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Posted: 8/19/2005 5:46:11 PM EDT
I have the money, but as a junior in college, it would be a very large purchase for me. Here is what I'm thinking:

Pros: I have an 870 and FN bolt action rifle, so I don't need one, but so what?
I can swing the ~$800 as I have about $1600 in the bank.
Most of my expenses are paid for.
I want one.
They're fucking fun.

Cons: Lots of money for me.
I doubt I'll get a job because I'm taking the two hardest majors at my college and am in the Honors college while studying for med school. Not very much time left to work.
I want to sell my Corvette. When/if I sell it, I want to have some cash aside if there is another car I want.
I'm thinking about Lasik, which is a good chunk of change.

So should I get it, wait until I get some more money and buy a different AR15 or just quit bitching and buy it?
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 5:48:04 PM EDT
I would build one with a stripped lower and used parts from the EE in your situation. the SEBR is cool but in your situation you could build one for less which makes sense for a college student.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 5:48:12 PM EDT
Flip a coin.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 5:48:51 PM EDT
Get it!
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 5:49:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 5:49:32 PM EDT by senorFrog]

junior in college


Geez, you probably blow that much on beer in a few months.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 5:51:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By senorFrog:

junior in college


Geez, you probably blow that much on beer in a few months.

lol
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 5:51:35 PM EDT
roll your own.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 6:06:40 PM EDT
No.,

If you must have an AR, you can build your own. Or you could save even more money and go the AK route, if you must.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 6:08:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
I would build one with a stripped lower and used parts from the EE in your situation. the SEBR is cool but in your situation you could build one for less which makes sense for a college student.

What are the best bang for the buck lowers and parts? I've looked in the AR15 sections for a while, but am not sure on what's quality and what is not.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 6:09:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 6:32:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
Not working and only have $ 1600 in the bank? I'd pass under those circumstances.

Well, I don't have to pay rent, tutition or food. So that $1600 is kinda "fun" money for me.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 6:55:33 PM EDT
I think you should build one.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 6:59:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 6:59:47 PM EDT by SigSaurP228]

Originally Posted By CABG:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
I would build one with a stripped lower and used parts from the EE in your situation. the SEBR is cool but in your situation you could build one for less which makes sense for a college student.

What are the best bang for the buck lowers and parts? I've looked in the AR15 sections for a while, but am not sure on what's quality and what is not.




You could get either a Mega or Stag or Superior Arms Lower. If you look around you can find one for $89

Then I would go to www.del-ton.com and get one of their build kits.

You can get the whole thing built for $550
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 7:01:01 PM EDT
buy it!

quit drinking and anyother bad habits

save money
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 7:04:55 PM EDT
How much for the 'vette?
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 7:14:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jtw2:
How much for the 'vette?

$8000. It's a '91 with 117000 miles on the car, 40000 on a ZZ4 short block and about 6000 on a rebuilt tranny.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 8:12:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 8:19:16 PM EDT by Andreuha]
I say no, because when I do something I'd rather do it right...
$800 for rifle, plus transfer fees, plus mags, plus ammo, plus some accessories = alot more than $800 Basically, rifle plus transfer fees, and a case of ammo is easily $1000. Add to that a decent sling, a couple of mags, and something minimal to carry those mags in [leg rig], is another $100. Plus, if you want any accessories (vertical grip and aimpoint or EOTech?), and you've just spent everything in your bank.

I've pretty much put shooting on hold while in college. I've got other stuff to spend my $ on (going out, having a social life, etc) so I'm only shooting every one to two months now. My next major gun expense won't be until I turn 21 and apply for a pistol permit (which costs as much as a decent pistol, here in NYC).

I'd just get a better car. Then again, you're in SC and I'm in NYC, so I can't go shooting my guns whenever I want (because for me to get to the range is a mission in itself, and shooting is basically an all-day affair for me, whereas other forms of entertainment are all over the place. I don't have many free days, so it's taking a back-seat anyway).
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