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    Choosing Your First AR15

    I have decided to purchase my first AR15.

    I have a budget of around $3k.

    For this I would like to get the best rifle possible with good enough glass to shoot accurately out to 300m or more if possible.

    I know SFA about any of the AR15's currently available here in NZ.

    A cat or E cat makes no difference to me.

    I will use it mainly for busting Goats, Paper targets and Steel gongs.

    Open to any suggestions.

    Cheers
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    Talk to Happy! Had one at Bronco Tga new for $2600.00 Rock River????I know SFA about them but banged some gongs with Happy and 30cal terry I could change my gender from BP to Smokeless
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    There's a Rock River Arms AR in the buy and sell section..

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    Sorry just noticed you've already been asking about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    I have decided to purchase my first AR15.

    I have a budget of around $3k.

    For this I would like to get the best rifle possible with good enough glass to shoot accurately out to 300m or more if possible.

    I know SFA about any of the AR15's currently available here in NZ.

    A cat or E cat makes no difference to me.

    I will use it mainly for busting Goats, Paper targets and Steel gongs.

    Open to any suggestions.

    Cheers
    Pete
    My suggestion would be to go buy an 18" NEA ($1999) or similar, spend $300 - $400 on a good match trigger, and put the rest into mounts ($200 or so) and glass (leaving you around $500 for glass).

    The NEA barrels are great, they are free floated, and the main drawback really is the single stage mil trigger. Putting a good trigger into an AR makes for a whole different rifle. Standard triggers are ok, good triggers make it very hard to miss.

    If you went this way, it should get you in under your $3k budget, depending on how spendy you want to get on the glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scaggly View Post
    My suggestion would be to go buy an 18" NEA ($1999) or similar, spend $300 - $400 on a good match trigger, and put the rest into mounts ($200 or so) and glass (leaving you around $500 for glass).

    The NEA barrels are great, they are free floated, and the main drawback really is the single stage mil trigger. Putting a good trigger into an AR makes for a whole different rifle. Standard triggers are ok, good triggers make it very hard to miss.

    If you went this way, it should get you in under your $3k budget, depending on how spendy you want to get on the glass.
    This is a good course of action.

    Me personally, if I was starting out from scratch, it would be and E cat DD carbine, 4x32 ACOG TA01, ODL can, Geiselle trigger. Lookin at $5k+ though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
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    Not sure if you've seen this one? http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...44/#post229761

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    Hey Macca, you can get black powder AR uppers

 

 

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