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Old 12-06-2012, 02:35 PM   #21
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Listen to Cane. (He knows some whereof he speaks) Get a Colt LE6940

One of the best investments I ever make.
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Listen to Cane. (He knows some whereof he speaks) Get a Colt LE6940

One of the best investments I ever make.
As a general rule if Cane says something, it is what you should do.
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So would the trigger, hammer or selector be compatible between .223 and dedicated .22lr
No, it would not be compatible
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Which model Colts would I have to get in order to use any upper like what was suggested, or can I do that with any lower as long as it's a .223/.556 and not a 22lr
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The Colt 6920 carbine would be ideal. However any quality milspec 7075-T6 alloy lower specified for 5.56 or Multi should be all right.
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Which model Colts would I have to get in order to use any upper like what was suggested, or can I do that with any lower as long as it's a .223/.556 and not a 22lr
Colts are unique, and use big pin lowers. Buy a Colt for LIFE and buy a dedicated rimfire for FUN.
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I'd say read the AR-15 Primer sticky first then start forming in your mind the configuration you want. There are so many ways to roll an AR you have to give thought to what YOU want and what is important to you.

Considering your budget, look at PSA's website for configurations. They offer a fine rifle at a great cost.
I have to say, I followed Quentin's advice on this. I'm a big fan of PSA's. I've bought most of the parts from them.

Also I used the following as instructions:
"Building Your AR-15 from scratch" , by Lenny Magill, from www.gunvideo.com.

I'm certain most or all of this info is available online, but I wanted a single source.

Good luck and have fun.

Pat

ps... I posted my build progress here:

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/my-first-diy-ar-15-a-77649/

It might be of some help to you.
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A friend has a Bushmaster XM15-E2S for $975...is that a decent deal and gun?
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I'll make a vote for High Standard. I have a Colt and love it. It is my "work' gun. I have a Bushmaster 20" rifle. It is my bargain priced DMR. 60 shot, 100 yard groups of just over an inch (that's right 60 shot). I have a High Standard in 9mm and find it to be a very good quality gun at a nice price. Colt is not going to be in your price range. PSA or Bushmaster (have the gas key properly staked) will fill your needs.

Hurry as you may have missed your window of opportunity for a good deal. AR's (and most other SUR's) are literally flying off the shelves right now
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A friend has a Bushmaster XM15-E2S for $975...is that a decent deal and gun?
Well since he already has it don't go saying it's a piece of crap. But yeah he could have done better at that price.
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