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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I will be purchasing an AR or AR type rifle in the very near future and need a little guidance. Basically looking for a fairly priced, quality weapon with the ability to upgrade (sights, etc.). Ammo is also important, I need to be able to afford to shoot my purchase also. Any guidance, wisdom or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Here are a few rifles I am researching:

Rock River Arms - CAR A4 .223 Complete Rifle Kit w/ Chromed Barrel.
http://www.rockriverarms.com/item-d...ge=kcara407.gif&CFID=4792290&CFTOKEN=97580531

Bushmaster Carbon 15 M4 Carbine - .223/5.56
http://www.impactguns.com/store/AZ-C1516M4FT.html

DPMS AP4 Panther Carbine.223 16in., A3 Upper, M4 Barrel w/Chrome Upgrade
http://www.impactguns.com/store/DPMS-RFA2AP4AAP4CR.html

Olympic K3B - Car16"
http://www.impactguns.com/store/SS-38645.html
 
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of your choices I'd pick the RRA, but keep researching...the RRA link is a "kit" you'll need a stripped lower receiver
Do you have a price limit in mind ?
 
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The Wife and I have a RRA entry tac, my Folks have a RRA entry tac, my shooting instructors have RRA entry tacs, my GOOD buddies have RRA entry tacs.... I'm seeing a pattern develop:p
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
or you could always go CMMG bargain bin. Ive heard lots of good things, and no loonger see Olympic in their Ad so you should be safe for a low priced first AR unless you want to buy a striaght new one
 
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i bought 2 of the cmmg ARs they were great i ended up selling one for more than i paid and i traded the other +300 for a EMP at the Wannamakers gun show back last month
 
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The RRA rifle sounds great with pretty much good reviews all around. I personally own a Bushmaster carbine (not the exact one in your link) and it's never failed me, I even bought it used for about $500 and it's functioned well.

I've heard more bad reviews than good reviews about DPMS and especially Olympic from people who have owned them, so I'm gonna go ahead and say to steer clear of them.

As far as the ability to be upgraded, AR's are amazing in that aspect, just make sure that you get one with a rail up top instead of a non-removable carry handle and you're all set! Both the RRA and Bushmaster you linked to fit the bill nicely.
 
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of your choices I'd pick the RRA, but keep researching...the RRA link is a "kit" you'll need a stripped lower receiver
Do you have a price limit in mind ?

I would say between $800.00 - $1100.00, depending on the frame of mind that the CFO (Wife) is in. :cool: Would like to purchase new ready to go out of the box, but will consider a used quality rifle.
 
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I would remove the carbon 15 from your list!



I own a RRA Entry Tactical


I would say get one of those
 
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My two choices when picking out an AR last year were a Bushmaster M4 A3 Patrolman Carbine and the RRA Entry Tactical.

I bought the Bushie because I could get it local but the RRA was my other choice because it already had the 2 stage trigger and a Hogue handgrip.
 
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looks like RRa is about where its at. I love mine, hands down. going to get a CMMG for truck gun
 
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