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jokat989
01-30-2010, 3:09 PM
so this will be my first rifle and i want to get an ar 15 style.

i already have a compleat lower and looking for an upper.

im looking for an upper that has accuracy out to 250-300yards(varmit rifle). i have about 800 to spend on the lower and weight is not a concern

i am also looking for a good 3-9x scope

thanks for any advise

Cokebottle
01-30-2010, 3:21 PM
You have a stripped lower or is your lower already built up with LPK and buttstock?

If all you have is a stripped lower, you aren't going to be able to complete it for $800.

You aren't going to get a good upper and decent scope for $800.

You can go with a cheaper scope and get a barebones upper without a quad rail for that ballpark, but it's going to limit your future options.

Generally, buying cheap means you're going to buy twice.
Spend a little longer on the build and piece it together as you can afford to put money into it.
My build is probably going to total out at between $1500 and $1800.

qtmac_mien
01-30-2010, 3:40 PM
you can buy a complete RRA rifle kit for $6xx from some websites

LasVegasTaxMan
01-30-2010, 3:59 PM
Here you go:
It can be done. Don't know what your shooting intentions are but if all you are doing is shooting targets and paper that scope is great. If you are going to shoot varmint then I would probably go a different route.

RRA 20" Varmint Upper $589:
http://www.pkfirearms.com/content/1/20/57/77

Scope: http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productnumber=129037
Scope can be had for $170-$199 look around.

FMJBT
01-30-2010, 4:00 PM
PK Firearms has Rock River Arms varmint uppers in stock for under $600.00, look about halfway down the page for the 20" upper:
http://www.pkfirearms.com/product_images/0000/1837/item_825.jpg
http://www.pkfirearms.com/content/1/20/57/77

They are a 1-8" twist with the .223 Wylde chamber. This will let you shoot either commercial .223 or surplus 5.56 safely, and the twist rate will stabilize heavier bullets really well.

For optics, I'd suggest taking a look at the 4-14X44 FFP Mil Dot by FM Optics. It's pretty much the holy grail of budget optics IMHO. $150 for a very well built First Focal Plane scope that has decent glass and over 75 moa of internal elevation and windage adjustment. And it even comes with decent rings that are a good height for mounting to an AR platform. The scope covers however, are complete crap.
http://www.jgsales.com/images/1%20Famous%20Maker%20FMT414%204-14x44%206000494.jpg
http://www.jgsales.com/product_info.php/riflescopes/variable-power-scopes/p/4-14x44-mildot-tactical-scope-by-famous-maker-/cPath/203_208_326/products_id/3642

jokat989
01-30-2010, 4:31 PM
thanks for all of the advice
to clarify i already have a compleat lower asssembly including the stock, lower recever and trigger assembly.

will i be able to mount a bipod onto that rra 20" ?

i am liking that 4-14x scope i might jump on that

FMJBT
01-30-2010, 5:15 PM
thanks for all of the advice
to clarify i already have a compleat lower asssembly including the stock, lower recever and trigger assembly.

will i be able to mount a bipod onto that rra 20" ?

i am liking that 4-14x scope i might jump on that

A Harris will mount right up to the sling stud on the forearm, no need for cheese grater railing all over the place :)

I have 3 of those 4-14X scopes so far, they are awesome for the price. They compare very closely in specs to the Falcon Menace 4-14 FFP scopes, but to clarify, they are NOT Falcon Menace scopes. The "FM" in FM Optics is actually "Famous Maker". I don't endorse the entire brand, as most of their products are of questionable quality. These scopes though, are built like a tank. Here's one of mine mounted on my SPR build. I went with an ADM Recon mount to get the scope mounted a little further out. The Eye relief on these is pretty generous:

http://album.hybridz.org/data/500/SPR_BUILD_JAN30.jpg