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Top 5 AR15s for Under $800

Here’s a rundown of five of the best AR15s for under 800 bucks.

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Don’t let anyone ever tell you that AR15 stands for “assault rifle.” It doesn’t. AR stands for “Armalite Rifle” – the company that originally invented the AR15 platform.

That said, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 AR15s that cost under $800 bucks. We’ve rated these AR15s based on reliability, weight, price, and the warranty, on a scale from 1 to 5.

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View the slideshow to see the top AR15s for under 800 dollars.

Bushmaster Carbon-15 – $772 

The Bushmaster Carbon-15 is a fantastic lightweight AR15, perfect for plinking around in the backyard. It comes ready to shoot with a red dot sight, and at price point of $772, you can’t beat this great little rifle.

As the lightest rifle on this list, we give the Bushmaster Carbon 15 a five on weight. It measures in at just five pounds.

Unlike the Omni Hybrid, the Bushmaster Carbon 15 has a completely polymer lower – but don’t let that set you back. Bushmaster offers a lifetime warranty on the entire gun – including the polymer lower. If something goes wrong, they’ll fix it for life. Period.

Reliability: 5

Price: 4 ($772)

Weight: 5

Warranty: Lifetime

Caliber: .223/5.56

Smith & Wesson M&P-15 Sport – $652 

The Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport is by far our favorite AR15 for under $800 bucks. The brilliant engineers at Smith & Wesson wisely removed the dust cover and forward assist from the M&P-15 Sport to produce a solid AR15 without unnecessary cost.

Think you’ll ever need a dust cover or forward assist? We can guarantee you don’t. Just check out this video to see why the dust cover and forward assist are not needed.

It comes standard with a MagPul magazine and the same high quality standards that we all have become accustomed to from Smith & Wesson.

Reliability: 5

Price: 3 ($652)

Weight: 4

Warranty: Lifetime

Caliber: .223/5.56

ATI Omni Hybrid Quad Rail – $572 

Super lightweight and extremely reliable, the ATI Omni Hybrid is a leader in the pack. It features a quad rail that will allow you to easily add all of your accessories.

Omni was the first AR15 manufacturer to experiment with a polymer lower. Their Omni Hybrid features a polymer lower that is reinforced with aluminum where it needed some extra strength to ensure that this gun just simply won’t let you down.

At just seven pounds, the ATI Omni Hybrid is perfect to plink around with or to add tons of accessories to.

Reliability: 3 (5 with MagPul magazines)

Price: 5  ($572)

Weight: 3.5

Warranty: Lifetime

Caliber: .223/5.56

DPMS Sportical – $642 

Like the Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport, the DPMS Sportical does not come with a forward assist or dust cover. This is truly a simple and straight forward AR15 with absolutely no extra bells and whistles to write home about.

The DPMS Sportical is considered to be a “plinker” by most, but if you want to shoot at paper or beer cans, this is the AR15 for you. Although it looks a bit odd without the forward assist, dust cover, or shell deflector, this is a reliable AR15 with a lifetime warranty.

Reliability: 5

Price: 4 ($642)

Weight: 4

Warranty: Lifetime

Caliber: .223/5.56

DPMS Oracle – $662 

A step up from the DPMS Sportical, the DPMS Oracle is a reliable, hard working AR15 platform that can be outfitted with anything you’d ever like. With a built-in shell deflector, forward assist, and dust cover, this gun can be used in any situation.

Many people think the DPMS AR15s are unreliable – this is simply untrue. If you want proof of this gun’s reliability, just check out this YouTube playlist here – we tear this gun up, and it lives through it all without a scratch.

Reliability: 5

Price: 4 ($662)

Weight: 3

Warranty: Lifetime

Caliber: .223/5.56

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