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Old 09-25-2011, 09:11 PM   #21
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hey Tunafisherman, what's the top rifle in that pic you posted? It looks like an M&P 15-22 almost but the barrel looks different than the ones i've seen.

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$525.97

*Surplus Ammo & Arms AR15 Stripped Lower Receiver + DPMS LPK - Surplus Ammo

DPMS Pardus Buttstock Assembly 6-Position Commercial Diameter Collapsible AR-15 Synthetic Black - MidwayUSA

DPMS AR-15 Flat-Top Upper Assembly 5.56x45mm NATO 1 in 9" Twist 16" Bull Barrel Chrome Moly Matte with GlacierGuard Handguard - MidwayUSA

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DPMS AR-15 Sportical Flat-Top Upper Assembly 5.56x45mm NATO 1 in 9" Twist 16" Light Contour Barrel Chrome Moly Matte with GlacierGuard Handguard, Single Rail Gas Block, Flash Hider Pre-Ban - MidwayUSA


$569.99

*DPMS Panther 5.56 NATO Oracle- New in Box - Surplus Ammo

there cheap and they work.

now to get back on topic, im still looking for links to finish this upper on the cheap

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Old 09-25-2011, 09:14 PM   #23
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If you're looking for cheap Model 1 Sales has all the parts you can find in one place at decent prices, if you go shopping around a bit you can probably find some of them at lower prices but if you get em all in one place I think it'll save some on shipping.

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good point about the shipping. mid way has some good prices as well

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Yeah, Shipping is honestly why i try to buy most of my stuff at gunshows or through the local places ends up saving me a bit.

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Yeah, Shipping is honestly why i try to buy most of my stuff at gunshows or through the local places ends up saving me a bit.
bad idea around here man, every gun show i go to its just to put some thing in my hand so i can go home and order it later......

every one i have been too every thing there is 3 times the usal price not to mention the $20 just to get in + park. last one i went to there was a guy selling a russian SKS for $800 and PSL'S for just under $2k.

wasr's were going for $700. just not ever going to pay them prices
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hey Tunafisherman, what's the top rifle in that pic you posted? It looks like an M&P 15-22 almost but the barrel looks different than the ones i've seen.
15-22 with a Spikes can
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sorry to hear that, the ones around here are great usually, I just picked up a Mosin-Nagant finally last week, I paid 210 after Tax and got the Rifle and a Can of Ammo, If i'd of ordered it online would have been between 99-125 for the rifle, plus the FFL Transfer cost and shipping, and the ammo cans were 95+ shipping. Same with just about everything there, Bushmasters/DPMS for around 700 assembled, only things seemingly "high" are some of the older weapons and one guy who thinks all his stuff is just AMAZING apparently because he wanted between 100 and 200 more than everyone else there for the same things, He had an old 1911 for 1000 when I could turn around and buy a nice new one for 1100.

The ACRs i ran across were the only things really close to retail at 2300

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Mil spec, lower, upper, BCG, and chamber and u don't need much else... 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...
I'd say you have to dig deep and be patient to get a true milspec, dependable AR for $600. The average person won't be likely to do it. But I do like your idea of the pencil barrel on your A2 upper receiver.

The key word is "dependable". What does that mean to you? To me it means BCD dependable - BCM, Colt, Daniel Defense.


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true, and im in no hurry, so far this looks like my best bet to finish this upper they way i want.

MagPul MOE Handguard AR-15 - MidwayUSA

DPMS Delta Pack AR-15 Matte - MidwayUSA

DPMS Flash Hider A2 1/2"-28 Thread AR-15 Matte - MidwayUSA

Yankee Hill Machine Gas Tube Carbine AR-15 Black Plated - MidwayUSA

DPMS Gas Tube Roll Pin AR-15, DPMS LR-308 - MidwayUSA

Model 1 Barrel AR-15 223 Remington Lightweight Contour 1 in 9" Twist 16" Chrome Moly Matte with Front Sight Pre-Ban - MidwayUSA

Model 1 Charging Handle Assembly AR-15 Aluminum Matte - MidwayUSA

SI Defense Bolt Carrier Assembly Mil-Spec AR-15 223 Remington Matte - MidwayUSA

all that comes up to $349.41 before shipping.
or i could get this upper and strip it down for the parts for my A2 upper
!!! - DPMS Panther A3 Lite-16 Complete Upper Receiver- 5.56 NATO - Surplus Ammo
for $379.99

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