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Discussion in 'Rifles' started by 2ManyGuns, May 27, 2020.

  1. 2ManyGuns

    2ManyGuns In 1911's I Trust Lifetime Member

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    Okay ladies and gentlemen, my cousin wants to buy his first AR-15. I have not really had much interest in AR's lately. I would like some recommendation's if you please, his budget is $800 to $1000. He wants to use this for some hog hunting on his land and personal defense. His prior experience is with lever guns, bolts and some pistols. Any help is appreciated. TIA
     


  2. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    AR-15 is a pretty general term. Pistol, carbine, rifle, caliber, sights?
     
  3. 2ManyGuns

    2ManyGuns In 1911's I Trust Lifetime Member

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    rifle 5.56/.223 scoped, longest shot maybe 250 yds plus buis
     
  4. Vaquero

    Vaquero San Saba Songbird

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    Pretty much any of them. In 5.56.
    They do what they're designed to do.
    Ammo matters more.
    If he can handle a lever gun with open sights, an AR 15 will be a cinch. If he's want for optical magnification, spend a couple hundred on a fixed 4 or 6 power.
    Tell him to figure on getting another soon. Or several.
     
  5. Byrd666

    Byrd666 Flyin' 'round in circles........somewhere TGT Supporter

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    craigntx Daca is caca

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    The colts back at a grand.
    Best investment for that price point
     
  7. Big Green

    Big Green I Eat Crayons. YUT! TGT Supporter

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    $800-$1k with optics?
     
  8. Mohawk600

    Mohawk600 Well-Known

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    Might want to consider a PD trade-in.....shot very little.....carried a lot. Good brands.
     
  9. JCC

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    Depends on which Colt. Not all of them are built to the same specification anymore. Long debate on that and many videos with comparisons. I have a Colt and like it a lot. There are lighter models for sure.

    BCM is really good, but has a price tag to match. Palmetto State Armory is also really good and is priced lower. He could build one with Anderson upper and lower kits. Lots of options in that range, but may be best in the upper range for quality components that are mill spec plus.

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  10. SQLGeek

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    He has a few options. Sounds like for general purpose, a 16" in either carbine or mid length gas system would be the way to go for him.

    He just missed the Memorial Day sales but here are a few options:

    Spikes Tactical Carbine $877.50:

    https://www.primaryarms.com/spikes-tactical-16in-5-56-m4-le-rifle-front-sight-base

    Ruger Optics Ready Carbine $519.99, leaves enough for an optic and still be in budget:

    https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com/products2.cfm/ID/214430

    Ruger MPR $749.99, a little more than the above and an 18" barrel but has some good features for the price and is rifle gas so it's a softer shooter:

    https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com/products2.cfm/ID/199005

    S&W M&P Sport II w/Red Dot Optic $599.99:

    https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com/products2.cfm/ID/218298

    In summary, hard to go wrong with a Ruger or S&W M&P Sport II. I'm hesitant to recommend PSA to...well anyone...but they are an option also. He could also buy a complete upper and lower and put them together and save some money.
     


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