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Old 02-07-2011, 04:05 PM   #1
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im looking to purchase an ar, however i dont know what im looking for in one of these, all i know is they are just flat out awsome. can someone recomend a decent all around ar that wont need to many mods out of the the box, and i can just shoot the **** out of?

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Old 02-07-2011, 04:20 PM   #2
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Three letters BCM or for the short answer, two letters, DD.

Bravo Company Man. makes great rifles that can take whatever you can bring then laugh at you and beg for more. The same goes for Daniel Defence. DD makes everything in house. They both make warfighter quality stuff. BCM would probably your most economical option although DD does have sales now and then.

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I'm not an AR expert but I can tell you a few questions that they will ask you.

What's your purpose/goal for this rifle?
Home Defense
Zombies (meaning SHTF kinda situation)
Hunting
Competition
Plinking/target
other?

What's your budget?

I think your going to find that most AR's you can shoot the S*** out of right out of the box but you should take some time to think about why you want it and decide what features/mods you want on your AR before you spend money on it. I'm in the process of building an AR, I bought the lower for cheap, got a 2 stage Rock River trigger and when I get the money I'm going to get a Rock River Upper already assembled. The reviews I have read from this board and others have been very positive and they are at a good price point for me.

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The reviews I have read from this board and others have been very positive and they are at a good price point for me.
Blasphemy. There are no other boards.
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rock river arms makes really nice affordable quality AR15's.

whatever AR you get i would start with a 5.56 chamber. if your choice is target shooting maybe a .223 chamber but your limiting yourself to shooting name brand commercial loads unless you make your own.

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Blasphemy. There are no other boards.
Just imagine what this place would be like if the users that have been "thinned from the herd" had no place else to go!

I think you would resign but not before you were a bald old man before your time with shot nerves.
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make sure barrel is 5.56mm, make sure you request the M4 feed ramps, and the rest is what all you want to add. oh yeah, read up on charging handles and get a good one.

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Check out some of our Vendors, there are some good deals on nice ARs through them.

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Just imagine what this place would be like if the users that have been "thinned from the herd" had no place else to go!

I think you would resign but not before you were a bald old man before your time with shot nerves.
I fully agree with your statement. But for the members of FTF, there are no other boards.
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I guess my thoughts automaticly gravitate towards 100yds and in when someone says "shoot the **** out of it." When I think, shoot the s*** out of, I think sustained, rapid (or as rapid as your range will allow) fire.

In this case Id go non stainless ( unless used for 3gun like compitition), chrome lined, 16", middlength barrel. Add to that the lightest furniture you can find and a quality optic of your likeing backed up by a set of flip-up irons.

Like whats been stated above you need to decide your main shooting style and what you want to do w/ this AR. From there you can begin to decide on the proper AR for you.

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