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    I had an ATI Omni in 300 Blackout.
    Other than the crappy factory magazines that wouldn't feed reliably (tossed them in the trash can) , the crappy trigger that ruined accuracy that I choose to replace anyway , and having to reset the barrel nut/Pic rail and tweak the gas tube , the rifle was …..well.....it was what it was.....lol.
    Had no issues at all for several thousand rounds after fixing/tweaking a few things above.
    I see no issues in a $399 poly AR at all.
    A friend of mine bought the same rifle at the show and had a bit better luck right out of the box with his , except for the crappy mags. He still has his and loves it.

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    You should be able to build a metal AR for that price.
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    Going with Midwayusa for the complete AR-Stoner uppper with the bcg and lower parts kit, buying a "blem" lower from a business in Bismarck I was all in at $350. I don't care for the carbine stocks so put an A2 on it, now it is close to $400 for complete build. I had the rear sight sitting around, and prefer irons over scopes for a bounce around pickup rifle.
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    This is my new for 2019 build and it will likely get sold or traded before firing a shot. You would be astounded how cheaply I built this despite the Nikon P223 3-9X40 and middle of the road parts.

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    • Aero stripped lower
    • PSA Enhanced Polished Teflon trigger
    • PSA lower build kit
    • Magpul MOE trigger guard, G2 grip, 5-position MOE stock
    • Wolff trigger springs
    • PSA upper
    • PSA upper build kit
    • MLOK 15" free float guard with QD socket and top rail
    • BCA 18" 1:7" .223 Wylde barrel
    • Nikon P-223 3-9X40 scope
    • Monstrum Tactical scope mount
    • RJ’s Outpost stainless flash hider
    • Butler Creek lens caps

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    I just put together an AR: Anderson stripped lower (purchased locally), Del-Ton 16" mid-length rifle kit (LPK + complete upper) and NcStar carry handle... for $390 (not incl tax/shipping). Runs great, better than hoped, even better after gently smoothing out an atrocious trigger.

    I think next up is a 450 Bushmaster build. But I could be wrong.
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    Sure can't imagine them getting any cheaper so now is the time to stock up
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    With trigger part polishing and a film of wheel bearing grease, Wolff springs, and a cap screw mod...anyone can have a smooth 3-4 pound clean AR trigger for less than $20.

    I've said it over and over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GasGuzzler View Post
    With trigger part polishing and a film of wheel bearing grease, Wolff springs, and a cap screw mod...anyone can have a smooth 3-4 pound clean AR trigger for less than $20.

    I've said it over and over.
    My son was working on an AR trigger and made it relatively light and creep free but after all the work the safety would not engage so he ended up using a screw with a large head where the safety engages. Is that what you mean by "cap screw mod"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lever Jac View Post
    My son was working on an AR trigger and made it relatively light and creep free but after all the work the safety would not engage so he ended up using a screw with a large head where the safety engages. Is that what you mean by "cap screw mod"?
    I use a set screw (need to edit my post) that is 1/4X28 (fine) Allen drive and with blue Lok-Tite, thread it into the grip screw hole until just before the trigger parts show in the safety lever bore. Takes all the take up out. Be sure and do a thorough safety test after assembled. Many times one or two thin machine washers are needed under the grip screw head to ensure the grip screw tightens all the way.
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