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Old 04-09-2012, 08:33 PM   #11
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It had the forward assist but didnt have the chrome liner in barrel. I'm a slow shooter when I shoot my father inlaws ar. But thats also because we shoot at a range that requires us to have atleast 2 seconds between each shot... The upper from what I could tell was metal too.
It's the lower that may be polymer, not the upper.
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I found an ar15 made by dpms for 600$ brand new at a lgs...
Do you know the model of rifle? Is it the Oracle or Sportical?
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ok, I gotta recommend this

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/ar15-primer-beginners-guide-59600/

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http://www.stnickguns.com/panther-oracle-556x45mm223-remington-inch-lite-contour-p-20215.html

This is the gun but the gun told me a flat 600 for it
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Looks to be all metal, chrome barrel, w/forward assist.

I'd waive $575 Cash under his nose. Most of thes come with a front sight post and a decent flip up will run you $60.00
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That's a fair price for that gun.

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Cazpers,

I actually purchased that same rifle about two months ago for nearly the same price ($625) at a local shop. I recently became very interested in AR's and wanted nothing more than an entry level gun. I looked at over 15 shops locally and learned a lot about different rifles, specs, and options. I have no business buying a $1K rifle at this point in my life and knew that there were higher quality options available and ultimately will purchase another one in a few years if the money is there and plan on purchasing a higher quality model. I read a lot of folks who bad mouthed this DPMS rifle with some or no personal experience to support it but ultimately the price was right (for me) and for what I wanted it for.

I plan on shooting it very little and have yet to even run a round through it because I dont have that kind of time. I will use it to learn about AR's, find out what I like and dont like, and enjoy it for what it is. It is a flat top so you have to put optics on it to shoot it and I needed room in the budget for that, money for ammo, mags (it did not come with mags because you cannot purchase 30 round mags in MD).

Here is my breakdown right now and I have not fired a round through it;
Rifle = $625
(2) Magpul PMAGS $50
PA Micro dot with mount - $100
Magpul front and rear BUIS - $125 (I wanted fixed sights)
Midway Industries Gen2 two piece drop in Quad Rail - $125

Any AR is going to cost you a lot more money than just the rifle no matter how you build it so I knew that I had to determine my overal budget and go from there.

I cannot comment on the performance of the rifle but I am hoping that it is a positive experience. There is always somehting better, but you get what you pay for, and you pay for what you can afford.

It is a fun addiction. From what I can tell the guys on this forum are a good time as wel and know a lot more than I do.

I know that everyone likes pics so here is where I am now.

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If you get a teir 1 gun and it has no forward assist, it may be that the manufacturer is confident enough in their product to beleive you won't need it. Mine doesn't.
But getting back to the point at hand, I would shop around. I would also save for a better AR.

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The gun talks to you? I thought I had it bad.
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Midway Industries Gen2 two piece drop in Quad Rail - $125.......
yingpin,

Did you paint the quad rail, or did it come that color? The pic is too light to tell if there are markings on the rails.
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