Best Semi Auto .223 for $800 or Less ???

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  1. JohnnyFlake

    JohnnyFlake New Member

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    Are there any quality semi auto .223 rifles out there that can be had in the $800 or less price range?

    If not, what comes close?
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    Ruger Mini 14 650 used. If you see one for more than 750 walk away.
    SW M&P AR15 most of them are around 800
    DPMS Oricle AR15 around 750
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    Bushmaster carbon 15, cost $679.00 with a red dot scope and one magazine at Sportsmans Warehouse. I bought one and added a bump slide stock($359.00) and 60 round magazine($108.00) and it has never missed a beat. When I bought mine they had them on sale for $589.00.


    Ron
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    Cheaper that dirt lists the Armalite M15 A4 carbine for less than $800. There is not a better carbine available at any price.
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    I bought an LE 15 (M4 carbine style) for $695.00 from Classic Arms. It was made by a small company named Rocky Point Guns. Surprisingly, it appears to be very well made and has all the bells and whistles. Time will tell, but so far I'm very pleased with it.
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    i live in southern indiana,old country boy at hear
    i have had and still own an olympic arms rifle in the bull barrel config,it is a flat top and is very accurate.my first one was the eliminater,it would shoot with my colt match target ar.i was shooting golf balls at one hundred yards with my colt and decided to try the olyarms rifle.it shot just as good as the colt.i dont think for the money you can beat them. old semperfi
  9. Zane71464

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    The Stag Arms AR 15, Model 3 that I bought a while back was right @ $900.
    And also got a few things tossed in on the deal, such as swaping for a new quad rail/guard
    and also got a Sig Sauer stoplight/ Tactical light with the ergonmic grip, both added
    with the buy...$900.
    With the right ammo, it'll hold sub-moa and then some.
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    Another vote for the S&W MP15 sport I don't think you can get much better for under $600
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    YEP........
  12. Lee D

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    either a used Mini 14,or like Bobitis said, build your own.
  13. JohnnyFlake

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    Thanks for the suggestion guys. I really appreciate the input. I am not really into building my own, so with that said, I need to check out a few of the other recommendations.
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    If you like to build your own you could try buying one of these lowers.
    http://newfrontierarmory.com/catalo...=product_info&cPath=245_285&products_id=34089
    Then select an upper you like from one of these links.
    http://shop.redxarms.com/UPPER-ASSEMBLIES_c3.htm
    http://www.jsesurplus.com/custom223.aspx
    Drop on some sights or a scope & go shooting.
    Just about any of these combinations will cost less than $800.
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    i have an olympic arms ar 15 match rifle with the 20inch bull barrel id put it up agianst a colt any day
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