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#6075015 - 12/09/15 12:41 PM Please advise on AR platform
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Got a friend that is looking to get a AR platform rifle for his son. His some is young and small for his age. Looking for a collapsible stock so it can kind of grow with him. I recommended an non polymer lower. Past that I don't really know what direction to send him in.

He sent me a link to this rifle: Rifle

Seems like a good entry level rifle. I'm open to suggestions.
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#6075055 - 12/09/15 12:55 PM Re: Please advise on AR platform [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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Unless he lives in CA, he doesn't want that one. It doesn't have a magazine release, and requires a tool to drop the magazine.
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#6075057 - 12/09/15 12:55 PM Re: Please advise on AR platform [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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The regular M&P sport has great reviews though.
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#6075087 - 12/09/15 01:04 PM Re: Please advise on AR platform [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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Thanks for that heads up. I had to look up what the "bullet button" is.
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#6075108 - 12/09/15 01:14 PM Re: Please advise on AR platform [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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Main factor will be how much does he want to spend? They are all the same size in that platform.

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#6075112 - 12/09/15 01:16 PM Re: Please advise on AR platform [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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Probably $1000 max. He said he doesnt have a firm max but "reasonable"
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#6075207 - 12/09/15 02:03 PM Re: Please advise on AR platform [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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As mentioned, the free state version of the M&P Sport would be a good rifle for a boy.

M&P 15 Sport

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#6075225 - 12/09/15 02:16 PM Re: Please advise on AR platform [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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Holy crap on a cracker! Still regularly getting surprised by how low these ar prices have gone.

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#6075262 - 12/09/15 02:56 PM Re: Please advise on AR platform [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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Originally Posted By: Cow_doc.308
Probably $1000 max. He said he doesnt have a firm max but "reasonable"


I would go with a Colt LE 6920 or something similar. The M&P is probably a nice gun for the money as well. AR prices have dropped quite a bit due to over supply so you can find them fairly cheap. A Bushmaster or DPMS can be had for $600 give or take.

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#6075323 - 12/09/15 03:32 PM Re: Please advise on AR platform [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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Quality AR15's are a bargin right now. Colt 6920 or a BCM is where I would spend my money. Both would provide a lifetime of service for the typical owner.
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#6075477 - 12/09/15 04:57 PM Re: Please advise on AR platform [Re: cyphertext]
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Originally Posted By: cyphertext
As mentioned, the free state version of the M&P Sport would be a good rifle for a boy.

M&P 15 Sport


Hold up... it appears that there is a new and improved M&P 15 Sport in town...

S&W M&P 15 Sport II

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#6075607 - 12/09/15 06:31 PM Re: Please advise on AR platform [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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choices choices choices, make a list of the one's your interested in and handle them to find the one that fits.
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#6075670 - 12/09/15 06:59 PM Re: Please advise on AR platform [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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M&Ps are pretty decent, as are the Ruger AR556 and Windham Weaponry. I have a Rock River that I love, it is the most accurate firearm I currently own. The ATH is guaranteed 1 MOA, but with Hornady 55gr Varmint I shot two five shot 100yd groups last time out. Off a bag and with a rear bag, the first group had four of the five holes touching and was about .5" total; the second group was off a bipod and was still under .75". But it costs a bit more than the entry level models but not much above that budget.
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#6080265 - 12/12/15 04:54 PM Re: Please advise on AR platform [Re: cyphertext]
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Originally Posted By: cyphertext
Originally Posted By: cyphertext
As mentioned, the free state version of the M&P Sport would be a good rifle for a boy.

M&P 15 Sport


Hold up... it appears that there is a new and improved M&P 15 Sport in town...

S&W M&P 15 Sport II


Looks like they added a forward assist and a dust cover - but still used the 1:9 twist like the later models.

After a few years and thousands of rounds, I've never needed the forward assist on my S&W MP15 Sport because the rifle always (always) works, and I see no need for the dust cover - even for my truck gun working/shooting in the field. YMMV - if you actually plan to roll in the dirt, it might a great feature - if you remember to close it between shots.

I prefer the original 1:8 5R barrel that they put on the first generation M&P Sport models that I have.

As far as how they work, I cannot say enough good things about the perfect reliability of the two that I own. One for the truck, the other at home for the kids/grandkids to blaze away with. Ten to twenty (30) round mags are typical for an afternoon at the tank.

I'm a "one is none and two is one" kind of guy without deep pockets. So, I prefer to own two $600 super reliable AR's than one...... There are many super reliable, inexpensive AR's out there. Some may serve your needs waaaay, waaaaay better than mine.

MY point is only to share my own hands on experience.

Marc
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#6080277 - 12/12/15 05:01 PM Re: Please advise on AR platform [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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I would buy one without a forward assist, but for me a dust cover is a must. The dust here gets bad, and yes I close it after I shoot.
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