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

Post by Vicarious_Lee » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:21 am

I could've sworn that AGP arms, an offshoot of AGP turbo, mills their own lowers:

http://www.agparms.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:37 am

Vicarious_Lee wrote:I could've sworn that AGP arms, an offshoot of AGP turbo, mills their own lowers:

http://www.agparms.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
IF they weren't on the list, it's either because nobody was familiar with them or nobody can confirm that they do it all in house and don't just work form someone else's 80% lower. East Coast Custom Tactical and The Arms Room aren't on the list because they're both relatively small, for now. It wasn't meant to be definitve, just a "Yeah, guess who makes those Noveske lowers you see arfcommers whinging on about?" for the new guys.
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Vicarious_Lee » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:57 pm

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Vicarious_Lee wrote:I could've sworn that AGP arms, an offshoot of AGP turbo, mills their own lowers:

http://www.agparms.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
IF they weren't on the list, it's either because nobody was familiar with them or nobody can confirm that they do it all in house and don't just work form someone else's 80% lower. East Coast Custom Tactical and The Arms Room aren't on the list because they're both relatively small, for now. It wasn't meant to be definitve, just a "Yeah, guess who makes those Noveske lowers you see arfcommers whinging on about?" for the new guys.
I see. AGP claims to CNC their own lowers, and the one I have works just fine. It's from the ZS group buy that ended up with some no-assed dogshit engraving of the ZS logo on it. I think that everyone that got and built on one reports that they behave milspekishly enough. PMAGs drop free, and all that.
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:17 pm

Vicarious_Lee wrote:
Doctorr Fabulous wrote:
Vicarious_Lee wrote:I could've sworn that AGP arms, an offshoot of AGP turbo, mills their own lowers:

http://www.agparms.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
IF they weren't on the list, it's either because nobody was familiar with them or nobody can confirm that they do it all in house and don't just work form someone else's 80% lower. East Coast Custom Tactical and The Arms Room aren't on the list because they're both relatively small, for now. It wasn't meant to be definitve, just a "Yeah, guess who makes those Noveske lowers you see arfcommers whinging on about?" for the new guys.
I see. AGP claims to CNC their own lowers, and the one I have works just fine. It's from the ZS group buy that ended up with some no-assed dogshit engraving of the ZS logo on it. I think that everyone that got and built on one reports that they behave milspekishly enough. PMAGs drop free, and all that.
It's pretty hard to go wrong with lowers. Uppers, on the other hand...
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Bearcat » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:13 pm

This happened to a friend of a friend today. I know that the gun is a rock river several years old. Not sure how many rounds have been put through it. They were shooting brass 55gr when it broke. It fired the round normally but the next bullet to load was stuck. Any ideas as to the root cause of this failure?

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

Post by Gingerbread Man » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:18 pm

Just guessing, since the bolt is dry with almost no carbon on it and with the majority of the finish still on it, it was a no go from the factory. Poor quality metal or wildly out of spec parts.

It wasn't due to over use.
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Post by UndeadInfidel » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:40 pm

Shooting my friend's Noveske 300blk SBR for the first time the other day, and experienced the mythical "blown primer stuck behind the gas key" malfunction. What a helluva thing to happen. It was a real bitch to clear.
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Post by Gingerbread Man » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:41 pm

Reloads or factory?
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Post by UndeadInfidel » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:43 pm

Gingerbread Man wrote:Reloads or factory?
Factory. Remington Core-Lokt 220gr subs. It concerns be because I have a full case of the things sitting in my closet.
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Post by Ten Eight » Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:10 pm

UndeadInfidel wrote:Shooting my friend's Noveske 300blk SBR for the first time the other day, and experienced the mythical "blown primer stuck behind the gas key" malfunction. What a helluva thing to happen. It was a real bitch to clear.
:shock:. How does that happen?
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Post by A Pimp Named Slickback » Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:42 pm

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

Post by Ten Eight » Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:14 pm

LAPG has 15% "July2013" until the 8th. They have the lowest price I've seen on RMRs right now, if someone's looking for one.

