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Discussion in 'Firearms' started by stonedywankanobe, Aug 13, 2016.



  1. stonedywankanobe

    stonedywankanobe Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    So I'm building my first rifle from a stripped lower and had in mind to keep it a budget build and just use military spec components.

    Used an Anderson lower + their parts kit however I used palmettos ept trigger group and really like the way it feels compared to my oriacle's trigger. (Less creep and zero grit)

    Then I snagged the 18 inch stainless 1/7 223 Wylde upper from Palmetto which I'm still waiting on due to some serious delays they have going right now.

    Went with the rifle length buffer and ace arfx skeleton stock which shot my budget right in the ass but looks and feels amazing imho.
    Also used the standard spikes charging handle.

    So what I'm left with is the need for the heart of my new rifle the bolt carrier group. Originally was just gonna get a standard one from psa but now I really don't want to cheap out the guts here.

    Have about 8oz troy silver to spend on it just wondering if any of you sirs have recommendations/experiences good or bad with the different brands and finishes available?

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  2. stonedywankanobe

    stonedywankanobe Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Aurumag Dimly lit. Highly reflective Midas Member Site Supporter

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    I would go with a BCM BCG.

    Looks like a nice rifle you are assembling.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    stonedywankanobe Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    stonedywankanobe Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Well she's a done deal. Bought completely with funds from my Sunday afternoons at the hold em table. 150 rounds of perfecta so far with no issues.
    Took it to a good buddies Saturday where we watched the hog game. He shot it and liked it so much he ordered one at halftime while simultaneously burning the deer brats to a crisp.
    Goodtimes.
     
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    What a purty gun. You gots class, Stonedy.
     
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    Nothing worse than over cooked venison! What a shame.
     
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    Shweeeet!
     
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    smooth Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Nice job Wanka! what do you figure you have into the build?
     
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    image.jpeg
    .....nice AR, I have ONE, but simply not a fan of .223. CMP currently has a very last batch of Garands for $730, shipped. AR's are dime a dozen, seems everyone has one. However, nothing, absolutely nothing comes close to US .30 M2 ball, AP, API, Incendiary , or Match grade 30.06 ammo to defeat every known threat an American citizen may currently encounter....from cinder blocks to trees, vehicles to body armor to railroad ties to 1/2 inch AR hardened plate to armored vehicles......simply put, there is no such thing as " cover" when taking 30.06 AP rounds from a Garand....my favorite, second from the left, a short barreled FN Mauser manufactured in 30.06.....
     
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  11. stonedywankanobe

    stonedywankanobe Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Thanks Smooth. Let's figure.
    Stripped lower 65
    Trigger 30
    Lower build kit 55
    Charging handle 20
    Carrier group 90
    Grip is from the Wal-Mart closeout 9
    Rear sight is a flea mkt find 10
    Enhanced trigger guard 8
    Upper 250.
    arfx stock 120

    Looks like i have 677 in there sir.

    A week after I ordered it they knocked 30 bucks off the upper kinda felt cheated. Coulda saved a few bucks here and there but I really like the way it turned out. Feels solid.
     
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    smooth Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Plucked a couple of M1's from the CMP a couple of years ago. Pretty sure anyone that wants one of these things better get on it. The CMP was dry for quite awhile. And I think you are right, this may be the last of them. I lucked out with a couple of nice service grades with barreled actions from 1942.
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    stonedywankanobe Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Very nice collection there sir numbers. I like the lee Enfield. Man at the knives you have there mr.
    Do you have one on your ar also? I'm lookin for one.
     
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    AR-15 lowers are still cheap. PSA had them on sale for Labor Day @ $150 complete with buttstock and trigger group! That's cheaper than having slave labor knock them out in the garage. Uppers were on sale too. PSA has the best cheap, reliable build available in all flavors from MOE to pistol.

    I'm an AK/VZ guy and has anybody noticed the price increases on those?
     
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    All my " go to" rifles have bayonets. They are the most overlooked accessory one can have, especially if you are inclined to believe in the prospect of " civil unrest" occurring....hanging a blade on your rifle gives you options, not every bad guy you may encounter will need to be shot.....eBay would be the place to shop for a nice USGI blade....
     
