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Old 12-24-2012, 01:41 AM   #141
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Except with very rare combinations, any upper will fit with any lower. Even a little bit of wiggle is okay.

There are thingies called wedges (Here's one: http://www.midwayusa.com/product/698479/dpms-accurizing-wedge-ar-15) that will remove that play between upper and lower, if you want there to be no such wiggle or play.

Just remember that you can combine almost any pair of upper and lower.

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Old 03-09-2013, 01:12 AM   #142
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Just finished my first build this past Monday. I've been sitting on the lower for a while. It's a PSA stripped lower with the PSA MOE lower build kit. I ordered the upper at the end of December and its been on back order till last week. It's a YHM lightweight carbine with a 1/7 barrel.

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Old 03-09-2013, 01:59 AM   #143
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Nice clean looking build SCJ.

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Nice clean looking build SCJ.
Thanks man! I think I'm gonna add an Aimpoint CompML3 red dot sight, and a Viridian X5L-RS at some point or another but that pretty much all I'm doing. I may also do some dura coating on the forearm to bring a little more tan up that way but I haven't decided yet. I'm gonna try and keep it fairly simple and fairly practice though. All the parts inside the lower (trigger, disconnector, selector, and hammer) are all full auto parts. It doesn't have the sear hole or anything though so don't worry it's still legal. I just wanted to do all that in can I either run across a RDIAS or maybe one day a miracle will happen and they'll start letting us modify non-auto lowers.
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For this thread's record for posterity I'd like to provide an update on my rifle in its mature stage. After a couple of years running this rifle I've changed this, tweaked that, added something, taken it back off again. And I believe I have found the best iteration for my needs for this rifle.

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I decided to go with an Aimpoint because of the constant-on feature. I'll throw my scope onto a dedicated rifle upper in the future.

As for grips, I played with the AFG2, took it off. Put on a Troy vertical grip, took it off. Now I am sporting a Mako magazine port grip and LOVE it. The AFG2 is back on so I can have a forward location for my hand when operating the light.

I put a Streamlight TLR-1 HP with a really focused beam for outside work, if necessary.

Instead of my Hogue rubber grip, I replaced it with a Mako ergonomic grip with battery storage...a must if working with stuff that requires batteries.

I use a 20-round as my primary magazine since it fits in my main safe a lot better.

I also have a BAD lever (not sure it is a help, but we'll see over time) and a Bill Springfield trigger job.

My primary round for home defense is BVAC 64 grain soft points or BVAC 69 grain open tip boat tails. I can't find either anymore so when I run out I guess I'll be switching.

Though it isn't pictured, I keep the same Vickers 2-point QD sling attached while it resides in the safe.

This has been a labor of love and I have no idea how much I have put into it. It has been way cheaper than simple M4's have been seen for the last few months...and it's MINE.

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When I went out and bought my first Ar a few months back I knew I wanted something more then basis. I also ended up getting a stripped lower then ordering a lower parts kit offline to build later on. The only thing holding me back besides money is there are SO many directions to go with these! And I am indecisive when I have many options on the table. Right now I'm leaning towards a 300 blackout 7.62.

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Your first AR, go with 5.56. If you really want a .300 aac blackout, you can always get a second upper later. 300 bo ammo is hard to and expensive.

Trust me, get the basics first. Swapping an upper takes all of 5 seconds. Its super simple. Another option will be to get a 300 bo barrel, and change it over later, but that involves more work and won't be as simple as a basic upper receiver swap.

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When I went out and bought my first Ar a few months back I knew I wanted something more then basis. I also ended up getting a stripped lower then ordering a lower parts kit offline to build later on. The only thing holding me back besides money is there are SO many directions to go with these! And I am indecisive when I have many options on the table. Right now I'm leaning towards a 300 blackout 7.62.
Yeah to be honest, anything in an AR platform I'd rather have smaller caliber for close range self defense any stuff out to about 100yds. 5.56/.223 is just fine for stuff like that. Anything past 100yds, I'm getting behind my .308:

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300 Blk is a great round. I have both 5.56 and 300 Blk uppers with a lower ready for a 300 Blk pistol build.
I rarely shoot 5.56 anymore. I just need to find more 223 brass to convert to 300 and some primers and I'll be set!

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good tips especially I liked the dry cleaning bag, I have started ordereing parts for two builds, 1 ar-15 and 1 308. 1st time around and I appreciate reading all of the information, or almost all that is offered. Thanks

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