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Old 06-12-2012, 06:04 PM   #101
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Okay... decided the bull barrel Olympic is a bit more for longer distances, so I put on a Bushnell 3-9x50 scope. I like the scope, but it sits a little too low with Leupold high rings. Can I just buy a riser to set it on, or should I find different rings?
You will either need high rise rings or get a 40mm scope. You are not going to get a good check weld on the stock with high rings.

Personally I would get a different scope. My nikon is a 4.5x12x40 with nikons AR scope rings.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:07 PM   #102
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I just read through the entire thread on AR15's. im trying to build from scratch than buy one off the shelf. Only question I have is what lowers and uppers are good and which are dirt? I dont want to shell out serious cash im not trying to hunt or match shoot. just want a solid rifle to shoot.
Surplus arms and ammo (made by aero precision) has stripped uppers for like 60 bucks and seem decent. They are also the only place that I could find that had them in stock. For a lower, just pick which roll mark you like best Palmetto state armory has specials on theirs for $50 from time to time.
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Surplus arms and ammo (made by aero precision) has stripped uppers for like 60 bucks and seem decent. They are also the only place that I could find that had them in stock. For a lower, just pick which roll mark you like best Palmetto state armory has specials on theirs for $50 from time to time.
nice ill look them up. I might just go for a complete upper because I dont want to mess with barrels and what not because I dont know enough. I found a website that has tons of uppers but doesnt say what brand they are.
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Post up a link.

PSA had a deal going on for $350 for complete uppers minus the BCG.
My dad got one but hasn't had a chance to shoot it yet.
Also check out Bravo company for great complete uppers
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I just read through the entire thread on AR15's. im trying to build from scratch than buy one off the shelf. Only question I have is what lowers and uppers are good and which are dirt? I dont want to shell out serious cash im not trying to hunt or match shoot. just want a solid rifle to shoot.
...it's a burgeoning market, ...lots of vendors to choose from... i'm partial to CMMG (in missouri), ..they make good quality components, and have a nice satin teflon finish (deep black)... i like the finish and it's easier to wipe clean the exterior than matte finishes on other makes..
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nice ill look them up. I might just go for a complete upper because I dont want to mess with barrels and what not because I dont know enough. I found a website that has tons of uppers but doesnt say what brand they are.
go for the complete upper , ...that way you don't have to get into the smithing, ...and mating a barrel to receiver requires proper tools/know-how...

the lower receiver is quite easy to assemble w/ the parts kits you want...
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I looked up PSA and I think im going to go with a lower and upper from them. thanks for help!
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You will either need high rise rings or get a 40mm scope. You are not going to get a good check weld on the stock with high rings.

Personally I would get a different scope. My nikon is a 4.5x12x40 with nikons AR scope rings.
Found a video on how to set up your scope. The narrator says to lay your cheek into the rifle, comfortably, with your eyes closed- then open them to find out where your height needs to be, I found myself looking at the top edge of the scope dead center in my field of view. Tells me I do need another 1/2" to 3/4" of riser on the scope mount.
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I looked up PSA and I think im going to go with a lower and upper from them. thanks for help!
I will be doing the same. Ordering a stripped lower and a build kit next week.
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Hey guys I'm needing a new barrel on ar-15. I have a 16 but want a little more punch for coyotes but still want a lightish gun to carry. I was looking at the dpms mini sass in the 1-8 twist. I dont want the 1-7 but will accept the 1-9. Any good suggestions at a good price?
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:09 PM   #111
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Hey guys I'm needing a new barrel on ar-15. I have a 16 but want a little more punch for coyotes but still want a lightish gun to carry. I was looking at the dpms mini sass in the 1-8 twist. I dont want the 1-7 but will accept the 1-9. Any good suggestions at a good price?
Do you know what those twists are for? I don't think I would own a 1/9 twist barrel. Get some SSA 77gr rounds and go slay some yotes. With a 1/7 that is
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Do you know what those twists are for? I don't think I would own a 1/9 twist barrel. Get some SSA 77gr rounds and go slay some yotes. With a 1/7 that is
I currently have a bushy 1/9 16 inch barrel and it shoots the 55 grn nosler ballistic tips very well and thats what I've heard does good on coyotes and dogs. The 1/8 will handle both heavy and light ish bullets or so I've been told. Plus heavy bullets drop alot and lose alot of energy with long ranges.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:41 AM   #113
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I currently have a bushy 1/9 16 inch barrel and it shoots the 55 grn nosler ballistic tips very well and thats what I've heard does good on coyotes and dogs. The 1/8 will handle both heavy and light ish bullets or so I've been told. Plus heavy bullets drop alot and lose alot of energy with long ranges.
Ive shot 55gr-77gr bullets through my 1/7 and not had any accuracy problems with any of them. Granted the range I had acess to was only 100 yards...
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OK oh Gurus of the AR15, I'm looking to build what will be my first AR. My main intentions for this will be for groundhogs and target shooting.

Please take a look at my list of potential parts and let me know if: 1.) Are these good parts? 2.) I need anything else

Riflegear Upper http://www.riflegear.com/p-1166-rifl...ile-upper.aspx Spikes Lower and lower parts kit Magpul stock w/ buffer http://www.riflegear.com/p-423-magpu...-assembly.aspx Magpul MBUS iron sights

I'll also add mags, a vert foregrip, bipod, and scope at this time as well

Thanks a lot guys, I've been extremely impressed looking through this thread at all the great rifles! __________________
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[QUOTE=Teniente;5419836]Anyone have comments regarding Olympic Arms upper receivers or complete rifles???

Just asking............

http://www.olyarms.com/[/QUOTE]

I've only put 30 or 40 rounds through my KSS-16, and none with the scope. This is my first AR, and I know I probably should have gone with a more standard profile to start with, but I like it well enough. Once I get the scope sighted in I can tell more about the gun.
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Thanks.........what model did you get???
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