Ok. I need a new gun. Been to long since I've bought one. I'm handy and I hate the political climate so I decided to go all in. I'm going to build an AR-15. I bought an 80% lower receiver that I have to mill out. Now, I've done all the you tubing and browsing builds online for the lower. I also have the 11 page instruction booklet from the manufacturer of the lower. So I think I am good to go there. However...now comes the hard part. Figuring out what to build it as. I like to plink. I like to be accurate. I have a tight budget which is part of why I'm building it. I'm buying it part by part, since we're going to Disney next year for 6 days and I cant spend much until afterwards... so this is a 2 year project for me. I used to own an SKS. Its a decent plinking round and affordable even after the Obama scare made ammo scare. I know there is a 7.62 x 39 mm upper for AR-15's. But then if I cant or don't go that route, There is so many 5.56/.223 uppers to choose from it's mind boggling. I mean, how does one choose? I know I do want to free float the barrel. I would like something better then the A2 grip and would like an adjustable stock. I'd also like to use both iron sites and have the option to use optics. I am at a loss. What do I need to take into consideration? I've been looking at uppers and other kits from Ares Armor, Cheaper than dirt and Model 1 sales.
Sorry I'm used to military surplus and hunting rifles.
Edited by Whitetiger, 10 November 2014 - 03:14 PM.