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Old 07-21-2010, 03:53 AM   #11
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All you need... and a sling.
Great job! Welcome to the club. It was easy, right?

JD, what about a sling? What are good choices for a sling? My new AR friend needs one, too.

And a good red-dot, but that's different. I might want to save for a nicer one rather than go less expensive now.
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Looks nice. Im about to build a similar setup from del-ton on a spikes tactical lower.
- fold down sight
- yhm flash hider

Not sure about the rail though, I think I am sticking with the standard handguard to save weight. Would like to see the range report. What size barrel did you get? Lightweight, M4, or heavy?

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This is the sling I have on my AR. Best sling I've ever used.

LaRue Tactical Trigger Snap Sling

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Nice job buddy!

How long you going to keep her a virgin? As much as I want to go shoot a new gun, there is also something very pleasant about just holding a newborn.

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Thanks for all of the kind words guys.

I know I didn't make a big deal about the coming build. I told a few on here that I had bought a few lowers when I saw a killer deal last year. But otherwise kept it pretty quiet. I did my due diligence, read a LOT, then read some more. I'm pretty mechanical so I wasn't too worried, but the assembly was totally easy. Ok, there were a couple of tense moments when I had to really rap on a roll pin, but all in all it was a very addicting experience.

Del-Ton was a real pleasure to work with. Parts are quality and the fit is very nice. I did have one issue however. After the build was complete, I had the red-dot mounted and was just starting to bore sight it when I noticed that the gas tube was sticking out along the left side of the front sight. It hadn't been pinned in place!! Oops. I briefly thought about trying to pin it myself, but that passed quickly as I don't have the proper sight block and it was their fault anyway. Del-Ton wasn't shy about giving me an RMA# and UPS was out the next day to pick it up. I think it was back in a little over a week. Like I said before, good folks to work with.

One of the key tips I kept seeing was to work under a sheet of clear plastic when playing with some of the detents. But instead of that I just put the receiver inside of a dry cleaning bag. VERY handy.

I haven't completely made up my mind on optics yet. Since this is a heavy 20" barrel, I'm leaning towards a scope vs. a holographic site. I'm just thinking a holo-site make better sense on a 16"er, lighter faster handling. But this brings me to a question I've been pondering.

How well do QD mounts hold their zero when you take your scope off and back on again?

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JD, what about a sling? What are good choices for a sling? My new AR friend needs one, too.
I have this one and I love it. The thing is multi-adjustable, with a quick release and the padding spreads the weight across a good surface area.
LaRue Tactical Padded Sling

But it has special attachments, basically built for their Stealth Upper, so the one Lon recommend is a great choice as well.

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Agreed. That is a good sling as well.
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How well do QD mounts hold their zero when you take your scope off and back on again?
Troy, I was using a LaRue QD mount for my scope and it held zero like crazy.

But now, I've done away with the scope on my AR and gone with an EOTech, which I think I'll stay with probably forever. So now I have a LaRue 1-inch QD mount on my hands with no use for it.

However....I'll swap you for your M1A. Let me know.
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However....I'll swap you for your M1A. Let me know.
Ummmmmm. . . . . about that
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Troy, I was using a LaRue QD mount for my scope and it held zero like crazy.

.....So now I have a LaRue 1-inch QD mount on my hands with no use for it.

However....I'll swap you for your M1A. Let me know.
Let me know if this works, 'cuz I'll run out and buy a few more LaRue mounts to make a deal, too

Troy, good looking SUR you got there. You did a good job, and I think you'll be happy with the Del-Ton kit, too.

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I have a sling dynamics convert 2 point/1 point that I really like. Their prices are pretty good too.


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