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Old 06-27-2010, 01:42 PM   #11
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Nice looking SUR you got there Daggle...

I hate you for posting that del-ton link,, not I am plotting another built... Like any man really needs 4 ar's They get addicting
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*clapping*

Well Done Daggle! I am proud of you and I am happy to have been of any assistance in your securing your first of what, I am sure, will be a couple of AR's.

Well done sir.

Now, for those tuning in late, how would you now classify your understanding of this "complex" weapon system having built your own lower??

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Very nice, Daggle. Very nice indeed. *jealous*

I can't wait to see the range report you promised.
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Very nice job.
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Well Done Daggle! I am proud of you and I am happy to have been of any assistance in your securing your first of what, I am sure, will be a couple of AR's.

Well done sir.

Now, for those tuning in late, how would you now classify your understanding of this "complex" weapon system having built your own lower??

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I was pleasantly surprised by the simplicity of it, actually. The majority of the parts were essentially 'drop-in-and-pin-in-place'. The only part that gave me any trouble was the front take-down pin detent. I was lucky enough that when it DID shoot out, it ricocheted off several conveniently located fixtures and landed back on the foam mat in front of me. After that I hung a towel in front of it .
My upper came assembled, but I've pulled apart what I can, and it's even simpler than the lower. Aside from the troublesome sight post pins, the upper can be taken down to parts and re-assembled in a minute or two.
Through the entire build, I only used 4 roll pin punches, 1 screwdriver, and a pair of vicegrips.
After all is said and done, I am VERY happy with my new rifle, and VERY glad I chose to build the lower myself. It was a lot of fun to do, a great learning experience, and the satisfaction of a job well done is much better than simply making a purchase!
The only downside to the whole process is that I can't afford to do it again right away !
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Nice looking SUR you got there Daggle...

I hate you for posting that del-ton link,, not I am plotting another built... Like any man really needs 4 ar's They get addicting
Thanks, and I WOULD apologize, but I enticed myself to build another already too, so we're even
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Very nice, Daggle. Very nice indeed. *jealous*

I can't wait to see the range report you promised.
Range report as promised, sir!
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Nice job at the range for yer first time out with her !!!

How is the fit and finish on the del-ton parts?? I can't decide wether to go with the 16" dissipator or the 20" like you have
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Nice job at the range for yer first time out with her !!!

How is the fit and finish on the del-ton parts?? I can't decide wether to go with the 16" dissipator or the 20" like you have
As Glass said, Del-Ton is very nice. I haven't built, owned, or even shot anything else, so I don't really have any frame of reference, but I'm very happy with my Del-Ton parts, for what that's worth. They seem to be tight, solid pieces.
The Del-Ton upper has a TINY amount of play between it and the LWC (the company that makes DuraCoat) lower, but not anything that would cause a problem, probably a fraction of a millimeter. You can feel the slightest movement if you jerk on them, but they're solid in place when shooting.
If you're considering the 20" upper, I will say that the barrel is pretty heavy (but not unbearable), and I believe they only come in 1:9.
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As Glass said, Del-Ton is very nice. I haven't built, owned, or even shot anything else, so I don't really have any frame of reference, but I'm very happy with my Del-Ton parts, for what that's worth. They seem to be tight, solid pieces.
The Del-Ton upper has a TINY amount of play between it and the LWC (the company that makes DuraCoat) lower, but not anything that would cause a problem, probably a fraction of a millimeter. You can feel the slightest movement if you jerk on them, but they're solid in place when shooting.
If you're considering the 20" upper, I will say that the barrel is pretty heavy (but not unbearable), and I believe they only come in 1:9.
While it's totally not necessary, an accuwedge eliminates that tiny wiggle nicely.
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Looks Good!
Is it a Gov't Profile or HBar?
haha I don't know any shooter that's fiddled with my ar, and hasn't started "contemplating" a build. Including me!
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