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AR-15 BS Thread

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by BulletToothTony, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Jan 8, 2019 at 3:43 PM
    oneup714

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    Always wanted to see what the BCM hype was about so I got one, I always used Aero Precision.

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  2. Jan 9, 2019 at 8:14 AM
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    The hype is true :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Jan 9, 2019 at 8:22 AM
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    Looking for opinions! I don't currently own an AR, but really want to change that.. Prices on AR's chambered in .308 are crazy high, so I toyed with the idea of building my own over the span of however long to not have to drop a huge amount all at once. I've seen "budget" builds out there, some swearing by them, some completely trashing them. To your TW AR thread professional knowledge, what should I reasonably expect to pay if I were to build an AR .308 that was super reliable and accurate? Rifle will be primarily for deer hunting.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2019 at 8:30 AM
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    PSA sells complete uppers for ~400-450 with a basic build kit. Add in a lower for ~100-150 and you would have a rifle that is going ot run just fine and be good for deer hunting.

    it wont be anything fancy, or the most accurate, or whatever but it will work just fine and kill a deer. (and still be decent for group shooting). And in the future you can change out handguards, triggers, stocks, ect to suit your needs.

    Both my dad and I have PSA 223 uppers and they have been reliable and great.
     
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  5. Jan 9, 2019 at 8:35 AM
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    Thats been my dilemma. PSA seems to be the best go to option for building yourself, but I hear so many mixed reviews about them.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2019 at 8:38 AM
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    If you are wanting to build it from the ground up it can be a bit more complicated with the DPMS or Armalite patterns and possibly not having everything work together. Im talkings stripped lower, barrel, type building.
     
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  7. Jan 9, 2019 at 8:40 AM
    InfernoChalupa

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    I've not built one before, so I'd likely buy a complete upper and complete lower.
     
  8. Jan 9, 2019 at 9:07 AM
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    Arm braces are akward, hard to shoot with, expensive, and in summary, they all look ridiculous. From a functionality standpoint, I prefer the far less mall ninja-y foam covered buffer tube.

    Edit, you can also put a front grip on an SBR.....
     
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    Post-Cali neauterment.

     
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  11. Jan 9, 2019 at 10:01 AM
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    You can definitely spend some $$ on them thats for sure! Mines a 308 though. Not ready to go 6.5 yet
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    Buy an upper here:
    https://www.larue.com/products/larue-ultimate-7-62-260-6-5cm-upper-kit/

    Then buy their lower.

    $1400ish total.
     
  13. Jan 9, 2019 at 1:10 PM
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    Stop it! I have a bunch of different .308 ammo, but no .308. My wallet cannot afford, but :drool:
     
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    have you tried a SB brace? Also if your overall length is at least 26" you can put vertical fore grip on it.
     
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    I have! And its ok as a "stock". Not my favorite by any means but they get the job done. I still prefer SBR's though.

    We should get out and compare our mp5 clones. SBR vs Braced :)
     
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    No. I don't think I have shot an SB. How do you measure 26"? Even in the most creative measurement scenario, i think I'd need an 11-ish inch barrel. No bueno, my longest SBR bbl is 8.5". Easier to just buy a $29 stock, send $200 to ATF and not wrack my brain...... But, then again, I don't live in CA or NY
     
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    I’d recommend buying the complete upper, but building the lower. You can get all the info you need to build the lower just from YouTube videos. AR10s (308) have a tendency to be finicky with cycling issues so you have to know what you’re doing when assembling the upper to avoid those problems. Ar15s don’t give a shit and you can pair garbage parts with high dollar parts and most will run just fine for years.
    The lowers are assembled the same way for the most part on both platforms and all the moving parts are fool-proof. You can probably build a really nice lower for the price you’d pay for a complete one rather than buy complete and swap parts later on.

    Edit: meant to quote @InfernoChalupa

    But x2: what you said.
     
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    I believe over all length is measured with the stock fully extended. 8.86" barrel on my MP5 with SB brace is a tad over 26". I understand that it's much easier to cross state lines with a pistol. I'm sure I'll SBR sometime in the future but this is working right now.
     

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