Originally Posted by TunaFisherman
you have a expensive AR that you baby?...what do you mean by expensive?
Why not take it out and really use it?
These guns are not made of glass. They are designed for rough use.
If I was building a cheap rifle, I would still spend 800 to 1000 at least.
Dont get bent, I am just asking a question
Maybe what I mean is you can still do all the things you listed with a quality rifle and not spend more money on the cheap setup because you find out your "cheap" gun doesnt perform the way you like
Maybe cause my expensive one weighs in around 18lbs and is set up for accuracy, not rapid fire.
My very first AR was a cmmg upper on a plumcrazy lower and was cheap as hell. Now cmmg thinks there colt or something and has doubled there prices.
It was reliable but I sold it to get an AK74 of my choosing. Now I want another cheap rifle that just goes bang when I pull the trigger and can get atleast 3"or less at 100yards.
When it come to ar's there are far to many gear queers out there who think that the name stamped on it makes a difference, or that $500 of extra crap attached makes it a better rifle.
Mil spec, lower, upper, BCG, and chamber and u don't need much else. Surplus Ammo & Arms sell stripped milspec lowers for $80, there are many other Mil spec lowers out there that are 3 and 4 times that much just due to a name.
IM only stating a fact,,,,, u do not need to spend more than $600 for a dependable AR, if u want pretty or special coatings and finishes, or maybe extra crap then sure spend away.
The AR that I have finished I spent more in just the lower than I will on this whole rifle. This rifle will stay basic and simple and I know it will function as intended.