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AR-15 BS Thread

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

  1. Feb 22, 2021 at 7:04 PM
    EubeenHadd

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    I've been tempted to buy some Swampfox optics, they seem to be playing in the Vortex/Holosun/Athlon field and offer a warranty nearly as good.
     
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    That is the 1x25 blade. It's a prism sight and i really like it. With the quick focus eyepiece it let me accomodate my astigmatism and achieve a nice clear reticle. The illumination can be set bright enough to see on a sunny day. My first experiment with an illuminated sight on a rifle and i am comletely pleased. I have used many illuminated and magnified sights on competitive archery equipment but not rifles.
     
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  3. Feb 22, 2021 at 7:14 PM
    EubeenHadd

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    I run my LPVO for the same reason, astigmatism blows. Even Aimpoints bloom on me so it's etched reticles til I die, or get lasik. And let's be honest, if I had 5 grand for lasik, I'd probably blow most of it on ammo lol.
     
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  4. Feb 22, 2021 at 7:15 PM
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    It’s interesting that you say that, on both my hunting AR and my “go to” AR the forward sling mount stays pretty close to the upper receiver, my slings (Magpul MS4 or MS1) don’t seem like they’re long enough to run very far forward and in the case of my 556 rifle the limited handguard space dictates that I move the mount rearward to allow a good grip at the front of the handguard.

    Here’s a pic of my go to rifle, the red arrows point to the sling mount points.
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    I’ve been tempted to cut the A2 FSB and put a free floating rail on so I can get a bit more reach forward as well as put the light further forward so the suppressor doesn’t cast as much shadow, and having the ability to move the sling mount forward with that as well would be a nice option to play with.
     
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  5. Feb 22, 2021 at 7:16 PM
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    I just finished milling my lower receiver. I’m looking to finish the build. Hoping someone can provide some input on the following:

    Lower parts kit:


    https://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-sba4-moe-pistol-lower-build-kit-black.html

    Complete Upper:

    https://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-10-5-carbine-length-5-56-nato-1-7-phosphate-12-m-lok-upper-with-mbus-sight-set-holosun-red-dot.html

    This will be my first gun (obviously at a rough time in the market). Maryland has some pretty goofy gun laws, but I’m pretty sure this is all legal. As a first build, I’m looking to keep it pretty simple (hence the basic PSA kits). I don’t want to spend more than I have to, but I don’t want to buy junk either. Hoping someone more experienced here can point me in the right direction.
     
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  6. Feb 22, 2021 at 7:19 PM
    95 taco

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    That looks like a decent “first build” to let you figure out what you like and what you want to change.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2021 at 7:27 PM
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    You might consider the DD RIS II FSP, they're free float and built to clear FSP guns with more room to play. Just gotta eat the weight and DD tax. Otherwise I think ADCO mills FSP's to fit under handguards.

    You're on the right track. I can't speak to MD laws but that's a solid start point. Holosun gets lots of flak for being China made, but they're hard to count out for longevity. My rifle started as a PSA rifle kit on an Anderson lower, and you can see where it's gone since. I will point out I haven't replaced anything because it was necessary, rather because I can't leave well enough alone.
     
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    I’d recommend the SBA3 over SBA4 brace and consider this upper as well
    https://palmettostatearmory.com/psa...0-5-lightweight-m-lok-upper-with-bcg-ch3.html
     
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    Holy cow that’s flipping expensive! I was prepared to see $300-350 but $450 for a picatinny rail system? They’re out of their damn mind!
    Midwest Industries has a drop in rail that accommodates the FSB, it’s around $200.
    If I send something to ADCO it’ll be a barrel, I’ve got a dremel, I can cut the FSB myself :rofl:


    X2 on Holosun, not a big fan of supporting foreign companies but the US companies can’t compete at that price point, I have a 403C on my SBR, a 507C on my M&P40, a 509T that is at C&H PWS getting mated the the slide on my M&P 9L pro series, and I have a 403C waiting to go on my sisters rifle, a 503C waiting to go on my AR pistol build, and a 407K in the mail to give to my mom as a birthday present for her Springfield hellcat.

    The next optic I buy will be a swampfox though, I want to try one (probably the blade), and my dad needs optics for his AR’s (and he won’t buy them), so I’ll get him one as a birthday present.
     
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    Ain't that the fucking truth. I guess when you're the name brand that everybody knows is what the OG's use it's easy to get proud of your stuff lol. I considered putting a Block II clone together but after tallying pricing up I realized I'd be better off spending the money elsewhere.
     
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    The sba3 is just my personal preference but I have heard a number of complaints about the sba4. As far as the upper goes there’s a few things.

    1. 11.5” barrel is a better overall length for most people’s use and can provide better longevity to parts

    2. Nitride is a more durable finish and will clean easier

    3. Handuard doesn’t cover the muzzle device. This leaves more options for future changes
     
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  13. Feb 22, 2021 at 8:03 PM
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    What are your overall goals for this rifle? If there’s one thing I’d recommend its to buy the highest quality you can afford.
     
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    There's certainly no "one size fits all" solution. Overall firearm length, rail length, available real estate are all variables that come into play.
     
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    Som bitch so am I AAC 300 BO found its way home with me ....
     
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    Excellent. Thank you for the feedback. I will consider all of this.
     
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    I should have a much more defined answer to this question, but the truth is that I’m so new that I’m just looking for something to get me started. I know that I’ll probably end up modding it just as I do with all of the hobbies I get into.
     
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    If I could recommend one rifle for someone just getting into ARs is would look like this

    https://www.aeroprecisionusa.com/m4e1-pistol-complete-lower-receiver-with-sba3-brace

    https://bravocompanyusa.com/bcm-sta...ght-upper-receiver-group-w-mcmr-13-handguard/
     
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