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Old 02-24-2012, 10:53 PM   #1
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Sorry if that question is about to set this forum into a tizzy, but researching this is a monster task I know with so many different brands and models and options. I'm looking for a fair and objective suggestion, knowing that it is still on me to decide. Just looking for some ideas and questions I should ask. Thanks. Much appreciated.

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Old 02-24-2012, 10:57 PM   #2
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PSA, BCM, Colt, LMT, and Spikes for sub $1K ARs. I personally would stay away from anything else. Seems like a lot of the others have problems making them picky when it comes to ammo.

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A little more info would be helpful. For example what's your budget? What features are a must have? What do you plan to use it for? What caliber, sights, stock type, barrel length, foregrips are you looking to have? How much work are you willing or comfortable doing yourself?

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From the other thread he started.

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Price range topped at 1000 but that would like getting some optic (nothing fancy) and grip and some mags for that price. I hear Walmart has good deal on bushman m4a3 models.
Sounds like he's wanting a general purpose set-up.
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That being the case then I would agree, a grand gets a nice upgraded PSA, Spikes or Stag...or an entry level Colt or LMT.

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Nothing entry level about a Colt 6920 and at $985 or so it's a great value. One of those you can give to your sons son.

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I just went and got my first AR-15 last week. And after a lot of research I got the S&W M&P 15 sport for 700. The only thing it doesnt have is forward assist and dust cover but I didn't see any reason for it. And it seem like I good shooting gun. I put 200 rounds thur it the first week and love shooting every round

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I just went and got my first AR-15 last week. And after a lot of research I got the S&W M&P 15 sport for 700. The only thing it doesnt have is forward assist and dust cover but I didn't see any reason for it. And it seem like I good shooting gun. I put 200 rounds thur it the first week and love shooting every round
Where did you get your Sport?
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I just went and got my first AR-15 last week. And after a lot of research I got the S&W M&P 15 sport for 700. The only thing it doesnt have is forward assist and dust cover but I didn't see any reason for it. And it seem like I good shooting gun. I put 200 rounds thur it the first week and love shooting every round
How is your sport? I was thinking about getting one but picked up a PSA instead and love the PSA.
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I Like it so far. I only put 200 rounds thur it gonna but another 500 or so next weekend and will let y'all know more then

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