Bushmaster upper @ Midway $349.99

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by SWAGA, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

  2. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter


  3. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

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    As i have never owned an AR-15 firearm, what route would You (FlashBang) go to produce an inexpensive 5.56mm AR type rifle with an 18 inch barrel for general use?

    I also wear bifocals.

    eldar
     
  4. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    If you have never built one from a stripped lower etc., but wanted to assemble your own, I would buy a complete lower and then get a complete upper. For the cost, you can buy a completed AR-15. They can be had for anywhere from $499 on up depending on make/model/etc.

    I have some original AR-15's.. couple of Colt HBAR, but prefer the 16" for general use. Plenty of barrel for accuracy at distance and short enough to use in CQB. For the really "up close and personal" CQB, I have the 11.5" 5.56 SBR and an 8.5" .300blk SBR.

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  5. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

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    Sooo.... $500-600?

    Any brands You would stay away from?

    And, 16", huh...

    Thanks!

    eldar
     
  6. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    I would not buy a Bushmaster.
    Windham is good, DPMS is not bad for its price.
    Moon is really sharp on the builds of AR's and can go pretty deep on what to look for and what to look out for.
     
  7. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

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    FlashBang,

    Thanks for the guidance!

    Your wisdom is shining through!

    eldar
     
  8. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    Kind of pricey for what it is... $90 barrel, $15 hand guard, $90 BCG, $39 for an upper....
     
  9. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter


    That's why I posted it here.
    Don't know enough about AR(building) to know if that's a deal or not.
    What about the quality of the components?
    Better then average ?
    I'm somewhat vaguely interested in building one.
     
  10. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

  11. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    You can build an aluminum Anderson AR lower($39 stripped, $50 lower parts kit, buffer stuff) for that price... not a fan of the polymer, 2 range members have had theirs crack at the buffer tube threads.

    Upper is okaysih... not familiar with the barrel maker so will let someone else comment there.

    But you can buy and Anderson stripped upper for $39, a barrel for $90-100 that will likely be just as good, handguard is a $15 item and tons of never used take offs out there where people put on a free float, BCG for $100, forward assist parts $20 or so, charging handle...

    And when you build it you know where and how all the parts go together and ANYONE can build an AR if they can read a simple diagram. Plus AR15.com has tons of assembly videos.
     
  12. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Nice job Mary. I just finished typing a long post for him and lost it you covered it for me
     
  13. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member


    Well that's not what Hickok said.......(Ducks quickly)
     
  14. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

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    Are You trying to start another Dynasty, 'cause You're doing a lot of Duckin'...

    eldar
     
  15. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member


    Sho nuff!......
     
  16. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    Everybody loves a little, but nobody loves a smart one... :rofl:
     
  17. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member


    I find they much prefer a smart one, over a dumb one!....
     
  18. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    It would have been unintelligible anyway :rofl:

    He's a BULL, not an @$$ :D
    (but he tries!) :p
     

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  19. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    Just don't buy anything from Omni. The "hybrid" lowers are enticing at the price, but they are total garbage.
     
  20. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    You could not give me a poly lower. My LGS has a half dozen in a box that all failed at the buffer tube.