OK, so I am trying to build this AR-15 in 6.5 Grendel. I got most of the major stuff already. Looking for a free float rail, stock, and buffer kit. In looking at most of the stores online, they seem a bit expensive to buy individually. Why can I buy a complete lower receiver with stock for only a few bucks more than the stripped lower, but I can’t find a stock for less than $100? That doesn’t make any sense. Same with the upper. I am seeing completed uppers for not much more than a barrel and yet I can’t find a free float rail for less than $50. So what gives? Where can I find a decent stock and free float rail? I want it to be decent, but I get the feeling it should be less than what I am seeing. Or am I missing something?
Also, I need recommendations on the buffer kit. Just don’t know what kind to get.
I’ve always had to piecemeal build parts to get “the best” if thats on your list
I image those deals you see do not reflect quality, personally I’d find the lower you want, I prefer billet, then buy a LPK, then trigger, then buffer maybe with a couple different spring weights, then stock,
You’ll put out 4x the cost but its a keeper right?
Do it right the first time so you don’t have to redo, take your time, wait for deals
I’ve spent some good cash with gunpoint including these lowers which are phenomenal IMO and I’m a fan of the Franklin BFS III triggers, I suspect they’re on a no go list for you
Found out they're a no go here in FL now, well, unless you go high
So am I off base in thinking that a free float rail shouldn’t cost that much? How are they making a complete upper for the cost of a barrel? I have seen them for $250 with M-Lok rails. How is that possible? I want a decent quality but I don’t need top of the line. What should it cost? Same for the stock? What should I be looking for and what should I be paying?
You get what you pay for. Aero Precision is a good balance of cost and quality for the rail. Also check Midwest Industries, they are blowing out some older models. SLR has top grade rails, a few of theirs are getting blown out right now.
Most of your questions can’t be answered till we know what you plan to do with the rifle? Bench shooting, truck gun, hunting, plinking?
Basically all of the above. I want an all around rifle that I can use for defense, plinking, and if necessary, hunting. I am not in need of a competition rifle or super long range. If I can do 600, I’d be fine with that.