Im needing info

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by ar15guy1983, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. ar15guy1983

    ar15guy1983 New Member

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    I'm buying an ar15 what is a good brand I herd tons of name colt bushmaster m&p saber defense I just want to have fun always wanting to buy one what is a good brand that is durable
     
  2. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    If you're looking for a durable rifle Colt, Bravo Company Man., Daniel Defense, and LMT are probably the most common. Palmetto State Armory is making a name for themselves and can be purchased at a fair price.

    I would personally not purchase a Bushmaster.
     
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  3. ar15guy1983

    ar15guy1983 New Member

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    Thank you your suggestion are helpful
     
  4. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    If you'd be so kind as to let us know your budget, what your intended use is and what ranges you intend to shoot we can make better suggestions for you...
     
  5. ar15guy1983

    ar15guy1983 New Member

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    I have a 2000 budget I'm thinking bout a 6.8cal. Or a 223 cal I want a 308 cal but to high
     
  6. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Stick w/ 5.56. You'll be able to shoot 5.56 plus cheap .223. Or you can look into 300 Black Out. It'll give you a .308 bullet in a 5.56 case which makes it work w/ everything 5.56 (such as mags and BCG). All you'll need is a .300BLK barrel.

    Right now ammo is roughly $12 per 20 but plinking ammo is in the works which I've heard will be around $10 per 20.

    Edit: $2k is a nice budget. You should be able to get yourself a real nice AR. I'd really look into a BCM.

    What ranges and type of shooting?
     
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  7. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    With $2g you can easily do an AR10 / AR308. You can get mil suplus ammo to plink or nice match grade to reach out and touch someone at 1000+ yards. Of course you'll ned some good glass to that.

    MJ's suggestions are great too, if you start out with a complete 5.56 you can opt for a 300 blackout or 6.8spc upper later.

    So you can a decent .308 and some ok glass or a very nice 5.56 that decked out / fully loaded for $2g. My last AR15 was 1300 + 550 red dot + 45 sling + 50 trigger upgrade + 30 bad lever comes up to just shy of your budget. The 308 platform is even more expensive, so you'll have to scrimp a little more to make your budget and high quality glass an be just as if not more than your actual gun.
     
  8. ar15guy1983

    ar15guy1983 New Member

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    I'm going to be shooting around 550-600 meters and just to have fun
     
  9. ar15guy1983

    ar15guy1983 New Member

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    Were can u buy a bcm all the gun shops here have colt bushmaster dpms stag arms rock river arms
     
  10. cfraga1978

    cfraga1978 New Member

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    Most lgs can order you what ever you want w/a deposit. Or you can have your lgs send in a copy of there ffl to bcm and then you order it and it is sent to your lgs you just pay the $25 transfer fee and pick up your gun.

    High angle hell. Death and destruction from above.
     
  11. stoppingpower

    stoppingpower New Member

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    Id split my budget either to trick my gun out or get a s hit ton of ammunition
     
  12. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    um 500+ yards.

    SPR Varmint Target type build. Prolly gonna want a rifle setup, with rifle gas and 18+ inch barrel, stainless barrel.

    For $2g, I'd start looking at some glass/optics a 4x prolly isn't give you want you need at those distances. Also start looking into barrels, as these two will probably be the most important factors in your success.

    Hate to say it but you are looking at the high quality glass, you can and may blow your whole budge just on a scope.

    You will definately want a 1x7 twist or 1x8, so you can use the longer/larger bullets, and handload as most store bought ammo probably isn't gonna cut it.


    There are some with AR15s that can get out to 1000+ yards, but at those ranges your budget will definately limit you, even if you buy used components.

    One thing that you might want to consider is build a med range plinker that will easily go 300-400. and then if you like the AR platform, build an precision upper with good glass on it later. It will only take your 5 seconds to swap out uppers. Consider this: $700 for a budget 16" AR, shoot the snot out of it. Then if you want to go longer, get a new trigger, build a new upper, get some nice glass later. 500+ yard can be done with a 16" ar, but its not optimal, you'll want a longer barrel for more velocity.
     
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