Originally Posted by LotzORemmies
My hunt continues but have yet to give some decent results (without spending two grand!) The whole reason I was trying to go for the R15 is that it comes in 308 relatively cheaper than you could build an AR of the same caliber. After hunting around CenCal, I heard about this guy that runs a small shop the next town over and specializes in everything AR, but holy **** bricks was he expensive (at least from what I can tell). He was selling totally stripped lowers for 450! Not including tax and registration! Daaaammmnn. Oh well, I'll continue to try and bag an "R" for grand.
Are you after the R15 for the camo finish, or are you trying to find something for hunting, or what? If you are after a deer rifle, you could go with the 6.8SPC, and you can get a Rock River 6.8SPC Midlength for $878 + transfer fees, from PK Firearms PK Firearms | Online Store
Or buy a Stag Model 7 upper in 6.8, and a lower, and you'd be into it for less than $900 also. Order Stag Arms Products Online!
The best thing about doing it that way, you could always buy different uppers to fit that lower and end up with a gun set up for what you want to be able to do.