So I saw that Cabelas is having a sale on the DPMS arms Panter Oracle AR-15 rifle in 5.56x45. Basically I shot my friends Colt AR-15 and his SIG 556 and want something similar. I dont want to spend close to $1,500 on something thats just gonna be for plinking pretty much.
The DPMS is on sale for $700 which is much more in my price range, then once I add optics and tax I'll still be well below $1000 (keep in mind I just want something decent not top of the line). Now I know its not nearly the same quality as Colt or SIG or a lot of other brands. But for the price is it a good gun? and is there anything that is the same price range (new or used) that is better?