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What do you guys think of this setup for the AR-15 I'm planning on purchasing in the near future?:

1. Forged anodized aluminum standard .223/5.56 lower
2. M3 flattop upper, 1:9 twist 20" barrel, M2 style stock

Should run me about 120 for the lower, then 550 for the complete upper/stocks.

Also, What's a good scope for under 120 bucks?

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A scope on an AR? In the early 70's we qualified out to 400 meters with open sights. Seems kinda silly to me on a non-sniper combat weapon!
 

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Seedster, whats the intended purpose of the rifle, such as, static target shooting, hunting or SHTF rifle ect...without knowing that it's hard to give you an honest reply.
 

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Just get a complete gun by ADS from Grant @ G&R tactical..it will cost about the same and you'll get a better quality AR
 

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Ill second the ADS from Grant. GREAT guy to deal with.
 

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Regarding scopes, your price point doesn't give you many options for new, quality glass. Even the variable imports now sold by Leupold and Burris will start between $175-$200. My 16" flat-top (a walking varmint rifle) wears a Burris 3-9x Fullfield II, with their BDC reticle, that cost $180 a couple of years ago. Even though it's assembled overseas, the glass is surprisingly good.

Of course, if you are willing to consider older/used American-made glass (Weaver, Redfield, Leupold, Burris. etc.), you can occasionally find some good deals. Keep an eye out at gun stores, gun shows, pawn shops, etc.
 

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$500.00 Ar ?

Greetings and Welcome to a truly great site!

I would have to go along with all the posters who recommended G&R(Grant).I plan on dealing with his business on any future AR purchases.He is very knowledgeable about this platform.Remember,the AR is a modular platform.
If you get good quality,basic parts(IE;Lower receiver, etc)you can always upgrade.His ADS product is a great bargain.Also,CMMG has "bargain bin"rifles.
These have received good reviews on different AR dedicated web sites.
Good luck,and have fun shoping!
DAT85
 

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I'd go with a 1:8 or 1:7 twist for heavier bullets if you are building yourself, chrome lined chamber and bore are nice to have too.

What kind of lower are you planning on buying for $120 with trigger group and stock? You will get what you pay for.

Do you mean A3 and A2 when referring M3, and M2?
 

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$120 should get you a stripped lower...you still have to put all the parts in.

If you're looking to stay around $700 check AR15.com in the Equipment Exchange and you can get a whole factory rifle.

I wouldn't bother with a scope on an AR unless it's set up for long-range varmint hunting. If you don't want iron sights then go with a good red-dot optic,but that'll set you back a couple hundred more dollars.
 

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Scoping an AR

Wether or not I would scope an AR in the first place would be dependant on what my primary use for the gun would be. I would not waste a whole lot of time trying to find a good scope for less than 120.00 dollars though. If you do find one please be sure to let the rest of us know about it.

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A scope on an AR? In the early 70's we qualified out to 400 meters with open sights. Seems kinda silly to me on a non-sniper combat weapon!
Installing scopes on AR-15s is extremely common. It's a very accurate rifle, why not take full advantage of it? Scopes aren't solely for sniper rifles.
 

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Installing scopes on AR-15s is extremely common. It's a very accurate rifle, why not take full advantage of it? Scopes aren't solely for sniper rifles.
Agreed. I have to qualify to 500 meters every year with irons...but the Marine Corps still gives me an ACOG to put on my M16A4, and I still keep a ACOG on my own AR. Under a high-stress situation, scopes do nothing but increase the likelihood of obtaining hits. Plus, scopes increase your ability to safely and accurately identify targets. Iron sights still have a place, but scopes can be a very advantageous tool to have.
 
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