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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-20-2014, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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AR advice

need some pros-cons for brand of AR to buy. everybodys making them now.
1st off I have a large gun collection but have never owned an AR style rifle.
Most likely I'll shoot a few hundred rounds and it'll sit in the safe like everything else. lol
I'm not going to mount a scope and want .223. Was considering the Smith MP mostly due to $
Smith, bushmaster, colt, etc?

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Re: AR advice

The S&W would serve you well. I think there are four companies that forge the receivers and such for all the big name. Stay with a well known brand. You can even assemble your own. PSA is a good way to fly for the do it your selfer.

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Re: AR advice

I have shot or owned most of the bigger names including Colt, RRA, Bushmaster, S&W and DPMS. I have also put a few together from parts. I have never had trouble with any of them.

The M&P 15 is a good value and fairly priced.

The Colt is more expensive but it retains more resale value.

BTW I just put together a PSA lower. They have some good deals on their site.
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Re: AR advice

I have a S&W M&P15OR. I love it! Don't limit yourself to only a .233. Make sure what ever rifle you get, its stamped NATO 5.56, this way you can shoot both! Some people who have .223 REM only, think they can use 5.56. But in the long run they will only have chamber damage.

Some good reads,

http://blog.cheaperthandirt.com/223-...ustive-review/
http://www.ar15.com/ammo/
http://www.luckygunner.com/labs/5-56-vs-223/
http://www.luckygunner.com/labs/bras...el-cased-ammo/

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thanks and yes 5.56 is what im looking for.

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Re: AR advice

The AR15 rage is cooled off and the market is flooded with them again.
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yup, time to buy before the next craze!

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P mags had a higher profit margin in this last craze. I knew guys getting 500+ for 10 mags that were new in package.

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Great thread cause I am thinkin about one.How much saving is there building one over store bought?
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The M&P's are a good bargain.
Goodoldboy- If you can find an off the shelf rifle that is set up the way you want it and don't customize, I don't think you'll save a whole lot by building your own.
But, if you think your going to want to change out parts (handguard, sights, charging handle, etc) then, I think a build will be more economical. Just about all that's left of my Bushmaster that's factory is the receivers, barrel, and trigger (and that's going to go too). It would have been a lot cheaper for me to have build it myself at this point.

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