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Old 01-30-2012, 04:03 PM   #11
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I say mix and match anything you want. Get the best quality for your money.
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Stag Arms mod 4 flat top with flip up rear sight and a 6 power scope. That would probably run $650-$850.
Then I would go to joeboboutfitters.coom and get a plum crazy complete lower for $119 and then put a new grip on it.

If you don't mind mis-match you can get pretty much any AR configuration you want for a lot less than you think.
Nothing wrong with your choices but if I had that much to spend I would have to pass on a composite lower
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:21 PM   #13
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Enlighten me . You're at $400 just for the trigger and stock, 1k+ for the upper, another 1k+ for the can and stamp, $600+ for the lower and second stamp, and finally a couple hundred for a 200 round case of subs. What's that $3200, lol. $3200 and 6 months of your time Do you have some secret squirrel firearms supply store you shop at?
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I've also built mine. It's basically an M4 but with a 16" pencil barrel. Much like a Colt 6720 except with midlength gas. Weighs 6.5 lbs.

The rifle came in around $1000, with the components listed below. I would replace the cheap RDS pictured with an Aimpoint H-1 Micro and come in maybe a little over $1500. With a blem or used H-1 I could come in under.

Daniel Defense Upper Receiver with 16" LW CHF barrel:
Receiver Machined from Aluminum Forgings 7075-T6
Receiver Hardcoat Anodize per MIL-A-8625F, Type III, Class 2
T-Marked Upper Receiver
M4 Feed Ramp Flat Top Receiver

Daniel Defense Cold Hammer Forged Barrel
USGI LW Profile Barrel, 16"
USGI 5.56mm NATO Chamber
Independently Certified Mil-Spec 11595E Barrel Steel
HPT (High Pressure Test, per Milspec) Barrel
MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspected, per Milspec) Barrel
Chrome Lined Bore and Chamber
1:7" twist
Manganese Phosphate Barrel Finish on entire barrel
M4 Feed Ramp Barrel Extension
MidLength Gas System
A2 Flash Suppressor
Taper Pinned Front Sight Base
Mil-Spec F-Marked Forged Front Sight
Magpul MBUS 2 Rear Sight
Magpul MOE midlength handguards with IWC QD sling mount
BCM® GUNFIGHTER Mod 4 Charging Handle

Daniel Defense Bolt Carrier Group
Bolt machined from Mil-Spec Carpenter No. 158® steel
HPT Bolt (High Pressure Tested/ Proof)
MPI Bolt (Magnetic Particle Inspected)
Shot Peened Bolt
Chrome Lined Carrier (M16/AUTO)
Chrome Lined Gas Key
Gas Key Hardened to USGI Specifications
Grade 8 Hardened Fasteners Key
Carrier Key Staked Per Mil-Spec
BCM® Tool Steel Extractor
BCM® Extractor Spring
BCM® Black Extractor Insert


S&W M&P-15 Lower Receiver
Receiver Machined from Aluminum Forgings 7075-T6
Receiver Hardcoat Anodize per MIL-A-8625F, Type III, Class 2
Beveled magwell to ease magazine insertion
Daniel Defense lower parts kit
Milspec trigger group
Milspec Un-notched Hammer
Magpul MOE pistol grip
USGI Trigger Guard

BCM® Milspec 7075-T6 Receiver Extension
Noveske endplate with QD sling mount
USGI Staked M4 Lock Nut
USGI H Buffer
Magpul CTR stock with QD sling mounts
VTAC sling (not pictured)
S&W M&P-15 marked Magpul PMAG

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Please remember whats good for us isn't necessarily what's good for you....how do you plan to use it?

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R u asking me or someone else

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R u asking me or someone else
u sir! this a duty gun?
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Yea it is, needs to be reliable, hunting worthy accurate up to 500 yards consistently , but be able to work in CQ

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..... that's a pretty tall order.

I'd recommend looking into a 1x7 twist, for larger projectiles you may need to hunt with and hit 500 yards consistently. You may want to look at the limitations of the 5.56 and .223 at longer distances for hunting.

A 16" barrel would get to you to 500 easily, but for hunting I'd give serious consideration to 18" barrels but that would not be as optimal for CQB work. That's gonna be your call. For example, you can do interior work with a 20" barrel, but wouldn't a 10.5" be better (just giving you extreme ranges here....)

Also I'd definately be looking for glass. A 1-4x optic or a Eotech/Aimpoint 2moa unit with flip to the side magnifier would work but all 3 options are pretty heavy. On the least expensive side would be a low end 1-4 optic at around $200. But I wouldn't put one on for a duty gun. You can get a good 1-4x with rings for about $500-700. Aimpoints and Eotechs would be my first suggestion but genuine models with genuine magnifiers will run you north of $700 (half your budget). You can get away with an Eotech used for about $300 and lower end 4x or 5x or 6x magnifier for under $200 leaving you with $1000 for your rifle. But bear in mind these are all heavy options. Also 1-4x and a great compromise but are usually not as fast (to pickup) as RDS/HWS like the Aimpoint and Eotechs.

I'd like suggest that you look to maybe separating your requirements into 2 categories.

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1) a lightweight duty gun for 200 yards and under with an unmagnified RDS.
2) a separate upper for long distance work, maybe even a different caliber like 6.8 spc, and 3-9 glass

I know this option will be way over your budget, but at least you can get your duty gun now. And work on putting together you hunting upper for later.

I am sure that you'd be happier with the performance this setup, over having jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none.

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Nothing wrong with your choices but if I had that much to spend I would have to pass on a composite lower
Yea that's just what id do. You can go with that composite lower and a used upper and spend about $600.
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