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KrazL
04-21-2012, 11:50 PM
I am currently trying to get an ideal range of how much a basic .223/556, 6.8, 308/7.62 COMPLETE rifle goes for, for both in a local dealer, and/or online(for those usually IN STOCK)
- can we use the same LPK and lower reciever for the 556, 6.8, and the 762? Or will i be needing a different LPK and a lower for these?
Also, which would you recommend for both plinking and hunting-will be hunting deer, hog, or whatever i can get my hands on with it.(mostly plink)
Basically, just a rifle with a flattop so i can throw on an eotech or rds for now.[will add on a scope later on]

-will be building a rifle, so right now, trying to get an ideal range of what I should be spending.

Javi
04-21-2012, 11:56 PM
I think the two lowest in price that you'll find are the S&W M&P 15-sport & a DPMS like the "DT Sport", I believe it's called. Turner's had a wed. deal that brought that DPMS or a similar model pretty damn cheap. Oh, it was the DPMS Oracle with no sights for $630.

Johnnyfres
04-21-2012, 11:58 PM
BAM

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ar-15-05/lower-parts/complete-psa-ar15-lower-moe-edition.html

and

BAM

http://sotaarms.com/?page_id=219

Put those two together


or you can go with

http://www.riflegear.com/p-1148-sw-model-mp15-sport-rifle.aspx

jbush
04-22-2012, 3:37 AM
Basic 5.56?? Build a lower, buy a complete upper, if you don't get to carried away under $800 with dros and shipping. I did a JD lower with PSA MOE LBK and 14.7 upper at the beginning of the year, with a couple mags and sights was just under $800 complete with fees. And, Im working on a couple more for my kids, 16" with chrome hammer forged barrels and they should end up about $800 to $850 total with fees and shipping, unless they start adding free float rails etc it could jump to a grand.

Wallabing
04-22-2012, 4:10 AM
You can build a complete lower for $240

Then you can buy a Delton upper for $400

$640

It will be a full fledged AR15, not a watered down sporter version.

Moto4Fun
04-22-2012, 4:36 AM
What's the difference between full fledged and watered down?

artoaster
04-22-2012, 5:06 AM
Any feedback on SOTA Arms and their products and services?

tonelar
04-22-2012, 5:13 AM
What's the difference between full fledged and watered down?

No fwd assist or dust cover...

Allentu
04-22-2012, 5:14 AM
The average cost to build a "basic" AR is between $600-800 complete

tonelar
04-22-2012, 5:23 AM
With sights, maglock and ten rnd mag; the least expensive I've ever gotten was just over $700.

Arkangel
04-22-2012, 6:33 AM
I am currently trying to get an ideal range of how much a basic .223/556, 6.8, 308/7.62 COMPLETE rifle goes for, for both in a local dealer, and/or online(for those usually IN STOCK)
- can we use the same LPK and lower reciever for the 556, 6.8, and the 762? Or will i be needing a different LPK and a lower for these?


For .223/5.56 and 6.8 (other calibers too) you can use the same lower, Just swap uppers.

You will need a different lower for .308

Out of the calibers you listed the .223 will be the cheapest to plink with.

ptgarcia
04-22-2012, 10:54 AM
With sights, maglock and ten rnd mag; the least expensive I've ever gotten was just over $700.


I second this. A gun needing nothing more than ammo to shoot is generally going to cost $700+. Mine is really basic using more economical parts and I spent $800.

Steerme
04-23-2012, 10:02 AM
Do you want basic or reliable/durable to shoot all ammo and cycle properly when shooting in volume. A little upfront planning and the right parts may make gun ownership more fun and cost efficient.

Basic 5.56 -$600-900
Basic 6.8 - about the same. Mags are more expensive.
Basic 7.62x39 about the same (IMO, buy an AK or SKS if you want to shoot 7.62x39)
Basic 308 - $1500 but plan to spend $2000-$2500 for a durable rifle.

May I suggest that you use MilSpec parts from better quality manufacturers and spend the few extra dollars. I spent less money up front and ended up buying new parts to fix various problems that cropped up increasing the cost of my rifle by 50%.

If you ever want to shoot heavier 5.56/.223 bullets for hunting, you may wish to use a 1/7 twist barrel. Spend the extra $100 and buy a good barrel with chrome lined barrel and chamber. It should last longer, clean easier, resist corrosion, and will allow you greater flexability with ammunition.

Good luck.

INDABZ
04-23-2012, 10:17 AM
Decent Factory guns start out about 900 bux that are chrome lined......

Most factory rifles can be had somewhere bwtn 900-1200 dollars...

Piston rifles will generally be a lot more.....

308s depends on what style or type you wanna go with...Knights/DPMS..Armalite...Rock River....