best ar for under 900?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by tacticalfun, May 2, 2012.

  1. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    Im not looking to defend my family with it. But i do want something good at the range
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Your options will be a bit limited at that price. You could probably get something used or maybe an m&p.
     

  3. BallisticSurgeon

    BallisticSurgeon New Member

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    I have an Eagle Arms (made by Armalite) and I got it new right at $800. It shoots really well.
     
  4. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    For 9 Benjamins you could build your own and and be proud of it - read the stickies, read the build threads do some online shopping then get back to us.

    Lots of folks here will gladly help you along the way ;)
     
  5. pfev1980

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    My windham weaponry was 829. It's beautiful.
     
  6. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Good advice, OP, a lot of us do just what Dog said. I wouldn't wait too long though, parts are getting scarcer and more expensive every day. Of course this affects the price of complete rifles too. I'm starting a BCM build that should come in around $950 before optics.
     
  7. leftoverture

    leftoverture New Member

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    My M&P Sport was just over $600. Can't go wrong with that.
     
  8. Jkl-28

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    Maybe check out DPMS they have some inexpensive rifles and they are a good quality gun
     
  9. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    You can build a really nice AR for that amount, even with current prices. I'd recommend checking out PSA, BCM and a few others as well. PSA, nicely, sells everything you need short of the lower receiver and the sights for less than $700.
     
  10. jasonlarue1013

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    I agree...cuz I am doing it. Mainly thru PSA they are having a great sale. Bought this upper http://palmettostatearmory.com/inde...ped-upper-without-bcg-or-charging-handle.html
    And check their lower receiver kit with trigger and most reasonable buffer tube kit with standard stock I could find.
     
  11. BenLuby

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  12. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    Is the stag for 800 any good? Or bushmaster orc?
     
  13. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    For $800 or a little more you can do better than those two.

    I agree that PSA has some great prices. Like Jason I recently bought their milspec receiver extension kit (with buffer, spring, end plate and castle nut - no slider) and the quality was really good and for only $40.
     
  14. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    You can tell me if you agree, but I'd rather order the PSA rifle kit, buy a lower and some irons, and go to the range than buy a bushy.
     
  15. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    I definitely agree Ben, the PSA kit + your own stripped lower is a great deal any day of the week. Slap on a $57 MBUS 2 and you're ready to go! And still in the $800 +/- budget.