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Picked up two complete AR-15 lowers, how would you build them if they were yours?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Joe Link, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    On Black Friday I bought two complete PSA lowers with Magpul furniture. I just picked them up from my FFL and I haven't decided what to do with them yet.

    If they were yours, what would you build them into?

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  2. ripcity

    ripcity Milwaukie Active Member

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    It would definitely be awesome to have some for long range. I would like to build a long range ar. Maybe 20-24 inch.

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  3. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    A long range, as ripciy suggested, and SBR with a can for the second one.
     
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  4. gryghin

    gryghin Beaverton Active Member

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    Build one in a 20" Rifle and the other in a 16" Carbine
     
  5. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    I'd build them both in 5.56X45, 20" barrel, GI issue basic and put them in the gun rack with their brothers.
     
  6. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    One in a 20"-24" with good scope for long range fun, the other in a 16" with Eotech and BUIS for defense & general purpose.
     
  7. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    If I had 2 more lowers, I'd probably SBR both. One in 300 BLK for a can and probably just a 5.56 upper for the other. I've already got a long range setup but that's a good idea.
     
  8. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    6.8 SPC 18" middy for a bit more punch and maybe something like a 50 Beowulf would be fun... Asuming you have a 5.56 carbine.
     
  9. BlindedByScience

    BlindedByScience Vancouver WA Well-Known Member

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    Agreed here. I'd go 20" with good glass, and a 14.5 with a pinned / welded can adapter for a minimum legal length without having to NFA the rifle. The SWR 'trifecta' or the AAC 'breakout' or 'blackout' would be high on my list. The NFA accessory can come later, if at all.
     
  10. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Grendel! I had mine out today, Shooting small rocks and chunks almost as fast as I could pull the trigger. (Oh yea, That was at 509 yards). It it bottled lightning and a total hoot!
     
  11. SmawGunner

    SmawGunner portland metro Active Member

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    1st lower I would build into a PDW. 10.5" barrel. Folding law tactical stock. Sig brace. Then fold it up and put in my laptop bag for concealment. 2nd rifle I would turn into a dedicated night rifle with a thermal sight.
     
  12. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    One a 300 Blackout
     
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  13. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    Both carbines one in 5.56 one in 7.62x39
     
  14. skydiver

    skydiver Sandy,OR Well-Known Member

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    Joe,
    They are politically incorrect and scary looking. Do yourself a favor and give them to me. I'll figure out what to do with them and save your reputation.
    No need to pay me, I'm not a hero, just an average guy helping out a brother. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I'd do one as a long barrel precision rifle and make the other into an M16A1 style rifle with a fixed stock, triangular handguard and 20" barrel.
     
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  16. captqc

    captqc Tigard Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    6.5 Grendel or 6.8 SPC 20" barrel on one and a 9mm SBR for the other. That just about covers the most fun you can have with your cloths on! Gary
     
  17. Bigbaddude

    Bigbaddude West linn Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I would donate them to NWFA site so they could hold a raffle for supporting members.
     
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  18. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Do you have any more?

    If no:

    1) lightweight iron sighted carbine with pinned 14.5 inch barrel. Regular hand guards or magpul.

    2) heavy barrel or bull barrel. At least 18" scoped and railed.

    If you own an AR like the two above.

    1) 18" or high end 16" railed and lightly scoped.

    2) 6.8 hunting rifle. Lightish and lightly scoped.
     
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  19. SPHBS

    SPHBS Portland Active Member

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    We have a winner.

    Close this thread up!
     
  20. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    You bought 2 complete lowers with zero plan on what you were going to do with them? Just do the same thing with the uppers and you will have 2 complete rifles that you don't know what to do with:thumbup: