I'm planning to get an AR 15. Figure it will be fun to shoot at the range, good for varmints/predators, and have always wanted one. I've talked to a few people and they say that basically all of the ARs are the same. DPMS, Olympic, Stag, Bushmaster, Colt, etc. are all basically the same and use a lot of the same parts. How much truth is there to the rifles being the same? My plan is to get a stock AR and then later get another upper in a 25 WSSM or 243 WSSM. Should I get an AR from a local gun shop or get one from a custom shop? I've heard the custom shop rifles have quite a bit better accuracy. Lots of questions huh.
What do you guys think?