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Old 02-19-2013, 18:44   #1
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I love when the Big Brown Truck arrives...

Big Brown Truck brought me a fun box today...

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Aha! That's what I was looking for. This should fit nicely with my new Leupold. Speaking of...

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Booyah!

Leupold Mark AR Mod 1 1.5-4x rifle scope in a LaRue LT-104 / SPR 1.5 mount, sitting on top of my 16" mid length AR-15.

As usual, LaRue makes top-of-the-line kit. It didn't take much to get the scope mounted and balanced, then get the eye relief dialed in the way I wanted. I'll be off to the range with both my 16" middy and my 10.5" SBR to run the new glass through it's paces, so I will update this thread once I have done so.
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Old 02-19-2013, 19:13   #2
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LaRue always hooks it up!

You did the same thing I did to my PSA upper, got rid of their stupid logo. I got pissed off just looking at it so it had to go.
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LaRue always hooks it up!

You did the same thing I did to my PSA upper, got rid of their stupid logo. I got pissed off just looking at it so it had to go.
I was tired of looking at the white logo. I'm a fan of contrast safety markings, though, so I did the silver fill on them.

Ill be on the range either tomorrow or Thursday (probably tomorrow), so we will see how things go. I still have the photos from shooting my 10.5" SBR at 300 with the old Aimpoint a while back, so comparing that to any group I get with the Leupold could be interesting.

Now if only LaRue would get some more T-1's in, and could ship my Micro already.
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Old 02-19-2013, 19:43   #4
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Personally I prefer the fire position to be in red. Looks nice, I bet you'll be having fun at the range soon.
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Personally I prefer the fire position to be in red. Looks nice, I bet you'll be having fun at the range soon.
I didn't have a red paint pen handy...
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Wow, Larue sent you all that stuff with just a mount purchase?!? No wonder everyone loves them. I just wish i could afford a complete Larue rifle
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Old 02-19-2013, 20:00   #7
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Wow, Larue sent you all that stuff with just a mount purchase?!? No wonder everyone loves them. I just wish i could afford a complete Larue rifle
That's pretty typical for a LaRue purchase. I'm glad I got one of the snipers bumper stickers, as the one on my car is really badly faded and peeling, and needs to be replaced.
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I can only hope my upper contains some of the same goodies. I'd love that "Extremely Rightwing" sticker. And mabye a dillo for the garage.
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I can only hope my upper contains some of the same goodies. I'd love that "Extremely Rightwing" sticker. And mabye a dillo for the garage.
You'll probably get them, and a little more. The dillo dust is pretty good on steaks, too.
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Here's how it looks parked on my 10.5" SBR

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What kind of accuracy are you getting with your SBR before the scope addition?
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Yeah LaRue like to stuff those boxes with all kinds of loot. I use that little Dillo bottle opener daily
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What kind of accuracy are you getting with your SBR before the scope addition?
Here's a previous thread I started here with that same SBR and my old Aimpoint Comp M2 at 300 yards.

I was also consistently making head shots on those same silhouettes at 200 yards with that same Aimpoint and a Primary Arms 3x magnifier, and that was using Tula ammo. So, 6-8" groups at 200 yards with crappy Russian ammo and a 10.5" barrel isn't too shabby, IMO.
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Looks good, Plank. I was wondering what kind of accuracy and range I could be expecting. I don't want to have any gaps in my arsenal, so to speak.
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I was tired of looking at the white logo. I'm a fan of contrast safety markings, though, so I did the silver fill on them.
What product did you use?

I've used red/white china markers in the past. Nearly 10 years on a pair, and the coloring is still there pretty darn good.
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What product did you use?

I've used red/white china markers in the past. Nearly 10 years on a pair, and the coloring is still there pretty darn good.
Just a generic silver pain pen from walmart. Dabbed the tip on the markings until the lettering was completely filled in, then let it dry. Once that was done. I took a small cloth that I had gotten wet with Powder Blast and gently rubbed the surface down, which stripped the paint off the surface. The recessed lettering was untouched, leaving them filled in with silver paint.
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Just a generic silver pain pen from walmart. Dabbed the tip on the markings until the lettering was completely filled in, then let it dry. Once that was done. I took a small cloth that I had gotten wet with Powder Blast and gently rubbed the surface down, which stripped the paint off the surface. The recessed lettering was untouched, leaving them filled in with silver paint.
Like, in the arts and crafts section, automotive, or model paint?

Got the pen laying around? Can you share the brand?

I may try paint on my next fills.
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I use crayon silver, you can heat the receiver with a blow dryer and then the crayon will melt into it easier, then just buff the excess off.
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Like, in the arts and crafts section, automotive, or model paint?

Got the pen laying around? Can you share the brand?

I may try paint on my next fills.
They were in the arts and crafts section of our local Wal-Mart - I got one in black, and one in silver, since it would stand out more on black targets. I originally got them for marking targets when zeroing, but they come in handy for lots of other tasks.

They are both Elmer's Painters paint markers - one in metallic silver, the other in plain black, and both have medium tips. I used the silver for the safety markings, and black for covering up the PSA logo on the upper.

I made it out to the range today, and took photos of some of my targets. About the best I could manage was 3 MOA today with the 16" carbine - that was with American Eagle 55gr AR-223, Barnaul 62gr SP, and a few rounds of Hornady 75gr TAP. Interestingly, the 75gr TAP and the Barnaul both pulled right at 100 yards (and at 300 with the 75gr) after zeroing the scope with American Eagle.

Also interestingly, when I swapped the Leupold to my SBR, I had a slight elevation shift, and a nearly 8" right windage shift compared to the zero on the 16" gun, again shooting American Eagle. The group was about the same size with either gun, though.

I get the feeling that most of the groups are due to ammo, as I have gotten 2-2.5" groups with Federal XM193 at 100 yards before (edit: With the 16" PSA gun - I think I have managed smaller groups with the SBR as well, but that was probably dumb luck), and that was with a Bushnell 1.5-4.5x scope that wasn't nearly as clear as the Leupold.

Next time I hit the range, I will probably dip into my XM193 stash to try out, and I might burn off the last few rounds of Black Hills 77gr I have laying around. (Note to self: Need more 69 or 77 grain match ammo...). Interestingly enough, I have discovered my PSA carbine does NOT seem to like Tula ammo (groups go to crap, but runs fine), but my SBR produces fairly respectable groups out to 200 yards with it. Go figure.


Expect a full report tonight or tomorrow, once I get photos sorted out and uploaded.
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you sell your aimpoint to get this?

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you sell your aimpoint to get this?
Traded the M2 towards the Leupold, and used my tax return to order an Aimpoint T-1 Micro for the SBR.
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Your an *******. I want a t1 2MOA so bad..

Been contemplating building a 14.5 Upper for Close range and using current Upper for SPR with scope.. Your makin it hard on me.
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Your an *******. I want a t1 2MOA so bad..

Been contemplating building a 14.5 Upper for Close range and using current Upper for SPR with scope.. Your makin it hard on me.
If it makes you feel any better, 2MOA T-1's are on 2-6 week back order from LaRue right now.
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