AR-15 newb questions - Page 2
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > AR-15 Discussion >

AR-15 newb questions


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-13-2011, 04:02 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Douglas,Ma
Posts: 43
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by king1138 View Post
Just to verify, we touched on the 223 5.56 issue a bit, my preferred ammo will be 223 due to cost and availability. If I go with a 5.56 upper, will I have any issue firing 223 out of it?
No, a 5.56 will run the 223.
hawkchucker is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 04:13 PM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: I see you, and you will not know when I will strike
Posts: 24,301
Liked 3488 Times on 1612 Posts
Likes Given: 3590

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by king1138 View Post
Just to verify, we touched on the 223 5.56 issue a bit, my preferred ammo will be 223 due to cost and availability. If I go with a 5.56 upper, will I have any issue firing 223 out of it?
You won't have any pressure issues to worry about. Your accuracy won't be as good as it would be shooting the same weight bullet in a 5.56mm configuration, but the accuracy difference won't be really apparent to the average 100 yard tin can or paper plate shooter.

Now if you are trying to cloverleaf 10 rounds into the "X" ring - well, then you might want to get a more specialized rig.

JD
Dillinger is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 04:17 PM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
king1138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Cheyenne,Wyoming
Posts: 100
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
You won't have any pressure issues to worry about. Your accuracy won't be as good as it would be shooting the same weight bullet in a 5.56mm configuration, but the accuracy difference won't be really apparent to the average 100 yard tin can or paper plate shooter.

Now if you are trying to cloverleaf 10 rounds into the "X" ring - well, then you might want to get a more specialized rig.

JD
I realized you already answered this question after I reposted, but thank you for rephrasing to help the newb!
king1138 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 05:48 PM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MrMilspecer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Great N.W.,Oregon
Posts: 126
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by king1138 View Post
Just to verify, we touched on the 223 5.56 issue a bit, my preferred ammo will be 223 due to cost and availability. If I go with a 5.56 upper, will I have any issue firing 223 out of it?
You will have no issues firing .223 out if a .556 chamber.
MrMilspecer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 08:06 PM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
king1138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Cheyenne,Wyoming
Posts: 100
Default

Okay, another question. I think I'm going to build my own lower, but I would like to know what kind of tools I'll need to do this. I've perused the stickies a bit, and most of the tools I can get easily enough. But I was wondering about any specialty tools that might be needed.

Also, let's hear some recommendations about lower receivers. I'd like to stay in the 50-150 dollar range, and forged. Opinions?
king1138 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 08:21 PM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Stafford, Virginia,The state of insanity.
Posts: 14,043
Liked 38 Times on 32 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by king1138 View Post
Okay, another question. I think I'm going to build my own lower, but I would like to know what kind of tools I'll need to do this. I've perused the stickies a bit, and most of the tools I can get easily enough. But I was wondering about any specialty tools that might be needed.

Also, let's hear some recommendations about lower receivers. I'd like to stay in the 50-150 dollar range, and forged. Opinions?
Check out spikes Tactical Lowers : Spikes Tactical

Good prices and you can customize if you want to....
cpttango30 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 08:39 PM   #17
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
king1138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Cheyenne,Wyoming
Posts: 100
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cpttango30 View Post
Check out spikes Tactical Lowers : Spikes Tactical

Good prices and you can customize if you want to....
I do like the look of the Spikes Tactical, and good price to boot. Any other thoughts?

I found this one linked to from another site, has anyone used this brand?
LRB AR-15 stripped lower
king1138 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 08:43 PM   #18
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MrMilspecer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Great N.W.,Oregon
Posts: 126
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by king1138 View Post
Okay, another question. I think I'm going to build my own lower, but I would like to know what kind of tools I'll need to do this. I've perused the stickies a bit, and most of the tools I can get easily enough. But I was wondering about any specialty tools that might be needed.

Also, let's hear some recommendations about lower receivers. I'd like to stay in the 50-150 dollar range, and forged. Opinions?
Read this for tools and parts diag. :: Guides Watch this while assembling
Get the lower of your choice what ever Rollmark you want. My last one was $85. I like the Stag Lower parts kit. Have fun

Last edited by MrMilspecer; 02-13-2011 at 08:45 PM.
MrMilspecer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 09:01 PM   #19
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
king1138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Cheyenne,Wyoming
Posts: 100
Default

That was a fantastic video and guide, and will really make the process streamlined. As I mentioned, I'm very mechanically inclined, but seeing someone else do it will help a lot when it comes time to build.
king1138 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 09:30 PM   #20
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sniper03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 6,226
Liked 3696 Times on 1780 Posts
Likes Given: 1816

Default

King,

If you want one of the finest lower parts kits I would suggest the Rock River Arms 2 Stage Lower Parts Kit. That trigger is fantastic! And all is great quality.
If you purchased the trigger out right it could cost as much as $125. Ask around and I think others would direct you there also. Good luck on your new build.

03
Sniper03 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
some burning newb questions berny2435 General Rifle Discussion 19 07-12-2010 09:01 PM
newb with some M1A questions matt g General Rifle Discussion 1 09-15-2007 12:25 AM



Newest Threads