All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Ten Eight » Sat May 18, 2013 9:43 pm

That's funny.

It's probably grease from when they installed the barrel nut.
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Re: All purpose

Post by A Pimp Named Slickback » Sat May 18, 2013 9:46 pm

Ten Eight wrote:That's funny.

It's probably grease from when they installed the barrel nut.

duh, imma damn idiot :lol:

everything else is good though from what i can tell. this thing is light which works better for me as i drive it forward more.
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by TheLastOne » Sat May 18, 2013 11:19 pm

FWIW my latest middy from bcm had visible grease around the delta ring area from barrel nut/whatever instillation also. It will go away eventually.
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by PotatoMuncher » Sat May 18, 2013 11:56 pm

Need an upper to (almost) finish my build. Found two complete ones I really dig. Both come with CH and BCG.

1.) Stag Model 2 upper, 16" Carbine length w/ MI Rear sight for $500. I'd need to shave the FSB, add a Alpha/Bravo rail and get a front sight. Not too expensive... hopefully. Pick up is about 45 minutes away.

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2.) BCM upper, DD 16" Carbine length barrel, Alpha rail and Troy sights for $925. This one is pretty much exactly how I want it. Requires shipping halfway across the states (already added in the package).

I'd prefer a 14.5" mid-length gas system barrel, but meh. Both are pretty wicked, just need help making a decision.
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by A Pimp Named Slickback » Sun May 19, 2013 9:18 am

drink the kool aid, drink it~ bcm :D
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Makarov » Sun May 19, 2013 10:42 am

Is the "BCM"-upper built by BCM and does it have a BCM BCG? If yes then this is a better deal than the Stag if you're going to end up with a upper looking like this anyways. Better barrel, BCG and sights + a handguard already installed.
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Rednex » Sun May 19, 2013 5:52 pm

Well got it all together minus a sling.

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Post by Chris@MTCT » Sun May 19, 2013 6:29 pm

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I'm just going to leave this here.
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Post by PistolPete » Sun May 19, 2013 6:44 pm

gravediggerfour wrote:Image

I'm just going to leave this here.
When you spray painted your AR yellow you missed the buffer tube and the optic. With those two black parts it won't blend in up against a Caterpillar backhoe, which I assume is the purpose of the paint job. :D
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Chris@MTCT » Sun May 19, 2013 6:51 pm

I always tape off the extension and the optic/ mount/ hand stop are new so they were not on at time of rattle canning.

I need to put more green in it now that its summer time.
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by UndeadInfidel » Sun May 19, 2013 7:04 pm

Rednex wrote:Well got it all together minus a sling.

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Parts list:

Anderson arms striped lower.
DD LPK
Magpul furniture
PSA mock dissapator upper.
Viking Tactical light mount.
Surefire G2X light
BMC charging handle mod 4
BMC buffer and tube
BCG from Doc Fab
EoTech EXPS2.0

Nice. Looks a lot like my psa dissy. I just wish the barrel wasn't so heavy on it.
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Assault Life » Sun May 19, 2013 8:02 pm

Funny you post that as I'm sitting here deciding how to set up my case.

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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Rednex » Sun May 19, 2013 8:25 pm

Assault life your amazing. your picture just gave me the idea on how to remount my light the way i wanted it. Thank you Sir

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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Sledgecrowbar » Sun May 19, 2013 9:21 pm

This thread is get very pretty lately.

I'm having trouble making up my mind on something that's really frustrating. I bought three 80% lowers from Ares Armor in December, was charged about a week later (still in December), and still no word from them. Between their Facebook page and the arfcom thread about them, I'm far from being the only one who's really pissed off now. We got a date of April 20th for one shipment, now May 8th for another, and folks who ordered in December are still without their lowers that we were charged for back then. Some people have gotten replies to their emails, and some haven't, and I'm in the latter group.

I liked the idea of an 80% lower for a few reasons, one of course is that (if you have a machine shop or access to one, and the skill), you can put any engraving on it that you like, and paint it with any choice of ceramic paints to get exactly what you want. The only thing you can't do is sell it to someone else (unless you put in for a serial number, which is a good idea anyway), but if you're going through the trouble to make it so personalized, this isn't really an issue. The other reason is that you know exactly how good your tolerances are going to be, so (to a degree), you can work any play out of the receiver halves.

Now that lowers are coming back in reliable stock for $100, the difference is about $100 more for three of them over the 80%'s, including my FFL's fee. I'm wondering if I should just keep waiting, or get my money back and buy regular lowers so I can finish a build I've been accumulating parts for as I managed to find them over the past year.
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by TheLastOne » Sun May 19, 2013 9:45 pm

Since we are playing:

Did this earlier this evening. The pistols have moved from the lid and are now under the rifle layer since they didn't stay put like I hoped :clownshoes: Also cut some circles for sling storage.

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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Assault Life » Sun May 19, 2013 9:51 pm

Rednex wrote:Assault life your amazing. your picture just gave me the idea on how to remount my light the way i wanted it. Thank you Sir
Well then we're even. Seeing your build reafirmed my idea to paint my Tantal in OD.

Kind of wishing I went with the bigger case now, so I could have put 2 rifles in. Oh well.
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by A Pimp Named Slickback » Mon May 20, 2013 5:02 pm

i need to find an optic badly as my eyes go to shit faster than lindsay lohan on prom night
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Rev » Mon May 20, 2013 5:21 pm

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I'm not sure what my coworker was trying to do here.

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Re: All purpose

Post by Assault Life » Mon May 20, 2013 5:24 pm

Rev wrote: I'm not sure what my coworker was trying to do here.

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Looks like Gander Mountain threw up on his AR

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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Resolute » Mon May 20, 2013 5:35 pm

Shouldn't have quoted the pics. It hurt me to look at it again.

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Re: All purpose

Post by Sledgecrowbar » Mon May 20, 2013 7:08 pm

Rev wrote:I'm not sure what my coworker was trying to do here.
I feel like it's going to take a lot of effort to get this thread back into the positive now.

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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Assault Life » Mon May 20, 2013 7:14 pm

Sledge, its still an AR thread...


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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by ClearD » Tue May 21, 2013 4:50 pm

What kind of cases are those that you guys are using, where you can cut out the foam to fit? I've been looking for something like that.

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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Assault Life » Tue May 21, 2013 4:56 pm

ClearD wrote:What kind of cases are those that you guys are using, where you can cut out the foam to fit? I've been looking for something like that.
Pelican cases. They are spendy, but I'm sure there are other options out there.
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