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Old 09-22-2013, 12:55 PM   #1
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Need help I have no idea what I'm looking for. I'm looking for a cheap but good ar for under $900. Local gun shop has a dpms oracle for $720 any input?

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Old 09-22-2013, 01:11 PM   #2
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Check out PSA. You can get a great quality rifle and optic for about 900 to 1000. They often have weekend and holiday sales... its my opinion but I'd rather have the PSA.

http://palmettostatearmory.com

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We had a thread on this just the other day... There were some great suggestions from the FTF members on that one.
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/best-ars-under-grand-97184/

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Yea I know psa is supposed to be good but I don't know what the diffrence is?

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We had a thread on this just the other day... There were some great suggestions from the FTF members on that one. http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/best-ars-under-grand-97184/
Haha that's my thread
From what I've learned there's a lot you can find for under a grand. It really depends where you look. Windham Weaponry, S&W, PSA, DPMS, Del-Ton, and a few others are easy to find under a grand. Check out my post, there's a lot of good info there and an awesome link to a site that has some killer deals!!
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Yea I know psa is supposed to be good but I don't know what the diffrence is?
Even PSA has different models so it can be tough to choose. Read the stickies and get a PSA model with a Carpenter 158 steel, mp/hp tested bolt and FN made barel.

If you read the primer sticky at the top of the forums, you can save a lot of time searching around for info.
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Yea I know psa is supposed to be good but I don't know what the diffrence is?
Even PSA has different models so it can be tough to choose. If you read the AR primer sticky at the top of the forums, you can save a lot of time searching around for info.
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That was worth saying again!

Seems we're stuck in the twilight zone with double posts yesterday!

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Whatever you get, run it bone stock until you really figure out what you need. I have a huge bin at home full of stuff I thought I needed or liked that will never see the light of day on one of my builds again.

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Need help I have no idea what I'm looking for. I'm looking for a cheap but good ar for under $900. Local gun shop has a dpms oracle for $720 any input?
This type of question gets asked a lot. And almost every time the most popular answer is PSA. If I could go back in time and dictate my first AR purchase (I bought a DPMS, which was okay by the way), it would have been an $800-ish PSA build...probably a 16" midlength.

A DPMS is not necessarily a bad gun for the money. But PSA offers dramatically better quality/parts (like $200-400 worth better) for a similar price. Apprehensive about building a gun you know little about? That's not uncommon. It's reasonable. I've been there. Fear not, it's really easy. YouTube will make it easy. This board will make it easy. And you'll find it to be about as complex as playing Legos or building a model airplane. And you'll have better parts throughout and gain a superior understanding of the functionality of those parts as a result of the building process.

That's my advice.
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