Originally Posted by Quentin
HBAR and well balanced really don't go together unless you add weight to the rear. RRA does make an accurate AR but look at BCM since you're getting in that price range.
Don't expect the run of the mill AR to be better than a good build. With the same money you can do better if you choose parts wisely. Also you can buy a complete upper receiver then build or buy the lower and learn something along the way. Even if you buy a complete rifle YOU should be in control of selecting the parts. Sadly most people are too lazy to do the research and settle for less.
Well said, I guess I should invest some time and build one...