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Old 12-14-2011, 05:50 AM   #1
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I am wanting to built an ar 10 from parts but i have no idea were to start. I have never built a gun before. Any tipa pointers and info would be appritiated. Also how much do you think it will cost me?

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Old 12-14-2011, 06:15 AM   #2
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There are a ton of places to get your build pieces. Do your research on the uppers and lowers and how much you're willing to spend. Dpms, Daniel defense as well as many other manufacturers make easy to build kits. You'll spend a little more with the. 308 platform so keep that in mind with your build. Ball park plan a descent build to run about $1000 +

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I've built many AR10s and they are essentially an AR15, only bigger. Bear in mind they require a couple of bigger tools to assemble them, especially when installing the barrel assembly to the upper receiver.

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What kind of tools will i need? Screw drivers and basic stuff like that or will i have to make a trip to the hardware store for this?

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If you're assembling a true parts kit you won't find what you need at the hardware store. You'll need a block to secure the receiver and a barrel nut wrench, a pivot pin installation tool, a buffer tube wrench and a handguard tube wrench for starters. Buy them from Brownell's or borrow them from a friend. This assumes that the barrel and barrel extension are already attached and the bolt headspaces properly. Prepare for a lot of little parts in tight places. If you've never done a build I really encourage a lot of research, an experienced helper, or have it assembled. The tools are not cheap and are job specific, so you won't be able to use your AR10 barrel nut wrench for AR15 for instance. Other little items are handy such as a mag button installation tool, but not necessary, but the half punch pin for the bolt release is almost mandatory if you don't want to mar the receiver driving the pin in. While you're buying tools get real gun screwdrivers and get the right tools for cleaning and maintaining your new rifle. When you're done you can always sell the tools on Ebay if you don't need them any longer.

Assembling the rifle isn't particularly hard as there are plenty of books and videos widely available, but you need to exercise a lot of caution and patience to assemble it right and not damage the finish. Buying matched parts helps a lot, too.

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To me, AR10 = ArmaLite.

They are running their 2011 Holiday Sale right now with some decent prices on complete AR10 uppers and parts such as complete AR10 BCG's and barrels.

You would save a lot of the tooling cost by buying a complete upper if that is a concern to you.
A complete lower can be readily assembled using hand tools that a handy person will have in the garage or shop already.

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