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    I like that Ultimak rail on the last M1 Garand, on the right, numbers. I have them on two of my AKs and both of my M1-As. The AKs have Aimpoint micros while the M1-As have Leupold EER 2x scopes. I need to get one for my single DCM (remember them?) Garand. I paid $195 for it in the late 80s. It had been completely arsenal rebuilt and appeared to be test fired only since the rebuild.
    At 69 years old, my eyes just can't see well enough to use those wonderful iron sights on my Garand any more... Semper Fi, Treetop
     
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    image.jpeg ....I am not to far behind you in age, exactly the reason why I see the need for a blade on each rifle......and a sidearm .....both are cheap insurance when reloading mags ( if you did not drop or lose them all), dry on ammo, or firearm failure. My eyes can still manage to stick a target at one meter or hit an object squarely at 20 yards with the .45....and, a blade will pierce easily any ballistic vest currently made....who says getting old isn't fun?....never bring to anger a cranky, old man....

    Airborne All the Way....and of course, Semper Fi, we seem to be dwindling in numbers.
     
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    stonedywankanobe Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Nick, is that a 74 in the top pic?
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    I picked up a couple of Yugo AK-47's when they first came in the country. One is a "tanker underfolder". Yugo are cool, but weigh more than a SKS. The receiver is a bit wider and at least 30% thicker. Both were from Century arms, with chrome bolts and new chrome barrels. Also cool, and something that I really didn't pay a whole lot of attention to, (I just bought them and stuck them in the safe for a while) is that they both have flip up night sights. I used a dentists pick to probe around and figured out what they were for as they were filled with the parkerized coating. I'm still looking for a place where I can buy some tubes to put in them.
     
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    Nothing worse? Really? Go back and read what he said. He said he was watching the Hogs play.

    Now there's absolutely NOTHING worse than that.

    Stonedywankanobe, I keep telling you, them Razorbacks are nothing but a heartbreak waiting to happen. I've never seen a team that can consistently snatch defeat from the jaws of victory like they can.

    Sorry for the thread drift....
     
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    stonedywankanobe Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    There's lots of lions and tigers and bears but ain't but one Razorback!

    Indeed they really let me down last week Jdub.
    Sec west ain't no joke though. We were the only team in the league without having had a by week last Saturday and we looked wore out. Before that we had lost only to Alascama and Texas pay and m, both really good teams. Past 2 weeks we were playing teams coming off a by, got Ole Miss but Auburn had our number. Still a lot of ball to be played, Fecking gators are going down after we rest, bake it!
     
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    stonedywankanobe Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Although I was quite correct in calling the upset against Florida today I won't gloat too much.
    I will say that smoked gator isn't bad atall though.


    Tracking says the new upper will be here Monday will get this heap of a thread back on track then maybe.
     
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    I don't mess with guns much anymore, or much anyless either. Son was showing me a 80% polymer lower he drilled out today, guess he's building another one.
     
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    It arrived eat your heart out all you feckers living in commie zip codes.
    Will be putting it on the Anderson lower with the molded trig guard because my lgs was sold out of everything else 3 weeks ago, checked Saturday afternoon and the have none and dont when to expect more. Even the high dollar spikes lowers were gonners, place was a zoo.

    Waiting on my lower parts kit, bcg, charger, and Sig brace now should be just a few days.

    Slapped it on another complete lowerer to get a feel and man I love this thing. Fecking sinister.

    Any recommendations on a decent red dot scope are very welcome.
     
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    Stoney your slacking....you should have a 6 pack of lowers at the ready.
    Nice pistol upper though, I just never got into them.
     
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    stonedywankanobe Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    I had plans big plans that were thwarted by silver stagnation yet again sir.
     
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    Build #2 is in the books and after a bit of shooting today I have no doubt this is my favorite 5.56.
    Took it work and it so happened the home owner digs guns as well and he had a nice backstop and brought out some neat stuff to play with.


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    Still looking for a sight, considering one like the dude had today, I think it was a Primary Arms brand, seemed nice.
    Even without a sight I was kicking up dust within a foot or so of where I thought I was from 75 feet.
    At any rate this thing is super light, fast, loud as feck and a complete blast to shoot. Thanks for lookin.
     
