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Old 08-20-2011, 03:36 AM   #1
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Next week, at the gun show I plan on buying an "AR rifle".

With soooo many different makes and models.... is there any "no-nos" I should be aware of????

I looked at a kit job this week but the barrel was straight. Is there a reason for the "stepped-type barrel"?

If someone has one for sale before the show, please let me know.

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Old 08-20-2011, 04:30 AM   #2
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As far as the "stepped" barrel, you are probably thinking about the M4 type barrel. These cut outs are for the M203 grenade launcher, unless you are planning on putting one on your AR, you dont need it.

You seem to be wanting a bench gun. If so, go with an AR with at least an 18" barrel, preferably a bull barrel, otherwise you are still going to be around 2MOA, a quality build MAY produce 1MOA with a 14.5" M4 barrel.

A quality AR will cost no less than $800 w/o optics but with a bull barrel and free float handguards (both for optimum accuracy) you are going to be more in the $1200 range. Most ARs are good to go though so not really any that you need to stay away from. If budget is of no concern, you have PLENTY of options to choose from.
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Well, I assume that this is going to be your first AR-15. I would recommend that you buy either a BCM, Spikes Tactical or a Daniel Defense midlength with a 16 inch government profile barrel or lightweight barrel. You will come in somewhere about $1k after you get all of the parts.

If you want to be cheap and don't know what parts to buy then go buy a Smith and Wesson M&P15 for around $700.

Above all don't get suckered around or be gilded by what you see. Thoroughly research the product before the buy.
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i didn't ck it out but i saw a AR223 something at USA for around $699 last week.

if i had it to re-buy my AR i would look for a twist rate i could use 69gn and up bullets out of

mine is a 1/9 STAMPED 5.56/223 hb and it does good with 55gn but likes some of the bullets in the 60's better, i had a crap load of 80gn but they KEY-HOLED, so im back to 69gn max it looks like
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:21 AM   #5
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What about Rock River?

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Old 08-20-2011, 09:46 AM   #6
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If you are interested, I have a DPMS, 5.56/.223, m-4, w/magpul collapsable stock, UTC picatinny rail w/cover caps, 5-way adj. post handle, BSA red dot, 3-pt tacticle sling, and 12- 30rd mags. Also comes with the original hand grips, stock, buffer and buffer spring.
I would let it All go for 850.00 or 750. w/o extra mags.
It has a urban camo (square pattern) finish. Looks good, shoots great. If interested, send me a PM.
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If you really want results, get the Dmps 308 AR, just add scope/bipod and you are good to go
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I've said it before and I'll say it again...M&P 15sport is the best deal going at $600ish range. Ok it doesnt have a fwd assit or a dust cover....Somethig Id never use anyways. Comes with a medium weight 16" barrel and mine has a 1/8 twist .556 and drives nails.
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I don't have the same kind of AR experience as a lot of others do on here but out of the several models I have shot, the Rock River LAR, Ruger SR556 and the SIG516 are my favorites. unfortunately they are all a little higher priced but I got a great deal on a SIG516 from Stone Arms in Mobile. I love that gun.
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16" barrel (carbine, collapsible stock, rails to hang lights/lasers/red dots etc...) for home defense, 20" (fixed stock, freefloating handguard, bull/ss barrel, etc...) for bench shooting.
As for the twist, here's a quickie explanation: http://www.perfectunion.com/vb/ar-15...red-1-9-a.html

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