Economical AR

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by chevydeerhunter, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. chevydeerhunter

    chevydeerhunter Well-Known

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    I was thinking of buying another Mini-14, but if I'm going to pay upwards to $800, I'm thinking I may go the AR route. What would be a good economical brand of AR to start out with? I've seen some DPMS AR's going in the $800-$1k range, but I've heard mixed reviews. I'm wanting a basic carbine, but a full size AR will work if I can get it cheaper. Thanks in advance.
     


  2. carney

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    If you don't want an ar but are looking for something relatively equivalent; I would look into a Kel-Tec SU-16, really fun little rifles. Plus lifetime warranty.
     
  3. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    Just to let you know. I've starting to see some Rugers in the 600 dollar range.

    You can order an upper and a lower from somewhere like Rock river arms for something like 900 dollars.

    Or a rifle kit for $650 or 700+ shipping +tax (needs a stripped reciever). I got a lower from there in two months.
     
  4. cuate

    cuate Well-Known

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    Mini 14s and ARs....an argument can be easily found but you might find a Mini 30 to shoot and see if you like it. I just aquired one and its AWSOME !!!!

    Still like my AR & Mini 14, but that 30 is a booger bear ! They are on Gunbroker and elsewhere.
     
  5. Okierifleman

    Okierifleman Active Member

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    If you are just looking for a plinker, I would go with either a RRA or Oly. If you are a little patient, you can pick up a Stag for around $900 on Gunbroker. IMHO, they are the best of the lower level AR's.
     
  6. onac255

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    I found a new Stag Arms Model 1 for 1,030 at a local gun shop.
     
  7. chevydeerhunter

    chevydeerhunter Well-Known

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    Looking at all the different AR websites(DPMS, Bushmaster, Stag, etc.), it looks like one can be built as cheap as $750(minus shipping, transfer costs, etc.), but the wait is extensive up to a year in some cases.
     
  8. AR15Vern

    AR15Vern New Member

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    Build one

    Go over to ar15.com and do some research. There is enough info there to build one.
     
  9. mclarenross

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    Ive got an Uncle with a Series-180 Mini-14 that he doesnt shoot anymore and is wanting to get rid of it. Its in pretty good shape. He would likely take $450 for it if you are interested.
     
  10. D-Day

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    Are you going to be down towards San Antonio anytime soon, I would take you up on that.
     

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