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Old 02-05-2014, 01:05 AM   #1
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Mite be picking up a ar its a s&w m&por. Its selling for around 900$ is there a huge difference with this and the m&p sport. I seen the sport is almost 200$ cheaper any suggestions ? Go with the smith or maybe look around for a bushmaster or spikes ? Im new to ars so bare with me thank you

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Old 02-05-2014, 01:15 AM   #2
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The Sport makes sense. It has no forward assist which is a waste of money in a sporter rifle. No sights means you can choose your own or anything you want on the top rail. absolutely go for it. It was my first AR.

Edit: Got mine for 600 a few years back. Looks like it is 50% up, more than average appreciation for an AR model.

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I have an M&P 10 I like a lot and a Spikes 5.56 which I love. I'd say either the Smith or a Spikes would get the job done.


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U think 900 is a fair price? I will be using it hunting quite a bit i want a quality well built ar. Not a beginner one i have about 1100 to spend hes including a redfield 4-12x40 scope to

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$900 is the high end of what the M&P "optics ready" should be going for.

It's a good rifle. An upgrade from a Bushmaster, maybe not better than a Spikes tho. That all depends on the price and model.

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I dont mind payn a tad extra especially if hes throwing a decent scope in. When u say high end how much we talkin ?

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U think 900 is a fair price? I will be using it hunting quite a bit i want a quality well built ar. Not a beginner one i have about 1100 to spend hes including a redfield 4-12x40 scope to

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Bought mine when S&W was still a new name for an AR. They've done well, and now are trading on the brand name. But, looked it up just now - as low as $609 NIB on GB, and there are a few. As far as quality, it was solid, no problems of any kind. Honestly, I think it's a steal.

Your scope is a little too much for a carbine. If you plan to shoot long range, rather than run around with it, consider a rifle length gas system and a heavier barrel.
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Bought mine when S&W was still a new name for an AR. They've done well, and now are trading on the brand name. But, looked it up just now - as low as $609 NIB on GB, and there are a few. As far as quality, it was solid, no problems of any kind. Honestly, I think it's a steal.

Your scope is a little too much for a carbine. If you plan to shoot long range, rather than run around with it, consider a rifle length gas system and a heavier barrel.
And see im brand new to the ar world so im kinda lost with what to do with em

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Anything you want, there is an AR for it. There is abook by Patrick Sweeney, in the Gun Digest series, all there us to know before you choose one. Title is AFAIR "The Gun Digest Book Of The AR-15"

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Anything you want, there is an AR for it. There is abook by Patrick Sweeney, in the Gun Digest series, all there us to know before you choose one. Title is AFAIR "The Gun Digest Book Of The AR-15"
And honastly i will probably just be doin alotta hunting with it and some plinking. So far i liked this ar the best and its nice of him to throw a scope in will this be a good setup for what im lookin for ?

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