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What's a reasonable ar15

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Smokedout250, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Smokedout250

    Smokedout250 Harrisburg oregon Member

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    Ok so I am looking at ar15's… what are good brands? I'm mainly looking at a plinker an some once in awhile small game shooting (nutes, coyotes bunny). I'm looking at 5.56 in a 16" barrel. Also would prefer a flat top so I could add some optics eventually. Another feature I would like is the adjustable stock so my lady can adjust it to fit her! I would like to keep this rifle as cheap as I can! Suggestions would be great!
     
  2. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    After you use the search feature and read many of the 134,349,387 thread on this exact topic on this site, then if you have some more specific questions I would be glad to help out.
     
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  3. SKIPPER99

    SKIPPER99 Peck, Id Member

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    be very careful when purchasing your first black rifle, you will shortly be afflicted with the dreaded black rifle disease of which there is nor cure but can be treated with multiple purchases of more black rifles and attachments, welcome to the dark side, take a look at the Olympic Arms plinker model, good basic platform with a lifetime warranty,
     
  4. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Please search, Since you are looking for cheap AR, go with M&P. Cheap yet dependable.

    I don't eve know why we even have rifle/shotgun section. Everyone post on general thread anyways. :huh:
     
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  5. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    Or he could research the thousands of post on ar15.com
     
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  6. Smokedout250

    Smokedout250 Harrisburg oregon Member

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    I'm sorry guys I'm new here… I'll do some more looking…
     
  7. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You can't go wrong with a DPMS "sportical" rifle. Inexpensive, and basic. Great shooters.
     
  8. JackFrost

    JackFrost Central Oregon Active Member

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    Curt's Discount shooters supply in Gladstone had for awhile a AR15 shooters package for $600 out the door. I cant remember the brand, prob Del-ton,Olympic arms etc but it had Magpul furniture and came with 2 mags and a soft case. That is probably the best deal you will find on an entry level black rifle! Do ALOT of research before you buy if you are particular at all. All the information you will ever need to know is at your fingertips, you just to spend time learning and understanding what is available and would best suit your needs. Good luck!
     
  9. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    It's an SAA build, upper and lower. Great piece of kit.
     
  10. keitha300wsm

    keitha300wsm Lebanon, OR Member

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    Start with a basic AR to learn with. It should hold it's value around $600. Then you can build on that rifle or upgrade with a new one as you learn what works for you. There are an overload of choices, options to pick from.
     
  11. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    HUNDREDS of thousands of threads. :laugh:

    Answer to the OP: Spike's Tactical. ST-15 Mid-Length LE Carbine $859.95

    or this Spikes Tactical 5.56/.223 Rifle for $769.95

    Either of these would be a much better value than a DPMS

    The AR at Curts is a good deal as well.
     
  12. Smokedout250

    Smokedout250 Harrisburg oregon Member

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    That would be well worth looking at can some body give me more info on the product or the company?
     
  13. keitha300wsm

    keitha300wsm Lebanon, OR Member

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    It's a DTI (Delton) complete factory upper w/ a Mega Machine lower, DPMS lower parts kit. A good solid first rifle, that will hold it's value unless abused. This is a kit rifle made from mil spec parts. The upper is factory assembled, headspaced and test fired. The lower and parts are standard mil spec and are assembled with some minor fitting. Makes for a reasonably priced rifle. From this point you can spend $1000s, It's just a good place to start.
     
  14. Smokedout250

    Smokedout250 Harrisburg oregon Member

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    We're could I pick one up?
     
  15. KTM530XCW

    KTM530XCW Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I always recommend people build their first AR. Cheap, get what you want, and you get intimate with it. I started with a Del-Ton kit and have never regretted it.
     
  16. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    If I had it to do over again (getting my first AR) I would go to Curt's and get his pre made entry level SAA build. He stands behind his stuff. Really can't go wrong with a 600 doll hair AR for your first one. Once you get the fully developed case of the disease known as black rifle, you will start to build your second, then third, etc...
     
  17. Smokedout250

    Smokedout250 Harrisburg oregon Member

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    I like the idea gives a guy a good idea on how they operate and the there inner workings!
     
  18. keitha300wsm

    keitha300wsm Lebanon, OR Member

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    These are a couple of my builds. They do grow on you.
     
  19. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    One thing to know, it really doesn't matter if you have the fixed front site or not when it comes to optics. You look thru a scope and really don't see the site.
     
  20. JORHAMMER

    JORHAMMER Sherwood Member

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    I second purchasing the kit from Curt's. I just got one on Monday and shot it today. Great, accurate, comfortable to shoot. For the price I think it's the best deal out there. One thing is, purchase the P-mags, they are way better than the metal ones.