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So you want to buy an AR-15 - FAQs

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Packman73, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Jun 12, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    You will either need high rise rings or get a 40mm scope. You are not going to get a good check weld on the stock with high rings.

    Personally I would get a different scope. My nikon is a 4.5x12x40 with nikons AR scope rings.
     
  2. Jun 12, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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    Surplus arms and ammo (made by aero precision) has stripped uppers for like 60 bucks and seem decent. They are also the only place that I could find that had them in stock. For a lower, just pick which roll mark you like best ;) Palmetto state armory has specials on theirs for $50 from time to time.
     
  3. Jun 12, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    nice ill look them up. I might just go for a complete upper because I dont want to mess with barrels and what not because I dont know enough. I found a website that has tons of uppers but doesnt say what brand they are.
     
  4. Jun 12, 2012 at 8:09 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    Post up a link.

    PSA had a deal going on for $350 for complete uppers minus the BCG.
    My dad got one but hasn't had a chance to shoot it yet.
    Also check out Bravo company for great complete uppers
     
  5. Jun 13, 2012 at 8:45 AM
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    ...it's a burgeoning market, ...lots of vendors to choose from... i'm partial to CMMG (in missouri), ..they make good quality components, and have a nice satin teflon finish (deep black)... i like the finish and it's easier to wipe clean the exterior than matte finishes on other makes..
     
  6. Jun 13, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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    go for the complete upper :thumbsup:, ...that way you don't have to get into the smithing, ...and mating a barrel to receiver requires proper tools/know-how...

    the lower receiver is quite easy to assemble w/ the parts kits you want...
     
  7. Jun 13, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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    I looked up PSA and I think im going to go with a lower and upper from them. thanks for help!
     
  8. Jun 14, 2012 at 4:13 AM
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    Found a video on how to set up your scope. The narrator says to lay your cheek into the rifle, comfortably, with your eyes closed- then open them to find out where your height needs to be, I found myself looking at the top edge of the scope dead center in my field of view. Tells me I do need another 1/2" to 3/4" of riser on the scope mount.
     
  9. Jun 14, 2012 at 4:23 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER Victory is reserved...

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    Not enough.
    I will be doing the same. Ordering a stripped lower and a build kit next week.
     
  10. Jul 1, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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    Hey guys I'm needing a new barrel on ar-15. I have a 16 but want a little more punch for coyotes but still want a lightish gun to carry. I was looking at the dpms mini sass in the 1-8 twist. I dont want the 1-7 but will accept the 1-9. Any good suggestions at a good price?
     
  11. Jul 1, 2012 at 9:09 PM
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    Do you know what those twists are for? I don't think I would own a 1/9 twist barrel. Get some SSA 77gr rounds and go slay some yotes. With a 1/7 that is
     
  12. Jul 1, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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    I currently have a bushy 1/9 16 inch barrel and it shoots the 55 grn nosler ballistic tips very well and thats what I've heard does good on coyotes and dogs. The 1/8 will handle both heavy and light ish bullets or so I've been told. Plus heavy bullets drop alot and lose alot of energy with long ranges.
     
  13. Jul 2, 2012 at 5:41 AM
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    Ive shot 55gr-77gr bullets through my 1/7 and not had any accuracy problems with any of them. Granted the range I had acess to was only 100 yards...
     
  14. Jul 21, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    OK oh Gurus of the AR15, I'm looking to build what will be my first AR. My main intentions for this will be for groundhogs and target shooting.

    Please take a look at my list of potential parts and let me know if: 1.) Are these good parts? 2.) I need anything else

    Riflegear Upper http://www.riflegear.com/p-1166-rifl...ile-upper.aspx Spikes Lower and lower parts kit Magpul stock w/ buffer http://www.riflegear.com/p-423-magpu...-assembly.aspx Magpul MBUS iron sights

    I'll also add mags, a vert foregrip, bipod, and scope at this time as well

    Thanks a lot guys, I've been extremely impressed looking through this thread at all the great rifles! __________________
     
  15. Jul 21, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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    Anyone have comments regarding Olympic Arms upper receivers or complete rifles???

    Just asking............

    http://www.olyarms.com/
     
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    I love my Ruger SR 556.
    Great gun with alot of goodies right out of the box.
     
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    Thanks.........what model did you get???
     
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