What will disappoint you or Dillinger, bkt, or junho, or other people on this site in regards to quality, accuracy, and workmanship might not disappoint me. Also, what is "stock"? Any AR these days is almost guarranteed to be "custom" built because there are so many options and variations to every single component.If I were to buy a new STOCK AR-15 and didn't want to be dissapointed with the quality or craftsmanship or accuracy....what brand/model would you prefer?
That's kind of like asking "If I were to buy a new STOCK vehicle and didn't want to be disappointed with the quality or craftsmanship or mileage....what brand/model would you prefer?"If I were to buy a new STOCK AR-15 and didn't want to be dissapointed with the quality or craftsmanship or accuracy....what brand/model would you prefer?
The bull barrel isn't a necessity, but it does help if you do alot of shooting. I have 18" to 24" set ups in both bull barrel and non-bull barrel that do great out to 600 yards. Most are set up with bipods and a scope. It all depends on your needs, what caliber, how mobile you want the set up to be, etc.I'd most likely use it for long range target shooting, not close-up plinking but 100+ yard target and maybe varmit. So a bull barrel would be appropriate? And a scope....what else?
Add to this list: CavArms, LMT and Sabre and you've pretty much covered the solid performing middle priced platforms.Stag or Rock River would be my first choice for an off the shelf average priced good working gun.
Welcome to the Forum - I don't know if we have done that yet.
Congrats on joining the Evil Black Rifle Club. The Bushmaster is a good choice. A few subtle mods and you should have yourself a great SHTF weapon.
Obviously I would suggest getting your hands on several good quality magazines and stock up on some ammo so you can practice, practice, practice...
The three big things I think are important on any AR are:Thanks for the welcome. What mods would you make on it?
I have a good amount of ammo. I just need some mags for it. The gunshop wants 30 dollars for one mag!