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#5789061 - 06/14/15 07:37 PM New Semi Automatic AR Rifle (need advise)
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Need some help or advise on purchasing a semi automatic. Plan on using it for shooting paper and just having a good time.Want to spend around $700


Edited by Dropp-243 (06/14/15 08:00 PM)

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#5789067 - 06/14/15 07:47 PM Re: New Semi Automatic AR's Rifle [Re: Dropp-243]
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I have American Tactical ARs complete starting at $599 + tax. That is a new rifle, complete with a red/green "red dot" sight.
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#5789311 - 06/14/15 10:58 PM Re: New Semi Automatic AR Rifle (need advise) [Re: Dropp-243]
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S&W M&P 15 Sport or Ruger AR556 are both from common known manufacturers and within your price range. There are also many others such as PSA, Delton, etc.

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#5789418 - 06/15/15 07:17 AM Re: New Semi Automatic AR Rifle (need advise) [Re: cyphertext]
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Originally Posted By: cyphertext
S&W M&P 15


On sale at Cabela's right now.
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#5789546 - 06/15/15 08:50 AM Re: New Semi Automatic AR Rifle (need advise) [Re: Dropp-243]
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I am very happy with my two S&W M&P15 Sport's. One of them is a truck gun that has been rode hard and put away wet since 2012, and it never skips a beat. Even when the kids and grandkinds get it smok'n hot with 30 round magazine dumps, it just keeps going. Probably close to 3K rounds through it so far. Both of mine wear 3-9 scopes and will shoot better than I can at 150 yards.

I'm not saying other similar models won't be as good or better. Just sharing my own experience with this articular model. Around here, they sell for $599. to $649.
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#5789555 - 06/15/15 08:54 AM Re: New Semi Automatic AR Rifle (need advise) [Re: Dropp-243]
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M&P or AR 556.
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#5789579 - 06/15/15 09:16 AM Re: New Semi Automatic AR Rifle (need advise) [Re: tth_40]
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Originally Posted By: tth_40
M&P or AR 556.
These, or even the Delton Sport (NOT Sport Lite!).
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#5789921 - 06/15/15 12:28 PM Re: New Semi Automatic AR Rifle (need advise) [Re: tth_40]
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Originally Posted By: tth_40
M&P or AR 556.
considering these two,have heard good things about em

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#5790642 - 06/15/15 07:49 PM Re: New Semi Automatic AR Rifle (need advise) [Re: Dropp-243]
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You can skip the tax and all of that stuff by buying one off of the classifieds. Just keep looking until one comes up that looks good to you! You definitely want a CTR stock and wouldnt hurt if a red dot was included or a nice hand rail etc. You might even get some free ammo with it. Some nice ones right now on the classifieds

Good luck!
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#5790672 - 06/15/15 08:09 PM Re: New Semi Automatic AR Rifle (need advise) [Re: Dropp-243]
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Cabela's didnt have anymore of the m&p in stock on Saturday for 599, but they did have the DPMS Oracle for the same price.

Decent price for a decent rifle. Upgrade as you want.

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#5790717 - 06/15/15 08:34 PM Re: New Semi Automatic AR Rifle (need advise) [Re: Dropp-243]
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Buy the least expensive one you can find that has a metal receiver, forward assist, brass deflector, and dustcover, and buy the barrel length you prefer. Then buy a 1-4x scope, mount, and a RRA two stage or CMC trigger. Spend what's left on mags and ammo.

This may put you close to $1k, but you will have a great, versatile rifle.
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#5791799 - 06/16/15 03:49 PM Re: New Semi Automatic AR Rifle (need advise) [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
Buy the least expensive one you can find that has a metal receiver, forward assist, brass deflector, and dustcover, and buy the barrel length you prefer. Then buy a 1-4x scope, mount, and a RRA two stage or CMC trigger. Spend what's left on mags and ammo.

This may put you close to $1k, but you will have a great, versatile rifle.


Why so much importance on a forward assist and dust cover... Haven't needed either with my Sport, and the paper targets nor the hogs have known the difference.

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#5792192 - 06/16/15 06:58 PM Re: New Semi Automatic AR Rifle (need advise) [Re: Dropp-243]
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It's not absolutely necessary, but sure is nice when you need it. I notice you didn't mention the brass deflector grin

The DPMS Oracle is cheaper than the sportical (slick side) at buds.


Edited by Tactical Cowboy (06/16/15 07:01 PM)
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#5792288 - 06/16/15 07:41 PM Re: New Semi Automatic AR Rifle (need advise) [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
It's not absolutely necessary, but sure is nice when you need it. I notice you didn't mention the brass deflector grin


Outside of the DPMS Sportical, one has to look fairly hard to find one without a brass deflector. Unless you are left handed, you could get by without one of those too though. smile

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#5792322 - 06/16/15 07:54 PM Re: New Semi Automatic AR Rifle (need advise) [Re: cyphertext]
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Originally Posted By: cyphertext
Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
It's not absolutely necessary, but sure is nice when you need it. I notice you didn't mention the brass deflector grin


Outside of the DPMS Sportical, one has to look fairly hard to find one without a brass deflector. Unless you are left handed, you could get by without one of those too though. smile
I do shoot left handed. Does that make a difference? Sorry,Ive been shooting guns since i was 10. but have very little knowledge of an AR

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