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Old 05-22-2011, 03:36 PM
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What in your opinion is the best AR in .223 under $1,500 for western varmint & predator hunting ?

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Old 05-22-2011, 03:46 PM
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If it were me I would buy a stripped lower for $100 - $150 (depending on who's name is stamped on the side) and then get a fully assembled upper from one of the many vendors on line. Simply assemble the stripped lower with the included lower parts kit and attach the upper.

Doing it this way you could just about get two rifles for the price you mentioned. Or a whole bunch of ammo.
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Old 05-22-2011, 04:13 PM
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Bushmaster Varmiter Special SS, mine impresses me every time I take it out to shoot. In my opinion you cant go wrong with the Bushmaster. Just my opinion. I am sure you could build one cheaper but I dont have any problem with just buying one that is already assembled by a reputable company and is covered by some kind of warranty.

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Old 05-22-2011, 04:15 PM
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Bulls,

I like the whole bunch of ammo idea, but remember I'm gonna need to put some good glass on it also (scope $$$ seperate issue though).

I was hoping to hear back from you, so go ahead and finish "your" custom recommendation.

Who's uppers do you like ?
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:04 PM
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RR,

Okay, okay............who's complete upper's do you like?

Remember under $1,500 because I like LWRC (or Barrett), I just can't efford them !
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:27 PM
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You can get uppers from several places on line. You don't need to go with a "brand name" like Bushmaster, Rock River, etc... and most of these vendors have a number of options that you can upgrade your rifle with.

Here are a few but if you do a search you can find more.

J&T
http://jtdistributing.net/store/more_k_bbk.html

Ranger Sales
http://rangersales.com/index.php?mai...83e20a6ee0c9a9

KB Mfg.
http://kb-mfg.com/index.php?main_pag...2785a5aea418b3

AR15-kits.com
http://www.ar15-kits.com/index1.html

M&A
http://www.mapartsinc.com/productsDetail.asp?id=14

Mod 1 sales
http://www.model1sales.com/index.cfm...ategory_id=171
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:34 PM
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Bulls,

A couple of good ideas there.................


Can't thank you enough !!!
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:39 PM
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You bet.

How ever you go post pics of it and let us know how it shoots.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:44 PM
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Let me know what you think ?


Upper;
http://www.mapartsinc.com/productsDetail.asp?id=14

Lower;
http://www.talonarms.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=97_115_120_ 447&products_id=1346




Need your input.................thanks again for your help guys !
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:57 PM
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Under 1" MOA is fine.......

From the bench off bags.


Do you like this Wilson more so ?

http://dynamicarmament.com/items/ar-...per-detail.htm


Thanks again RR !

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