howdy' just sitting here thinkings about my collection of ar's... and the cost of BRD. knowing now' and looking back. i'ed of saved hundreds of dollars , maybe a thousand or two ? should have never bought the carbean' that led to ''improvements'' then the A4 clone' then the frankengun lightweight build. 20'' rifle.then the dissipator. getting closer to what works best for me. ''A RIFLE'' i built a clone of the model M16A1. no-dak lower' A1 buttstock' Pencil barrel, the works,[1/12 twist] then i built a A2 clone' 1/7 twist. so far... 99.5 percent of the time' for everything i do , is done with the A1. The A2, is next. the faster twist is used for deer hunting.[64 grain winchester power points] or 75 grain TAP. looking back . ? i wishes now' i'ed of just bought something like the olympic arms model G.I. rifle. A1 sights, [set n' fergit] 20'' 1/7 twist. and went on down the road' n' never looked back. heck' i dont kick doors down' im not in a war' . im just an old broke farmer' and drive a truck. eugene stoner got it right the 1st time. p.s. i know some of you are carbean fans, and like the shorter barrel' but why kill the velocity of the 5.56 ? we'er only talkin 4'' love the A1 stock. fits perfect. peabody i think i've come full circle' honestly i do wishes i'ed of just bought a OLY G.I. or a del-ton kit. and been done with it.