I'm Building an AR15 (done kinda)

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Re: I'm Building an AR15 (tips?)

Post by Bill » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:36 pm

BigJesse wrote:I'm picking up my lower today. Putting her together tonight. Shooting it Sunday.
Full part list and pictures to come.
Prepare yourselves, this rifle will be my work horse. Nothing fancy or exceeding expensive.
A good first rifle should be a work horse. Know it use it love it, it does not have to be pretty.
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Re: I'm Building an AR15 (tips?)

Post by twain55 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:54 pm

BigJesse wrote:I'm picking up my lower today. Putting her together tonight. Shooting it Sunday.
Full part list and pictures to come.
Prepare yourselves, this rifle will be my work horse. Nothing fancy or exceeding expensive.
Awesome. I'm looking forward to seeing it.

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Re: I'm Building an AR15 (tips?)

Post by BigJesse » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:43 am

Done.

Kit from PSA: http://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-16-m ... 44983.html

Red Dot is a Vortex Sparc 2

My lower is an Aero Precision Texas.

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Re: I'm Building an AR15 (tips?)

Post by BigJesse » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:44 am

Was there any other choice, really? LOL
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Re: I'm Building an AR15 (tips?)

Post by BigJesse » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:35 am

I nearly lost the rear takedown spring after it shot out when putting on the castle nut. But luckily it launched far enough into orbit to hit the wall behind me and land on the floor. Close one.

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Re: I'm Building an AR15 (tips?)

Post by twain55 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:49 pm

BigJesse wrote:Was there any other choice, really? LOL
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Re: I'm Building an AR15 (tips?)

Post by twain55 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:52 pm

Great job in the rifle, Jesse. It looks awesome.

I purchased a Vortex sight recently also and I'm happy with it so far. (Haven't taking it shooting yet though.)

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Re: I'm Building an AR15 (tips?)

Post by BigJesse » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:55 pm

twain55 wrote:Great job in the rifle, Jesse. It looks awesome.

I purchased a Vortex sight recently also and I'm happy with it so far. (Haven't taking it shooting yet though.)
I'll be shooting it Sunday. Full report soon.

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Re: I'm Building an AR15 (tips?)

Post by Scratch4x4 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:47 pm

BigJesse wrote:I nearly lost the rear takedown spring after it shot out when putting on the castle nut. But luckily it launched far enough into orbit to hit the wall behind me and land on the floor. Close one.
Looks good. A box cutter razor is a handy tool for installing those pesky springs. Lookin forward to the range reports.

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Re: I'm Building an AR15 (tips?)

Post by BigJesse » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:13 pm

Managed to get'er zeroed today with the help of a camera and a few experts. My groupings were really good when I was able to control my shots better. The RDS will take some getting used to though. Still hitting pretty well but I think I need to fine tune it some. I was using it on maybe the 3rd or 4th dimmest setting and was able to focus on it very well despite my astigmatism. I'm very happy with it so far.
But the day was not without it's stresses. I learned that the stock that came with my parts kit is a carbine stock and too short for my large stature. Also, the trigger wasn't resetting at first, but after me firing it repeatedly while it was brokedown it managed to free up and felt very smooth with a satisfying release. With 120 rounds down range today I'm glad I've taken this step in the AR world.

Here is a fun slow-mo video I took.
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