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MY AR 15 build

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by M&P Shooter, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. M&P Shooter

    M&P Shooter Metal Member

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    I am waiting on my stock kit and sights to complete this first build. Here's what I put together and how much it cost me:wavey:

    Spikes striped lower $120 out the door at my local gun shop
    http://www.spikestactical.com/new/z/lower-multi-forged-spider-bullet-markings-p-52.html

    Spikes enhanced LPK $150
    http://www.spikestactical.com/new/z/lower-kit-spikes-enhanced-parts-kit-p-422.html

    Magpul mil spec stock kit $150
    http://www.spikestactical.com/new/z/stock-magpul-ctr-milspec-complete-kit-black-p-45.html

    Magpul pistol grip $20
    http://www.spikestactical.com/new/z/grip-magpul-moe-grip-black-p-322.html

    Regular safety selector $10(I hated the ambi that came in LPK)
    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=17540/Product/Safety-Selector

    DPMS 20" upper with stainless bull barrel $400.00 NIB from friend
    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/48...rel-stainless-steel-with-free-float-handguard

    Troy flip up rear battle sight $119
    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/22...-up-battle-sight-ar-15-flattop-aluminum-black

    Front MI front gas block mount flip up sight $80
    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/23...p-front-sight-gas-block-height-ar-15-aluminum

    So my first build was pretty easy with no problems and total cost was $1049.00
     
  2. M&P Shooter

    M&P Shooter Metal Member

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    Last edited: Nov 9, 2011

  3. Skadoosh

    Skadoosh Tap Rack Bang

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    I'm gonna buy an AR before i build one. the price is right on yours. for scopes id go with a nikon.
     
  4. Why Nikon?
     
  5. Looks heavy, might want to think about a bipod on that beast. It looks to be a long range gun, I'd put a long range optic on it like a SS scope from SWFA or something along those lines.
     
  6. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    As others have said, you will want to put a decent scope on your setup with that DPMS upper.

    What is the most you are willing to spend on a scope? Let me know and I'll give you some suggestions.
     
  7. M&P Shooter

    M&P Shooter Metal Member

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    $300.00
     
  8. redbrd

    redbrd

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    I agree with the others the scope you are looking at is not well suited to your stated purpose. It has no magnification so it will get you no more range than iron sights.
     
  9. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    Okay here are a couple good ones.

    1. Burris Fullfield II Lighted Reticle Rifle Scope 3-9x. This scope is on sale for $100 off on Midway USA. Burris makes great quality optics for a decent price.
    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/137759/burris-fullfield-ii-lighted-reticle-rifle-scope-3-9x-40mm-lrs-ballistic-plex-reticle-matte


    Leupold Mark AR Rifle Scope 3-9x. Leupold makes some of the best scopes around, this one is made specifically for ARs. Great scope.
    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/211956/leupold-mark-ar-rifle-scope-3-9x-40mm-duplex-reticle-matte

    Which ever one you choose, don't skimp on the scope mount. I like LaRue Tactical but those are pricey.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2011
  10. QNman

    QNman resU deretsigeR Silver Member

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  11. QNman

    QNman resU deretsigeR Silver Member

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  12. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

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    The only part that I don't like is the 20" bull barrel. Seems like a waste of metal - unless of course you are planning to load match ammo and shoot competitively. But in that case you'd want a match trigger, and would lose the BUIS. Also, the CTR is a bit light for a bull barrel, and I'd seek better balance. Maybe a UBR, or even a standard A2 stock (if it fits you. If not, there's the shorter Sully Stock that keeps the weight and look of the A2, but in a shorter length for better fit.)

    But congrats on the build. Lord knows I've learned a lot just from building AR's and finding out what I like - which is of course the most important thing. If you are happy, then all is right with the world.
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2011
  13. M&P Shooter

    M&P Shooter Metal Member

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    I am not using the 20-" upper on this lower after learning too much about AR's and weight:wavey: I am ordering a 16" upper with nice railed hand guard that is flush with flat top. I am using my Troy rear flip sight on it and will purchase a nice front flip and go with a Vortex red dot. WOW the things you learn on GT about AR's...LOL!
     
  14. M&P Shooter

    M&P Shooter Metal Member

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  15. whitebread

    whitebread ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    That Nikon has the BDC calibrated for 55 gain bullets...make sure your gun can stabilize them. It would make more sense if they calibrated for a 62 grain bullet.