Build your perfect ar under 1500

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by USMarineEJP, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. USMarineEJP

    USMarineEJP New Member

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    IF you could build your perfect AR-15 who and what would you use must be under $1500
     
  2. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    Already did it.

    RRA upper, lower, lpk with 2 stage NM trigger, and bolt/carrier.
    Hogue grip
    LMT SOPMOD stock.
    YHM lightweight free float 4rail spectre length, and flip up front post
    WOA 18" SPR with middy gas.
    KAC rear flip up


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    It has the Vortex flash hider now
     
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  3. humboldtshooter

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    Half way done... Aero lower, bushmaster lpk, magpul prs stock, ergo grip w/ palm shelf, RRA varmint 20" upper and the Nikon m223 scope and mount. Almost 1500 exactly.
     
  4. frostyone

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    www.bravocompanyusa.com

    They have a bunch of different uppers. I am building 1 with the 16"BFH mid length light weight upper. $489
    Cosmetic blemished lowered is $269.
    Bolt carrier group and charging handle come to $185.
    So that's $943. Add a stock and handguard of your choice and a rear sight and you well under $1500. Maybe even enough left for an aimpoint micro h1 depending on the handguard. They sell a lot of uppers with different handguards already installed.
    Also can check out www.gandrtactical.com
    They carry all the BCM stuff and can be ordered with different stuff on them as well.
    Hope this helps
     
  5. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Stock Armalite AR 10, A2 style, flat top, no front sight, with scope.
     
  6. mjkeat

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    Did it already as well. BCM 14.5" LW upper w/ pinned Battle Comp 1.5 and Samson 11" tube on top of a Noveske Gen 2 lower, VLTOR IMod all topped off w/ an Aimpoint H1 and ADM QD mount.
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  7. AgentTikki

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    What is your intended use?

    What ranges are you anticipating?

    What kind of ammo do you wanna use?

    Price includes optics, mags, sling?



    For me personally with a 10.5 sbr, 300 blackout with aac supressor, with Noveske witchblock, UBR, ad Geissele SDC......I think I can do that for $1500...... :D
     
  8. mjkeat

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    Enlighten me ;). You're at $400 just for the trigger and stock, 1k+ for the upper, another 1k+ for the can and stamp, $600+ for the lower and second stamp, and finally a couple hundred for a 200 round case of subs. What's that $3200, lol. $3200 and 6 months of your time :eek: Do you have some secret squirrel firearms supply store you shop at?
     
  9. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Stag Arms mod 4 flat top with flip up rear sight and a 6 power scope. That would probably run $650-$850.
    Then I would go to joeboboutfitters.coom and get a plum crazy complete lower for $119 and then put a new grip on it.

    If you don't mind mis-match you can get pretty much any AR configuration you want for a lot less than you think.
     
  10. USMarineEJP

    USMarineEJP New Member

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    I say mix and match anything you want. Get the best quality for your money.
     
  11. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    See post #6 :D
     
  12. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Nothing wrong with your choices but if I had that much to spend I would have to pass on a composite lower
     
  13. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    >.< don't stomp on my dreams....remember I live in Cali..... all I can do is dream.......T_T







    (SBRs and Suppressors are out, except for LEO, Military, FFLs, and Movie Stars)
     
  14. Quentin

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    I've also built mine. It's basically an M4 but with a 16" pencil barrel. Much like a Colt 6720 except with midlength gas. Weighs 6.5 lbs.

    The rifle came in around $1000, with the components listed below. I would replace the cheap RDS pictured with an Aimpoint H-1 Micro and come in maybe a little over $1500. With a blem or used H-1 I could come in under.

