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So, I want to build a 20 inch barreled ar-15, keeping it looking the classic m16 style. Well, I want to have a budget with this build. So my question is, what would be the cheapest, but the best for the lowest cost, 20 inch barrel (upper receiver included or not, doesn't matter), and stripped lower?

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Del-Ton kit - $470.00 plus shipping

http://www.del-ton.com/Rifle_Kit_p/rkt102.htm

Surplus Ammo & Arms lower $90 plus shipping/ffl fees

http://www.surplusammo.com/surplus-a...ower-receiver/

I dont know what you mean by "classic M16" style. Do you mean the M16 that was used in Vietnam with the triangular heat shields, or the A2 look with carry handle sight?

If you want an A2, the cheapest thing to do is buy a Del-Ton kit, Surplus Amm/Arms lower, and a carry handle/sight. Slap it all together and you have an AR at around $650
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Check SARCO, they used to have A1 kits - less recvr - for sale.
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Del-Ton kit - $470.00 plus shipping

http://www.del-ton.com/Rifle_Kit_p/rkt102.htm

Surplus Ammo & Arms lower $90 plus shipping/ffl fees

http://www.surplusammo.com/surplus-a...ower-receiver/

I dont know what you mean by "classic M16" style. Do you mean the M16 that was used in Vietnam with the triangular heat shields, or the A2 look with carry handle sight?

If you want an A2, the cheapest thing to do is buy a Del-Ton kit, Surplus Amm/Arms lower, and a carry handle/sight. Slap it all together and you have an AR at around $650
I like this, basically an A2 I guess is what I want. Hopefully they have some in stock when I'm ready to buy! Thank you!
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I think PSA is worth a look.

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index...rifle-kit.html
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What he said... Seriously. The BCG they make alone is worth the look, I LOVE mine. PSA is definitely a secret that won't be secret too much longer.
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What he said... Seriously. The BCG they make alone is worth the look, I LOVE mine. PSA is definitely a secret that won't be secret too much longer.
Shit I think that secret got out already. Most of the stuff I want/need is out of stock. They're LPK is back in stock but my credit card had suspicious activity so no I have to wait for another one. I'm hoping it gets here this week.
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I just got finished building a mid-length PSA Upper on a SAA lower/PSA parts kit for under $700.
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I just got finished building a mid-length PSA Upper on a SAA lower/PSA parts kit for under $700.
Jumped on that $399 middy upper deal a few weeks ago too, huh?

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Jumped on that $399 middy upper deal a few weeks ago too, huh?

LOVE mine.
Couldn't beat it for a chrome-lined upper that I didn't have to wait 3 months for.
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