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Starting my ar build

I'm just waiting on a gas tube, low profile gas block, recoil pad, and some tool. Only thing I haven't picked out is sights, rail covers and forward grip




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Looking nice. Check out Troy Industries for BUIS, they make great stuff. I'd look hard at a Magpul AFG as opposed to vertical foregrip, the closer you can get to holding the rifle overbore, the more controllable it will be. Rail covers are extra weight and unnecessary, but if you must Emgo cheapies work fine and don't weigh much. Also want to consider a reddot of some sort, Aimpoint Micro T-1/M-1, Trijicon ACOG, Eotech, etc. Go with something quality here.

For the gas block, one thing to consider is that a low profile gas block is not pinned into place, it is secured using tension, while this works fine for target shooting, if this will see time in the field, you may want to consider a pinned full size A1 style front sight base/block and cut it down using a grinder and paint it. It will look similar to the Low profile but will never move if it is hit by something in the field, if the low pro gets hit, it can twist and the rifle will no longer cycle.

Looking good so far though man, I'm curious to see how this ends up.

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Looking nice. Check out Troy Industries for BUIS, they make great stuff. I'd look hard at a Magpul AFG as opposed to vertical foregrip, the closer you can get to holding the rifle overbore, the more controllable it will be. Rail covers are extra weight and unnecessary, but if you must Emgo cheapies work fine and don't weigh much. Also want to consider a reddot of some sort, Aimpoint Micro T-1/M-1, Trijicon ACOG, Eotech, etc. Go with something quality here.

For the gas block, one thing to consider is that a low profile gas block is not pinned into place, it is secured using tension, while this works fine for target shooting, if this will see time in the field, you may want to consider a pinned full size A1 style front sight base/block and cut it down using a grinder and paint it. It will look similar to the Low profile but will never move if it is hit by something in the field, if the low pro gets hit, it can twist and the rifle will no longer cycle.

Looking good so far though man, I'm curious to see how this ends up.
Good advice here. How long is your handguard, if it's long enough the Gas block below will actually be covered and protected from impact by the handguard.

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Rail covers aren't really a waste of weight. If you plan on moving/running and gunning/ training with your gun they protect the rails from damage and you are able to maintain all your mounting points with having to grind/file and possibly looses a solid mounting point somewhere along your rail.

If the red dots above are out of your price range, maybe try Primary Arms red dots. They got a nice little T-1 Copy. we've been beating one up for awhile and it's still on zero and no fogging or condensation inside. Would I choose it over an aimpoint for combat use? NO. I'd go with the proven equipment, but does it seem to do it's job just fine? Yes.
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The gas block will be completely covered android protected by the hand guard. I just need a low profile to make it fit.

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Good advice here. How long is your handguard, if it's long enough the Gas block below will actually be covered and protected from impact by the handguard.

FTW http://stores.homestead.com/Laruetac...tail.bok?no=45

ACOG and Aimpoint T-1 are full of win!

Rail covers aren't really a waste of weight. If you plan on moving/running and gunning/ training with your gun they protect the rails from damage and you are able to maintain all your mounting points with having to grind/file and possibly looses a solid mounting point somewhere along your rail.

If the red dots above are out of your price range, maybe try Primary Arms red dots. They got a nice little T-1 Copy. we've been beating one up for awhile and it's still on zero and no fogging or condensation inside. Would I choose it over an aimpoint for combat use? NO. I'd go with the proven equipment, but does it seem to do it's job just fine? Yes.

Aye, LaRue makes incredible products. As for the rail covers, I do see why you'd run them, but if you have your rifle set up as you need it, the extra rail space is useless, if SHTF, who cares if some get damaged. I'd rather have a few damaged rails and a rifle that weighs 8oz less (Troy TRX Extreme FTW: http://troyind.com/TRXrails.html). That's just me though. I got to play with a Primary Arms reddot this weekend actually, very impressive for a cheapie.


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The gas block will be completely covered android protected by the hand guard. I just need a low profile to make it fit.
Rail systems break, I'd still want my rifle to function if my rail went down.

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Rail systems break, I'd still want my rifle to function if my rail went down.
This is going to be 100% target gun. not too worried about it. Unless zombies attack there is nothing else for me to shoot buy paper and tin can

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What tools are you waiting on?
mostly just the mag block for the vice, but i picked up a set of brass punches too.

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Thanks i will when she is done.

I need to get out and shoot. It's been like 6:30 months since I've been. Maybe I'll do some trap shooting Thursday.

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Is that a YHM lightweight handguard? If you're going lightweight, stay lightweight all the way.

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Thanks i will when she is done.

I need to get out and shoot. It's been like 6:30 months since I've been. Maybe I'll do some trap shooting Thursday.
Let me know when/where you go. :P I need to get out and shoot too!
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I'll 2nd the troy buis, very solid and well made.

I'll 2nd Primary Arms for a cheap red dot. I have their M4, really good quality for the price.
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The gun has been updated with sights
-EOTech XPS 2 (was actually done over a year ago)
-Magpul MBUS 2 flip sights

I've also added a front pistol grip. Now I desperately need 30 round mags and to get rid of this bullet button.

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Next week when the magpul sights come in

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Ok here it is without the magpul buis. No making fun of my mini mag or bullet button.

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Magpul flip up buis added

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Magpul textured grip guards are next. 2 more months till 30 round mags. Also considering a 3x magnifier and a surpressor.

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Just placed an order
-DPMS mag release (to get rid of my dumb bullet button)
-magpul XT black textured rail covers
-yankee hill picatiny bipod mount
-Yankee hill ez pull takedown pins

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Ok here it is without the magpul buis. No making fun of my mini mag or bullet button.
I thought you were building a "target" gun Doesn't look like any "target" gun I know of....maybe a zombie gun, target gun..no

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Steve this is a target specific AR...FYI.
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I thought you were building a "target" gun Doesn't look like any "target" gun I know of....maybe a zombie gun, target gun..no
Yeah, i'm kind of changing directions with this guy I have my remington 700 for my target gun.

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4 30-rnd Magpul pmags with windows have been ordered

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