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So, though, I've wanted to avoid building an AR, my budget isn't going to allow it.

We can debate about which is the best AR lower to buy, but which ones to avoid? I don't want to see what seems a good deal and then end up with one requiring far more tweeking than my small skill can do.

Any brands to avoid for the uppers?
 

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If your building from parts kits stay away from Rock river arms.. I know Im going to get flamed for this but after building a few AR-15's on Rock river I have become to hate them. There geat dont get me wrong but there so damn tight! on my AR-15 pistol and most others I had to shave down the upper recever parts so the rear pin would fit in without a hammer. Other than that Olympic's are alright... I stick with DPMS and Bushmaster. I love Rock rivers rifles its only striped lowers.

Heres my AR-15 pistol where I had to mill the upper to fit.
[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v43/fatcat/P5080002.jpg

As for uppers, Olympic arms range... Some of there newer ones are not as bad as there old ones but its best to stay away...
Anything else is good, I use Model1 for most of my uppers.

http://model1sales.com/

Very nice people, and very good stuff, great prices and fast shipping.
 

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Vulcan/Hesse are now Blackthorne as well so avoid like the plague
 

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Rguns.net has alot of AR lowers and lower assemblies. You can get a full A2 DPMS assembly for about 199.00
 

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I also like Stag Arms.....been fairly impressed with them.
 

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Where's a good place to get Stag? I see Rguns has a DPMS lower complete w/collapseable stock for 240. Much better than the 380 I was expecting to pay.
 

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Go get a shotgun news and you will see that Rguns sells more than that. They have DPMS and Stag Arms for sale in their ads.
 
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