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Cheap Ar15 Complete Uppers

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by BearSlayer338, May 5, 2014.

  1. BearSlayer338

    BearSlayer338 California :( Active Member

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    I'm building my first AR15 rifle and I would like to know what complete uppers I could get for less than $350,by complete I mean the upper has everything you need to use the AR15 minus the lower receiver.
    I plan on buying a polymer complete lower for $129 and hopefully plan to build an AR15 for less than $500 total,I'm not looking to buy anything really high end just cheap to find out if I like shooting the AR15 platform. Would it be cheaper overall to just buy upper parts kits and assemble it or a complete upper?
     
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    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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  3. Bravo4

    Bravo4 Polk County, OR Member

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    I'm also doing my first ar15 build, was able to order a Barreled upper (no bcg no charging handle) from Palmetto Armory for $216 out the door. Now to wait to get it, might take up to 3 weeks for them to send it. Mine will come to a tad above 500 cause I'm going for a Multi cal Forged Lower.
    Watching videos on Youtube to learn more.
     
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    redmud Colombia river Active Member

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  5. Beefcake

    Beefcake Portland Active Member

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    For local options, you could call Curt's in Milwaukie or Tactical Ammunition in St Helens.
     
  6. Mr Smith

    Mr Smith 54 68 65 20 73 74 69 63 6b 73 Active Member

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    I wouldn't get a poly lower unless you really want a plastic gun??

    You can get an aluminum lower for $153.37 (plus whatever your local FFL charges to transfer + tax if applicable)

    just a quick google search I did found cheap parts...

    this http://www.joeboboutfitters.com/New...15_Polymer_Lo_p/nfa-stripped-lpkinstalled.htm

    and this http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/7-55CA634

    equals a complete aluminum lower receiver. you just need to attach the buffer tube assembly to the lower receiver which is not that hard. the rest of the lower is completely assembled. the buffer tube kit I linked comes with tube, buffer, spring, end plate, castle nut, and collapsible 6-pos M4 stock.
     
  7. BearSlayer338

    BearSlayer338 California :( Active Member

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    I'm on a really tight budget so I need the cheap complete lower I can get at $129,I can't really spend any above $500 total for the complete rifle,also I want to do as little assembly as possible as I don't want to spend hours trying to put together an AR15.
     
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    Mr Smith 54 68 65 20 73 74 69 63 6b 73 Active Member

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  9. redmud

    redmud Colombia river Active Member

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    Have you looked at used Ar prices they are getting down around your price range for Franken guns with some good quality parts mixed in.
     
  10. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Under $600 all over the pace for new guns,almost no savings to build unless you are making a specific type AR or want specific parts
     
  11. BearSlayer338

    BearSlayer338 California :( Active Member

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    That's great but I can only afford to make one for exactly $500 or less.
     
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    Bravo4 Polk County, OR Member

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    BearSlayer338 California :( Active Member

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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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  15. Mr Smith

    Mr Smith 54 68 65 20 73 74 69 63 6b 73 Active Member

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    he wants a complete lower, not a stripped.

    The poly I pointed out was complete. As in completely assembled with butt stock, buffer tube + buffer, fire control group, handle, trigger guard, mag catch, bolt catch, etc. and the upper was complete as well... all he would have to do is drop the lower onto the upper and push the pins through to hold them together and it is a complete gun ready to fire.

    You would be hard pressed to find something cheaper than that. I agree that an aluminum lower would be better, but he doesn't want to spend the extra $70 to go for aluminum.
     
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  16. BearSlayer338

    BearSlayer338 California :( Active Member

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  17. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    i just finished building my AR about 5 weeks ago for under $500 and i didnt even have to use a poly lower. PSA complete lower with PTAC upper and RG BCG. you wont be able to do it the same as i did but you can get one for under $500 if you are willing to wait for the deals to show up. take your time finding the deals and they will show up.
     
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    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    PSA has some great deals on quality uppers and the rest of the parts you need. I spent lots there.
     
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    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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  20. BearSlayer338

    BearSlayer338 California :( Active Member

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    I'm still looking around to find the best deal,but so far that or an upper from gunbroker are most likely what I will decide on,it seems gunbroker has some very cheaply priced no reserve pistol length uppers so I might consider making an SBR and owning my first NFA item.