Without spending a whole bunch of time I wanted to throw together a inexpensive AR. This is what I came up with. PSA 16" mid length 1/8 5.56 Upper. $199 shipped PSA Phosphate BCG $69 shipped PSA classic LPK W/Tele stock $74 Shipped Anderson Lower from Aim Surplus $39 shipped Surplus GI handle $14 + $4 shipping eBay Take off charging handle free So basically $399. I bet you could do better if you waited for some sales and took your time. And I dont feel like any of this is cut rate crap. I think its a solid rifle that will put a lot of rounds down range. I was hoping to get others to post their cheap builds. Maybe make it kind of a resource for folks looking to build a low buck rifle. Lets see what you have done?