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Posted: 12/28/2005 12:28:30 PM EDT
What are the best prices you guys have seen on complete ARs lately. Which "cheap" ones should be avoided?
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 12:40:56 PM EDT
Avoid DPMS, bad reviews


GO BUSHMASTER

im payin 830+taxes on my bushy carbine
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 12:46:26 PM EDT
Rock River Arms......best bang for the buck. Just my $ .02, YMMV.

700P
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:11:15 PM EDT
a hundred million grand ...........sorry
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:33:20 PM EDT
I got my complete Stag M4gery for $775.00. I thought that was a pretty good deal, and its about $200 more than what I paid for my Coltguard SP1 in 1984.

Just like a car though, it aint the base price that kills ya, its the options.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:41:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 1:42:10 PM EDT by eklikwhoa]
vulcan/hesse! the cheapest you can get!

search function is up top, feel free to look up your question
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:42:19 PM EDT
Fulton Armory is one of the best in my opinion.

I also have a Bushmaster and they are equal.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:45:52 PM EDT
When I had my first hundred million grand, I spent so much time countin' and rollin' around in it that I didn't have much time for anything else. Now that I'm just a working stiff, I'm price shopping and figured a few thoughts from someone else that has been there could help.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:47:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 1:49:04 PM EDT by DK-Prof]
I would not pay more than around $800 for a complete AR, and it would have to be Colt, Armalite, Bushmaster, Rock River Arms, CMMG, CMT, LMT. Some of those brands might be priced higher than the 800s, but I consider them pretty much equal in quality.

Some people appear to have had bad experiences with Olympic and DPMS, but I've seen rifles from both companies that run 100% fine. YMMV.

Avoid Hesse and other no-name brands like the plague.

To specifically answer your question - if the number has more than three figures in it, it is defintiely "too much" regardless of who the manufacturer is. (... for a stock AR - obviously fancy gizmos like free-float tubes and stuff like that can raise the price)
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:57:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 1:58:36 PM EDT by usagold]
Look at RRA. For fit finish and $$$ I dont think you can go wrong
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:38:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 5:39:27 PM EDT by ILARNUT]
Go RRA or Bushmaster. You can't go wrong with either of those brands and can be purchased for $750 to $900 depending on the model.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:01:49 PM EDT
+1 for RRA or BUSHMASTER

you can find em on the net for ~$750 (by "building" one) or so....
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:05:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By silveradoguy17:
Avoid DPMS, bad reviews


GO BUSHMASTER

im payin 830+taxes on my bushy carbine



With all due respect, I own a DPMS AR and have been impressed with it so far. What's your actual experience with DPMS?
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:09:51 PM EDT
Stick around for awhile and read the forums, your question isn't going to be answered in one thread.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:14:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 7:16:27 PM EDT by FlyingFive0]
This type of question gets asked so often that this site should have a forum specifically for who thinks what company makes the best AR15 . If you surf the threads here you will see that MANY like certain brands but dislike others and it can be said about ANY AR15 manufacturer (with exception of Hesse/Vulcan asI have never seen anyone that likes those ( well I think I saw where a guy was given a Hesse and liked it but it was free). DPMS and RRA makes a great AR15 at a decent price.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:18:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stickman:
Stick around for awhile and read the forums, your question isn't going to be answered in one thread.




exactly my thought
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:36:38 PM EDT

How much $ is too much?


Whatever you can't afford or aren't willing to spend.
This is my reasoning.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 8:25:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By silveradoguy17:
Avoid DPMS, bad reviews


GO BUSHMASTER

im payin 830+taxes on my bushy carbine



Yeah OK NOOB.

The one company that gets BAD reviews here is VULCAN and HESSE (same thing) Those are ARs that one should avoid. There are many happy DPMS here including me.

I only own Colts and DPMS.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 8:34:28 PM EDT
After seeing these prices.. pre-ban states are no fun.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 8:35:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 8:35:52 PM EDT by CTKurt]
sorry repost
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 9:51:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By silveradoguy17:
Avoid DPMS, bad reviews


GO BUSHMASTER

im payin 830+taxes on my bushy carbine


I paid $820+tax for my Bushy
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 10:11:51 PM EDT
Build your own.
Or at least buy the upper seperate from the lower.
Save yourself some money that way.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 10:33:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2005 10:34:51 AM EDT by Curare]
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Link Posted: 12/29/2005 11:19:44 AM EDT
I paid $699.00 for my DPMS. I have never had any problmes with it. I have however had problems with ammo and mags
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 11:28:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By silveradoguy17:
Avoid DPMS, bad reviews


GO BUSHMASTER

im payin 830+taxes on my bushy carbine



I sold many hundreds if not over a thousand DPMS riflles and an equal number of lowers and lower parts kits. I have had fewer problems or complaints with DPMS than I have had with any other brand. I have been dealing with DPMS for five years or so. I do not have any complaints. They produce an excellent product that is as good as anything currently on the market. I read all of the DPMS bashing, while I don't want to discount anyone's elses experience you would think with the volume I do I would have run across some of the "crap." Well I haven't. Somebody explain that to me. My explanation is they produce quality.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 12:52:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By terrydavis:

Originally Posted By silveradoguy17:
Avoid DPMS, bad reviews


GO BUSHMASTER

im payin 830+taxes on my bushy carbine



I sold many hundreds if not over a thousand DPMS riflles and an equal number of lowers and lower parts kits. I have had fewer problems or complaints with DPMS than I have had with any other brand. I have been dealing with DPMS for five years or so. I do not have any complaints. They produce an excellent product that is as good as anything currently on the market. I read all of the DPMS bashing, while I don't want to discount anyone's elses experience you would think with the volume I do I would have run across some of the "crap." Well I haven't. Somebody explain that to me. My explanation is they produce quality.



Well said sir.
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