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Old 07-27-2012, 04:35 AM   #11
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I have a S&W and have been nothing but satisfied. Do be aware there are many different levels in the S*W line up.. you can go budget for the sport model and they start in the 6-800 range depending on where you live. Then you get into the standard mil-spec M-4 Configuration with or with out fixed front sight and bayo lug, then you can get into the M&P tactical which is upwards of $16-1700 and very nice.

Mine is the ORC ( optic ready carbine ) which is a flat top and front railed gas block. I have put prob over 5k rounds through it without a hick-up. I have attended a couple carbine classes and ran about 7-800 rounds in a 6 or 7 hr period. And amost all steel cased too by the way. I think I paid around $1100 in the spring of 09. They get a full thumbs up from me. You can go here and view the whole line up and msrp..


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Thank you everyone for your input. Please add more as I am a newbie in the AR department.
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Building by starting with Spike's lower, PSA LPK kit and patiently hunt a Spike's Upper Receiver Group. All can be done under $900.
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For what its worth, though you can buy one as cheap as build, I applaud you for doing so. I assembled both of mine, and they are exactly the way I want them, not the marketing guys or the guys in accounting. As such, they are MINE, and may not be suited for others, but I didn't build them for someone else.
Anyway, here is a thought, since you are starting from scratch. Unless you have a Dillon 650 or an uncle who works at Federal or Hornady, why not find something cheaper than the. 223 to shoot? Since this is going to be a zombie apocalypse gun, why not shoot it cheap(er)? You can get a barreled upper in 5.45x39 for a little more than a standard 5.56 upper, but the upside is that the ammo is about 12 cents a round vs. 35 for new FMJ 5.56. It uses slightly different magazines, and there is quality ammo available for when you want to drive tacks.
Just a thought, but that is going to be my next build. I can hoard several thousand rounds of ammo for under $500.
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For what its worth, though you can buy one as cheap as build, I applaud you for doing so. I assembled both of mine, and they are exactly the way I want them, not the marketing guys or the guys in accounting. As such, they are MINE, and may not be suited for others, but I didn't build them for someone else.
Anyway, here is a thought, since you are starting from scratch. Unless you have a Dillon 650 or an uncle who works at Federal or Hornady, why not find something cheaper than the. 223 to shoot? Since this is going to be a zombie apocalypse gun, why not shoot it cheap(er)? You can get a barreled upper in 5.45x39 for a little more than a standard 5.56 upper, but the upside is that the ammo is about 12 cents a round vs. 35 for new FMJ 5.56. It uses slightly different magazines, and there is quality ammo available for when you want to drive tacks.
Just a thought, but that is going to be my next build. I can hoard several thousand rounds of ammo for under $500.
Haven't considered that option, thanks for your insight.
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