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Old 08-28-2010, 06:12 AM   #21
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if i were to build one im thinking this upper maybe
DPMS AR-15 A3 Flattop Upper Assembly 5.56x45mm NATO 1 in 9" Twist 16" Barrel Chrome Moly Matte with GlacierGuard Handguard, A2 Front Sight, Flash Hider, Pre-Ban - MidwayUSA

and then this lower here SPIKES TACTICAL : Stripped AR-15 Lower Receiver (100-004-685) - World's Largest Supplier of Firearm Accessories, Gun Parts and Gunsmithing Tools

and now fiding a good lower parts kit i guess a dpms one whould work

the only thing is that lower has saftey semi an looks like 3 round. just for looks i guess i whouldnt need that if there is no 3 round burst. or unless there is a way to fix it i dunno think ya need class 3 ffl though to own an auto?

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Old 08-30-2010, 12:41 PM   #22
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what are some other good uppers and lowers that will shoot decently? if i were to assemble my own ar? the one im thinking of buying from buds is right at 700 after the ffl fee

could i get a good self built one for 550?

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Old 08-30-2010, 03:58 PM   #23
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J and T Distributing, just google it. I bought my Doublestar upper with free floating handguard and 24" stainless steel bull barrel (Wilson Combat) for 504.00 shipped to my house.

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Hey CD82, this is going nowhere. Really it's time for you to do some homework reading the stickies and anything else you can now. I agree with the others that building is a great way to go but every hour of research on your part will increase the odds that you get the rifle you want at the price you want. Many of us here went through the same process and with a lot of thought zeroed in on what we wanted but it's hard to help someone else figure out what they want until they get it firmed out in their mind.

Not trying to single you out, it's just that a lot of new people get stuck in a loop when there are SO many answers up above in the sticky threads!

One thing I'm noticing, do go too cheap... you'll be sorry in six months... buy good parts for your build or buy a good rifle.

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Old 08-30-2010, 05:36 PM   #25
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could i get a good self built one for 550?
The benefit of building isn't as much saving money as the experience of the build, itself. $550 seems a bit low.

When you include some magazines and enough ammo to really get some experience shooting it, you should really be thinking about $1000 at the end of the day. Maybe $800 for the rifle and $200 for the ammo and magazines.

And, obviously, you could spend loads more than that.

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I think I have just about 1300.00 wrapped up in mine, but now the rifle is far nicer than the optics on it, so a Millet is going to be on there really soon. Anyone have a Millet 6-24 power they are looking to part with? I should be posting pics of my rifle here pretty soon.

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the dpms oracle i can get it reasoanble i think its the one im going to try.

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Do you want to forgo chrome lining? 1:9 twist? an ejection port cover? forward assist? milspec BCG and barrel? Milspec RE? Since you mentioned the Oracle, a few things to think about. Not knocking it if it's what you want but be sure. If it were me I'd pass. If you're determined to go that cheap take a look at the CMMG bargain bin too.

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yes ejection port cover i want it form what i know its supposed to help keep dust out. from what i found out the oracle is the same as the sportical but with an a3 upper. is there something wrong with the chrome lined barrel? people seem to like this gun on dpms forums

i dont want a bargin bin a gun with scratches or might be used or returned. i want a new one and i want a dpms the oracle is in my price range an i think it whould suit me just fine

whats wrong with the oracle?

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Sorry CD82, I was thinking of the Sportical ... this one does have an ejection port cover and forward assist but isn't milspec and doesn't have a chrome-lined barrel.

How much can you get it for? I suppose it would be a passable bottom rung AR but you can do so much better for another $100 or so. If you can go $800 you could build or buy an AR to be proud of.

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