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    Looking to purchase an AR15....

    Would appreciate any advice or leads to where I can purchase an AR15 without having to sell a body part.

    I am looking for an AR15 .223 would prefer black but will consider other colors and must be optics ready. I am interested in Bush Master, Rock River Arms, Armalite, CMMG, DPMS or comparable my budget is $ 1000.00 - $1300.00. Hopefully Have not missed the boat on the more affordable models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfireltd View Post
    Would appreciate any advice or leads to where I can purchase an AR15 without having to sell a body part.

    I am looking for an AR15 .223 would prefer black but will consider other colors and must be optics ready. I am interested in Bush Master, Rock River Arms, Armalite, CMMG, DPMS or comparable my budget is $ 1000.00 - $1300.00. Hopefully Have not missed the boat on the more affordable models.

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    I'm afraid you missed the boat.
    Last week I found them at Walmarts for $895.00.
    Good luck even finding one this week.
    If you're interested, I'm going to sell my SOCOM when the gouging gets purely ridicules.

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    I found only TWO gun shops that had a few AR's left in the area, the lowest price I got was about 1700. Most are backordered about 4-6months with a few such as Stag back ordered 12-14months. I wish you the best of luck in finding one, I'm searching for one myself.

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    This is so far off topic it is out of sight but your best bet right now, is to buy a stripped lower from Vaguntrader and sit on it.

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    Re: Looking to purchase an AR15....

    Quote Originally Posted by MainelyGlock View Post
    Buy a Windham Weaponry!
    Checked out their website, they do not sell complete rifles to the public. I would gave to order one through a gun dealer.


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    When and if you find one, trying to buy ammo for it is the next headache.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkman2 View Post
    When and if you find one, trying to buy ammo for it is the next headache.
    Yep!
    I'm selling a case this morning at a horrible gouging profit.....and I have a waiting list of people that want it!

    You can't even find loading dies right now.

    Take a deep breath and ask yourself, why do you want one of the silly things. The 223 is a varmint round and the AR is not a varmint rifle.

    The cycle has started and if nothing happens in Congress or State, prices still won't come down for years.

    BTW...This is NOT an acceptable Open Carry subject. We are limited to handguns here. Granted, it's better than discussing CHP's but still... way out of bounds.
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    This is the last thing I'm going to say about this here, but if you want one there are a few listed early this morning here. VGT is a sponsor here so I'll throw it in.
    http://www.vaguntrader.com/forums/ub...p/forums/207/1

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    "The 223 is a varmint round and the AR is not a varmint rifle. "

    Says who I have shot a lot p dogs and yotes with ARs I good AR well group well under 3/4 inch. A colt HBAR target I shot p dogs with is a good soild 1/2 inch rifle.

    Having shot deer with the 223 round and killed them with out trouble and checked the damage done to them you do not want to be shot with one.

    Is it the best deer round no in capable hands who knows what shot to take and pass it well work just fine.

    When one sees the damage done to deer size animals from a 223 bullet you do not want to get hit with it.
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    Says me!

    Here its illegal to use on deer so I haven't inspected the wound. I've seen people shot with them. They died but nothing awe inspiring. I saw someone get killed with a 25 ACP too, so what.

    We get the blackshirts here that try to get them legalized for big game. Get laughed at a lot.

    I don't chew my backy but once and it's still off topic and we both had our say. Let the guy get on with trying to find one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Firearms Iinstuctor View Post
    "The 223 is a varmint round and the AR is not a varmint rifle. "

    Says who I have shot a lot p dogs and yotes with ARs I good AR well group well under 3/4 inch. A colt HBAR target I shot p dogs with is a good soild 1/2 inch rifle.

    Having shot deer with the 223 round and killed them with out trouble and checked the damage done to them you do not want to be shot with one.

    Is it the best deer round no in capable hands who knows what shot to take and pass it well work just fine.

    When one sees the damage done to deer size animals from a 223 bullet you do not want to get hit with it.
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    Fire up the Delorean and go back a month or two, it's the only way you'll find a deal. $700 AR's were going for $2500 at the show this weekend, and I've watched folks putting them on consignment for similar prices at my local shop... and selling within hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoom6zoom View Post
    Fire up the Delorean and go back a month or two, it's the only way you'll find a deal. $700 AR's were going for $2500 at the show this weekend, and I've watched folks putting them on consignment for similar prices at my local shop... and selling within hours.
    Yep...it's only going to get worse Zoom.
    The good news is I bought in time to sell and have been able to buy a Savage ML-10 with about $500.00 change with the profits from guns I don't care much for.

