GUN So.. Thinking about piecing together an AR..

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  1. k1d.

    k1d. New Member

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    Anyone have great/good/badass/best/whateverthefuck certain specific links that will educate me on how to build/customize my AR?

    I know for lower it really doesn't matter..
    As for upper I can pretty much customize it anyway I want it to..
    I know for sure I want rails..
    Then gotta figure out optics and etc.

    I've been busy with school and its kicking my ass so I'm trying to cut straight to the information, so that I can just read up on it during my study breaks..

    Oh and btw...
    Price range is $1200 for the whole gun.
    dont really know whats considered as medium range.. since everyone has their own opinion.. but ill like to be able to shoot 0-300yards

    thanksss
     
  2. Razardica

    Razardica Active Member

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    Get a BCM Midlength upper from bravocompanyusa.com and any complete lower you can find...Stag, LMT, CMMG are all fine.

    Put an Aimpoint on it - you'll be around $1300 or so. You can get by with iron sights for around $1100 for awhile.
     
  3. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    :bowdown: perfect suggestion.
     
  4. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    just get the basic rifle and shoot that for a while. you dont need to deck your shit out right off the bat. get used to the rifle first, then figure out what fancy shit you want.
     
  5. ChipOnShoulder

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    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/webBBS/semi4sale.cgi?read=217412

    Also, the colt 6940 with rails and folding sights is $1400. A bit higher than you want, but if you want the peace of mind of Colt QC and testing.

    Otherwise LMT/BCM uppers are you best bet for value and features. Dropping down the budget in order to afford optics, CMMG/Stag/RRA are all good choices that i've personally used as well... but you'll want to do more research to make sure you are getting the features you want. Right barrel profile, twist, chrome lining, etc.
     
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    A factory 6940 would be pretty cash.

    If you get the BCM upper you will need a BCG too.
     
  7. ChipOnShoulder

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    $160 for BCM
    $160 for a Denny GTS super duty
    $130 for LMT

    I might go for a Young MFG BCG is everything else were sold out, I used on in a build before. Very nicely machined, but it didn't have any testing done.
     
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    I don't think HPT or MPI testing is that important on a BCG for something like this.

    A YM carrier and an LMT enhanced bolt would be gtg.

    I have basically a complete LMT 10.5" AR save a Stag lower receiver. I am very happy with it's performance. I would say that BCM is probably the only thing better. For my uses - it's very close. I don't think I'd be able to appreciate the difference between an LMT and a BCM.
     
  9. k1d.

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    cool ill check everything out thats posted during my next study break ><
    thanks guys
     
  10. TATEROTE

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    because optics are $200 :hsugh:

    makes no sense
     
  11. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    :ugh: good job focusing on ONE aspect of that entire post.
     
  12. Razardica

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    Yeah, if you don't buy $200 in iron sights...then you have $400 left over...which is about how much an Aimpoint costs.

    Honestly, if I was limited in budget - I'd rather get an Aimpoint and get irons later...if this dude is asking WMD what to get for an AR, chances are it's for messing around, not for combat or home defense or whatever.
     
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    even forgoing a front site (bcm's come with fsb's), you both contend that $350 will buy a worthy optic. while THT can get you a 512 for $375 shipped, i doubt $350 would be sufficient anywhere. not to mention the whole thing seems ass backwards
     
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    You're really, really dumb, taterote.
     
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    I'm confused...no worries about testing and inspection but spend twice as much as normal to get some supar special bcg?

    OP my advice is start pretty basic. "Upgrades" to things that don't really need upgrading can turn a cheap rifle into an expensive one pretty fast and usually without anything to actually show for it. Buy a known brand for a reputable vendor and you'll probably be ok and can find out what you don't like and change it later. Get a flat top upper, 16" barrel, light or m4 profile, carbine or midlength gas system. From there you've the building blocks covered that you'd regret and probably want to change later that would be a real expense. Save the tactical rails and other expensive items until later. use the money you save to shoot the crap out of it and find out what you actually want.

    <yar rail hate goes here>
     
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    Plenty of used optics in the 300-350 range if you look around.
     
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    you mean super special bolt?

    more positive, reliable extraction - the bolt is the important part of the BCG anyway..unless you meant the bolt carrier, in which case I was just going off what ChipOnShoulder said...I wasn't recommending the Young Machine carrier...they do seem to be very available right now though.

    I'd rather just buy the LMT Enhanced then get some average bolt and order the 5 coil spring, black insert and viton o-ring.
     
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  18. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    but who in their right mind would buy an eotech?
     
  19. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    :werd: I've seen M2/ML2's with mount go for ~$350 on EE. Could also find a Millett DMS-1 with mount for that price.
     
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    Ym carrier aside, even the LMT enhanced bolt alone is like $160, more than he should have to spend on the entire bcg. If he's not building some super short sbr a regular bcg will be just fine, no reason to waste $100.
     
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    I just picked up a Stag complete lower and am trolling around for good uppers....I'm skurred to make my own.
     
  22. If you buy something like the BCM upper you really don't do anything that you wouldn't have to do when you clean the rifle. Even assembling an upper yourself isn't that hard as long as you've got a receiver block and the barrel wrench.
     
  23. Paul Revere

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    wait for BCM to come back into stock
    ???
    profit
     
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    I love my LE6920
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    If you need an upper, I have complete CMMG 14.5" uppers for $575 right now.
     

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