Originally Posted by hindle1225
Look... We are splitting hairs here. That being said.. I think you did a fine job breaking those models out and defining their respective price points. For the OP of this thread and all others looking to by an AR, that gives them a good idea.
Well, my post was intended to be taken in two ways.
(1) As you've noticed, I expect my price projections are pretty accurate. I've been shopping for multiple ARs of late, and investigating these brands in particular. The wider ranges are for this reason...if you're going to spend for a BCM rifle, aren't going to go ahead and buy the BCM bcg and gunfighter ch? Probably. And then there's optics and handguards.
(2) But also- If someone can point me down a better path, I'm all ears. The WWW is a massive space, and there are often deals hiding under rocks that many of us are simply unaware of. Like...who figures you can save 25+% buying Spike's components from JoBob's than...well, buying from Spike's direct?
Where I would lean for best values, based on very
Non-milspec, sub $800: S&W, DelTon
Milspec $700-950: Spikes, PSA
Milspec $1K-ish: BCM
Milspec+, Under $1500: Daniel Defense (Noveske intrigues me though, great barrels)
It's all just opinion and preference. And not overwhelmingly informed opinion/preference in my case.