best all around ar for around 1500 or less?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by rayssrr, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. rayssrr

    rayssrr New Member

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    I am asking advice on deciding the best all around ar in a 1500 or less price range. What ar is the most reliable? What ar is the easiest to breakdown and maintain? What ar is the best looking? What ar is the most universal for hunting and self defense?
     
  2. AgentTikki

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    Whats the automobile around for under $50,000?

    best for offroading?
    best for carpooling?
    best for camping?
    best for long road trips?
    best for drag racing?
    best for grocery shopping?


    I hope you get the picture.....
    There are soooooo many options out there that any answer to you're question will be way to long.

    Try figuring out how you intend to use this weapon, what you want out of it, and let us know and we'll help you plan accordingly.
     

  3. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Im just going to say this due to all the nonsense in recent threads, Do some research on here, find a couple you like in your price range, figure out what kind of shooting your going to be using it for distance, training, plinking, or HD , and then come back with a couple you have picked out and ask questions about them , or you will get so much garbage coming back at you ,your head will spin and start to swell from all the nonsence about stuff that you havent even asked about .
    PH
     
  4. Quentin

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    AgentTikki is right, there are so many answers to that question, you must zero in on your applications and wants. I will say with $1500 you've set a good budget to get a quality AR (with optic possibly).

    As far as reliability you'll get a lot of opinions but BCM, Colt, Daniel Defense and LMT will be hard to beat.
     
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  5. PeeceKeeper

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    I would suggest building one from the bottom up. You'll be able to make it exactly as you'd like it, and with $1500 to spend, you have A LOT to choose from.
     
  6. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    gdit....need to finish my AR FOR NEWBIES...... I hate that I suck in Engrish.... :p
     
  7. Quentin

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    That would be a great thing for newies, AT! 'Course you put it out here and we'll all rip it to shreds!

    J/K, I think! :p

    ... signed, AR snob and Grammar Nazi... :D
     
  8. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    its 13 pages and counting....revision 9 and still finding grammatical errors....... I think i'm just full of hot air >.<
     
  9. mjkeat

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    I guess I'm a simpleton because I think purchasing the "correct" AR is one of the more simple things to do. There's so much information out there and things are changing but a couple days to a week of good reading and you'll have all the info you need. I enjoy reading about ARs so the research is fun.

    For an "all around AR" I would go w/ a standard non M4 cut barrel. I prefer a lightweight barrel but... With a $1500 budget I would go Daniel Defense or soend around $930 on a BCM midlength and use the rest for an Aimpoint H1.
     
  10. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    But....would that be a good choice for hunting bears? :p
     
  11. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    If you want to hunt bear with 556 I guess :)
     
  12. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    I agree, anyone who's done a few research projects in high school or college should have the mental faculties to get a good idea what they need in an AR. And unlike what you may have been assigned in school, this project should be very interesting! And fun.

    For $1500, a BCM LW midlength with Aimpoint H1 would fill the bill nicely for me as well.
     
  13. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Would it do the job ? maybe , but would I hunt bear with one ? No way in He77 :D There are much more efficient rounds to use on a bear
     
  14. Darth AkSarBen

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    Look outside the 9 dots. If you want to hunt bear, and I would, I would grab one of my 6.8 SPCII uppers. I have both 16" 6.8 X 43 with 1 in 11.25" twist with 5R rifling, or the 18" Bison Armament 6.8 SPC II with 1: 11 twist and 4 grove rifling. Both have the better specs and can spit out a 100 gr 270 caliber bullet at around 2800 to 2900 fps. It's a step up from 5.56 and has the thump down range to drop deer and pigs.