help me spend $750(ar15)

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    help me spend $750(ar15)

    need help choosing. i narrowed it down to bushmaster and dpms. which one to get?

    i will purchase from the _uds website. does any of you have em both? which is better?

    any info or pics/opinions will be helpful....thanks

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    I recently got a Bushmaster M4A3 Patrolman, 100% everything I wanted and love it.

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    I have a Bushmaster, I think DMPS has a better reputation for quality, but I am more than Happy with my Bushmaster. Mine however is not a carbine, but the Varminter with a 24 inch Heavy Fluted Barrel.

    That is so much fun! You should be happy with either.
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    DPMS Oracle, Bushnell TRS-25 red dot, $40 quad rail from Amazon, $35 Xenon flashlight for quad rail. That should be around your budget depending on the price you pay for the AR. As long as you aren't planning on burning 1000 round sessions, it should be OK.

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    Have you looked at stag arms. Ive heard they build parts for other manufacutures. I have the model 2 and like it very well.

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    I've been kicking around the idea of an AR myself. I'm leaning toward the S&W M&P 15 sport myself. Priced one at a gun store for $659.00.
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    You want the forward assist, dust cover is nice too.... I like the chrome lined barrel (mentioned with caution as it's a Ford/Chevy kind of thing).

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    Ive get a DPMS and I like it. Cant speak for Bushmaster
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    Unless you're in the jungle, or Iraq, you won't need the dust cover; the forward assist is unnecessary. Look at the M&P 15 Sport. It retails ant =/- $650, which will leave you money for mags, ammo, sling, optic, case, and grip.

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    What are you going to use this AR for. Serious shooting or a range toy?

    For another $250 you can get a Colt, BCM (will have to work a little for that one but it can be done), maybe even a PSA, and not worry about any problems, and have a tier 1 rifle. There are known issues with Bushmaster and DPMS. Correctable, but why buy something you may have to fix or upgrade to hold up to serious work?
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    I have a DPMS and it has been very reliable. If I had it to do over again I would spend a couple hundred more and get a Spikes Tactical.

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    Is $750 your absolute max? You could get a BCM blem lower from G&R Tactical for $299 and a Rifle Gear complete upper (made by Daniel Defense) for $599. This is the way I went although I did an LMT lower as I was too impatient to wait a week for the BCM to be back in stock.

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    Yes, +1 @ that price range.


    Quote Originally Posted by tkruf View Post
    I've been kicking around the idea of an AR myself. I'm leaning toward the S&W M&P 15 sport myself. Priced one at a gun store for $659.00.

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    Here's my best advice.
    Go to this web site and read it all.

    So you want to buy an AR-15, huh?

    It's written for cops, but there is so much good information, I learned more there than all the other technical sites combined, (which tend to be too technical for the first time buyer.)

    He recommended one rifle, and I bought another, but I knew why I chose mine, and I couldn't be happier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guns and more View Post
    Here's my best advice.
    Go to this web site and read it all.

    So you want to buy an AR-15, huh?

    It's written for cops, but there is so much good information, I learned more there than all the other technical sites combined, (which tend to be too technical for the first time buyer.)

    He recommended one rifle, and I bought another, but I knew why I chose mine, and I couldn't be happier.
    As a newbie to AR-15's myself, the problem I have with that article is that it's over 4 years old. So many companies and products have sprouted up that it's not exactly up-to-date. This is the issue that I run into with a lot of 'Newbie buying guides'.
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