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AR build

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by StZu, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Nov 4, 2011 at 7:03 AM
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    StZu

    StZu [OP] Where the White Women At?

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    I think this weekend I am going to start my first AR build. As most of you know, I am an AK guy, and I will always be an AK guy. However I see the benefits of an AR over the AK, just as there are benefits of the AK over the AR. I am a firm believer in the right tool for the job. I am going to the Lewisville gun show and see what they have. Right now I am going to look for a stripped lower and a trigger group. This build is going to take a couple of months, as funds become available. I am going to use this as my build log.
    If you have any tips or build advice please post it.
    Thanks,
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  2. Nov 4, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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    BenMara

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    the best mod IMO you can do is to install an aftermarket grip, ...the "stock" AR grips are horrible... i'd go w/ a magpul MIAD, ...just go w/ the grip of your choice.. ;)
     
  5. Nov 5, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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    StZu

    StZu [OP] Where the White Women At?

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    Well today I started my AR build. PArts bought today were:
    DPMS Mod. A-15 - blemished for 75.00 @ gun show
    Spikes Lower receiver parts kit - 64.00 from AIM surplus

    Waiting for Palmetto to get more complete uppers in.......
     
  6. Nov 6, 2011 at 1:37 AM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    how do pmags fit in the lower? tight, drop free? aluminum mags?
     
  7. Nov 7, 2011 at 4:39 AM
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    StZu

    StZu [OP] Where the White Women At?

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    P-Mags fit snug enough not to have much wobble but loose enough to drop free, Metal mags are a bit looser for obvious reasons.
     
  8. Nov 7, 2011 at 6:56 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    http://palmettostatearmory.com/2265.php

    :D
     
  9. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:01 PM
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    What are you wanting to do with your AR? As I assume you have a lot of AKs, you might consider a longer range precision-type build. 18" or 20", PRS or similar stock, geissele or other trigger, nice optic, etc. It's awful fun to ring a gong out to 600+ yds with no recoil time after time after time.

    Definitely the direction of my next build.
     
  10. Nov 14, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    I am planning on a 16" carbine build chambered in 5.56. I am wanting something that is more accurate outside of 200 yds, but is light enough to carry for distance. I am working with a group of guys who are all ex military, current police, regular guys(I fall into this category) that will teach and impart knowledge about tactics, safety, long range shooting,and various other skills that each member brings to the group. The group is AR centric as all of these drills are based around what our military currently uses. They are trying to get me ready for SWAT school this summer.
    -Rich
     
  11. Nov 14, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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  12. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    I will have pics up tomorrow or Wed. of what I have done so far.
     
  13. Nov 15, 2011 at 1:04 AM
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    :popcorn:
     
  15. Nov 15, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    StZu [OP] Where the White Women At?

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    Here is what I have so far, with a running total:
    DPMS lower $75.00
    Spikes Tactical lower parts kit $63.60
    Magpul Moe stock/hand guards $40.00

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    Notice on the lower, the double stamp, this is what made this a blemished receiver.

    Coming tomorrow I will have 4 p-mags, and a DSA mil spec stock kit.

    Thanks for looking!
    Rich
     
  16. Nov 16, 2011 at 5:31 AM
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    If you truly want accuracy beyond 200 yards you would do well to get a barrel that is longer than 16". The shortened AR carbine was designed for close-in work. The M-16 that was expected to be effective to 300 yards has a 20" barrel. You also lose muzzle velocity with the shorter barrel which becomes more critical beyond 200 yards as the velocity drops off over distance.
     
  17. Nov 16, 2011 at 5:38 AM
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    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    straight from AFMAN 31-229

    M16A2
    maximum range - 3938 yards
    maximum effective ranges:
    -point target, 602 yards
    -area target, 875 yards


    M4 carbine
    max range - 3938 yards
    max effective ranges:
    -point target, 550 yards
    -area target, 660 yards


    I doubt you will notice a difference shooting under 500 yards ;)

    If your looking for a lighter build dont forget about the "light weight" uppers.

    http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-Standard-16-LIGHT-WEIGHT-Upper-Receiver-p/bcm-urg-car-16lw.htm
    this one is actualy in stock
    http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-BFH-16-Mid-Length-Upper-Receiver-light-weight-p/bcm-urg-mid-16lw%20bfh.htm

    this place has pretty good prices on good uppers
    http://accessoryarms.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3_7_21
     
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    the military "M4" actually has a shorter barrell (14") than many civilian semi autos (which are frequently 16")... the shorter the barrell, generally the higher twist rate needed to put enough RPM on the round for good stabilization...
     
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