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Finished my second build today :)

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Nicoroshi, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Nicoroshi

    Nicoroshi Avid Shooter

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    I have already shot the upper using my 5.56 lower. Fist three shots (sitting with bipod) made one ragged hole at 50 yards).
    Specs:
    POF 16" piston upper in 6.8 SPC
    Mega lower
    MAID Grip
    Bobro VFG
    EOTech + x3
    Troy BUIS
    CAA stock
    PWS-FSC30
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    Being stricken with BRD has it's shining moments :50cal:
     
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    Z95P

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    Damn your collection is looking great ! :supergrin:
     

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    And growing..............
    Thanks. I'm having fun with them for sure.
     
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    Z95P

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    I am finishing up my second Bushmaster AR-15, What's the details with the other guns in the pictures ?
     
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    Other AR is 5.56 SDI S.S. fluted 1:8 twist with PWS-FSC556 on an Alexander Arms A3 upper sporting a YHM fore grip, Young light match carrier, Kaiser Defense lower, Magpul MAID, GG&G BUIS, and RRA stock M4 with buttpad+ CAA saddle. Pistols are G17, and G21SF both with AGrip,3.5 connector,Extended controls, and Glockworks triggers. The G17 has a LWB tattooed by Dan Hume of RockYourGlock.
     
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    Z95P

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    Sweet ! You did a great job on the case too, So what's next ?
     
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    Remington 870 or AR-10..........probably both :)

    I had to glue what was left of the foam down to the bottom piece of foam to keep the AR's from pulling it out when I removed them. 3M spray glue is great stuff
     
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    You're rifles and pistols are awesome, but that case is frickin' STUNNING!

    A+ from me, sir!
     
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    Norman Non nobis CLM

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    Well done. +1 on the case.. that's very nice.
     
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    They barely fit. Some of my (larger) mags, bipod, and sling migrated to the range bag to make room.
     
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    That is and impressive group of guns you got there. The case is real nice!
     
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    Beautiful build you did and a great collection you have there. I just liquidated several firearms from my safe, and I'm about to start my AR build, if you dont mind me asking minus the cost of the Eotech, what did your build run you for the rest of the rifle? I'm looking to do a flat top build and I'm just getting into the AR scene. There are so many different ways to build an AR with all the companys out there making parts.
     
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    I hand picked the parts for my 5.56, and built it from there (including staking the gas key, torquing the barrel nut, building out a stripped lower, etc).
    Some of the parts I chose were not the most cost effective so keep that in mind. I chose what I personally wanted for the type of shooting I wanted to do (basically sub MOA at up to 300 yards off a bipod).
    The 5.56 ran about $2000 with mags, cleaning supplies, and some special tools needed for building, BUIS included in that (minus optics which added another $900 or so).
    The 6.8 SPC I built using a gas piston upper from POF. The upper itself could have financed a nice rifle or two average ones (~$1600) but it was what I wanted for that build.
    Final cost OTD for that one was ~$2200 without optics.
    This all being said it is possible (in a free state which I am not in) to buy a complete rifle in the ~$800-$1000 range. You'll lose things like a free float hand guard, chrome bolt and carrier, PWS comp/hider, Magpul MAID grip, SDI Match barrel + some other nice things I added on my builds but the rifle will be more than servicable as a battle rifle or everyday plinker. Being in California I was stuck building mine anyway so figured why not customize it to fit my needs/wants.

    So.......The questions you'll need to answer are:
    1. What do I want this rifle to do
    2. How important are hand picked parts to the answer to question 1.
    3. How much am I willing to spend.
    4. Do I want to build it myself or buy a completed upper, and lower.

    When you have the answers you know the direction that's right for you.
     
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    GlockLovin No, its a Glock

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    POF worth the price?
     
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    Really depends on what you personally want, and I think those who own one will give you different answers depending on their own view of things.

    For me: Heck Yes!
    Reasons why:
    1. very little to no lube required in upper (I gave the parts a wipe with CLP, and that was it).
    2. Easy cleaning with nickel plated piston upper (one wipe with a dry cloth in the upper, and carrier, and she's done....The locking lugs, bolt face, and barrel are like a DI system when it comes to cleaning....rear of bolt was clean). The piston is three pieces (lock,piston, and rod), and removable by hand All are hardened chromed pieces that were also easy to clean.
    3. Accurate. I was expecting the piston, and thick chrome lining in the barrel/ chamber to affect accuracy but was surprised to find out that it was as as accurate or more so than my Heavy S.S. SDI Match barrel on my 5.56. When I was sighting her in at 50 yards my first three shots made one hole. It is also nice to have a barrel rated for machine gun fire right out of the box. Their barrels are made by Rock Creek Barrels
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    4. Recoil was only slightly more than my 5.56 DI system, and very manageable.
    5. Although the Predator rail system sits a bit higher (some complain about it) I did not notice it affecting my cheek weld. It is VERY stable being directly connected to the upper, and was comfortable to use. It's also nice to buy an upper with a free floated barrel standard.
    6. 100% made in the USA.
    7. Ran flawlessly. Not a single issue. After owning Glocks for their reliability I was happy to have an AR that lived up to what I expect of my guns.

    If the options that come standard are something you are looking for in an upper for your AR then I think the cost is right about there (price of POF vs. cost to build one with similar features/options).
    Read below:
    http://www.pof-usa.com/upper/upper415-6168SPCML.htm
    That is the one I have.
    If those options are something you're looking at adding or having anyway I would recommend looking at POF. If not then it's probably not for you, and something more economical may suit your needs just fine.
    You make the call.
    For me it had everything I wanted for a price that was in line with what I would have payed to build one so it was the right choice for me.
     
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    Yup...Very true and I love mine as well.
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    Yup...Very true and I love mine as well.
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    CALIx,
    What's the barrel length on that bad boy? 10.5? How does that comp do with the noise?
     
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    RMTactical Battle Born CLM

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