Originally Posted by mjkeat
The only good thing about that rifle is the Daniel Defense lower parts kit.
I'd pass, especially for $850. I wouldn't touch the thing. You don't know how well the thing was assemble or what parts were used. These ARs are often referred to as "Bubba Guns" for a reason. Not saying assembling your own AR is bad but buying one is a crap shoot.
Also I would look for a Wylde chambered AR if you're wanting to target shoot for groups. I prefer 5.56 myself as I shoot for minute of man at closer distances in rapid fashion.
Recap: Avoid this firearm like the plague and get yourself something actually worth the $850 like a Spikes or BCM or save a little cash and get a PSA which is Mil-Spec and has so far proven itself well worth its already great price tag.
"Bubba Guns" - thats funny. Thanks for keeping me out of trouble. I looked at Spikes, and it seemed they were all 16" bbls. I was pretty much convinced I wanted a LONG rifle. 20" stainless? I always thought for accuracy, longer was better. The author of said disertation seemed to recommend CMMG. I haven't even looked yet.
I'd spent quite a bit of time reading a great post entitled "So you want to buy an AR-15, huh?". I learned a lot.
Anyway - thank you for all the advice and talking sense to me. Even though I'm not a kid (well, I'm a 50 year old kid, I guess), I tend to lack patience, buy on impulse and am easily swayed by "the cool factor". AR-15s are tough because there are SO many and even the biggest POS is apt to get me breathing heavy because of some cool gadget on a rail.
All that said, I came to this topic because I'd read that buying a upper and lower on different days was a good thing to do. On the other hand, see abouve abotu patience. Off the shelf and directly to the range is attractive to me as well. :-)
Ciao for now, and thanks again!