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Old 03-29-2013, 04:23 PM   #11
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You know, in the beginning I was thinking about running a can. I may opt for 16" barrel instead of the 14.5" I just want that option to be there. What do you guts think?
A 16" with a can on it, will be really long and front heavy. If you can get a SBR like a 12.5" and put a can on it.

The switch block is nice, but only if you plan on using a can. Otherwise its an unnecessary expense and weight.

Nice parts list. I'm anticipating seeing some good pron!
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A 16" with a can on it, will be really long and front heavy. If you can get a SBR like a 12.5" and put a can on it.

The switch block is nice, but only if you plan on using a can. Otherwise its an unnecessary expense and weight.

Nice parts list. I'm anticipating seeing some good pron!
I probably will ditch the switch block and can thought for now. I have started accumulating my parts. I have my vltor stock, cmmg lpk, Noveske stripped lower, Hogue grip, Magpul trigger guard, and the b.a.d. lever.
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Barrel and bolt are the most important! But that's an AWESOME start!


>>cue 70s pron music<<

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Barrel and bolt are the most important! But that's an AWESOME start!

>>cue 70s pron music<<
Unfortunately I haven't found any barrels in stock. I am on the wait list. Same goes with my bcg...
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Unfortunately I haven't found any barrels in stock. I am on the wait list. Same goes with my bcg...
http://www.sacramentoblackrifle.com/products/copy-of-noveske-14-5-afghan-barrel-w-pinned-gas-block-gas-tube-5-56mm
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Awesome! Thank you
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Alright guys, so I changed my direction a bit.

I ordered a 16" BFM barrel from BCM. Although I have a Vltor Imod, I also ordered a Magpul ACS-L after hearing stories about it pulling out facial hair. I am still without an upper and a bcg.

Not sure about a gas block either. Looking for recommendations. Is it worth going adjustable if I will never run a can?

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I paid $325 for the lower (that includes my ffl fee), and $85 for the CMMG lpk..
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Wow that was a good deal! I've had the Noveske gen 2 lower on back order for $250 since dec of 2012 but sad to say I will Prob never see it, at that price at least
I paid $180 for Gen2 billet chainsaw lower. Okay, that was last summer...which seems a world away. But I have a feeling the Gen1's will be under $200 soon enough. I just built on a Gen1 a couple weeks ago. Trying to get more. I'm 60 miles from their HQ, and they're tough to get ahold of.
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I paid $180 for Gen2 billet chainsaw lower. Okay, that was last summer...which seems a world away. But I have a feeling the Gen1's will be under $200 soon enough. I just built on a Gen1 a couple weeks ago. Trying to get more. I'm 60 miles from their HQ, and they're tough to get ahold of.
I could have bought a gen 2 lower for $225 back in oct of last yr but thought it was expensive then and boy do I regret it now! Hopefully ill get a good deal on one at some point
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If you frequent this board often enough, you will notice a steady stream of members who will espouse the merits of a Daniel Defense complete rifle and builds through BCM and PSA. It's for good reason. We use them and own them, in some cases many times over. That's not to say that they're the only good chit out there, but they're awful tough to beat at their respective price points.

There are a lot of good companies out there. You can spend $600-$6000 on an AR15. I own several ARs at the moment. I believe in the quality of each of them. All of my guns are worth north of $1K, but cost way less than $2K. And that's where you will get the best 'tough as nails', eats any ammo, performs like a champ AR...in the $1000-1600 range. One is a (mostly) factory Daniel Defense, the rest are personal builds to my liking. All have at least some PSA kits/parts. All have some Magpul furniture. One has a PSA barreled upper, the rest have BCM barreled uppers. Most have BCM bolt carrier groups and charging handles. I'd also recommend the parts and DD barreled uppers from AIM Surplus (if you can buy one in the 9 seconds before they sell out and their server seizes) as well as JoeBobOutfitters. But both sell out quick.

I have now offered too many hints to building a truly great AR15 at a fair price, and must now go back into hiding.

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