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Re: Budget friendly AR-15? [Re: tlguy] #6240999
05/16/18 12:19 AM
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223handguard.com I have used several of the super slim keymod rails. and their cheapo $10 gas blocks. Yep its all straight off a boat from beijing but it works well. Have had them for a year or two of rough handling and shooting. 0 problems. I have had more trouble from the PSA handguards than anything. That tension held stuff is nothing but problems. I want a screw seating into something to ensure the handguards dont creep forward or twist.


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Re: Budget friendly AR-15? [Re: virgil1972] #6241126
05/16/18 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted By: virgil1972
For 400 you can get a Frainklin Armory binary trigger. Its the closest thing to a fun switch you can get without the 200 dollar tax stamp.


Really ..... ??? Thats going to be a crap load of use as a coyote gun aint it ........ moron. Its idiots like you that make the rest of us wear blaze orange.

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Re: Budget friendly AR-15? [Re: tlguy] #6241180
05/16/18 04:05 AM
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Originally Posted By: tlguy
GREENCOUNTYPETE, I watched that video today and after that, I'm more confident I could assemble a gun from a parts kit. I really like the idea of the free float barrel vs a drop in hand guard, so that eliminates a lot of the budget models of complete guns. Although after looking at some of these sites you guys recommended, I'm confident I could still assemble a decent rifle with a free float barrel for under $500 if I keep my eyes open. Keep the advice and suggestions coming.

What does the transfer fee usually run at the FFL for buying online and having them do all the background check and paperwork? $25-30? I have quite a few around me, so I can shop a round if need be, just would like to know what others are paying in general.

Thanks for all the advice and suggestions so far guys!


call around and ask they range from 20 to 30 here , the thing is the stripped lower is the only part that needs an FFL everything else ships to your door.

now you are in Wisconsin , the state gets you 10 dollars more for an "other" this is what the stripped lower is transferred as , it is worth the extra 10 dollars in my mind because now you own a lower that can be rifle or pistol because it can be both they run it with pistol background check and must be 21 and not just 18.


a complete upper is a very simple way to go and how I have done al mine so far it just doesn't make $ sense not to there isn't enough savings to justify the few added tools you would need.

that said I have bought every lower locally the last was an Anderson in a blister pack off the shelf at a local shop it was 60 dollars but figure

if I bough a 50 dollar lower online even if it shipped free and I paid 20 for the transfer and 10 more for the state pistol background check I would be at 80 I was out the door for I think 73.30 60 +10 background +3.30 state sales tax.

where buying online makes sense is when you buy more than 1 at a time like 3 or more at a time but be careful to ask your transfer dealer how many they will transfer to you on one form , technically they can do even 2 forms as one transfer but not all will.

since this is your first buying 3 lowers at a time might be getting ahead of yourself.

keep your eye out for sales Cabellas had stripped anderson lowers for 49.99 so you could be out the door for about 63 dollars. then again that might be a drive call around I can't confirm right now but something like 5 manufacturers make all the lowers in the US and they are so close in spec if mill spec everything fits

even ATI american tacktical imports , can't import an AR lower so they have them made in the USA in Indiana


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Re: Budget friendly AR-15? [Re: tlguy] #6241217
05/16/18 07:36 AM
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Fleet farm has Anderson lowers for 49.99 as a regular price. I have seen them on sale there as low as 39.99

Re: Budget friendly AR-15? [Re: tlguy] #6241267
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Good to know! I'm within 10 miles of both a Fleet Farm and Cabelas.

Re: Budget friendly AR-15? [Re: tlguy] #6241380
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Looking at a couple of the kits on PSA, I see they list an overall length of 24.5 inches. Does anyone know if that's with the adjustable stock fully extended or fully collapsed? The reason I ask is in WI rifles need to have an overall length greater or equal to 26 inches in order to be legal for hunting. I guess an easy fix would be to get an 18" barrel instead of a 16" barrel, but those appear to be pricier and not as readily available.

Re: Budget friendly AR-15? [Re: tlguy] #6241387
05/16/18 02:23 PM
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About any AR is going to be over your state requirements if it has any kind of stock with a 16" barrel. The receiver will be about 8" by itself, add a 16" barrel you are at 24". Any stock will be more than enough to get your 26".


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Re: Budget friendly AR-15? [Re: tlguy] #6241390
05/16/18 02:28 PM
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BTW, the stock attaches to the lower receiver, so their measurements are for the barrel and upper receiver only.


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Re: Budget friendly AR-15? [Re: tlguy] #6241392
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I gotcha. I was thrown by the 24.5" overall length listed for the kits. Makes sense that a fully assembled firearm would be well over 26". Thanks!

Re: Budget friendly AR-15? [Re: tlguy] #6241623
05/16/18 09:20 PM
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Don't get no cheaper then this!



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Re: Budget friendly AR-15? [Re: tlguy] #6241692
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Is that a decent lower Jerry.

Re: Budget friendly AR-15? [Re: tlguy] #6242168
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Todays deal at PSA:

299.99 for a kit.

so for about 350.00 you can be shooting

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Re: Budget friendly AR-15? [Re: vegasjim] #6242219
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Originally Posted By: vegasjim
Is that a decent lower Jerry.


The lowers are pretty much the same the magic (pressure) is in the uppers, they have a complete lower with a Magpul stock and polished trigger for a little more I'd go with that and put a quality upper on that! On the 1st page.

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