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Old 03-08-2013, 10:49 PM
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Lightbulb AR Newbie, what do I need/should I buy?

As the title states I'm somewhat of an AR noob, I grew up shooting pistols and shotguns but I had never shot a rifle until I rented one at the range last week. I instantly got AR fever and have made a few purchases since then .
This is my build so far:

PSA lower
PSA parts kit
Fulton BCG
BCM Gunfighter CH mod 4
BCM 16" CL upper 1/7 twist (complete)
Magpul MOE Stock/grips/handgaurds FDE
MAD flip up iron sight (rear)
Boonie Packer Sling
4 10/30 pmags
600 rounds Ammo

I recently received a $100 Cabelas gift card and I'm wondering what you'd reccomend I put it toward....I realize I'm lacking on Optics...but I'm not sure i can justify an Eotech as this is going to be a basic range/self defense gun....any suggestions?
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:55 PM
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If you are planning on shooting relatively close range... http://www.cabelas.com/product/Hunti...3Bcat104526180

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Old 03-08-2013, 11:02 PM
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I am...but is it worth it to throw a couple of bucks on top of the giftcard? I've been eyeing the Vortex Strikefire or possibly the Burris AR Prism. I'd rather spend a little more up front if I'll be happy with it in the long run....or should I just sack up and spend a few hundred more for a lower end EOtech and call it a done deal?

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Old 03-08-2013, 11:13 PM
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I am...but is it worth it to throw a couple of bucks on top of the giftcard? I've been eyeing the Vortex Strikefire or possibly the Burris AR Prism. I'd rather spend a little more up front if I'll be happy with it in the long run.
I have the Burris AR Prism 5x32, and it is a really good scope for the money.I really like it. I also have a Primary Arms microdot. It is very similar to the Bushnell I linked to earlier. I switch out from one to the other depending on what I plan on shooting. For under 300 yards I prefer the microdot because I can keep both eyes open when aiming. Anything over 300, I use the Burris 5x32. It is entirely up to you what you want, both are good choices in the under $500 budget. Just my $0.02
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:20 PM
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Thanks I really appreciate your input...now only if Primary Arms would get their microdots in stock sometime soon
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Thanks I really appreciate your input...now only if Primary Arms would get their microdots in stock sometime soon
No problem. I am sure more people will give you their input soon.
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Tagged, I'm a newbie too.
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Ammo. Start hunting for it now
Better yet, get started reloading.
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Maybe some tools. Even a case. Do you need a muzzle brake ?
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Old 03-09-2013, 5:22 AM
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If you haven't shot it yet then go shoot a couple hundred rounds and get the feel of it and then decide what it needs. I'm thinking it really only needs more ammo.
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You have the rifle. Buying an optic based on what others tell you now is like asking other people what color car to buy. The choice is a personal one.

I'd buy the extras noobs forget about, like an extra Bolt, Spring / pin repair kit, a high quality bag/case and some high end eyes and ears.
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AMMO.........DAMNIT!

600 rounds ain't chit.
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I'd buy the extras noobs forget about, like an extra Bolt, Spring / pin repair kit
Agree. Find a "Repair Kit". You may not it, but stuff happens. I stripped my rifle and lost the buffer retaining spring once. Didn't have a spare and couldn't take it out the next day on my trip.
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Agree. Find a "Repair Kit". You may not it, but stuff happens. I stripped my rifle and lost the buffer retaining spring once. Didn't have a spare and couldn't take it out the next day on my trip.
^^it will shoot fine w/o the retainer&spring...just be careful when disassembling it!

OP, get ammo!

Rifle with no ammo is like a car with no gas. A giant paperweight. Does not go bad, easy to store or sell and only goes up in value...a good investment!

Robert

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Like others have already stated...ammo. Another 400 rounds (1000 total) to store and 500-1000 rounds to shoot. Check the Marketplace but take your time to find a good deal cause they're out there if you're patient.
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