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AR-15 BS Thread

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

  1. May 9, 2014 at 1:03 PM
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    Not sure I'm reading it right, are you saying you want to build your own rifle from it's base components? Or have complete uppers/lowers to choose what you want and have it be "your build"?

    If you want to build from scratch, Bravo Company doesn't sell stripped uppers or lowers at all, only complete rifles or complete uppers.

    Bravo Co is high quality, so that thinking is good. Mid length gas system is good for a first build, but it depends on what you want it to do. Mid length is the best compromise, but it has limitations.
     
  2. May 9, 2014 at 1:09 PM
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    Yeah a BCM Upper, not sure what lower yet. Just wanting something fun to shoot/home defense. General purpose I guess.
     
  3. May 9, 2014 at 1:26 PM
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  4. May 9, 2014 at 6:19 PM
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    ...sure! ...i'd recommend, at a minimum, going with a replacement grip and maybe even an aftermarket trigger group, ...the ALG triggers are good for the price ;)
     
  5. May 10, 2014 at 3:31 AM
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    We actually have a few of these at work. They hold a tighter group at 100m than a MK18 or a standard 14.5". I was looking hard at the NEA stock kit, but those things are just damn uncomfortable. It is a nice option for some limited/ low visibility options for some of the guys I work with.
     
  6. May 10, 2014 at 3:50 AM
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    Got to pay for it first!
    Guys if any of you were thinking "big bore" AR the original maker of the 458 Socom is back in the game making barrels and bolts for the 458 Socom. That is the only difference between a 5.56mm upper and a 458 Socom upper other than the ejection port needs to be widened slightly via Dremel tool. A 458 Socom barrel and bolt for $299 is a very good deal right now.

    http://www.tromix.com/socom-parts.htm

    Before you step off into this money pit called 458 Socom be forewarned that you either need to be rich or reload or even better, both. Factory ammo runs around $3 a pop but you can reload them for around 60 cents each. Reloading: you will need a die set, Lee FCD, case gauge, Imperial sizing wax (regular lube doesn't work), and brass. Brass is made a few times a year by Starline so what you do is get on a list somewhere for brass, it costs around 75 cents to a dollar a pop. But the good thing is you can reload these puppies over and over and over again. Some have (20) loading's on one case, myself I have some that have gone (10) times already and they still work.
     
  7. May 10, 2014 at 4:06 AM
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    Sounds like a good first rifle. A mid length with a pinned front sight base will be my next upper. I'd add a Daniel defense fixed rear sight and shoot it with irons. And if there is one splurge that I recommend to every AR owner, it's a quality aftermarket trigger. I prefer Geissele. I think I'm up to four now, and they're worth every penny.
     
  8. May 10, 2014 at 4:14 AM
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    photo 2.jpg I just picked up some new cases for my 14.5" and my Mk-12. I am beyond pleased how these turned out. Hit me up if you are interested in getting something like this done and I will pass you the contact info.
     
  9. May 10, 2014 at 12:28 PM
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    I didn't see any special deals.

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    Yeah, I've met him a few times. I'm going back in two weeks to pick up the bcg and then it'll be complete, aside from what few mods I wanna do later on.
     
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    None yet ;)
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1399840833.945682.jpg time at the range today was short but good.
     
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    got my form 1 back mid April. BCM 11.5 upper will be here tomorrow. then sending it off to get a KAC URX II installed. waiting a looooooong time for this.
     
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    New to AR's. Is it cycle rate, recoil, ?????

    Just thought of something else....do piston AR's require proprietary handguards to fit over the gas block? Sorry for the newb questions

    Thanks
     
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    Picked up a 16" fluted AR Stoner barrel to build out a Recce type rifle with my 1-4x PST. Probably install it tonight.
     
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    Carbine length gas tube measures 9 3/4"
    Midlength gas tube measures 11 3/4"
    Rifle length gas tube measures 15 1/8"

    Some rails are built for piston guns.
    Adams arms has a new lo profile piston gas block for their piston kit.
     
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    Thanks. I understand they are different lengths but what are advantages. If I understand correctly you can have the same 16" barrel, one carbine, one mid-length gas tube. Is it to just have a longer handguard or is there some other reason?
     
  17. May 24, 2014 at 6:31 AM
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    Spacers. Spacers everywhere.
    Sometimes.

    I'm only familiar with Adams Arms/Huldra Arms (Adams makes Huldra).
    All of the handguards that Adams sells on their site work with their piston design, no Dremel needed. lol

    Right off the bat, Magpul is compatible.

    Adams Arms handguard page: http://www.adamsarms.net/products/p...nd-hand-guards?SID=sch07sr47trreocspcq5o3b9h5
     
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    Quick easy reply. Longer gas system equals less recoil, muzzle movement and bounce. Longer in better.
    Stay away from piston ARs. There is no reliability to be gained and a lot to be lost by introducing more moving parts into the system. The are a dumb idea with good marketing.
     
  19. May 24, 2014 at 1:27 PM
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    Yeahhh, the rifle runs cooler and stays cleaner, real drawbacks.
     
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    Exactly. A good quality piston gun will inherently be at least as reliable as a DI gun and need far less maintenance. If you are shooting suppressed it makes a ton of difference. Granted most people don't use their rifles enough to NEED a piston gun or to see many of the benefits and I know I won't make too many friends with this statement either but I personally don't like the drop in kits either. If you want to see proof of the benefits of a piston gun fast forward to 2:00 and watch it till 3:45 and y'all piston haters try to tell me there is no advantage.

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