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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
. I've already decided to go ahead and get both the AK and the AR. As the AR i have a question, I read the long faq. The guy mentioned with different twist rates you can shoot different ammo and said 1/7 or 1/9 is usually the best way to go, so how much of this is fact and what would you guys recommend. i wanna use it for target practice but also the self defense loads too if necessary

Also what do you all think of building over buying? I like the idea of building cause i'll get to know my rifle, i know everything i'm paying for and i'll learn everything about. its also cheaper but at this point i dont think i have the skills to actually pull it off. your opinions please
 
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The first thing you must decide for yourself is your intended usage ... as in plinking, targets, matches, varmints, etc ( 2 leg or 4 :shock: )

tighter twist is intended for heavier bullets
 
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You have the skills to assemble a lower, just buy a complete upper.. that's where it gets silly.

So, buy vs. build.. up to you man.. what exactly are you planning on for the use of the weapon?
 
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i plan to make it an all purpose gun: the range, small game, and the unlikely SHTF. is there anyway to meet all those needs in one gun? I'd imagine so
 
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i have a 1/8 teist and i love it i have shot 69 gr just fine i havent tried any others though.
but i would recomend building one
you get to learn about the gun and save money
 
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I don't think you save money... some great deals out there.. like here=>http://cmmginc.secure-mall.com/shop/?shop=1&cart=988908&cat=33&

I went and got a AR15 in a 9mm...cost me $850 (DPMS lower) then two days ago I bought a upper from RRA(at my local gun store $455)... 223/556 CAR A4...1/9 twist.... check the web site. Shot it yesterday.. first shot was a bullseye... shot 30 more rds. LOVE it...
So for $1300... I have two AR's.... one for plinking and switch the upper and ready for home defense.
 
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For the most part, 1/9" will stabilize 50-75 gr. bullets. 1/7" will stabilize 55-80 gr.

Most factory ammo will be 55 grain.
 
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I will say build one everythime. But if you are not familiar with AR's or do not have friends with them, then you should buy the gun complete for your first one. But complete guns have a 10% excise tax that is factored into the price. What you do to avoid this tax is you get a complete upper with BCG, and a complete lower fully assembled with buttstock and trigger assembly installed. Then you just push the pins in to make a complete rifle.

CMMG complete uppers with BCG only goes for $510. These are nice uppers with M4 feed ramps, 1/7 twist barrel, and MPI bolt. A complete CMMG lower only goes for $260. Then you add the site of your choice for around $100-$120, and voila! You now have a complete high quality AR for only $870.
 
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