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Old 09-30-2015, 02:36 PM
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I personally wouldn't settle for anything less than this. But, that's just me.

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Old 09-30-2015, 06:13 PM
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I personally wouldn't settle for anything less than this. But, that's just me.

I agree .... that is definitely you.
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I agree .... that is definitely you.
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My Ruger came in. Maybe I'll get to shoot it in a few yrs when it quits raining.

It looks like a very simple mechanism that breaks down easily to give good access for cleaning.



Notice the bayonet lug, BONUS!!

Made in NC too.
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
Given your siblings lofty standards, their opinions are valid. It is safe to say the typical $1500 rifle is better than the typical $600 rifle. If that wasn't the case nobody would buy a $1500 model.

I would love to hear their opinion on the proper optics for your build.....be sure you are sitting when they tell you.
With specificity, please tell us why and where the differences are.
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The ruger looks identical to every budget build I have ever put together. Should be a great gun.
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Old 10-01-2015, 06:37 AM
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I'll probably keep it just like it is, open sites and all. The only thing I can see doing in the future might be to upgrade the trigger. It's pretty heavy and much different than my 3.5lb 30.06
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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post
With specificity, please tell us why and where the differences are.
high end ARs often have...

match grade barrel made of more expensive material that is more precisely milled (Noveske sells an 18" Gen 3 SPR 5.56mm for $1500 ..... now either Noveske customers are stupid or they are buying a far better built upper than the one you find a $600 gun)

more furniture made of better material, high quality aluminum vs. plastic

better trigger

better external and internal finishes

more extensive QC and testing
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
high end ARs often have...

match grade barrel made of more expensive material that is more precisely milled (Noveske sells an 18" Gen 3 SPR 5.56mm for $1500 ..... now either Noveske customers are stupid or they are buying a far better built upper than the one you find a $600 gun)

more furniture made of better material, high quality aluminum vs. plastic

better trigger

better external and internal finishes

more extensive QC and testing
I can get match grade barrels for way way less.

I do my own trigger work - I got the skills

Furniture is immaterial.

I will put my sub $400 AR against any $1K plus any day.

I maintain, anyone that says you need a +$1K AR for quality is either drinking the kool aid or full of crap, or both.
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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post
I can get match grade barrels for way way less.

I do my own trigger work - I got the skills

Furniture is immaterial.

I will put my sub $400 AR against any $1K plus any day.

I maintain, anyone that says you need a +$1K AR for quality is either drinking the kool aid or full of crap, or both.
....... or maybe most people can not get custom match barrels for way way less, they can not do their own trigger jobs and they want more furniture than you do......that makes them neither stupid or kool aid drinker.
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Originally Posted by baypro21 View Post
My Ruger came in. Maybe I'll get to shoot it in a few yrs when it quits raining.

It looks like a very simple mechanism that breaks down easily to give good access for cleaning.



Notice the bayonet lug, BONUS!!

Made in NC too.
It also has a 1:8 twist which is a plus from most others in stabilizing the bigger bullets. From 35 up to 77 grain. Most competitors use a 1:7

Its a well made, well thought out and well warrantied rifle.
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:59 AM
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I am lost in the realm of ARs, too, but my buddy who has built a few reco'd these for me. With $150 Bushnell optics (not the greatest, I know), total would be a hair over $1k, he was saying. He is also FFL, so not paying that (not that it's much).

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index...ng-handle.html

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index...category/4282/
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I am lost in the realm of ARs, too, but my buddy who has built a few reco'd these for me. With $150 Bushnell optics (not the greatest, I know), total would be a hair over $1k, he was saying. He is also FFL, so not paying that (not that it's much).

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index...ng-handle.html

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index...category/4282/
That lower unit is no bargain
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about $114 for the MOE lower build kit leaving you with $85 for the lower. you can def get in the lowers for $45 easy. But you have to factor the time you spend dicking around with it to.

But I feel like an ass having the conversation here when it should clearly be taking place at ar15.com
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Originally Posted by Camocam813 View Post
about $114 for the MOE lower build kit leaving you with $85 for the lower. you can def get in the lowers for $45 easy. But you have to factor the time you spend dicking around with it to.

But I feel like an ass having the conversation here when it should clearly be taking place at ar15.com
I disagree, AR15 is a great site, but nothing wrong with having the conversation here.

If the poster is willing to wait it out to Black Friday, he can build out that lower for a LOT less, guaranteed.
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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post
I disagree, AR15 is a great site, but nothing wrong with having the conversation here.

If the poster is willing to wait it out to Black Friday, he can build out that lower for a LOT less, guaranteed.
What you say Willis!!!!!!!

What's this about Black Friday? Your saying these gun shops have specials on that day as well?

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Well...gave my bud the green light to get me going. Doubt anything will come from this school shooting nonsense, but tired of putting it off and...you never know what the nuts running our country will do
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
What you say Willis!!!!!!!

What's this about Black Friday? Your saying these gun shops have specials on that day as well?
PSA usually runs specials around Tgiving/Christmas
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:46 PM
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a friend wants to put together a rifle for his father & one for himself.
I decided I would join them and ordered one of these-

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

I can pick it up locally and will get a lower to go with it. I'm not expecting too much and can't afford to "shoot out" the barrel anyway.
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Old 10-02-2015, 04:01 AM
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What is a good price per round?

Are there any online deals right now?

Locally Walmart, Gander Mt, and Dick's have consistantly had 5.56 in stock. What do you pay? About to start stockpiling.
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