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    When you gonna really build one and quit using completed uppers. Buy and build your upper too!
     
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    stonedywankanobe Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Long time no post together Shackles , good to see you mr.

    I'm considering doing that if I do another.
    I'm ar'ed up pretty good right now, old lady was giving me funny looks on the last one.
     
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    Glad to be "back". I took a break from posting cause of a lot of bickering about candidates in the spring. Never really left just logged out and lurked. Pretty effin hard to be quite for last 6 months...lol

    Any how my first AR was a complete build including upper assembly. True Franken-gun as I only have the gas block and free float fore end from one company. I got spikes lower, DPMS lower kit, BCM charging handel, BCM bolt carrier group, tapco stock, YHM fore end and flip up sight/gas block combo, a flash suppressor from AIM surplus and barrel from Daniel defense.
     
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    Never had a scope on my ar but isnt 1x about like using open sights?? Been wanting to put a scope on one but was thinking like 3x12

     
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    I'm putting it on my 7" pistol Forksir. Yep it a 1x with unlimited eye relief. You just fix your cheek until the 2 mil dot is in view and leave both eyes open. Great for rapid fire on multiple tangos.

    From Vortex,

    Simple—Fast—Effective—Point and Shoot. When you boil it down, those are the advantages of a red dot sight. And that’s what the SPARC AR delivers - all in a durable, lightweight, compact, and ultra-clean package. Digital rear-facing controls for power and dot brightness offer quick access and are viewable from the shooting position. 2 MOA dot diameter promotes precise point of aim. Automatically returns to last dot intensity used when powered up.

    Unlimited eye relief and parallax free, the SPARC AR gets shooters on target fast. Waterproof, fogproof and shockproof for ultimate durability. Unit automatically shuts off after 12 hours to prevent accidental battery rundown and operates using a common AAA battery. Duty rifle - home defense—recreation, the SPARC AR is built to handle all your red dot needs.

    ... all that said I'm still looking at getting 1x4 and 3x9 for my others.

    Moar specs/ features on the sparc.

    OPTICAL FEATURES
    Fully Multi-Coated Multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces increase light transmission.
    Bright Red Dot Display is highly visible in daylight.
    Brightness Settings Provides 10 variable illumination settings—the lowest two settings are night-vision compatible.
    CONSTRUCTION FEATURES
    Nitrogen Gas Nitrogen gas purging with o-rings-seals delivers fogproof, waterproof performance.
    Single-Piece Chassis Compact and lightweight.
    Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating for reliable performance in all environments.
    Shockproof Rugged construction withstands recoil and impact.
    Hard Anodized Finish Highly durable low-glare matte finish.
    Operating Temperature Rated from -4 degrees to +158 degrees Fahrenheit.
    CONVENIENCE FEATURES
    Multi-Height Mount System Includes a spacer shim that can be utilized to provide two different mounting heights: lower 1/3 co-witness (40 mm) & absolute co-witness (37 mm).
    Unlimited Eye Relief Non-critical eye relief for rapid target acquisition.
    Battery Life 12-hour auto-shutdown feature maximizes battery life. Typical battery life is 300 hours at maximum brightness and 5,000 hours at minimum brightness setting.


    Magnification 1 x
    Objective Lens Diameter 22 mm
    Eye Relief Unlimited
    Adjustment Graduation 1 MOA
    Max Elevation Adjustment 90 MOA
    Max Windage Adjustment 90 MOA
    Parallax Setting Parallax Free
    Length 2.9 inches
    Weight 7.5 oz

    Lots of nice features in a small light package, at as cheap as ive seen one.
     
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    stonedywankanobe Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    The little red dot found it's way to my doorstep last Thursday. I slapped it on my 16inch Dpms and zeroed it using my iron sights co witness.

    Clamped her down on the ol 7 inch pistol and took it to work on Friday to show the boys and
    to my surprise was shooting an inch high from point of aim from 50 yards. It turned the little pistol build into pure shooting joy and everyone who took a turn wanted to buy it.

    I really like the sparc, very well thought out, compact and lightweight optic. If I catch them on sale again and silver goes up I'm buying a few more.

    Here she is all saddled up.

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