GUN Average cost to build an AR-15?

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  1. texchef

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    I know there are guys who build them from scratch. How hard is it for a rifle newb and what kind of cost can i expect?

    I've been to AR-15.com and can't really find anything in the VERY basic realm. I'm talking basic, like labeled pictures and such.
     
  2. Kroze

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    there was an exact thread about this! jesus.


    ar15.com have pictures in their FAQ.




    it usually cost $500-700 if you search around.

    but i'd rather spend $800 to get myself a brand new bushmaster instead of gathering all different parts and have the rifle come out like ass with all different color and manufacturer.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I think this is what I am going to end up doing.. just waiting the market to see if I want to sell my stock.. if I do.. a Bushmaster will be mine :bigthumb:
     
  5. chakup

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    Here's the problem, you won't stop there. I bought a bushy cuz I wanted an AR, now I have an RRA lower sitting here trying to decide what next. It is an addiction.
     
  6. ShackleMeNot

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    Don't build your first AR. Buy a factory rifle from Bushmaster or RRA. Build any AR's you want after that but buy your first one as a complete factory gun.

    I see a fuck load of AR's in classes and by far the ones that die the quickest and the most often are the franken guns that guys saved $50 buck by building from parts.
     
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    I've gotten out with $525 in a rifle. However, those $525 rifles can easily get to become $2,800 once "accessorized".
     
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    i made 2 nices ones. one will end up being about 750, and the other was around 850
     
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    I'm working on 2 builds the cheaper one is running me about $550, havnt started on the 2nd one yet really but i expect that one to cost me about $1100 to make it the way i want. the cheap one is basic m4 setup
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Stock sale just went through.. got a $800 (my part allocated to this) cash.. I guess I need to start shopping :coold:
     
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    let me help u build one. you might have some cash left over for some ammo:bigthumb:
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I would be open to this.. I just want something quality.. my friend was telling me when he put his bushmaster next to an Oly Arms the quality difference was amazing.
    This same guy told me I should buy a complete one for less trouble and matching so I am kinda unsure right now.
    I know if I buy a complete one it will use about every inch of that $800

    I also wanted an AK which I could buy two AK's for $800 and then probaly will a 1000rds of Ammo..

    What do I do :bigthumb:
     
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    Unless you just want a basic AR your going to wind up spending more if you want any sort of optics and what not. As for what to do :dunno: I've got AR's and AK's everyone should have atleast one of each if your gunna buy 2 ak's get 1 7.62 and 1 5.45
     
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    cost me about 750 for my setup.
    i built the RRA Lower with a 4 position stock and i just bought a standard a4 20" upper complete with a tactical carry handle. everything brand new
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I do want a basic one right now, I did shop around and found a Bushy 20" for about $800 new with case and one mag. Soon as cash gets here I will be going to get it. I am also looking at AR-15.com for any deals
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Checked out a 20" Bushy today.. its soo mine next week :big grin:
     
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    :cool: now time to save up for an AK :bigthumb:
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    That will come down the road.. my wife even went to the store with me to look :)
     
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    cool i got a few ak's as it is now but want more. SAR1, SAR2 those are my two beaters, also have preban maadi and preban polytech that are safe queens. Hopfully I'll be out of NY and in TX soon so i can buy a nice no ban arsenal 5.45.
     
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    Looks like mine is happening Thursday :noes:
     
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    got the quote back from legal transfers for you. $834 shipped complete for the Entry Tactical.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Thanks.. I think I am gonna do the 20" Bushy.. the more I think, the more I think its whats best.. and I dont have to wait.

    [​IMG]

    That Price Too Low to post was actually higher than the other guy :mamoru:
     
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    my upper is costing me 675 :o
     
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    better be a good fuckin upper
     

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