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Posted: 10/23/2003 3:16:20 PM EDT
To build a 16in lightweight AR.

I want to assemble the lower and buy a complete assembled upper. So what kind of cost am I looking at, give me some ideas from cheapest to most expensive. I'd really like a RRA lower, and perhaps a JP trigger.
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 5:42:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2003 6:33:56 PM EDT by Him]
I spent $739. Stripped CMT (forged)lower, $80. Bushmaster lower parts kit and A2 stock kit brought total for complete lower to $220. Olympic FAR-15 upper cost the rest of the $739. I am sure all kinds of people will jump in with 50 ways to do it cheaper, but that is what it cost me. I am completely satisfied. Edited to add that the bbl is stainless For what it's worth. Good luck.
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 5:48:48 PM EDT
For a basic run of the mill lightweight 16in CAR, it cost me roughly $500. $400 (not including shipping) for a Model 1 Sales 16" Lightweight CAR kit and $100 for a stripped RRA lower. The JP trigger set is going to run you another $100 or so. So, on the cheap side you could get away for roughly $500 for basic. You start upgrading parts like trigger sets, handguards, grips, stocks, and the total cost quickly rises. J
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 7:36:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2003 7:37:49 PM EDT by Fenian]
My Model 1 lightweight 16" CAR rifle was $417 including shipping...then I paid $20 for the transfer fee, and another $104.50 for the receiver, tax included. Total $541.50. The rifle shoots fine, and it feels great. As Recon_Sine said, the extras can add up quick, but you can always do the upgrades one at a time later. What are you gonna do with the rifle...hunt, home defense, etc? I ask because I might recommend a standard weight barrel if you're doing anything where accuracy is a requirement. I don't know for a fact that my lightweight won't shoot as good as my other 16" Model 1 kit, but just looking at the barrel, I don't see how it could be as consistent. The standard barrel gun has done sub moa with the latest handloads I tried, which I'm very happy with. I've kinda pimped that rifle out, and I'm sure it's over 8lbs in weight lol...which is why I got the lightweight kit afterwards.
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 8:52:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2003 8:52:29 PM EDT by rtr]
The gun is going to be used for 3 gun, range fun, and perhaps home defense. I have a 20 in colt HBAR but the thing is just too damn heavy so when I use it in 3 gun I get too tired and my score suffers. Where can I get info on a Model 1 upper?
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 11:19:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2003 11:20:24 PM EDT by MidwestTactical]
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 11:27:02 AM EDT
Hey Adam can you tell me about how much those rifles each weigh? thanks.
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 12:20:13 PM EDT
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