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chickman1313
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AR and AK info (UPDATED with what i bought)



So I started thinking yesterday that I want to get one of these bad boys.

Whats the minimum price tag i'm looking at? Can you buy ARs already built? It seems just about everyone buys the pieces and builds them themselves, which i'm not opposed to either, probably cheaper huh?

What about old AKs and such? how do you go about purchasing one of these bad boys?

Is there any special permit for owning an assault rifle (not sure if thats the correct classification here)?



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NimbleCat
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Full Auto AR = 15-20k





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I posted this a couple of days ago, the scope is worth ~$350

LINK

16" barrel length
5.56 Nato Chamber
1 in 7" twist
Chrome Moly Vanadium barrel
Chrome lined barrel
Forged upper and lower
Magpul BUS
Aimpoint PRO optic
Magazine
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quote:

Whats the minimum price tag i'm looking at?


good one? 750-800 maybe, now that they are trying to ban them they will be going up drastically

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Can you buy ARs already built?


yup

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It seems just about everyone buys the pieces and builds them themselves, which i'm not opposed to either, probably cheaper huh?


not really unless you find discounted parts, there are a bunch of fellas on here with great links

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What about old AKs and such? how do you go about purchasing one of these bad boys?


before the regulations? good luck

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Is there any special permit for owning an assault rifle (not sure if thats the correct classification here)?


Class 3, not gonna happen

but it is none of uncle sams business imo






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Not trying to be completely rude about this, but there are 100 threads about this if you will use the search button.





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wickowick


i've never shot a PSA, but heard they are pretty awesome

what do you think?






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chickman1313
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thanks for reposting that, may just take that route, seems the easiest and i dont have a lot of time to put on e together.

do all of these shoot 223's or are their different options?

which caliber is the best and cheapest?






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I think that is a lot of gun for the money for an entry level gun you could go buy or build cheaper but I don't think you could do it with the scope.

If someone has seen a better deal lately put it up...






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chickman1313
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tooshea8


ive got like 40 more posts than you, shut your mouth







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do all of these shoot 223's or are their different options?


Most shoot both 5.56 and .223 other calibers can be bought but normally require a different upper ~$500 and more expensive ammo. You can buy a .22 insert for less than $200 and then you will be able to shoot cheap .22 through the gun...






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do all of these shoot 223's or are their different options?

which caliber is the best and cheapest?


There are a few calibers available, but 5.56/.223 is by far the cheapest. Buying military surplus ammo is as close to cheap as you can get.

"Best and cheapest" don't really go together in my opinion. It all depends on what you plan to use it for. If you want to deer hunt with it, I would suggest 6.8 SPC or 6.5 Grendel, but the ammo is also really pricey.

That PSA up there^^^ is one hell of a deal. If you want a good starter, that's it.

Most people build their own lowers and buy an assembled upper. It isn't necessarily cheaper, but it's cheaper in the sense that you get everything exactly how you want without wasting the factory parts.






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tooshea8
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True, but I have tenure. You shut your mouth when you're talking to me noob!





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shut your mouth when you're talking to me



Does not compute






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Does sales tax apply when shipping to local FFL.


Never bought a gun on the Net






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chickman1313
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Buying military surplus ammo is as close to cheap as you can get.


where ya get that at?

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It isn't necessarily cheaper, but it's cheaper in the sense that you get everything exactly how you want without wasting the factory parts.


i dont even know where to start when it comes to knowing what i want, or what options there are.

gun shops sell the parts in the area or is most of the stuff sold online? would like to get my hands on some stuff to get a feel for it.

Any stores in New Orleans yall recommend?






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chickman1313
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if only i'd have joined 7 months earlier







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Does sales tax apply when shipping to local FFL.


Nope...






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I have a RRA carbine length chambered in .556/.223 with multiple Magpul accessories and a Primary Arms multi-reticle site with magnifier, and it will drive tacks. It's the most fun of any of the guns I own, and I own ~25 or so. You will enjoy the shite out of an AR if you decide to pull the proverbial "trigger" in buying one.





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i dont even know where to start when it comes to knowing what i want, or what options there are.


If you want to build a lower, use the search tool or just go to the top of the forum in the FAQ thread that's stickied at the top of the page. It has the AR15 build thread linked.

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where ya get that at?


You can buy it pretty much anywhere. Cabelas has them. Bass Pro has them. Many other gun stores have them too. It's simply bulk 5.56 ammunition. Very easy to find.






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Does not compute


Nor should it! Lol. It does amaze me when people don't actually get it, though.






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