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  1. Complete AR Upper or Build It Myself?

    I'm looking to get an AR upper, but don't know if I should get a complete upper or build it myself? I'm a novice with AR's, so I didn't know if it's worth the money saved putting it together myself. The AR will be used for basic target shooting.

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    Complete AR Upper or Build It Myself?

    If this is going to be your first AR and its just going to be for plinking, there's not really a point in building your own when you can get a good quality basic rifle for under $800.

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    I like building the lowers and buying the uppers.
    Slickguns.com will find you an upper or complete rifles listed on the web. Neat site!

    I usually build the lower with a better trigger and buy the upper. Midway does a ar upper package with all lower parts for $500. $40 iron sight and $100 lower and you got a solid ar, but you can find some good del ton already made ars for $700

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    I built an upper a couple of years ago. I really don't know if there really was that much of a savings after buying the vice tool and the wrench. But, I wanted to say I built one, so I built one. Next week I'm going to buy a 16 inch upper to compliment the 24" I built.

    So, unless you have some 'need' to build, just buy the upper assembly.

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    I just got around to reading my November American Rifleman and found a good article on building an AR. Take a look.

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