I think they have some other AR stuff.
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Ten Eight wrote:
UndeadInfidel wrote:Shooting my friend's Noveske 300blk SBR for the first time the other day, and experienced the mythical "blown primer stuck behind the gas key" malfunction. What a helluva thing to happen. It was a real bitch to clear.
:shock:. How does that happen?
Happens quite often when firing 5.56 from a .223 chamber (over pressure) which means either the chamber is too tight (probably not with a Noveske) or the rounds are too hot (or set back or some other issues). Bad juju either way.
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Guy Fawkes » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:26 am

I haven't been able to shoot my AR-15 much at all since I finished building it, because I got it done right before the Freakout of 2013 and couldn't afford ammo. But since prices are beginning to come down and I've got some cash on hand, I want to begin shooting it more.

I'd like to get a sling, but don't really know a lot about them. From what I've read online, I don't think I'd like a three-point, and I think I'd like a single point better than a traditional two-point. I've been advised by a relative to get a bungee two-point like Magpul's MS2 and that I can simply attach it like a single.

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Post by TheLastOne » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:36 am

ares husky 2 point. Official sling of everybody and their mother.
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Post by Gingerbread Man » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:37 am

TheLastOne wrote:ares husky 2 point. Official sling of everybody and their mother.
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Post by Stercutus » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:46 am

Bearcat wrote:This happened to a friend of a friend today. I know that the gun is a rock river several years old. Not sure how many rounds have been put through it. They were shooting brass 55gr when it broke. It fired the round normally but the next bullet to load was stuck. Any ideas as to the root cause of this failure?

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Not sure. I have only seen that once about 20 years ago with a military issue bolt. The Commander claimed that the soldier had caused the weapon to break by not cleaning it (after a consultation with the BN MG). :roll: In their defense the weapon was extremely dirty. In short the soldier got summary action and was made to buy a new bolt. I simply could not talk them out of it.

I would go with factory defect though. And keep a spare handy, JIC.
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Post by Ten Eight » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:13 am

TheLastOne wrote:ares husky 2 point. Official sling of everybody and their mother.

Agreeeed. If we ever do another group buy, we need to get ZS embroidered on them.
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Post by Resolute » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:36 am

I have a Blueforcegear 2 point sling, and I'll be honest, I think it's just OK. I'm a low-speed, high-drag operator though, so I'm sure some people would utilize it more appropriately than I do. I know a lot of people think it's the tits though.

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Post by Rednex » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:28 pm

I ordered a ares husky way back in January. Still no sling for me.


Anyone use the ares husky on say a hunting shotgun , or lever action rifle?

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Post by UndeadInfidel » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:55 pm

Rednex wrote:I ordered a ares husky way back in January. Still no sling for me.


Anyone use the ares husky on say a hunting shotgun , or lever action rifle?
I use mine on my 870, but it's a "tactical" model. Had to install a QD point on the right side of the stock. It's a Noveske qd attachment.

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

Post by TheLastOne » Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:03 pm

Rednex wrote:I ordered a ares husky way back in January. Still no sling for me.


Anyone use the ares husky on say a hunting shotgun , or lever action rifle?

Uh, you should call them. I've gotten at least 2 since then.


I use em on everythign: Messenger bag, ak, ar's, 15-22. If I had a shotty, it'd have one.
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Rednex » Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:12 pm

TheLastOne wrote:
Rednex wrote:I ordered a ares husky way back in January. Still no sling for me.


Anyone use the ares husky on say a hunting shotgun , or lever action rifle?

Uh, you should call them. I've gotten at least 2 since then.


I use em on everythign: Messenger bag, ak, ar's, 15-22. If I had a shotty, it'd have one.

Well i ordered it direct from Ares with other items in that order like an EoTech. I have also cancelled that order for that just take way to long.


Also sorry didnt realize this was the AR thread and not the normal firearms thread.

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

Post by ashwednesday » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:41 pm

A similar sling is available in a slightly wider sling with no padding, it has a slider with a loop: http://www.botachtactical.com/kz6.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. It would be Version 2, which tightens when you push the slider forward, with thumbhole, which is what they call the loop. $20 shipped.
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