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Old 02-01-2011, 07:43 AM
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So, what do I look for in one of these? I want it to be a 5.56 /.223, that's about all I know. These things have so many options I simply don't know where to start. I'll mainly use it for target shooting/plinking, no competition or hunting use. I want to buy a complete gun, I don't have the time or knowledge to piece one together. I'm not looking to outfit it as a full blown tactical rifle, I'll most likely put a decent red dot on it and nothing else. What type of mags should I purchase? I also don't want to break the bank, would like to keep it under $1000.00 if possible. Educate me fellas...
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:38 AM
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theres a ton of decent ones in your price range. Id keep an eye on cdnn for the sales they have, hard to beat unless you run across a good used one. I like rockriver in your price range.
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:01 AM
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For under $1000, ur probably looking at a DPMS. Standard barrel or M4 style Bushmasters and Rock River Arms can be had for less than $1000, but I usually find myself shooting from a bench, or at long ranges, so I prefer a full length gas system, and a heavy barrel.

The DPMS Lo-Pro Classic is a pretty good bargain ($800ish?). Get a new trigger (or a trigger spring kit), and a good optic and you'll have a real shooter.
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:15 AM
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http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CGcQ8wIwAg#

http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CGsQ8wIwAw#

http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...637db3da22c2bb
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:27 AM
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Sorry Halfbaked, I should have been a little more specific, I'm looking at the AR style rigs. Also, what features I should look for and what to avoid.
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:22 PM
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Buy used and get a Rock River. They can be had in my area for about $900 with lots of extras.

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Old 02-01-2011, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner View Post
get an 8 twist
RR
Got it. Is that the norm?
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:25 PM
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1 in 9" is more common these days, but the 1 in 8" twist lets you push heavier bullets that perform better on bigger varmints like coyotes, and buck the wind better for longer range shooting. I can't think of the last time I pushed a 40grn pill out of a .223, I typically opt for a 50-55grn for hunting, but I keep a good supply of 77grn Matchking's around to feed my 1:7.7" Kreiger barreled AR-15 when I want to reach out and punch paper WAY down town.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:31 PM
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Is a chromed bolt carrier group a necessity? I've read enough to go with a chrome lined barrel. I think.
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:28 PM
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Not a necessity but makes cleaning easier.

Do you have a friend with one?

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