    For a really sad story, River Rat was telling us about a friend that got an AR for Christmas. His wife also put a bow around one round she got somewhere.

    Now he has a brand new AR, one round and can't find anymore.
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    Yeah, last month I passed on a beat to hell Colt Python that was going for more than an AR. Yesterday I scored a 98% Python for half of what an AR is going for now!

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    battlefield guns and ammo, 757-410-7720, they should be getting in tons of AR-15's soon, they said they already paid for them and waiting on shipping, give them a call and have it shipped to your FFL in NOVA/area.
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    Re: Looking to purchase an AR15....

    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Yep!
    I'm selling a case this morning at a horrible gouging profit.....and I have a waiting list of people that want it!

    You can't even find loading dies right now.

    Take a deep breath and ask yourself, why do you want one of the silly things. The 223 is a varmint round and the AR is not a varmint rifle.

    The cycle has started and if nothing happens in Congress or State, prices still won't come down for years.

    BTW...This is NOT an acceptable Open Carry subject. We are limited to handguns here. Granted, it's better than discussing CHP's but still... way out of bounds.
    My apologies to the forum, was just looking for a little help.


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    Re: Looking to purchase an AR15....

    Quote Originally Posted by ocholsteroc View Post
    battlefield guns and ammo, 757-410-7720, they should be getting in tons of AR-15's soon, they said they already paid for them and waiting on shipping, give them a call and have it shipped to your FFL in NOVA/area.
    Thanks.....I will give them a call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfireltd View Post
    My apologies to the forum, was just looking for a little help.


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    No apology needed. We go OT all the time, especially me, but this is a topic that will eventually get John's attention.

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    You can find them on www.VaGunTrader.com but you will pay. And if a decently priced one comes along it wont last long.

    Sorry!!

    I only have one myself, and a couple of lowers. Hopefully things will calm down and prices will come back to earth.

    I hear .223 was selling for $1000/1000 rounds at Chantilly!!!

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    the prices where nuts at the show today..... my $900 AR would have had a $2500 price tag on it, without optics and 6 mags........... pmags for $40 when they where 2 for $25 last show........... i didn't even wont to look at .223 or 556

    to bring this back on OT i picked up a m&p22 as an understudy to the m&p9 i will be picking up that i plan on oc'ing with

    i also met morgan spurlocker(dude that made "supersize me"), he was filming for a CNN special. i'm pissed i wasn't OC'ing even thou it would have been with a paper weight(no loaded gun rule).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cptstoney View Post

    i also met morgan spurlocker(dude that made "supersize me"), he was filming for a CNN special.
    If he was filming for CNN then I would think he is up to no-good

    what all was he doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VaGunTrader View Post
    If he was filming for CNN then I would think he is up to no-good

    what all was he doing?
    walking around and talking to people with a sizable camera crew(full blown tv/movie camera sound guy and at least 4 other people)

    we shook hands i told him i was a fan of super size me and he asked me why i was there today. didnt get any further then that before i moved on down the aisle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cptstoney View Post
    the prices where nuts at the show today..... my $900 AR would have had a $2500 price tag on it, without optics and 6 mags........... pmags for $40 when they where 2 for $25 last show........... i didn't even wont to look at .223 or 556
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    I'm guessing it will idle down for a few days and after the 1st something will get introduced. That will not only kick it back in gear, it will raise it to a full panic. I may seriously think about selling the SOCOM then.

    Sure am glad I cast, swage and load all my own ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devin Hutchison View Post
    Reloading prices vary at all?

    Sent from my phone. Excuse spelling mistakes as my fingers like to press the wrong letters and auto correct sometimes does not catch it.
    Some but not like loaded ammo.
    223 dies are not available now...anywhere I've seen. I have some anyway.
    Bullets are unavailable.
    All that will change as the manufacturers catch up and prices will stay steady.

    There may be another run on primers, I haven't looked at them but I have 20,000 or so.

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    When the Russians were in Afghanistan 303 brit was selling for 2 to 3 bucks a round there.

    This is marget driven every body who thought that they might need one at some time is jumping in.

    It is a good time to sell if you have any extras.

    If I could get a buck a round I just might go buy a new 4 wheeler.
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