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5 years 24 weeks ago, 6:41 PM

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My brother and I are in the market for a couple of decent quality AR-15's. We are wondering who makes the working man's rifle (affordable). Sure we would like to have a full blown Colts but as we are just getting started something a little more economical would be good. Thanks for any help you guys can provide.

5 years 24 weeks ago, 7:05 PM

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the Yankee Hill Machine Co. makes some of the best AR 15 style rifles available on the market. in fact they are much superior to Colt's and they cost considerably less money. for a Colt you are paying for the name remember. YHM makes very fine quality in fact match quality AR 15s for less cost than most ordinary AR 15s. just google it and you'll get right to their site. good luck.

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5 years 24 weeks ago, 1:10 PM

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Arigato for the tip. I will check out their website!

5 years 24 weeks ago, 9:48 PM

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How much are you looking to spend?
I used to always preach "stick to you A's, B's, and C's" (Armalites, Bushmasters, Colts).... But with some other/newer rifles like the S&W M&P, Sig 556, Stag, DPMS etc. (even Ruger, but its pricey)... there are many good quality AR's out there. I would just suggest staying away from some of the cheaper small company part kit guns. It may be worth $100-200 more to get a quality rifle from a larger company with a warranty. The Colts will usually still run a few hundred more than Bushmasters, and others, with the same options. With Colt, you basically pay for the name. I've owned Colts and Bushmasters and they are almost identical. I've shot most other name brands with the exception of Olympic Arms, Rock River, and Ruger's new AR. All base models are pretty similar, until you start changing barrels, triggers and everything else. A decent entry AR will still set you back a grand give or take a couple hundred depending on the brand.

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5 years 24 weeks ago, 1:30 PM

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I'm looking to spend about a grand for the AR. I got my hands on a few today at one of my local arms dealer. Here's what I found...

Olympic K3B M4 w/ 4X Rails & Remmington Carry Handle (Removable)$1169
Bushmaster A3 w/ Colt Stock, Smooth Barrel & Carry Handle (Removable) $1099
S&W M&P15 w/ Magpull Stock in Black or Earth Tone $1169 or $1099 w/o Magpull

All the above were in 556/223 cal. Does this pricing sound reasonable for these rifles? My brother found some Olympic's for around $750 but the guy said he would cut us a better deal if we both bought one at the same time. What do you think?

5 years 24 weeks ago, 1:49 PM

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aebayrunner: AR 15s

here is the url for the YHM rifles. most of them are in the 1300.00 dollar range, but they do have a very nice entry level AR 15 in the 1100.00 dollar range. considering what you are getting for the money: the chrome/molybdenum lined vanadium steel (ferrovanadium, a very hard yet flexible alloy that will last a very long time) all the stats for each of the rifles is listend underneath. they may be just a little above the price range you have mentioned, but they are well worth the price.
btw, ryo agree with everything reaper308 say because he is very much more expert than ryo, even so, give those yankee hill rifles a careful look. my little brother and his best friend are currently tied for first place in a youth tournament they are entered in at our gun club and range. the friend shoots the YHM 8830 Black Diamond Rifle.

http://yankeehillmachine.com/store/AR_Rifles.html

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5 years 24 weeks ago, 5:54 PM

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Your first stop should be DPMS if price is your biggest concern. DPMS has an entry-level AR with a MSRP of about 700 bucks. It's no frills, but they are good quality guns and leaves some left over for ammo or accessories.

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