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Old 06-04-2010, 06:10 PM   #11
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I'm so glad, I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad. Called J&T this morning and Kelli (bless her heart) told me they would be sending out the 6.8 kit today or Monday. I'm been waiting since January.

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I'm so glad, I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad. Called J&T this morning and Kelli (bless her heart) told me they would be sending out the 6.8 kit today or Monday. I'm been waiting since January.
What's a 6.8 kit?
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Well it's a week since l was told the 6.8 kit was in the mail and I missed the UPS driver this morning and he or she didn't leave the kit on the porch and I'm so pissed. UPS left me a message yesterday that the 6.8 kit would be delivered between 8 AM and 4 PM today. I took the dog for a run this morning returning home by 8:30 AM and the driver had come and left. UPS never comes to my house in the morning, why should today be any different? At least I starting making bullets yesterday and should get the kit tomorrow, but I'm sure it will be in the evening after I go to work.

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Well the 6.8 SPC is a reality now. The UPS driver stopped at my casa this morning with a special delivery for my granddaughter. I'm going to mount and bore sight the scope at work tonight and test drive it in the morning, oh hell, I might even run a clip on the way home tonight. I'll have to get out of the city though. Here kitty, kitty, kitty.

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Pictures please.

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What's a 6.8 kit?
Presumably a 6.8mm Remington SPC chambered AR.
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Pictures please.
Looks like any other AR in my gun safe except that it is without optics as of now. I'm thinking about putting a Vortex Strike Fire on top as I ordered the A-4 with a gas block instead of a front sight. I didn't have high enough rings for the scope so I'm now considering the red dot. By the way, I built it on a Rock lower and have around $700.00 in it without the optics.

I ran around 10 rounds through it last Saturday and the action seemed to cycle well and all-in-all I'm very pleased with the kit from J&T except that delivery took so long.

I loaded 29.5 grains of H335 behind a 110 grain Hornady V-Max bullet. I'm going to have to wait for the optics before I do the accuracy test.
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Take that $60 stripped lower and finish it on the cheap!
Del-Ton 16" Rifle Kit - $465
I looked at this site, Russ. I'm looking to build an 16" AR for about $750 stock to flash hider. I'm a little concerned about quality, though.

Without knowing much yet, I'm concerned that each individual item will NOT be what I would purchase if I bought them piece by piece.

The $750 limit is because I was going to buy a Mini-14, but have decided that even a bottom-end AR could out-perform a Mini-14 for zombie duty. But I don't want to put money in the wrong places.

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What parts could I cheap out on (like a $60 stripped lower seems fine)?
What parts should I search for better value, even in the lower price range, but stay away from the bargain basement?
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Don't cheap-out on the lower unless you can get it in your hand before you purchase it. I went with the kit from J&T and I'm real happy with the quality and they even sent me an extra spring and detent pin for the front take-down pin. Those guys at J&T must be physic, how did they know I was going to shoot the detent pin across the basement.

As the upper from J&T came completely assembled it only took me less than an hour to complete the build except for the time I spent in vain looking for that dang detent pin.

This build cost me a little extra because I went with a 6.8 SPC upper. I'm sure a 5.56 upper would be a little more reasonable even with a high quality lower. I put out $125.00 for my Rock lower. On any project, you should start with a good foundation IMHO. Joe

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I put out $125.00 for my Rock lower. On any project, you should start with a good foundation IMHO. Joe
You're just talking the stripped lower, right, for a buck and a quarter?

And here I was thinking that was an easy place to save money...
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