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Old 10-09-2009, 12:00 AM   #11
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Casey,

You can check out this site:

Shop/Machine Services at Adco Firearms

They do excellent work with barrels, and aren't too far from you. Or at least you are closer to them than I am, and I've had them do barrel work for me in the past. Good folks and excellent service. Just tell them what you'd like done.

But I have to agree with the info you are getting on here. You could buy another barrel and put it on yourself, no chambering required, and have it up and running in an hour, most likely less. I'm telling you, that DSA M4 barrel for $175 is a hard deal to beat.

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Default I got my rifle the way I want it...minus some good glass.

I don't know if any of you care, but I just got finished putting new furniture on my AR. I purchased a Double Star HBAR upper. I bought some tan furniture for it from the same company. I bought a Magpul flip up front sight to go on the gas block to go with my flip up rear sight I got from a buddy. They had the same flip up rear sight there at the machine gun shoot that I have for $130. I think it was a Matach? Does that sound right? A B.U.I.S.? I think that is what it was anyway.

The upper is not chrome lined, I hope that won't make too much of a difference, but I hear that they are more accurate that way. I will post pics as soon as I can. I am kind of pooped right now, so I am going to go to bed and I will try to post pics tomorrow. I love it though. As long as it is half way accurate I will be extremely pleased.

Thanks for all the advice people, I appreciate it.

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Old 10-11-2009, 04:12 PM   #13
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Congrats Casey. Sounds like you are becoming more familiar with the AR platform and that is NEVER a bad thing.

Looking forward to some pictures and the mandatory Range Report.

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Well, I work second shift, so i will be at least a week before I get a chance to go to the range (I go back to work today). I have to say that I am happy with it though.

One thing did happen though and I don't know if I should the gun or not yet, maybe someone could let me know. While I was taking the stock off, I didn't hold the nipple in that holds the buffer in place. I never could recover the spring, so I took an ink pen apart and used the spring from it. It fits great, but is not as stiff as the original spring. I was wondering if that would make a difference or not.

If you all think that it will be a bad thing to shoot it with that spring in there, could someone tell me what that spring is called and where I could find one. Thanks guys.

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Are you talking about the recoil buffer detent spring???

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If you mean the spring that holds in the buffer spring assembly(#7 on diagram) you can get it here
BROWNELLS : BROWNELLS : AR-15 Buffer Retainer Spring, each (078-101-117) - World's Largest Supplier of Firearm Accessories, Gun Parts and Gunsmithing Tools

Good pic JD, posted while I was typing
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Yes, the recoil buffer detent spring

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Yes, the recoil buffer detent spring
Well. It's only "important" if the weapon is taken apart in the field.

However. For a grand total of about $2/shipped. I would recommend ordering a new one.

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Ok, now I need some glass. I was wondering if anyone out there made a 1-4X Acog clone that would be reasonably priced. I want something that I will sting that I will still be able to use my backup iron sights with, but still be able to zoom in a bit while shooting at longer distances. Is there anything like that made, am I just chasing a imaginary thing here? If so, that is fine, I will settle for a 4X with quick detach mounts.

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