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    soliciting opinons for a new AR type rifle

    I am looking at expanding and getting a new AR type rifle .223/5.56 nato (this will be my first)

    My budget is around $1,000 to $1,200 (but is not set in stone).

    Here is what I want in my rifle purchase: a durable rifle (I like to buy a rifle that will last 10,000+ rounds through years of usage); easy to use (easy to clean, easy to do small repairs); have fun at the range with and uses inexpensive ammo (rifle needs to be able to use inexpensive ammo).

    I have been looking at the Sig M400 (my initial 1st choice), the Colt LE6920 (my initial 2nd choice) and the S&W M&P15 (sku 811000).

    How I came up with my initial rankings is having handled all three of the rifles and based on how they felt during my handling (not shooting them).

    I am asking if anyone has any of the three mentioned rifles who would care to share their experiences with them and if no owners, someone who has used one or anyone that has any other recommendations based on owning one or having range time with any of the rifles.

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    Grossly off-topic.....
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    soliciting opinons for a new AR type rifle

    Move this thread to general discussion or the social lounge.....and then I'll be happy to provide my advice and my opinions and I'll even post a pic of my beautiful AR.
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    recommend an AR designed just like an AK ... lol

    AK is better for most folks ...

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    I am also looking at that gun and it will be my first. Now to just narrow down the price with at least a thousand rounds of ammo to start with and I will have one in the next couple of months.

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    My input

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    My bad, I have this site book marked and forgot it comes to this (Virginia) section.

    Can a mod or admin please mope it to the appropriate section of the board, it would be greatly appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by acfreddie View Post
    My bad, I have this site book marked and forgot it comes to this (Virginia) section.

    Can a mod or admin please mope it to the appropriate section of the board, it would be greatly appreciated
    Done - that was the easiest fix of the day

    Now the advice/suggestions can flow and I'm sure there will be many.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Done - that was the easiest fix of the day

    Now the advice/suggestions can flow and I'm sure there will be many.
    Thanks Grapeshot for the assistance

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    Personally I build my own, I have 2, neither are in 5.56/.223.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonie View Post
    Personally I build my own, I have 2, neither are in 5.56/.223.
    Preferred caliber? How much on average do you allow for your builds, sans optics and such?
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    take a look at stag arms i have there model 3 and im very happy with it

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    soliciting opinons for a new AR type rifle

    Mine is a conglomeration of parts. I started with a basic Bushmaster rifle with a carry handle and slowly switched stuff out as funds became available. The upper receiver, stock, forearm, trigger, sights, and a few other things have been in replaced. Now I have a custom rifle with everything I want, this is the route I recommend for people looking at AR-15s. It ends up being about the same price or even a little cheaper than a fully-loaded rifle bought new.



    And once you get your AR done, you can start on your AK.

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    I got an M&P and 1000 rounds of steel cased wolf for my 16th Christmas (I am 21 now). The first 150 or so rounds the gun wouldn't function at all. Every two or three shots would result in a FTF, I was very disappointed. Around the 300 rounds mark it really started straighten up, since after 500 rounds to now I haven't had one single malfunction I would contribute to the gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acfreddie View Post
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    I have been looking at the Sig M400 (my initial 1st choice)
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    Thanks everyone for the suggestions, recommendations and deals provided. It gives me food for thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Preferred caliber? How much on average do you allow for your builds, sans optics and such?
    One is 6.8 SPC Spec II the other is 300AAC Blackout. I have about $650 in the 6.8 and about $500 in the 300. Not including optics or reloading/casting associated expenses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonie View Post
    One is 6.8 SPC Spec II the other is 300AAC Blackout. I have about $650 in the 6.8 and about $500 in the 300. Not including optics or reloading/casting associated expenses.
    That is a considerable savings over factory builds.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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