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Finished my first AR build

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by jdm033056, May 2, 2014.

  1. jdm033056

    jdm033056 Willamette Valley Member

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    I just recently finished my first ever AR, what a kick.

    1. 80% Billet lower

    2. Aero Precision stripped upper

    3. PSA LPK that included an ALG Combat trigger. Awesome trigger, very crisp .5.5lbs

    4. PSA BCG and bolt

    5. Black Hole Weaponry 18” SS barrel with 3 polygonal lands.

    6. Stark pistol grip with built in trigger guard.

    7. Commercial buffer tube.

    8. Mako Group Recoil-reducing M4/AR-15 Stock & Adj. cheek piece

    9. No name free float handgaurd with custom Picatinny where I wanted it.

    10. Magpul MBUS sights.

    11. Leepers riser for the Burris

    Because of great deals and patience I have way less than what a comparable gun would cost to buy turnkey and had a blast building it. Next up is a 300 BLK upper to set atop it. Haven’t settled on optics yet but had the Burris from my Sight Mount demos so used it for now. After 10 rounds to sight in I shot sub MOA from a fence post. I’m happy.

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  2. gigatexal

    gigatexal Portland, Oregon Member

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    you're missing a bracket ] on the image tags

    looks amazing though
     
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  3. jdm033056

    jdm033056 Willamette Valley Member

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    Thanks
     
  4. gemihur

    gemihur Ridgelines of Virginia, Roanoke Valley Member

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    Nice selection of components.
    I commend you!
     
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  5. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Excellent first build! You are missing the point of AR's though. I say this based on your .300BO upper desires... It's too addictive, and you'll wind up needing to take it to the next level and build another lower... from an 80% lower that you mill out yourself!

    Join the dark side... It is your destiny!


    :D
     
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  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What would you say was the hardest part to assemble in the build?
     
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  7. Peter Douglas

    Peter Douglas Portland, Oregon New Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Nice looking AR. What is the barrel twist? I have not seen a Stark grip before and I really like the integrated trigger guard.
     
  8. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Good job. Very, very nice!
     
  9. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    Trying not to assemble the thoughts in your head for the next one.
     
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  10. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    looks good!
     
  11. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You might want to turn the mag release bolt in a couple of turns.
    It generally needs to be flush with the mag release button.
    Otherwise you could have feeding issues with certain magazines.
     
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  12. jdm033056

    jdm033056 Willamette Valley Member

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    Thanks
     
  13. jdm033056

    jdm033056 Willamette Valley Member

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    OH I'm in hook line and sinker since posting this I have built a number of them including the 300BLK. I know w/o pics it didn't happen so I will try to post some soon. ;)
     
  14. jdm033056

    jdm033056 Willamette Valley Member

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    Honestly no issues, they are very straight forward, the most time consuming of course was finishing the 80% lower.
     
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    jdm033056 Willamette Valley Member

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    I'ts 1 in 8. I highly recommend Black Hole and they are right in Portland. A friend and I toured the factory and picked up our barrels when ready.
     
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    jdm033056 Willamette Valley Member

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    Thanks
     
  17. jdm033056

    jdm033056 Willamette Valley Member

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    Thanks