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Old January 21st, 2017, 05:00 AM   #46
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A lot of good info on this thread, and a lot of options.
But the best part of the OP is "why not buy two guns".
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buy a complete. 223/5.56 of decent quality and get a complete 7.62 upper.
Then, down the road, get another lower.

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You can't put a .308 upper on a 5.56 lower...........if that is what you were referring to
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The m&p has a better stock trigger than the ar556 and better back up sights as well. The m&p has a magpul sight where the ruger has their rapid deploy in which the rear aperture is very small. I actually drilled it out so it's a little easier to use.
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You can't put a .308 upper on a 5.56 lower...........if that is what you were referring to
referring to 7.63X39 I'm sure
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referring to 7.63X39 I'm sure
This is what I was assuming, since I've considered doing this

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referring to 7.63X39 I'm sure
Maybe he was, but he didn't say. The OP has already indicated that he wanted both a 5.56 and a .308. Personally, I am one of the guys who would never put a 7.62x39 upper on an AR. Not a huge fan of that round and think there are better choices.........but that's just me. I do have a 7.62 x 39 but those are in an AK and an SKS.
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I was thinking of doing an "M16A2" build, since the last AR I want-need is that type..........a kit from Model 1 sales (which uses govt. contract parts for the "A2" type kit, plus a quality stripped lower.......wouldn't save me a ton vs. just buying a complete rifle like an Armalite M15, which is pretty much a semi M16A2. You have to decide how much your time is worth.

There's a fun factor in "building", most people did builds 10+ years ago to save several 100 $$$'s, but now that the gap in price closed, we have a gun friendly president, etc. , lower priced complete AR's from quality gun makers are accessible again.

The more I play with my AR's, the more I go back to the rugged reliability of my Mini 14. The only downside is the proprietory magazines.

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Maybe he was, but he didn't say. The OP has already indicated that he wanted both a 5.56 and a .308. Personally, I am one of the guys who would never put a 7.62x39 upper on an AR. Not a huge fan of that round and think there are better choices.........but that's just me. I do have a 7.62 x 39 but those are in an AK and an SKS.
I am with you, I try to never say what I won't do, but the 7.62x39 on an ar, since to me their is nothing to gain from my prospective. I already own 3 ak's, an sks, and a mini 30, so they already fill that spot. Now I might consider a 5.45x39 on an ar platform, possibly.




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I was thinking of doing an "M16A2" build, since the last AR I want-need is that type..........a kit from Model 1 sales (which uses govt. contract parts for the "A2" type kit, plus a quality stripped lower.......wouldn't save me a ton vs. just buying a complete rifle like an Armalite M15, which is pretty much a semi M16A2. You have to decide how much your time is worth.

There's a fun factor in "building", most people did builds 10+ years ago to save several 100 $$$'s, but now that the gap in price closed, we have a gun friendly president, etc. , lower priced complete AR's from quality gun makers are accessible again.

The more I play with my AR's, the more I go back to the rugged reliability of my Mini 14. The only downside is the proprietory magazines.
I have built several clones of the original for my personal collection. I have a national match dcm A4, a m16a1 clone, an xm177 clone, and a standard m16a4 clone. I like the simplicity of the originals, and always enjoy range time with them.
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