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Bigmoney890 Finally finished his build?!

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by bigmoney890, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. bigmoney890

    bigmoney890

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    You read it right, I've finally (with a lot of help from you guys) finished my gun. It took seven months and a lot of frustration as far as ordering parts goes, but the grand total, including shipping and fees was whopping $743.66.

    All the parts were ordered from DSG Arms, Bravo Company, Palmetto State Armory, AR15hardware, and WoodenPlank. And here's the rundown:


    Spike's Tactical Calico Jack Lower $103.90 shipped + $20.00 FFL Transfer
    From DSGArms.com


    Magpul Rear MBUS $39.99 shipped
    From Palmetto State Armory


    Palmetto State Armory MOE Lower Build $129.95
    shipped
    From PSA


    Mil-spec Charging handle $14.99
    Palmetto State Armory "Blem Upper" $49.95
    PSA Ejection Port Assembly $5.99
    PSA Forward Assist Assembly $12.95
    Shipping from PSA for the above 4 items, $6.00


    Carbine Length Gas Tube $13.00
    Yankee Hill Machine Low Profile Gas Block $22.95
    Standard A2 Flash Hider $8.00
    Shipping from Bravo Company for the above 3 items, $7.95


    CMT Full-Auto Bolt Carrier Group $115.00
    Citadel 1:9" Twist M4 Barrel $95.00
    Shipping from AR15Hardware for the above 2 items, $18.04


    Troy VTAC 9" Battlerail (Slightly Used) $80.00 shipped
    From WoodenPlank


    All parts have been ordered and arrived except for the Troy rail, and that should be here thursday/friday. I'm dropping the gun off at a local gunsmith friday to check it over, and off to the range sunday! And will post pics up when I get the gun back!



    Thanks to everyone who helped me in my build. I realize I could've saved some money ordering from different places and what not and that I got a less than top quality barrel, but for my purposes, it'll be just fine. :wavey:
     
  2. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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  3. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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  4. bigmoney890

    bigmoney890

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    Gonna get him to check everything and give it a stamp of approval.

    And thanks, I hope so!
     
  5. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    Needs a front sight post.

    How the hell did you get a rear MBUS for $40?
     
  6. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    Congrats! :cool: Post pics ASAP

    Couple tips;

    1. Get your gas block pinned, thats a must IMO on low pro gas blocks.

    2. Don't skimp on the optic, don't waste your money on the cheap junk. Shoot irons until you can save up for a Aimpoint Pro or decent 1-4x scope like a Burris Tac-30 or Leupold Mark AR.
     
  7. bigmoney890

    bigmoney890

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    Well that's embarrassing :embarassed:

    On sale from PSA about three months back right before free shipping ended

    It's a set screw gas block and i'm going to get the barrel dimpled and locktite that ***** :rofl:

    and i'm sticking with irons until I can get an Aimpoint PRO, but I might end up with a eotech 512 if amazon has them on sale again and i can snag one for under $300.
     
  8. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    Dimples for the set screws are probably enough to keep it secured, but in my opinion pinning is the best and most secure method. You can always get it done down the road, ADCO does it pretty cheap.

    Right on, best thing you can do is save up for a Aimpoint Pro.
     
  9. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    While I agree that pinning it is best (although more expensive) the guy that would be doing the dimple job on Big's barrel is the same guy that did mine. Honestly, he's probably one of the best unknown AR-15 builders in the south-east, if not the entire US. The dude absolutely knows his ****.
     
  10. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Troy
    Very true for an exposed gas block. Dimpled & thread locked
    will hold up for thousands of rounds.


    Sounds lie a great build,......pics?
     
  11. bigmoney890

    bigmoney890

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    Will have the finished product on thursday/friday depending on usps. But here is the almost finished gun
    uploadfromtaptalk1352898064830.jpg
     
  12. bigmoney890

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    Here's the finished product. Dropping it off with the gunsmith tomorrow to make sure everything is gtg

    uploadfromtaptalk1353039500921.jpg
     
  13. WoodenPlank

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    Looks good, dude!


    Well, except for the missing front sight....
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2012
  14. bigmoney890

    bigmoney890

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    I'm picking one up tomorrow at shooter's.


    And thanks again plank!
     
  15. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    Any time. Heads up, John's apparently pretty backed up at the moment.

    Not that that is a surprise to anyone. He will be looking at my FUBAR'd bolt carrier next week if BCM doesn't take care of it (or doesn't have replacements on hand).
     
  16. bigmoney890

    bigmoney890

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    Well my work schedule has royally screwed me over this weekend, so I probably won't be able to pick my gun up until monday anyway. So no range report until next weekend.
     
  17. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    PM incoming...
     
  18. Matthew Courtney

    Matthew Courtney Instructor #298

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    I'm no uber tactical AR builder or anything, and I am just spitballing here....... But wouldn't a front sight go a long way to utilizing the rifle for its intended purpose?

    Seriously, looks,like you put a great rifle together on a skinny budget.
     
  19. bigmoney890

    bigmoney890

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    :rofl: No, you're exactly right, in all my excitement in finally getting all the parts together I completely forgot to order one. I'm picking up whichever brand of front sight my LGS has in stock tomorrow when I drop it off.


    And Mr. Courtney, I have some physics related questions. Could I PM you and pick your brain for a second?
     
  20. WoodenPlank

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    He's just a dummy.

    :whistling:

    You can also grab an MBUS front from PA. Every time I've ordered from Marshall, I've gotten parts rather promptly.