTG brand, works well so far. Right now he's playing around with a red dot and a scope.

Link Posted: 9/9/2010 6:38:26 AM EDT
seen 1 you seen em all.





Link Posted: 9/9/2010 7:07:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By woode:
It might be cheaper to go with a 16" barrel over a 16' barrel


You, sir, are a goof.
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