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Old January 29th, 2017, 04:55 PM   #1
 
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PSA PA-15 multi... worth buying?

Came across a chance to buy a very lightly used Palmetto State Amory PA-15 multi. Comes with optics, laser, tactical light and some spares and a different stock. Looks like he wants $600 is that good or bad?? I don't know the first thing about AR rifles but would kinda like to own one to play with...



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Old January 29th, 2017, 05:55 PM   #2
 
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PSA offers different grades of parts most especially barrels. Without knowing if it's a parts or factory build it would be hard to put a price on the rifle.
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I have PSA Freedom model and love it. Out shoots my buddies Colt, Tavor and my Mini 14 581. I believe the Freedom is thier midgrade.
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Came across a chance to buy a very lightly used Palmetto State Amory PA-15 multi. Comes with optics, laser, tactical light and some spares and a different stock. Looks like he wants $600 is that good or bad?? I don't know the first thing about AR rifles but would kinda like to own one to play with...

PSA is the bottom of the barrel cheapest parts, while they offer multiple lines of quality, their QC is known and has been experience by many to be horrific. Not only wouldn't I pay $600, I seriously doubt I would give $200 for it. Junk lights, junk lasers, and a junk optic on a junk gun.
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PSA are decent, but not top shelf.
I've built several AR's using all PSA parts, even built one of their PA10's (AR10 .308).

PSA Oracle is the entry level offering.
Do not expect M.O.A. or match quality and you'll be satisfied.

Right now, $600 is WAY too much.
Go to PSA's website and you can find a weekend deal for an Oracle rifle "kit", which is the entire rifle minus the lower for $399.
The stripped lowers have been listed recently for $49.99.

So, minus the transfer for the lower, and taxes, right now you can assemble a brand new AR15 for just under $450.

As I stated, this will NOT be a match grade rifle, but entirely serviceable.
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I did find out it was sold by them as a complete rifle. He paid almost $800 for it and still has the paperwork. When he bought it he bought a can of 500 rounds of .223 with it and still has 64 rounds left. It did not come with any of the optics or lights he purchased all those after the fact. Some of the upgrade parts are Magpul and Rock Island and it has Bushnell optics. I'm going to run it down to the local range and have the owner go over it he's a big AR nut and would know everything about it.
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PSA would be a fine rifle for the vast majority of shooters. That being said you could build or pin together your own off the website for less than $600.
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PSA are decent, but not top shelf.
I've built several AR's using all PSA parts, even built one of their PA10's (AR10 .308).

PSA Oracle is the entry level offering.
Do not expect M.O.A. or match quality and you'll be satisfied.

Right now, $600 is WAY too much.
Go to PSA's website and you can find a weekend deal for an Oracle rifle "kit", which is the entire rifle minus the lower for $399.
The stripped lowers have been listed recently for $49.99.

So, minus the transfer for the lower, and taxes, right now you can assemble a brand new AR15 for just under $450.

As I stated, this will NOT be a match grade rifle, but entirely serviceable.

I think you have Oracle confused with freedom or even PTAC, Oracle is a DPMS rifle. PSA's entry level offerings are the PTAC and Freedom lines.

The premium and chf lines feature the FN barrels, which many (brand elitists) will argue are reject barrels but don't have any real proof to back it up.
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I have a PSA upper on a spikes lower that I built with all milspec parts and a polished milspec trigger. it is the freedom upper with keymod handguard.
had it for over a year, shot 500+ rounds through it, zero problems.
it shoots on the average 1.5-2" groups at 100 yards with factory 5.56 ammo. what I would expect from the average barrel
I know its not the best, but it was cheap, and it works.
I'd say if all you want to do is mess around with it at the range, just get good price for it.
if you want a better AR later, you could always build your own. its very easy to do, and you save money building yourself. and you get great satisfaction when you're done.
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Wow, talking about gun snobs, geesh.
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I think you have Oracle confused with freedom or even PTAC, Oracle is a DPMS rifle. PSA's entry level offerings are the PTAC and Freedom lines.

The premium and chf lines feature the FN barrels, which many (brand elitists) will argue are reject barrels but don't have any real proof to back it up.
I stand corrected, and I knew that.
Guess I need to post BEFORE the beers...
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a good but not wonderful price.
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I have built 5 different rifles with 80% lowers and various PSA parts and have yet to have a failure of any kind.....for a basic rifle they work well for me...I read all this they(PSA ) are junk, but I have never seen that to be true.....
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Wow, talking about gun snobs, geesh.
Starting to remind you of the ar15 forum huh?
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Starting to remind you of the ar15 forum huh?
Not that bad! LMAO!
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