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This thread is 6 years old. I'd hope they already made the decision that is best for them by now.
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I bought a ruger 556 after months of research and consideration..... I would recommend it personally.... Its amazingly accurate and goes thru steel ammo with no probs.

It would seem that the M&P sport series has very good feedback from its users... and is supposedly the best value for the money of all AR15's.

Whenever you are looking at a weapon system be sure to see what the Nutnfancy Project has to say about it. THESE GUYS

He has reviewed just about every gun that exists after using them in multiple scenarios.....

He also reviews knives, watches, tools etc..... Over 1800 videos on the channel.
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What year is it again?
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.223 and 5.56 ARE NOT THE SAME

5.56 = .21889 (.219)
First, thanks for the necro-bump, that guy from 2011 is probably still watching this thread hoping somebody gives him some good advice

Second, you cannot accurately express thousands of an inch by by converting a diameter listed in hundredths of a millimeter. This is also why 7.62 NATO and 7.62 Soviet have different diameters in thousandths of an inch.

The round we call .223 and the round we call 5.56 have the exact same diameter, literally the same projectile.

The rounds differ in other, minor ways and are not fully interchangeable due to those differences.
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First, thanks for the necro-bump, that guy from 2011 is probably still watching this thread hoping somebody gives him some good advice

Second, you cannot accurately express thousands of an inch by by converting a diameter listed in hundredths of a millimeter. This is also why 7.62 NATO and 7.62 Soviet have different diameters in thousandths of an inch.

The round we call .223 and the round we call 5.56 have the exact same diameter, literally the same projectile.

The rounds differ in other, minor ways and are not fully interchangeable due to those differences.
And, as any reloader knows, the 5.56/.223 bullets are actually 0.224" in diameter!

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Give the Ruger SR556 a look. That is a good rifle and not real expensive too.
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Give the Ruger SR556 a look. That is a good rifle and not real expensive too.
And once again, 7 years ago he was looking for advice.
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Give the Ruger SR556 a look. That is a good rifle and not real expensive too.
Perhaps you are thinking on the Ruger AR556.

The SR556 is spendy IMO, VY nice rifle though. We have the takedown version, along with an extra .300 AAC barrel.

We have several AR556's, they are also nice rifles, yet at more than half the cost of the SR series. Excellent base to upgrade from, should one wish. Or just leave it as is out of the box & one is GTG.

---posted with full knowledge of necro thread--
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And once again, 7 years ago he was looking for advice.
And it's a painful reminder of just how bad forum advice can be.....

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Don't know what the law was in 2011 but I'm pretty sure an AR-15 fits the description of an Assault Weapon under the DC code and is prohibited.
At least if I am reading this correctly.
http://lawcenter.giffords.org/assaul...ashington-d-c/
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You all beat me punch.
First rifle, buy it. A good named brand. I do not know if stoner is even a good brand any more, the stuff seems cheap.
My buds first one was a M&P. Dang good quality. I dont even know if Colt makes AR any more. someone stopped.
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Holy thread resurrection Batman!
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What year is it again?
1984

At least it seems that way
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I am considering purchasing an AR-15, but as a novice to rifles in general, I do not know were to begin. I know that they can be 'built' starting from the lower receiver and then made to be very customizable, but I just don't know enough about what is available to go that route. What are some suggestions or where are the best places to learn about premade or custom set ups? Thanks!

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what's your budget?

if you buy a complete lower or a kit, and either build the upper or get a cheap PSA one on sale, you can build an AR-15 under $400 easily.

they are pretty easy to take apart, depending on what you get you might need a tool to get the handguard off, and a special wrench to take the castle nut off the buffer tube. otherwise it's pretty straightforward. plenty of youtube videos explain all that.

you'll want to choose what type of sights you want. magpul makes decent BUIS, a number of other companies make nicer ones for more money. depending on the expected role of the AR, you might think about a red dot or some kind of magnified optic, for which you'll need a mount.

barrel length and gas system matter depending on intended role. with a pistol brace you can make an AR-15 all the way down to pistol length, or get 20" uppers to squeeze the most out of the cartridge, or anything in between. Carbine/Midlength/Rifle gas systems is another topic, which I don't know enough about to give you too much advice, except that it seems most people prefer a midlength gas system that I talk to.

After that you're talking magazines, ammo, slings, and rig for carrying ammo and magazines.

hope that at least gives you a list of concerns to work off of

edit: well dang....I just spent 10 minutes responding to someone from literally a decade ago. wow.
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And, as any reloader knows, the 5.56/.223 bullets are actually 0.224" in diameter!

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22 rimfire, 222, 223, 224, 5.56 (damn metrics) 22.250 are all .224
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I notice the OP is in DC. Start with the laws. Are ARs even allowed in DC?

The AR is one of the most proven platforms and a good choice.

Aside from that, I can't add much. There's endless reading on the topic that I'd just be repeating.
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Apparently, 2010 was a good year to start a thread......




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Apparently, 2010 was a good year to start a thread......




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HA HA HA!!!

Why do people resurrect ancient threads????
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HA HA HA!!!

Why do people resurrect ancient threads????
Because if they don't, they get castigated for posting content that already exists in a dead thread?
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Because like 'Please Delete" it's fun and entertaining to raise the dead and re-read all the 'mine is better than yours' trolling. In that vein I entertain the notion that any AR-15 that fits in your budget will serve you well for many years with proper care and cleaning. And like Lego blocks you can change them into anything you want with the proper application of time and money. I troll the local pawn shops and LGS used racks on the hunt for used and unloved AR's that need anything from a good cleaning to a minor rebuild. And I love them all, each and everyone of them. Happy Shooting everyone!
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