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#5662818 - 03/21/15 10:39 PM "Lay away AR"
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Registered: 05/05/09
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My son is in college, limited funds and wants to put together an AR. I have absolutely no knowledge of them except there is an upper and a lower. His plan is to piece it together as he has funds available kind of like a lay away plan. The kicker is he wants to do it in 308. Where would you start a project like this?

I assume from what I have read that the lowers for a 5.56 won't work with the 308? Any guidance appreciated!
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#5662841 - 03/21/15 11:03 PM Re: "Lay away AR" [Re: Stoney]
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He will need a .308 upper and lower. You can buy them together or seperate. This is just an example.
http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?i...amp;groupid=722

The lower has to go through an FFL. So that is where I would start.
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#5662927 - 03/22/15 03:45 AM Re: "Lay away AR" [Re: Stoney]
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Start with a 308 lower. There are 2 different types (I think) so decide which way he wants to go: AR10 or LR308. Once he has the stripped lower, then he can piece together the rest and build the gun how he wants.
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#5663162 - 03/22/15 09:26 AM Re: "Lay away AR" [Re: Stoney]
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Registered: 02/07/10
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Sign up on palmetto state armory site for the email. I get daily deals emailed to me. Had a complete ar10 lower let week for under 200

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#5663429 - 03/22/15 12:13 PM Re: "Lay away AR" [Re: Stoney]
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Houston, TX
^^ this they had a .308 carbine upper for $299 last week.

Edit: actually they still do. http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php...harging-handle/

They also have this midlength rifle kit. All you'd need is a lower. http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/psa-pa10-18-ss-mid-length-rifle-kit.html

Anyway, they have sales everyday. So just figure out what you want and piece it together.


Edited by bjones2571 (03/22/15 12:17 PM)

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#5663980 - 03/22/15 05:49 PM Re: "Lay away AR" [Re: Stoney]
Lead Kisses Offline
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Registered: 03/01/15
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Cabela's has layaway. DPSM Oracle and slowly add some upgrades?

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