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

Post by Redeyes » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:31 pm

Nothing wrong with trying to make your rifle lighter within reason. I work for a living 50-60 hours on my feet (except for an hour or two of charting), 12-13 hour shifts pushing, pulling, rolling and lifting patients whose average weight is probably around 200lb. I also work around the house doing the obligatory manly chores and try to get exercise a couple times a week. Why is my rifle lightweight? Because it is possible that after a 50 hour week and spending my first day off cutting brush with a brush axe or digging holes with a cutter mattock and shovel, or something some shithead might try to offer me violence in or around my property. If I have to hold my rifle up for any length of time I will be grateful for the lighter weight. And yes, I have a Ares sling. After that type of work anything is heavy. Shit, depending on what I have been doing, turning the steering wheel can be hard. I am not saying y'all don't work hard too, I am saying I get weary after a hard week. Let me add smilies so people understand my tone. :D 8-) :mrgreen:
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by feedthedog » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:35 pm

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Doctorr Fabulous wrote:. Do more pushups and tighten up your sling.
I was thinking this from the beginning of the discussion, but actually managed not to say it in case of injury or differently abled :crazy:

8.5# rifles aren't heavy. How long can you possibly be shouldering the weapon? More pt is better for you than trying to shave half a pound off the banger.
Yeah, my left shoulder is pretty banged up so it's harder to hold a rifle for a long time. ARs arnt too bad, but big/fat/long guns suck ass for me nowadays.

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

Post by TheLastOne » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:31 am

Redeyes wrote:I work for a living

Welp, there you go. Lots of good reasons in there that I don't experience. Clearing my property is about 900 sq ft of condo :rofl: The hoa also deals with clearing the 'brush'...
My job is on my feet for about the same amt of time but a lot less physical. My exercise comes from the gym and while I'm pretty much sore all the time it is rare that I find pain in driving. Stairs, now stairs are some evil shit. Might be I'm not trying hard enough upper body wise. :words:

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

Post by Frank » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:56 pm

So I've been in the AR game for a month or two and have been slowly working on upgrading it (training and ammo come first)
I recently came across a decently priced NiB Bolt carrier and bolt (no cam or firing pin). After some research, which I should of done before purchasing, It turns out it's a LWRC DI bolt carrier and the advanced combat bolt in 5.56 . What's the general consensus on these? I'm on vacation so I haven't been able to drop it into my rifle yet. I've haven't been able to find any info on them from LWRCs website. The only thing I'm worried about is the pretty proprietary method of including the gas keys into the bolt carrier itself .
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by AS556 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:12 pm

Frank, I don't have personal experience with your bolt, doesn't look like there's much info on it. Try it in your rifle and if it works, roll with it. If that doesn't sound appealing I'd recommend selling it and buying a BCM auto carrier group.

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

Post by Vicarious_Lee » Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:33 pm

Ares Armor has their NiB BCG's on sale for 115 bucks again. I finally caved, which means I HAVE to build a new AR around my old phosphate BCG and a lower I bought in 2008.

I mean I pretty much have to.
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by feedthedog » Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:44 pm

Vicarious_Lee wrote:Ares Armor has their NiB BCG's on sale for 115 bucks again. I finally caved, which means I HAVE to build a new AR around my old phosphate BCG and a lower I bought in 2008.

I mean I pretty much have to.
Yeah, I have an extra fore grip right now. It pretty much requires that I build a new gun for it.

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

Post by Rednex » Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:50 pm

I got a striped lower and enough furniture ,BCG,opps parts to almost build an AR. Need to grab an upper , barrle, LPK and im done.
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Gingerbread Man » Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:24 pm

Weird. I want a Voodoo Innovations super light weight barrel and I believe that makes it a requirement to build an AR. :crazy:
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Post by Rednex » Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:40 pm

GBM i was just at PSA site putting stuff in my cart one was a Voodoo Innovations 18 inch fluted barrel.
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Mr. E. Monkey » Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:23 pm

You people need more willpower.

