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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Well It's time to go shopping soon and I want a AR. So pros and cons of the different manufactures? Any to avoid at all cost or any must haves?
The primary use will be just to have but It will go hog hunting every so often and I want one JIC after the 08 election we cant get them.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
There are a few threads on this around here. Here are a few links to get you started:

Here is a thread with others input and my own.
http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28904

This is the setup I wound up putting together:

Stag model 2H upper from: http://ar15sa.fatcow.com/store/page2.html $479

Stag AR-15 Lower complete with M4 Stock from: http://www.lonestarwholesale.com/2.html $214.95

This came to $693.95, I upgraded the trigger group to a RRA national match for another $80 and feel I got a hell of a good deal for an AR by a good maker.
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
You looking to buy complete?

If not buy a complete RRA upper for $435, add a lower $120, stock of choice ~ $40, and lower parts kit fo $60. Add your scope of rear sight of choice.

These are complete prices, new components, and no special tools are needed.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
I was thinking about buying complete but now Im thinking of building it. Forgive my ignorance but all the manufacturers parts interchangable with out modifications? I really like the thought of building one!
Thanks for the help!:cool:
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
I'm not 100% on the interchangeability of all parts. I don't really see why not, but.....

If you piece it together you will be much more familiar with the workings of everything, making repairs much easier. Not to mention, you will save on the tax you would have to pay as well.
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Captain Rick said:
Well It's time to go shopping soon and I want a AR. So pros and cons of the different manufactures? Any to avoid at all cost or any must haves?
The primary use will be just to have but It will go hog hunting every so often and I want one JIC after the 08 election we cant get them.
You did not say how much you want to spend but if you want an awesome rifle from one of the best AR smiths try www.compasslake.com
I have one and it will always be better than anyone who shoots it.
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Odin said:
Now I just feel guily spending a grand on just my upper. :(
If you got exactly what you wanted you shouldn't. Particularly if you got some high speed low drag upper.:lol:
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Captain Rick said:
I was thinking about buying complete but now Im thinking of building it. Forgive my ignorance but all the manufacturers parts interchangable with out modifications? I really like the thought of building one!
Thanks for the help!:cool:
Building is more fun and can be a tad cheaper..or not. It depends. Building it lets you use the exact custom components you want.

Some brands fit together better than others. They technically should all be interchangeable with a few exceptions.
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I too am worried about another ban. So i'm gonna slowly build another AR before hand. I have a A2 now, so my next will be a flat top. Ill probably use a Stag or LCW lower with a RRA parts kit. A RRA tele-stock, houge grip, 16" M4 style bbl, Eotech, TLR-1/2, vertical grip, M4 hand guard with rail adaptors, and some type of BUIS.

Will probably look similar to this one here:



 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
If I were buying a complete gun I would go with a Stag. However since I am so damn picky in my old age I buy each piece separately so I can get exactly what I want. Not cheap, probably overkill, but it makes me happy.
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
You WILL catch the AR sickness, in my opinion Stag is just the best value for a high quality base model to build on if you don't want to wait on having a functional weapon. I got a model 2 and between what is on the rifle and what is in the mail spent 800+ to upgrade it. Whatever you choose you will spend the xtra money to make it "yours".
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
I built a RRA rifle with flattop upper for just over $600. I would recommend building one because you now how the parts work and it wasn't that hard. All you need is some pin punches.
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Ajcrash said:
If you got exactly what you wanted you shouldn't. Particularly if you got some high speed low drag upper.:lol:
I ordered a MK12 Mod1 SPR clone upper. :lol: Just waiting on the Magpul UBR stock to come out and I am going to start saving for the scope. Either going to be a Leupold, which is the correct one for a SPR or a IOR scope. Most likely won't be done until April.
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
I'm on the hunt now for optics. I'm to cheap to drop the $$ on an EOtech, or Aimpoint though. I've been looking at some TruGlo and Bushnell red dots. So far I haven't heard much in the negative on either. I'm considering going with a 2X for more distant shots. I'm not to concerned about anything up close, I don't need a CQB rifle. That's what the shotgun or XD is for.

I just need to move so I can actually have my rifle rather than keeping it out of state.:rolleyes:
 
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Ajcrash said:
I'm on the hunt now for optics. I'm to cheap to drop the $$ on an EOtech, or Aimpoint though. I've been looking at some TruGlo and Bushnell red dots. So far I haven't heard much in the negative on either. I'm considering going with a 2X for more distant shots. I'm not to concerned about anything up close, I don't need a CQB rifle. That's what the shotgun or XD is for.

I just need to move so I can actually have my rifle rather than keeping it out of state.:rolleyes:
where do u live that u cant have it?? Cali?
 
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