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I'm building an AR for less than 500 dollars. Think it can be done?

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Old 02-29-2012, 04:48 PM   #1
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I'm building an AR for less than 500 dollars. Think it can be done?

I'll start by saying all of my experience with this type of weapon is military experience. So I know enough to get around. And am pretty confident I can build from piece parts or order functioning units and be happy either way. So my question is one of advice. I'd like to tap my resources here to try and see if anyone is willing to help.

Here's what I'm asking. Help me find the best possible deals. I know where I want to start; LW-15 Complete Polymer Lower [LW-15 Complete (Standard)] - $99.99 : New Frontier Armory - Firearm Sales, Transfers, and Consignment

From there I am open to ideas. I will of course supply the money and have just under 400 to spend. So lets get to shopping. I'll subscribe to this thread and just have the members that are willing to help post deals here. Lets go.

I don't need optics, not necessarily needing rails but I do prefer a flat top upper. I want a functioning rifle. Can be used or new parts as long as they're in good shape.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:54 PM   #2
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most uppers start around 500 don't they? even kits I have seen are round 500 and most kits don't have the charging handle or bolt included.


if you do this for 500 +/- I would be interested to see it happen.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:56 PM   #3
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That's the allure for me. I'll have to do a lot of hunting I'm sure. I'm really gonna try to stick to my guns and make it happen though. I'll be hitting armslist and gunbroker I'm sure.
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In to see this happen...I would say if you can do it that would be awesome...
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:00 PM   #5
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That's the allure for me. I'll have to do a lot of hunting I'm sure. I'm really gonna try to stick to my guns and make it happen though. I'll be hitting armslist and gunbroker I'm sure.

document! document! document!


(and post up) I am intrigued by the 100 dollar polymer lower.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:02 PM   #6
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I watched a lot of reviews on youtube, on their site. Seems pretty durable. I'm gonna try it.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:09 PM   #7
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Subscribed to see how it works out. I'm working on building my first AR, and I can tell you right now I'm projected coming in MUCH higher than $500. hahaha
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I'll definitely be watching to see if you can do it. Good luck sir.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:37 PM   #10
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If it appeals to you, Midway USA has a sale going on.

They have the DPMS Oracle upper on sale for 372.99 and in stock:They also have another DPMS upper on sale for $359.99, but not in stock when I looked:Just a little over your $400 budget and in stock:Also a little over you budget and in stock is:


Good Luck And Be Safe!!!
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