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Need some advise. I have been thinking about getting an AR for a while now. I would like a middle of the road entry level gun. My local gun shop recommended an Armalite with a wylde chamber. I was also looking at a Rock river arms. . Don't know a whole lot about them and I don't think I want to attempt a build. Just looking for something to punch paper with. I would like something made in the USA if possible. Just need some input on what works and what doesn't. Thanks.
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I just bought a DPMS Oracle and love it so far. It was $599 at my dealer's

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I like the smith and Wesson MP 15. Won't break the bank and it is a reliable gun for me
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Re: entry level ar

When you say middle of the road, how much do you want to spend?

It's all going to be based on your budget.

You can get complete AR15s for $500 from Radical Arms, which has some QC issues and some owners having no issues.

For around $600 I'd recommend getting MP Sport II. I'm not a fan of Armalite for their business practices, but they also offer a $600 AR15.

If you have some mechanical aptitude, you could build an AR15 with minimum tools.
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I never understood the thoughts behind spending a lot of money on an AR
with the interchangeable nature and commonality they are basically disposable guns

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I never understood the thoughts behind spending a lot of money on an AR
with the interchangeable nature and commonality they are basically disposable guns
All parts are not created equal. There are some pretty good affordable guns out there and some pure junk in the same price range.
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I have 2 DPMS, 1 308 and 1 556. the 308 is awesome and the 556 i stripped down to the receivers and am rebuilding because it needed a facelift. The 556 was $799 at Cabelas. RRA makes very good guns. SW MP15 comes in lots of varieties and is a good gun also. If you shop around you can find a Daniel Defense on sale for around $1200 and Id scoop that up. Good luck, and the saying buy once cry once is one I learned very quickly in the AR world.
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while not all created equal they are all the same parts.
i'd sooner invest a major chunk of cash on optics before id spend it on the gun.
optics are at least transferable and the invested money is cumulative to the optic quality

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SW MP is a good option. Used you can find for $500. Most barely used. mine has 300 rounds max through it. Safe queen. lol. Before slick willy put his semi ban in place i bought a M14 copy for $450, after ban sold for $950. Probably do the same when Hitlery bans semi's.

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you can get a SW MP for under $600
I paid I think $550 NIB.

goes bang every time , just like a $1000 gun does

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