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Old 01-13-2013, 01:06 AM   #1
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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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