Best AR15/10 Platform under $1500

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Best AR15/10 Platform under $1500

Am now looking for the best AR platform in .308cal for the money. Want to put a scope on it and min. 20" barrel for max. range and accuracy. What should I look at and where. I am in Sioux falls, sd., but this site gets far more responses the sdo does.

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Scheels or Gary's, either will treat you right. At Scheels you'll get a DPMS or Remington, at Gary's likely a Rock River. You won't be dissappointed by any of them. Pricing on AR's is pretty much the same everywhere.

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What would be the best cal.? I am looking for as much versatility as possible, and thought also having it chambered in a NATO round would be best if things ever did "go bad" here in the US. I would probably use it occasionally to hunt with (probably deer) so I want something with more punch than the .223.

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I've got a DPMS in 308 and I'm probably going to end up selling it because it's just not as fun to shoot as a 223 AR. The accuracy and function is acceptable but it's heavy and recoils just enough that it's just plain not as much fun.

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I wouldn't go with anything but 223 in an AR platform.

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Is it true that almost all the components for the AR's come from the same factory with different stamps on them? Does DPMS have anything on Rock River or vice versa? I'm in the market.

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Horsager, How much you want for the dpms and what configuration is it? I was planning on buying one in the next couple months. My e-mail is ndhunterman@hotmail.com

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find someone with an ffl and order it through them, you will save a bunch of money, scheels it outrageously over priced on their AR's. i could build a match gun cheaper then they sell a base model for.


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I stopped by my gunsmith's shop today inquiring about ordering AR's. We looked it up (DPMS) and I'd save less than $50 buying one through him by the time I paid shipping and a modest transfer fee.

Buying parts and building is cheaper because the excise tax on a fully assembled rifle is never paid.

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Horsager what do ya reccomend for barrell legnth been looking that the DPMS with the stainless 20

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20" will get you nearly everything the 223 case has to give, especially with normal bullet weights, say 55gn and less. If one was to feed their AR a steady diet of 75gn bullets, you may see a slight benefit from a 24". The 24" bbl'd AR is ungainly though.

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