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Posted: 5/6/2003 11:48:13 PM EDT
if you had $1200 to spend on an ar what would you get
(now i got the money but just cant decide all input welcome.........I need ideas damnit!!!!)
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 11:49:43 PM EDT
I'd buy a pre-ban M4 just the standard stuff.  no extra goodies.  ;P
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 2:57:41 AM EDT
If I had to have the rifle completed I would get a RRA M4 flat top from the EE.  ARMS 40, ARMS 22M68, Aimpoint ML2.

When I started I bough a NIB preban Bushmaster carbine lower for $1200 and started from there.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 3:47:41 AM EDT
If you buy a preban gun for $1200 you wont have money for anything else. You will need lots of goodies to get started so take that into account. Gun case, ammo, mags, cleaning supplies, eye protection, ear protection, targets and more ammo. Thats just to start. It doesn't even take into account accurizing the gun or putting money into other extras like, 2 stage trigger, scope, bipod, free floating the barrel, vertical grip, light, laser and improved pistol grip. There are many options for setting up the rifle. You will spend all of the $1200 and then some to get a preban rifle. Thats ok as long as you want to customize your rifle over time but if you want more goodies to start with or be able to afford some of the must have's you might want to go with a post ban. Sincerly, someone whe just spent $880 on a new postban rifle and $635 on must have stuff.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 4:16:49 AM EDT
Olympic Arms Model "PCR-16" Special Order
F8R (FIRSH Rail handguard)
SS (416 SS Barrel)
BB (Bead Blasted satin stainless steel finish)
ACE (ACE Skeleton Stock)
F3E (Ergo Grip)
VPG (The Vertical Pistol Grip)
EOTech 510

That comes to right around $1200.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 5:36:53 AM EDT
Hmmm.... $1200.00

OK - BUSHMASTER 20" A3     $850.00

1000 rounds ball ammo      $200.00

(6) USGI 30 rd Mags        $150.00



Link Posted: 5/7/2003 12:40:36 PM EDT
montanaman   i like your idea thats what i was leaning towards i want the xm-15 e2s a3 but cant deceide 20" or 16"
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 2:58:35 PM EDT
 I have a 20" Bushmaster A2 and just got a 16" A3 shorty a few weeks ago. I put a Holosight and Bushmaster flip up rear sight on it.
 I still like the 20" but The 16" is by far my favorite rifle now.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 3:07:05 PM EDT
[beer]Beer .. lots of Beer !! [beer]
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 3:18:47 PM EDT
i took every bodys advice
i went and got some beer
and i just order a bushy xm15 e2s a3 16"
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 3:53:56 PM EDT
LukeG-  Excellent choice, you won't be sorry.  I forget though, is it light or dark beer with the 16" bbl?  I would suggest a good red dot scope next.  Possibly the Aimpoint Comp ML2.  Enjoy your new rifle and be SAFE!

Link Posted: 5/7/2003 6:20:55 PM EDT
Start with a nice pre ban colt lower with raised mag well and small pins. Shop for a nice all Colt M4 upper. I know it will take more than what you have but its like building a house, if the foundation is shaky the whole house will eventually crumble. build a nice rifle and dont try to cut corners. You will be happy in the long run.

Chris [Whacko]
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 7:02:19 PM EDT
"to sleep with two womens at on time" [i]Office Space[/i]
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 11:20:53 PM EDT
"to sleep with two womens at on time" [i]Office Space[/i]
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naw i have done that lots of times for free.  now to sleep with 3 women i might pay... lmao
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 5:08:47 AM EDT
DevL, are you a Marine?


I was going to say something about liberty in third world countries...

As for what I'd do with $1200, I second DevL's suggestions TO THE LETTER.  Hell, it's what I did (but I also added M33 handguards).
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