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AR15 ignorant newbie question

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Hedrin, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. Hedrin

    Hedrin Portland area Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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  3. Hedrin

    Hedrin Portland area Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    So there are ones that attach to the front of the rail, not the barrel. Will they all be the correct height, or are there different sizes I should look for?

    Also hopefully I can find one a bit cheaper than $60 (and in stock :D).
     
  4. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Just put a Magpul flip up front sight. Easy and cheap.
     
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  5. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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  6. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Ditch that carry handle. No point adding senseless weight. Buy a pair of Magpul Pro steel sights.
    Troy :s0141:
     
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  7. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Yeah, but how would Hedrin carry his rifle :D
     
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  8. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    I won't derail. Although, I AM SURE someone will.
    Having a beer and Jalapanos. Feel the burn :cool:
     
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  9. Hedrin

    Hedrin Portland area Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Your "senseless weight" is my "cool accessory that I have to have on the AR I am building". Whenever I see an AR without one, it just looks incomplete.
     
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  10. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Hey, it's your rifle. You are the one to use it, so what you say, makes enough sense to me!! I bought them, or they came on the upper. Mine take up space on the shelf of my safe.
     
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  11. Hedrin

    Hedrin Portland area Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    [robot voice]HE SAYS HE WON'T DERAIL, YET HE WANTS ME TO REMOVE MY CARRY HANDLE, EFFECTIVELY DERAILING IT. ERROR! ILLOGICAL... ILLOGICAL... PLEASE EXPLAIN![/robot voice]
     
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  12. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    "Brilliant"
     
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  13. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Easy there Spock(s). You'll short circuit
     
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  14. Hedrin

    Hedrin Portland area Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Just yanking your chain!

    And thanks for the help people!
     
  15. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    One thing is for sure, you're going to have a very short sight radius to work with.
     
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  16. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    Looks like it will still be a longer sight radius than the M4.
     
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  17. Hedrin

    Hedrin Portland area Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yeah, eventually I'll probably change it all out, but this is a fun project to build, not a serious one. I doubt if I will get the chance to shoot it often, but I've wanted an AR for a while now.

    Finally settled on:
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    Arml M15A4 Detachable Front Sight
     
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  18. Hedrin

    Hedrin Portland area Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Got it all put together and was surprised how heavy it was! I knew all the pieces were heavy individually, but it just never hit me until I picked up the finished gun. Wow, I would not want to drag this through mud and jungle!
     
  19. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    How many pounds does it weigh roughly?
     
  20. Hedrin

    Hedrin Portland area Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Good question. I don't have a scale to measure it. The assembled upper weighs 3.75 lbs. Casting about, billet lowers come in at about 8-9 oz, so another half pound. Buffer tube 3.7 oz, add another (estimated) 3oz for stock, trigger, pins, grip, etc. Six pounds? Seemed heavier than that.