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The 10 Best Factory AR-15 Rifles for the Money

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Want a straight AR-15 rifle without the gun store jargon?

Well, my friends, I have a list for you.

Here's a lineup of top 10 AR-15 rifles that come at the best price for what you get. Not all of them are under the $1,000 mark, and I quote factory MSRP.

Scroll through the photos to see the 10 best-priced AR-15 rifles.

Anderson Arms AM14-M4

Anderson Rifles

I could not find official MSRP on their website, but a Gunbroker listing had the rifle at $975. I would expect about a $1,000 - $1,100 for a new one.

Smith & Wesson M&P Sport

Slick Guns

Smith & Wesson comes to the table with a budget rifle aimed at the average range-goer. They know that most people don't care about dust covers, lug nuts, M203 barrel cuts, and less than a 1/9 twist. They give you what you want in a rifle. Factory MSRP is $739.

Armalite M-15 A4

Slick Guns

No list of best-priced AR-15s would be without the original Armalite. Factory MSRP is $1,073 and for what you get, this rifle is practically a steal.

Smith & Wesson M&P MOE

AR15 News

Smith & Wesson is a legendary American company for good reason. Their M&P line comes to market with exceptional quality at a high value. Get their AR-15 decked out with Magpul Dynamics gear at the factory MSRP $1,259.

Colt LE6920

Rockwell Arms

One of the longest running contractors to the U.S. military, Colt puts out some amazing rifles. The LE6920 is a competitively priced tactical rifle that is still in active service with many law enforcement units. Factory MSRP is $1,155.

Daniel Defense M4 V1 LW

Rockwell Arms

Daniel Defense is a premium manufacturer of whole rifles and their components at reasonable prices. They employ revolutionary techniques, almost sci-fi type metals and they sell to elite forces everywhere. The DDM4 Light Weight comes to you at factory MSRP $1,799.

Smith & Wesson M&P Optics Ready

Atlantic Tactical

Smith & Wesson knows that most AR-15 owners are going to scrap the stock sights and put their own configuration on there. Save yourself some money with their optics-ready line coming at the factory MSRP of $1,069.

Rock River Arms LAR-15 Entry Tactical

Rockwell Arms

Rock River Arms lets you fully customize the rifle straight from the factory. With their easy to use interface on the website you can have a firing platform created to your exact specifications. The base model comes in at factory MSRP of $1,200.

Sig Sauer M400


Sig Sauer does German engineering in the states with their top-of-the-line facility in Exeter, New Hampshire. Their baseline model comes with a lot of bells and whistles for the factory MSRP of $1,200.

Windham Armory R16M4FTT

The Marksman

Windham Armory is the collection of the former Bushmaster employees for the company's buy out and downturn. These guys still know how to make rifles and put out some very well priced to performance rifles. Their R16M4FTT comes in a factory MSRP of $1,069.

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