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Best/Cheapest AR Kit Around?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by jdogg, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. jdogg

    jdogg the always depressing Salem Active Member

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    So in a previous post I said I was **** bent on a .308 Savage. A recent trade may have made me consider going AR. What do you cats think is the best for the money AR kit around? I dont need anything special, It does not have to be tacticool. It just needs to shoot for the little amount of shooting I do anymore. If it turns out good, without too much hassle, I will probably build a better one in .458 socom later. For this particular build, I would like to be around $500 without receiver if possible. I know there are several kits in the shotgun news for that price. If you folks have a kit you wanna sell in that price range, hit me up before I change my mind again. I am fickle, catch me fast.
     
  2. jdogg

    jdogg the always depressing Salem Active Member

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  3. CleverName

    CleverName Southern Oregon Active Member

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    Check out Palmetto State Armory. They have occasional sales on uppers and lowers. A milspec m4gery can be had for less than 700$ if you time it right. Keep in mind a 24" bull barrel AR will be very heavy.
     
  4. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    Take a look at Del-ton.
     
  5. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Well first what style AR you want? You may get reply's all day long for deals on 16" M4's, but does no good if you're set on a 24" varmint upper.
     
  6. jdogg

    jdogg the always depressing Salem Active Member

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    I eventually want a nice varmiter, but for now I just want to get my feet wet but dont want to end up with a pile of useless parts.
     
  7. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    model1sales has some good kits im eyeballing an xm177 copy myself from them
     
  8. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    "best" and "cheapest" don't belong in the same sentence. You need to figure out what you want and then go from there.
     
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  9. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    we all know where the best/cheapest kits are, we just won't tell you.
     
  10. phidelt208

    phidelt208 Springfield, OR Active Member

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    PM sent
     
  11. phatdoughnut

    phatdoughnut The Gorge Active Member

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    PSA has two good 16in kits, one is a basic and one is all magpulled up for like 550 or something.
     
  12. Paradox

    Paradox Seattle Member

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    Another vote for Palmetto State Armory. :thumbup: $505 shipped, just add stripped lower. That's pretty hard to beat for the quality you get in the parts. $50 more gets you the Magpul MOE Furniture and trigger guard.
     
  13. phatdoughnut

    phatdoughnut The Gorge Active Member

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    Thinking about ordering a 10in upper myself.
     
  14. jdogg

    jdogg the always depressing Salem Active Member

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    I like that palmetto, I now get to talk the wife into it!
     
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    rur862 Seattle Active Member

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    I believe I paid a little under $500 for a 20" rifle kit from Del-Ton. Another $100 for a stripped lower and I'm good to go with a $600 AR that hasn't had malfunctions so far (350 rounds). Only problem is the 6-8 week wait they got going on.
     
  16. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    And if you shop around you can find LMT or others for same prices and not have "off name" parts. I understand not wanting to spend more to get more, but why not spend same or less and get better quality?
     
  17. CamoDeafie

    CamoDeafie Albany Well-Known Member

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    is there any problem using say, E-sarco company's kits? I realize the 16" barreled versions on their site is sold out, but they still got the 20" barrel ones for the M16A2 look; all ya need to do is add lower receiver...and then the local gun show, the recent one in Albany, had a Surplus Ammo marked complete lower for $150 and a Del-ton upper or DSA upper in 18-20 inches from $400+, the carbine length ones were 325+ for the complete uppers....
    I myself am not minding starting a build myself over time.. :)
     
  18. jdogg

    jdogg the always depressing Salem Active Member

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    Hey, thanks for all the help. I am doing a trade with nubus and iamme for the kit and lower. I will keep you all informed. Nubus seems like a pretty cool cat and he is opening up a web site to sell the kits, and they appear to be a pretty damn good deal. I will keep you all informed about how it goes. thanks, jr
     
  19. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    Why bother ordering anything, drive over to Curt's gun shop. He has new AR's for $599 complete. Flat tops built on a Surplus Ammo receiver (Aero Precision)