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AR15 Dream Build

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by shibbershabber, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. shibbershabber

    shibbershabber Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Well, my dream anyway.


    Ive combined my love of metal, wood and old school A2 AR15s into this amazing piece.

    This was my first, 'no punches pulled' build. I made it exactly how I envisioned... and blew most of my tax return to make it happen!

    I built this piece by piece, pin by pin, spring by spring... nothing arrived pre-assembled. I havent fired it yet, but I am pretty full of myself at the moment.

    DPMS upper, Anderson lower, Wilson 223 Wylde 20" match grade heavy barrel, Phantom muzzle brake, new leather sling, Boyds Nutmeg Laminate stock set, custom dust cover
    Im thinking a nice M7 Bayonet would round it off nicely.

    ar1.jpg ar2.jpg ar3.jpg ar4.jpg ar5.jpg ar6.jpg ar7.jpg
     
  2. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    Very cool!
     
  3. gryghin

    gryghin Beaverton Active Member

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    That is really cool.
     
  4. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    For next April Fools day, you can mount a 2-foot maglight on the fore-end and convince people you are making a replica of the original Stoner rifle.
     
  5. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Shibershabber got wood!! :D
     
  6. ron

    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Nice job. Love that laminated woodstock. I have buddy in Vancouver built a woodstock
    AR with a little different stock. Now he is considering having the upper/lower
    refinished in a silver or chrome to set off the wood. He wants to keep the controls black.
    Something to think about.
     
  7. balline36m3

    balline36m3 Yakima WA Active Member

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    What's that thing weigh?
     
  8. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    very nice, how did the wood fit up? everything drop right in?
     
  9. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Never seen wood furnature but is sure is pretty.
     
  10. BlindedByScience

    BlindedByScience Vancouver WA Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful work, to be sure. I worry about how hot that beautiful handguard will get. Did you put any metal heat shielding in it? Maybe it's too pretty to shoot....I could understand that, too.

    Like I said - beautiful work, nicely done...!!
     
  11. shibbershabber

    shibbershabber Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    I'll see. It's vented on three sides and its a pretty heavy barrel. I figure it will not run a hot as an AK.

    Wood fit up very nice. I had my doubts about the functionality of the wood but never saw any bad reviews except for people not looking the idea of wood on the AR.
    Also, I could not find a used set anywhere so that tells me that people who buy them must like it enough to keep them.

    I'll try to take it out this weekend
     
  12. gryghin

    gryghin Beaverton Active Member

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  13. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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  14. ProdigalSon

    ProdigalSon Corvallis, OR Member

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    This. Yes. Oh my god, yes.

    20" ARs are really the only ones I've been able to bring myself to like, and the wood just makes it that much better. That is an awesome build.
     
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  15. shibbershabber

    shibbershabber Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Its a lot nicer than I anticipated. Ive only ever seen these builds online, never in person.

    I would have loved to get the high end walnut stocks but theyre $300... The Boyds laminate stocks were a gamble as Id not seen any review on them... but it does feel really good. It feels right, like this is how the AR was meant to be stocked.

    Id gone around so much with the tactical overload with the AR, now its time to bring back Tacticlassy;)
     
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  16. ProdigalSon

    ProdigalSon Corvallis, OR Member

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    Tacticlassy. I like it.

    Yeah, the "tacticool" of ARs really doesn't do it for me. Every gun I own has wood on it; the plastic just doesn't do it. I've been considering actually buying an AR, rather than just shooting my friend's gun once in a while, and if I do, I might have to do this. It really does look good. You should give us a range report for how it feels shooting it when you take it out.
     
  17. shibbershabber

    shibbershabber Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    I definitely will.

    Go for the wood! The Boyds sets come in Brown (mine), a black/grey laminate and a greenish 'camo' laminate... theyre available in Carbine, Mid and Rifle length for about $180/shipped. These all require the round cap NOT the triangle... which I found out the hard way.

    Brownells has the Lucid sets in brown & camo laminate and a walnut set... but theyve been out of stock for a while.

    I have to say that I am really impressed with the Boyds stocks. Theyll definitely be my first look when I am restocking another gun.
     
  18. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Fugly but glad you dig it
     
  19. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Go back to sleep

    That is bubbleguming sweet
     
  20. deshoots

    deshoots central oregon Member

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    Agreed awesome rifle.