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Discussion in 'Rifles' started by Darkpriest667, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. Darkpriest667

    Darkpriest667 Actually Attends

    I decided I wanted to build a really good AR that is light enough for me to carry around if I needed.

    Wow it got expensive quick.

    Rock River BCG - 110

    BCM Enhanced lightweight 16 midlength gas system 1:7 twist -270

    battle comp - 150

    midwest industries ssm rail - 190

    mbus sights

    rock river upper receiver - 75

    Anderson Lower - 50

    Geissele lower parts kit - 50

    magpgul bad lever - 30

    Geissele trigger - 165

    MOE magpul grip - 20

    Stock - MFT - 60

    Charging handle - 25

    Buffer tube kit - 25


    Any suggestions on what I could do to cut this price down while still getting the weight and quality?
     


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  2. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

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    Buy a factory gun already built.

    Not that I am a lower snob but why all those nice parts and using an Anderson lower? Just curious.
     
  3. Vaquero

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  4. Brains

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    Because an Anderson and a billet piece will shoot identically? Would shave off fewer ounces than dollars, and it probably isn't worth it for most builds. How did Anderson get a 'low end' rep anyway, other than consistently being at the low end of the price scale?
     
  5. Darkpriest667

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    Yeah it's the same 7075 aluminum as the rest of them, I tested the weight it's identical to any other lowers. There is no need to spend money just for a name.
     
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  6. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

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    Again, was just curious about the lower. I don't have anything against what brand the lower is.

    Just seemed an odd choice for what the total build cost is.
     
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  7. Dawico

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    BTW saw plenty of ARs covering all price ranges at the gun show in Belton.

    I am sure you could find what you are looking for there.

    Something I learned this weekend (and may not apply to all). Some manufacturers have minimum pricing for their dealers to sell parts at. But if the dealers build a rifle with those parts they get around that pricing and can sell for much cheaper.
     
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  8. Big Green

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    Anderson upper is on sale at Primary Arms right now for $35.

    Sons of Liberty Gunworks LPK is $40.

    Which Geisselle trigger are you interested in? The LaRue MBT could also be an option.
     
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  9. pronstar

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    Toolcraft BCG ~$80

    $150 for a compensator seems a bit Gucci
    Which one do you have in mind here?


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  10. pronstar

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    Yeah MBT for $87 is what I’d be looking at...in fact I just ordered one


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