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#5916304 - 09/07/15 07:33 AM Seeking advice about building ARs
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A friend wants to build an AR-15 and after we do that I would like to look into building an AR-10 (when I get the funds). It appears that we can buy kits for an upper and lower that will save some cash (over buying a brand name rifle). My questions are:
1) What brands or retailer should we be considering?
2) Is this as simple as buying a good quality upper and lower or are there kits for the complete rifle? Or is there a situation where we buy an upper, a lower kit minus the receiver and a separate receiver?
The options are huge. Some advice before jumping into this would be appreciated.
Thanks!

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#5916666 - 09/07/15 12:09 PM Re: Seeking advice about building ARs [Re: MortgageMan]
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Go look at rifle gear in Plano. You can see it all and know your choices

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#5916932 - 09/07/15 03:54 PM Re: Seeking advice about building ARs [Re: MortgageMan]
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Good Idea, also Runner Runner Guns in McKinney, Alamo in Euless
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#5916934 - 09/07/15 03:55 PM Re: Seeking advice about building ARs [Re: MortgageMan]
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What is your budget?
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#5916960 - 09/07/15 04:17 PM Re: Seeking advice about building ARs [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Would like to stay around $800 if possible?

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#5917174 - 09/07/15 06:31 PM Re: Seeking advice about building ARs [Re: MortgageMan]
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Easy budget. Gotta figure what you really want it to be good at, read a lot, buy once.
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#5917562 - 09/07/15 09:24 PM Re: Seeking advice about building ARs [Re: MortgageMan]
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This is the answer to your question. $40-50 stripped lower added and you're set.

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php...-rifle-kit.html

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#5917682 - 09/07/15 10:35 PM Re: Seeking advice about building ARs [Re: MortgageMan]
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redxarms has some affordable uppers and parts. Ive built a few AR's and never had any issues

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#5917719 - 09/07/15 11:16 PM Re: Seeking advice about building ARs [Re: GasGuzzler]
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Originally Posted By: GasGuzzler
Easy budget. Gotta figure what you really want it to be good at, read a lot, buy once.


This. Most any Mil-Spec receivers will be fine.
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#5918053 - 09/08/15 09:50 AM Re: Seeking advice about building ARs [Re: tenyearsgone]
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Palmetto State Armory is the best deal going in AR15 and AR10 rifle kits right now.

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#5918855 - 09/08/15 05:56 PM Re: Seeking advice about building ARs [Re: MortgageMan]
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Seems AR's are trending shorter and lighter, I got on this band wagon lately with a Seekins Precision.

Look at Battle Arms Development, Cobalt Kenetics,
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#5918951 - 09/08/15 07:06 PM Re: Seeking advice about building ARs [Re: MortgageMan]
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The Colt basic rifles were running in the $800 range. Why not just buy one of those?

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#5918962 - 09/08/15 07:17 PM Re: Seeking advice about building ARs [Re: MortgageMan]
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For $800, I'd buy a factory Colt and call it a day.

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#5919200 - 09/08/15 09:03 PM Re: Seeking advice about building ARs [Re: MortgageMan]
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Colt doesn't sell an AR10 for $800
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#5919260 - 09/08/15 09:26 PM Re: Seeking advice about building ARs [Re: MortgageMan]
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I assumed he was talking about his budget for the AR-15. For a value build, you can't beat PSA (for the AR-10). If the AR-15 budget is $800, I'll still recommend the Colt. That being said, you can get a PSA build kit for cheap and it's a great value as well. Buddy at work built a PSA AR-15 and it shoots very well.

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