I need to find a pistol length gas tube somewhere that doesn't charge almost as much for shipping as they do for the tube. Or more. :vmad:
(Also, I realize there's not much point to getting a nitrided gas tube, but I almost kinda wanna. :clownshoes: )
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Rednex » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:03 pm

Mr.E

Amazon to you aid. The tube is $7.99 and shipping to me is $4.99. Your shipping may vari.

http://www.amazon.com/AR-15-Pistol-Leng ... B00BRWBHFW
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by ashwednesday » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:15 pm

feedthedog wrote:
Vicarious_Lee wrote:Ares Armor has their NiB BCG's on sale for 115 bucks again. I finally caved, which means I HAVE to build a new AR around my old phosphate BCG and a lower I bought in 2008.

I mean I pretty much have to.
Yeah, I have an extra fore grip right now. It pretty much requires that I build a new gun for it.
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Post by Gingerbread Man » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:22 pm

Mr. E. Monkey wrote:You people need more willpower.
What is this arcane power of which you speak?
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Mr. E. Monkey » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:11 pm

Rednex wrote:Mr.E

Amazon to you aid. The tube is $7.99 and shipping to me is $4.99. Your shipping may vari.

http://www.amazon.com/AR-15-Pistol-Leng ... B00BRWBHFW
Amazon! D'oh! I didn't even think of that. Thanks!
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Frank » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:42 pm

AS556 wrote:Frank, I don't have personal experience with your bolt, doesn't look like there's much info on it. Try it in your rifle and if it works, roll with it. If that doesn't sound appealing I'd recommend selling it and buying a BCM auto carrier group.

Just my .02c
Dropped it into my rifle and it seems to work great. I'm still an AR noob so maybe I can't appreciate the sublte nuances like you more experience guys can . It's probably had 600 rounds of steel case without a single problem.
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by AS556 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:48 pm

Frank wrote:
AS556 wrote:Frank, I don't have personal experience with your bolt, doesn't look like there's much info on it. Try it in your rifle and if it works, roll with it. If that doesn't sound appealing I'd recommend selling it and buying a BCM auto carrier group.

Just my .02c
Dropped it into my rifle and it seems to work great. I'm still an AR noob so maybe I can't appreciate the sublte nuances like you more experience guys can . It's probably had 600 rounds of steel case without a single problem.
I've only got a few k on the system, not all that experienced really. Grats on your new bolt functioning though.

I might add though that steel case (also steel jacketed) ammo shoots your bore out in around 6-7 thousand rounds. Can be cheaper to shoot steel and replace barrels than buy brass, though.

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

Post by Mr. E. Monkey » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:26 pm

Mr. E. Monkey wrote:
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Mr. E. Monkey wrote:You people need more willpower.
What is this arcane power of which you speak?
:crazy: You think I know? :rofl:
...I don't, by the way. :crazy:

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

Post by Gingerbread Man » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:29 pm

That CMMG (Cough, cough FN) barrel is te-tatz! I've not had a problem from mine and is super light.
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Mr. E. Monkey » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:41 pm

Yeah, I'm liking it so far. (For what that's worth, I guess. :lol: )

I do like that they already had a dimple drilled for the gas block set screw. One less thing for me to screw up. :D
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Dave_M » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:33 pm

Gingerbread Man wrote:That CMMG (Cough, cough FN) barrel is te-tatz! I've not had a problem from mine and is super light.
FN is making sone of their barrels now? I wrote off CMMG barrels several years ago due to some issues I saw. Might have to give them another look.
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:10 pm

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Gingerbread Man wrote:That CMMG (Cough, cough FN) barrel is te-tatz! I've not had a problem from mine and is super light.
FN is making sone of their barrels now? I wrote off CMMG barrels several years ago due to some issues I saw. Might have to give them another look.
I built a buttload of uppers with their WASP melonited barrels. IDK who actually makes them, but they were the intersection of cheap and damn accurate at the time. No complaints yet.
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Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Post by Frank » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:21 am

AS556 wrote:
I've only got a few k on the system, not all that experienced really. Grats on your new bolt functioning though.

I might add though that steel case (also steel jacketed) ammo shoots your bore out in around 6-7 thousand rounds. Can be cheaper to shoot steel and replace barrels than buy brass, though.
Yeah, bi metal jacketed ammo cuts your barrel life down quite a bit as I've read. I haven't run Steel case through it exclusively ,I picked up a few cans of m193 to start out with and a lot of m855 which is the round I carry in my fighting gear mags . But to someone who's new to rifles (3.5-4k. Through a pistol) it's easier to train twice a month shooting steel case than brass.
Does anyone have any idea how long the barrel life of chrome lined nitrited treated barrel is?
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