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ScottA 01-13-2013 02:06 AM

Finished my first lower build
 
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3...D720/ry%3D480/

Not as difficult as I thought it would be. The only problems that stood out was deciphering which springs go where. The diagram provided by DD wasn't exactly the most detailed.

I had to use one of the detent springs from the DD lower kit when I lost one from my Plum Crazy that I sold. I ordered a replacement from Midway. A little voice told me to order extras. Glad I did. Bent the heck out of the rear detent spring when putting the buffer tube on.

I'm not confident I got the castle nut tight. The wrench I have had problems getting around the sling swivel.

NitroxAZ 01-13-2013 03:41 PM

Nice looking rifle!!! Congrats on the build.

Did you build the upper or buy one? If you bought one, I suggest building that as well next time. If you can build the lower, you can build the upper. Easy, peasy, lemon squeazy.

Quentin 01-13-2013 03:51 PM

Nice to hear another success story, Scott! Yeah, we all have mangled or lost a small part like that. It was wise to buy spares ahead of time. Maybe you can get a friend to hold the rifle while you tighten the castle nut? For that last cinch I usually position the wrench so it's close to the pistol grip which gives me a strong position. And once you're sure it's tight you can stake the end plate.

ScottA 01-13-2013 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by NitroxAZ (Post 1091825)
Nice looking rifle!!! Congrats on the build.

Did you build the upper or buy one? If you bought one, I suggest building that as well next time. If you can build the lower, you can build the upper. Easy, peasy, lemon squeazy.

It's a PSA upper. I'm feeling pretty confident about doing an upper build next time. A "down the road" is to build a long-barrel, varmint/target upper. Or maybe a 300 Blackout.


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