New ar.

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by iftown, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. iftown

    iftown New Member

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    Mite be picking up a ar its a s&w m&por. Its selling for around 900$ is there a huge difference with this and the m&p sport. I seen the sport is almost 200$ cheaper any suggestions ? Go with the smith or maybe look around for a bushmaster or spikes ? Im new to ars so bare with me thank you

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  2. Mercator

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    The Sport makes sense. It has no forward assist which is a waste of money in a sporter rifle. No sights means you can choose your own or anything you want on the top rail. absolutely go for it. It was my first AR.

    Edit: Got mine for 600 a few years back. Looks like it is 50% up, more than average appreciation for an AR model.
     
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  3. mdwalkerjr

    mdwalkerjr New Member Supporter

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    I have an M&P 10 I like a lot and a Spikes 5.56 which I love. I'd say either the Smith or a Spikes would get the job done.


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  4. iftown

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    U think 900 is a fair price? I will be using it hunting quite a bit i want a quality well built ar. Not a beginner one i have about 1100 to spend hes including a redfield 4-12x40 scope to

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  5. kryptar19

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    $900 is the high end of what the M&P "optics ready" should be going for.

    It's a good rifle. An upgrade from a Bushmaster, maybe not better than a Spikes tho. That all depends on the price and model.
     
  6. iftown

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    I dont mind payn a tad extra especially if hes throwing a decent scope in. When u say high end how much we talkin ?

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  7. Mercator

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    Bought mine when S&W was still a new name for an AR. They've done well, and now are trading on the brand name. But, looked it up just now - as low as $609 NIB on GB, and there are a few. As far as quality, it was solid, no problems of any kind. Honestly, I think it's a steal.

    Your scope is a little too much for a carbine. If you plan to shoot long range, rather than run around with it, consider a rifle length gas system and a heavier barrel.
     
  8. iftown

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    And see im brand new to the ar world so im kinda lost with what to do with em

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  9. Mercator

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    Anything you want, there is an AR for it. There is abook by Patrick Sweeney, in the Gun Digest series, all there us to know before you choose one. Title is AFAIR "The Gun Digest Book Of The AR-15"
     
  10. iftown

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    And honastly i will probably just be doin alotta hunting with it and some plinking. So far i liked this ar the best and its nice of him to throw a scope in will this be a good setup for what im lookin for ?

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  11. Mercator

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    Sorry BTW I confused the Sport with the OR initially. I think it'll be great for plinking with that scope, or precision shooting, mostly bench or kneeling. For getting faster on targets and rapid fire, you'll want a red dot or a 3x fixed scope, and a nice set of irons. There is a world of choices. I've never hunted with an AR.
     
  12. iftown

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    My buddies do alot of coyote hunting and i wanted to get in on it with em. Wolf to. So was thinking an ar would be awesome. And yes i dont want the sport i want the or is what i want to purchase for the 900

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  13. iftown

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    Ended up goin with the smith m&por

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    You can't go wrong with any AR. Any problems can be corrected in your second, or third, or fourth builds/purchases.
     
  15. FernandoTheCommando

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    Congrats on the new rifle. Have fun and be safe.

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  16. iftown

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    Ya my stepdad has a gunshop here in blackfoot idaho. He hooked me up with this smith a vortex 4-12-40 scope. 3. 30 round mags 2 boxes of ammo a nice hardcase to keep it in and a cleaning kit for it. All for 1200 dollars. Good deal u guys think ?

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  17. ccase39

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    I have heard a TON of recommendations on Palmetto State ARmory. They offer VERY good rifles for the price. If you take about two weeks and check the site daily for their daily deals you can put a lower and upper together for around 600 or less and from what I understand they are every bit as good as the ones you mentioned. I just ordered an upper with SS barrel and Kmod upper for a great price. It has not arrived yet so I don't know first hand but like I said I have seen countless threads on them here on Fire arms talk. I would look into it. Should not take more than 2 weeks to find a deal on a lower and complete upper.

    Lol just saw your pic, nice looking rifle!!
     
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  18. iftown

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    Thank you. Yes i got a decent deal on this. Very happy with it seems quality

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  19. Mercator

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    Congrats and good shooting. Even better with the Leupold. Tx for the pic.
     
  20. ccase39

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    I like the scope where can I find one and how much if you don't mind.