Budget Tack Driver
Late last year, I set out to build a complete AR on a shoestring budget. All I had were some leftover internal parts and an extra Anderson stripped lower sitting around to start with. The rest of the parts were purchased on sale or clearance during last year's Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. All together, I have a little under $500 in the rifle itself. With optics and mount included, the total is around $650. I didn't have much in the way of expectations for the rifle, since it was a rather extreme budget build. However, on the first outing with it, I shot some test loads with the Hornady 62 grain BTHP's and managed to produce sub-MOA groups with Benchmark, Varget, and Tac powders. I'm absolutely impressed with it so far. I've always been in the "you get what you pay for" camp - I just get an absolute thrill on those occasions when you get much more!