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Old 04-22-2012, 12:50 AM
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Default How much are basic AR-15 rifles?

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.

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Old 04-22-2012, 12:56 AM
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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.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:58 AM
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BAM

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index...e-edition.html

and

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

Put those two together


or you can go with

http://www.riflegear.com/p-1148-sw-m...ort-rifle.aspx
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Old 04-22-2012, 4:37 AM
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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.
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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.
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What's the difference between full fledged and watered down?
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The average cost to build a "basic" AR is between $600-800 complete
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With sights, maglock and ten rnd mag; the least expensive I've ever gotten was just over $700.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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Old 04-23-2012, 11:17 AM
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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....
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