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Old 04-14-2012, 09:56 PM   #31
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ahh thanks. its a gas key staking tool.
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ahh thanks. its a gas key staking tool.
Heaven forbid someone call it what it is, and instead come up with MOAK.
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Go with BCM, many options. Get the lower from Grant at G&R Tactical. He has non-blemish and blem lowers. The blem lowers are cheaper but the same quality. You can't tell the difference.
Get the upper from BCM ( upper, barrel, BCG, charging handle).

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It's not that hard. All that information is available online. The tools, if you bought high end, would run less that $200 for everything you need. Proper torque? Brownells actually has videos showing it step by step, as well as many more.
Building a solid, reliable AR is not that hard to do for someone with moderate mechanical aptitude.
But all that information?
It's all readily available.
If you don't want to build, that's wonderful. But don't go spreading misinformation that it is so very complicated and difficult. It's not.
Brownells has great how-to videos and some good AR parts. But they also have some low end parts as well. I really think for most "builders" it's wise to buy a quality upper from a trusted source and skip the actual upper assembly.

Besides, my DD upper I bought in 2010 - I selected every part that went in then let DD assemble it and test fire. I then finished the rifle. Since I chose EVERY part it is MY build no matter who actually attached the gas block and receiver to the barrel. Same goes for my ArmaLite upper from a few years ago though today I'd do it differently. It would be fun to put together an upper and I know I can but next time I'll buy compete from BCM most likely.
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Ah ha! You guys should have heard of the MOACKS, it's been around a long time.

BTW, it's the Mother Of All Carrier Key Stakers, so the acronym actually is very descriptive. Nice tool though I've only used a friend's.

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Can someone post pics and or put together a parts list that adds up to around $1000... Also any completed riffles you guys have put together and costs of them!
It might seem lazy but I am interested to see what people have built for around that price range.
I know there is a picture thread but usually doesn't have a parts list or price of everything!
Thanks guys!

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Buy a DPMS Oracle kit, under 500 and you can add/subtract parts as you please

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here is my rifle, the scope was 60$ and if you take it away, the gun overall is 700, that leaves you 300 for whatever else you want (optics, and accessories) and it is still a top quality gun, made from a PSA lower and a RRA upper
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Can someone post pics and or put together a parts list that adds up to around $1000... Also any completed riffles you guys have put together and costs of them!
It might seem lazy but I am interested to see what people have built for around that price range.
I know there is a picture thread but usually doesn't have a parts list or price of everything!
Thanks guys!
You are lazy! Read the stickies! read the build threads! There have been at least 3 dozen build threads here on FTF in the past 6 months, with more than a handful of us pitching in advice now and again.

Or, go to Brownells AR builder and play around - http://www.ar15builder.com/
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Can someone post pics and or put together a parts list that adds up to around $1000... Also any completed riffles you guys have put together and costs of them!
It might seem lazy but I am interested to see what people have built for around that price range.
I know there is a picture thread but usually doesn't have a parts list or price of everything!
Thanks guys!
YMMV...http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/600-ar-fact-fiction-55961/

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