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Old 11-04-2012, 01:58 AM   #11
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I agree with other posts, RRA is a fine weapon. It is not mil-spec but I do not believe it would be necessary for that unless I was going into combat with it. That being said mid length would probably be best, pick one with the type rail you prefer and enjoy. Do not get hung up on the name of Colt and others, most can not shoot them that we'll anyway and they offer no distinct advantage in ordinary use. I will say that they do have a tendency to be heavy because of the heavy profile barrel and the forearms can be just a scant heavier in specific configurations.

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Midlength, for sure.

Quentin, I just bought an upper from BCM. A 14.5-inch barreled upper with midlength gas (just the upper, mind you), Larue rails, BCG, charging handle, and BUIS was $1000! Add a lower, completely built, and you've got a $1400 AR. An awesome AR, but $400 over the OP's budget.

RRA and Palmetto State might be the better option to keep the AR under $1000.
Nice build, Chris! They get better each time, huh?

A BCM can be brought in for about the same as many RRAs, around 1K. I'd go that way myself. As you say PSA is a great way to go also and you can shave a couple hundred off, maybe even to $750. (Again better than RRA for a general purpose AR.)

@okdonk... I've heard that lead time too.
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Hey bud, there is nothing wrong with RRA for what you intend to use it for. There is no reason to wait so long ordering direct from them. Look around and you can find them in stock for less sometimes. Here is just one example of where you can find them.



http://www.kygunco.com/category.cfm/keenes/rock-river-arms-rifles

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Hey bud, there is nothing wrong with RRA for what you intend to use it for...
What's wrong is to put on blinders focusing on only one brand when there are better products in the same price range.
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Hello all. In the somewhat bear future i want to buy an AR 15 (in .223). The brand i am pretty much dead-set on is Rock River Arms. I do not have alot of money so im trying to keep it under 1k. I see they have a few models for that price. I am wanting to know, what is the "best" all-around rifle in that price range? Should i go with a Mid-Length or a Carbine? Some of the models im looking at are the Standard A2/A4, Mid Length A2/A4, and the entry Tactical. Thanks!
like this one - http://www.rockriverarms.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id= 224? RRA makes good rifles and they have very good results for accuracy. Another brand you may want to look at is STAG, excellent rifles as well.

Now have you given any thoughts to "building" your own AR15? Read the stickies, read the build threads ... it's not all that hard (so easy HS graduates can do it under fire ).
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What's wrong is to put on blinders focusing on only one brand when there are better products in the same price range.


Quentin, very true. It just sounded like he had his mind set on RRA and I was trying to save him the long wait of ordering direct through RRA. Now me personally, I don't own any RRA's, my brother does and we have abused the hell out of it and had no issues so far. All of my AR's were built by me for each of their intended uses.
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I built my own computer, how hard can an AR 15 be?

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I built my own computer, how hard can an AR 15 be?
can you fashion a rudimentary lathe? ... If so you can build an AR


check out the build threads ... easy peasy
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