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Old 01-30-2012, 09:50 PM   #21
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I know there are a sht ton of threads about AR building. It seems like you have some experience in an AR build. But, if you were to build one on the cheap, as I am wanting to do, would you build everything from 'stripped' parts?

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No simply because by the time you buy all the tools needed and figure that into your cost you will have more in it than buying a drop in upper
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I know there are a sht ton of threads about AR building. It seems like you have some experience in an AR build. But, if you were to build one on the cheap, as I am wanting to do, would you build everything from 'stripped' parts?

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I wouldn't build an upper from a stripped receiver, there are so many great factory built choices already at good prices. Just do your research thoroughly (so you don't start pulling the gas block, etc) and you'll probably save money over building from scratch.

For the lower you can save starting with a stripped receiver. And can get exactly the LPK, receiver extension, buffer and stock you want. If you go with a GI stock you can build a good lower for around $250.

And don't forget the BCM blemished lowers for about $270. Pin the BCM to your upper and get a stock and you're ready to go. No tools.
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Well one tool is necessary, the English language...

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"Three buddies and I..."

You choose which goes on your resume
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Well one tool is necessary, the English language...

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"Three buddies and I..."

You choose which goes on your resume
Be carefull they're banning people for stuff like that
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I'm still wondering about the Precision tweezers...

Are ''those'' the same as snap ring pliers
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Are ''those'' the same as snap ring pliers
Lol No, what the guy showed was like tweezers with needle nose pliers teeth.
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What book would one recommend for an AR build?

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Books get out of date fast so I'd look for recent pub dates or you're likely to see very old components recommended. Really, Google will turn up lots of free videos and PDFs that are more up to date.
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I ain't got no experience building ar's neither. and was just gonna post a should I buy one or build one...Seriously, that sentence was a joke. However, the question is still the same. I am going to be in the market very soon, as I have a stack of money saved just for this purpose. I have been knocking around the idea of building at least the lower and have read numerous about the subject. My thing is this, what tools do I need, more what would be the cost of acquiring these tools. I will probably use them once? Or should I just get the Rock River or Stag. The range I would be shooting at is 100 yards, and I really just want to shoot better than my friends, and I already do that with pistols and skeet.
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