Hey... if you're into ARs... I'm up to my eyeballs in 'em. They're what I do best.
I'm not familiar with any of the kits and haven't heard of J&T. I don't know how far broken down they are and how much assembly is required. You can spend several hundred dollars on all the tools you need to really build one from nuts, bolts and springs up... I know... I did. A preban lower will run you between $1000 and $1500 and higher... they are MUCH more expensive than the post bans, contrary to your post. As for barrels, your choice will be determined by your intended use. Since you've specified an M4, I doubt the intended use is match shooting so I would go with a chrome lined bore... much longer life, easier to break in and easier to clean. I use chrome lined bores even in my match AR because the difference at this stage is probably so negligible that I couldn't shoot better with an expensive match grade barrel. I hit 14 points under NRA Master level with a standard 20" heavy chrome lined Bushmaster barrel in October.Humble1 said:Midiman, I have a couple questions if you have a minute or two. I want to get an M4. I have been looking at one of the J&T M4 Kits. Would it be better to purchase a complete rifle?
My other considerations are the Armalite and Bushmaster models. I am very thrifty and want the most for my dough.
What is the price range of the pre-ban lowers? I don't have any problems with the post ban kits but they are a little more expensive than the preban. What would you recommend?
There such a wide range of makes, models, options and opinions on what to buy, chrome lined vs. chrome molly etc. etc. Thanks :?
What he said... unless you're really looking for urban usage, I'd go with a 20" straight barrel.Flyer said:SKB,
You can get the XM15 A3, with removable carry handle. It'll run right at that $900 range, or maybe a tad more, but it's worth it, indeed!
Personally I like Bushmasters better than current Colts.
I think my point was... the $2000 difference between a 3/4moa AR and a 1/2moa AR doesn't mean squat unless you're shooting at the top end of the game, which at the 450 - 460 point level, clearly, neither of us are.Buck said:Aw, man, what a trash talk opportunity bonanza!
Why don't you suggest he shoot your AR so he can see how many pennies he needs to save to buy a rifle good enough to beat you next year?