Good to go AR rifle?

Good to go AR rifle?

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    Good to go AR rifle?

    A while back I posted a remark in another thread that the AR15 I built was "good enough" for home defense. I built it on the cheap and while it still functions good I'm ready to move on up. In that thread I mentioned, several gentlemen educated me on what to look out for when building but I figure I since already built one, this time I just want to buy a complete rifle. I would like to stay under $1500 if possible but could maybe go as high as $2000. So what are the good to go rifles?

    Bravo Company?
    Colt?
    Remington? ACR instead of AR15 maybe?
    Noveske? Might be too expensive.
    Daniel Defense?
    SIG?

    These are just the ones off the top of my head I've heard as solid rifles. Anyone have any experience with any of them. If you've had experience with multiple which one did you chose to settle on? Any known issues with the companies listed above? Anyone have any thoughts on piston driven models?


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    What do you want this rifle to do? Competition, varmint hunting, long range target, SHTF battle rifle?

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    What about Adams Arms?

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    The site officer.com has a really good write up on AR15 features and buying. After reading it I chose one by CMMG which is in your target price range.


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    Palmetto State Armory. ...kit less than 500 bucks ready to go... why pay more?
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    check out m4carbine.net and read the "stickies"...read *a lot* Your question has been asked/answered on more than one occassion. The best? It depends. What do you want to do? Seriously....read the stickies.
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    I mean the colt 6920 is the classic right now ready out of the box gun for m4 forgery guns ... But it is not ideal for all roles per say ... If you want a general battel guns yeah the 6920 is the boat ...

    To be frank unless your looking for sp thing or role .. Most AR if mil spec or more are all about the same .. Some may have nicer metal in them but all about the same ..
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    Bravo Company, absolutely. Im not sure they are selling complete rifles right now. There were not a short time ago.

    SPIKES

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    SIG...Id pass on it. Different internals, heavier, IIRC.

    Any of the first 4 and you should do great. DD are sweet, no question, but walmart is getting in some colts that are way above bottom of the barrel, and worth considering.
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    You can buy a Colt 6920 with MOE upgrades for under $1000. Colt is the gold standard for a fighting AR. Get a Colt 6920 and sleep well.

    If you want something different I suggest a stroll through Bravo Companies website. I've had a couple BCMs and they run like a top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCXDm9 View Post
    Palmetto State Armory. ...kit less than 500 bucks ready to go... why pay more?
    heck right now PSA has a kit with an AR15 a mossbrg 12 gauge and a glock 17 for 2 grand.
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    I have experience with bcm and black rain ordnance, both good to go.

    Pass on the piston drive models unless you really like the marketing.hype, the cure a problem that isnt there, take care of one thing and add in forward weight and operating rod breakages
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    Of your choices listed, in no particular order I'd be real comfortable with BCM, Colt, Noveske and Daniel Defense.

    Use the search function and find member jonconsiglio's posts on which ARs to buy.
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    Just another vote for Spikes. I have two and in addition to complete reliability and performance, they are really well made and nice to behold.

    If you're even considering 7.62x61,I recommend Armalite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nmuskier View Post
    What do you want this rifle to do? Competition, varmint hunting, long range target, SHTF battle rifle?
    Sorry I should have specified. The one I currently have is fine for plinking and varmint hunting. Looking for a SHTF battle rifle. Something one can really depend on. Just really looking for opinions from experienced folks who've already walked down this road.

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