GUN Learn me about AR15's

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  1. bigman7903

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    Ok, ive never really looked into ARs before but now i'm curious, but i also know next to nothing about them, which include which brands are good/bad, how much to pay for quality stuff, etc.

    I've started to look around th AR forums, but its a little overwhelming when you know as little as I do :rofl:

    please teach me the basics
     
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    design your rifle around what you've learned from reading that. the rest is just ergonomics and cosmetics.

    good brands:
    Armalite
    Bushmaster
    Colt
    Rock River
    Stag
    couple other companies not as large as those.

    you can buy a nice AR for under $850. you can buy a nicer one for under a grand. that's about the ballpark for one you don't build yourself.
     
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    what is the concensus of White Oaks Armament's Uppers?, Double Star?, Olympic Arms? Fulton Armory?

    and what is the Avg/Decent price for a good lower? LRB Arms?

    What is the difference between a target style AR vs. a CMP/DCM AR?

    Thank you for putting up with my idiocy/ignorance/obsessive-compulsive gun nut needs.
     
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    My Oly upper runs flawlessly
     
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    white oak is excellent.
     
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    is it justified for me to spend $100 extra on it though? i wanted to keep it under 800 for the parts, and i'll worry about the FFL fees later. this will put me a little bit over, but is it worth it, is i guess what i should be asking?

    and the lowers, i'm still lost, i cant believe they cost as much as they do for as little as you get.

    WTF is a wylde chamber?
     
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    You can find lowers for $100. I have a Double Star lower. Paid $107 shipped.
     
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    yes, but not a lower assembly, i know i can find the reciever for 100 or less, i need the whole thing

    if you can find a lower assm for less than 100 then please show me the way, i'm looking new stuff, not used
     
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    wylde chamber is kind of a cross between a 5.56 chamber and a traditional .223, more intended for match use.

    it'll be justified if you want to shoot service rifle matches. otherwise, save $200 and find something off the EE if you just want a plain jane upper made to mil-spec.
     
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    I target shoot, so i figured a comp grade upper would be something to look into, how much accuracy would i lose by going to something cheaper?
     
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    no clue, that would all depend on what manufacturer, what twist, length of barrel, ammo selection...

    i will say that the white oak upper would be an excellent purchase if you are wanting a rifle that will outshoot you for years to come, even if your skill improves.

    i've been wanting to get a WOA match upper for a while. need to finish M4gery build, though.
     
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    ah fuck it, its only money ;)

    how about superior arms lower recievers, i see that aim surplus has them for 89.99
     
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    i've never heard of superior arms.

    i grabbed a couple DPMS forged lowers from CMMG a little more than a year ago. they cost $109 each, IIRC.

    www.cmmginc.com
     
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    eh, Aim also has Stag arms recievers for 100

    and the CMMG recievers are up to 119, gas prices be damned
     
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    CMMG lowers are $119. go to other firearms and you'll see the DPMS ones for $104 now.
     
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    Oh ok. Build your own?

    -Receiver $100
    -Lower parts kit $60
    -Hogue grip *$20
    -6 POS buttstock $50

    :o
     

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