    Daniel Defense Upper Receiver with 16" LW CHF barrel:
    Receiver Machined from Aluminum Forgings 7075-T6
    Receiver Hardcoat Anodize per MIL-A-8625F, Type III, Class 2
    T-Marked Upper Receiver
    M4 Feed Ramp Flat Top Receiver

    Daniel Defense Cold Hammer Forged Barrel
    USGI LW Profile Barrel, 16"
    USGI 5.56mm NATO Chamber
    Independently Certified Mil-Spec 11595E Barrel Steel
    HPT (High Pressure Test, per Milspec) Barrel
    MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspected, per Milspec) Barrel
    Chrome Lined Bore and Chamber
    1:7" twist
    Manganese Phosphate Barrel Finish on entire barrel
    M4 Feed Ramp Barrel Extension
    MidLength Gas System
    A2 Flash Suppressor
    Taper Pinned Front Sight Base
    Mil-Spec F-Marked Forged Front Sight
    Magpul MBUS 2 Rear Sight
    Magpul MOE midlength handguards with IWC QD sling mount
    BCM® GUNFIGHTER Mod 4 Charging Handle

    Daniel Defense Bolt Carrier Group
    Bolt machined from Mil-Spec Carpenter No. 158® steel
    HPT Bolt (High Pressure Tested/ Proof)
    MPI Bolt (Magnetic Particle Inspected)
    Shot Peened Bolt
    Chrome Lined Carrier (M16/AUTO)
    Chrome Lined Gas Key
    Gas Key Hardened to USGI Specifications
    Grade 8 Hardened Fasteners Key
    Carrier Key Staked Per Mil-Spec
    BCM® Tool Steel Extractor
    BCM® Extractor Spring
    BCM® Black Extractor Insert


    S&W M&P-15 Lower Receiver
    Receiver Machined from Aluminum Forgings 7075-T6
    Receiver Hardcoat Anodize per MIL-A-8625F, Type III, Class 2
    Beveled magwell to ease magazine insertion
    Daniel Defense lower parts kit
    Milspec trigger group
    Milspec Un-notched Hammer
    Magpul MOE pistol grip
    USGI Trigger Guard

    BCM® Milspec 7075-T6 Receiver Extension
    Noveske endplate with QD sling mount
    USGI Staked M4 Lock Nut
    USGI H Buffer
    Magpul CTR stock with QD sling mounts
    VTAC sling (not pictured)
    S&W M&P-15 marked Magpul PMAG

    Dan Wesson
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  15. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Please remember whats good for us isn't necessarily what's good for you....how do you plan to use it?
     
  16. USMarineEJP

    USMarineEJP New Member

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    R u asking me or someone else
     
  17. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    u sir! this a duty gun?
     
  18. USMarineEJP

    USMarineEJP New Member

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    Yea it is, needs to be reliable, hunting worthy accurate up to 500 yards consistently , but be able to work in CQ
     
  19. AgentTikki

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    ..... that's a pretty tall order.

    I'd recommend looking into a 1x7 twist, for larger projectiles you may need to hunt with and hit 500 yards consistently. You may want to look at the limitations of the 5.56 and .223 at longer distances for hunting.

    A 16" barrel would get to you to 500 easily, but for hunting I'd give serious consideration to 18" barrels but that would not be as optimal for CQB work. That's gonna be your call. For example, you can do interior work with a 20" barrel, but wouldn't a 10.5" be better (just giving you extreme ranges here....)

    Also I'd definately be looking for glass. A 1-4x optic or a Eotech/Aimpoint 2moa unit with flip to the side magnifier would work but all 3 options are pretty heavy. On the least expensive side would be a low end 1-4 optic at around $200. But I wouldn't put one on for a duty gun. You can get a good 1-4x with rings for about $500-700. Aimpoints and Eotechs would be my first suggestion but genuine models with genuine magnifiers will run you north of $700 (half your budget). You can get away with an Eotech used for about $300 and lower end 4x or 5x or 6x magnifier for under $200 leaving you with $1000 for your rifle. But bear in mind these are all heavy options. Also 1-4x and a great compromise but are usually not as fast (to pickup) as RDS/HWS like the Aimpoint and Eotechs.

    I'd like suggest that you look to maybe separating your requirements into 2 categories.

    lFor example:
    1) a lightweight duty gun for 200 yards and under with an unmagnified RDS.
    2) a separate upper for long distance work, maybe even a different caliber like 6.8 spc, and 3-9 glass

    I know this option will be way over your budget, but at least you can get your duty gun now. And work on putting together you hunting upper for later.

    I am sure that you'd be happier with the performance this setup, over having jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none.
     
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  20. kryptar19

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    Yea that's just what id do. You can go with that composite lower and a used upper and spend about $600.
     
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