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Old 03-24-2012, 02:51 AM   #21
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:56 PM   #22
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I think a lot of home builds have corners cut. Things like properly torquing castle nuts barrel nuts and staking get skipped more than you might think. These things take time and tools. I personally would rather let the pros do it for me but I have done it myself so the cool factor has worn off. Everyone should do it at least once.

That said I would get a pre- assembled upper and do what you want w/ the lower.
I think i'm just gonna buy a complete upper from BCM, haven't decided which one yet tho. Any reccomendation on stripped lowers and parts kits?
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I think i'm just gonna buy a complete upper from BCM, haven't decided which one yet tho. Any reccomendation on stripped lowers and parts kits?
The one you think looks cool.

LPKs - anything but DPMS. I made the mistake once and had a pin drop out at the range of a known in spec lower. A guy I've shot w/ watched one fall apart in a brand new factory DPMS.
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