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Was thinking about getting or building a AR so I started looking on the web, now I'm more confused than when I started! Maybe I will just stick with bolt actions. A nice .223 might be a good choice, cheaper to shoot than a semi .223, and my .308 bolt. If I get a semi, I will shoot faster (I know myself)
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Will this be your first AR? I assume so by your post, but wasn't sure. 

If so, you can buy an AR off the rack from most any maker. Stag Arms, Bushmaster, DPMS, Rock River, etc. They are are all of good quality.
The most important feature that I'd strongly recommend is an AR with a flat top receiver. 

Buy the first one, build the second.  Wink    
That way you know what features you like or dislike and then you can build one the way you want it. 
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Had many a M-16 in my hands, but times were easier. You went to the armory, you signed for one  then you followed orders. If (and I do mean IF) I get one the flat top is the biggest feature I would want. Not sure if I want one, it would serve no purpose for me. Not a fan of semi auto target guns. I end up shooting to much ammo to fast, to expensive lol.
 
I prolly will just buy one, but I know myself. Building one might be cheaper, because once I get one I will want to trick it out. The biggest prob was there is so much info out there it gets overwhelming.
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Originally posted by KY Hick KY Hick wrote:

The biggest prob was there is so much info out there it gets overwhelming.

And then theres this......
 


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LOL aint that the truth!!!!!!!!!! I bought my first mountain bike for $1k, 2 years later I had about $15k in other bikes and gear
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sounds like you should be looking at one of these
 
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Nah, my wife would kill me! I've been laid off for awhile.
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Definitely agree with CT.  Buy the first one, and build the second.  And shoot as many other peoples as you can to get a feel for the features.  I absolutely loved building mine and had shot enough to know what I wanted.    And also, +1 on the flat top receiver whether you buy or build.  

And yes they are a money pit at times, but so much fun.
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Me and buddy went by one of the gun shops today, and I looked at some AR's. I think I'm just gunna get a bolt action gun same caliber. I can see myself going broke with the AR. Besides I would shoot twice as much ammo. I wanted to get a .223 because its cheaper to shoot than the .308 I have. Besides I just dont see much practical use from the AR for me. I like bolt action target guns better, and that would leave me with a tactical set up. Dont have a need for tactical stuff any more. 
 
But I did see a AR that was in .22 now that got me thinkin I could have fun with that and shoot allday for cheap.
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KY Hick  Check out these sites.
 
 
 
Have fun going broke!!!!
 
I resisted buying a semi for the same reason you are...... to fun and easy to shoot!
I also have a Savage 12BTV Bolt in 223 which I love.  223 is one of the most economical centerfire rounds there is if you reload!
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I've been thinking about this thread a little. Hick, I realize that you've decided to get a bolt gun, but this is for the others out there in radio land that may be reading this. 

Having had experience, even military, with a standard M-16 doesn't really mean you automatically have a handle on what features your looking for when you buy a modern AR. 
They are literally 2 different animals.....externally speaking, any way. 

Former or current service members have a HUGE leg up on most civvie first time buyers on the mechanical aspects of the AR/M-16 type rifles, to be sure.
     
IF.....you carry, or carried a modernized M-4 on the other hand, you might have a better idea of what you desire in an AR, but even then you may have been limited by what gear you could run on your gov issued weapon by the powers that be. Theres a plethora of options out there, with MORE "Bling" coming out seemingly daily.  
Stocks, vertical grips, BUIS, flip up front sites, rails, flash lights, optics/mounts, etc., etc., etc.........Whacko
It's literally maddening! 

I think buying a Colt 6920, or similar, as your first AR and then adding to that, is an excellent way to start down the 'ol AR trail. 
Just my thoughts. 

 


 


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