New AR-15, perhaps?

New AR-15, perhaps?

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    New AR-15, perhaps?

    To commemorate this upcoming election, I was thinking about a new ar-15. I'm on a budget, kind of, and just want something simple that works but isn't crap either.

    So I was thinking about a 16" del-ton upper slapped on a stag lower, or whatever lowers they have at my local shop.

    I've read a lot about the advantages of a mid-length; however, the only mid-length kit del-ton offers only comes with a HBAR. And I really like the M4 carbine kit they have, as they have the option of getting a 1:7 twist barrel.

    I would say the only reason I am hesitant on the mid-length is because of the HBAR. So, do the mid-length advantages, along with the HBAR, justify passing up the lighter 1:7 twist barrel on the M4 kit?

    Also, what do you think about the lightweight kit, should I consider that as well? - comes with a lightweight 1:9 barrel

    And just to clarify, this would be a HD/range gun. I just want a light, easy to maneuver ar. And I don't really see myself shooting from a rest all that often, but who knows, which is why the HBAR has me on the edge here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by snuggles View Post
    So, do the mid-length advantages, along with the HBAR, justify passing up the lighter 1:7 twist barrel on the M4 kit?
    Based on your stated preferences and intended use, no. If blind-folded and handed two identical rifles, the only differences being one has a heavy barrel and the other has a government profile or lightweight barrel, you'll know which one's which.

    Try a search here and you should turn up quite a number of topics regarding first-time AR purchases.


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