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

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by JohnnyFlake, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. JohnnyFlake

    JohnnyFlake New Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Henderson, Nevada
    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?
  2. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    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

  3. muddober

    muddober Active Member

    Sep 19, 2008
    Carson City Nevada
    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.

    Last edited: Apr 3, 2012
  4. Regular Joe

    Regular Joe New Member

    Sep 28, 2010
    Cheaper that dirt lists the Armalite M15 A4 carbine for less than $800. There is not a better carbine available at any price.
  5. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

  6. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    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.
  7. i have had and still own an olympic arms rifle in the bull barrel config,it is a flat top and is very 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 shot just as good as the colt.i dont think for the money you can beat them. old semperfi
  8. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    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.
  9. Dirtypacman

    Dirtypacman New Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    Merrimac Valley, MA
    Another vote for the S&W MP15 sport I don't think you can get much better for under $600
  10. ka64

    ka64 Well-Known Member

  11. Lee D

    Lee D New Member

    Mar 11, 2012
    sw iowa
    either a used Mini 14,or like Bobitis said, build your own.
  12. JohnnyFlake

    JohnnyFlake New Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Henderson, Nevada
    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.
  13. Smoke

    Smoke Active Member

    Oct 27, 2009
    S.W. Indiana
    If you like to build your own you could try buying one of these lowers.
    Then select an upper you like from one of these links.
    Drop on some sights or a scope & go shooting.
    Just about any of these combinations will cost less than $800.
  14. D.Mathews

    D.Mathews New Member

    Sep 25, 2011
    Muncie, Il
    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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