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easchmitz 08-30-2011 01:01 AM

First ar15 build looking for suggestions.
Recently started my first ar15 build and have a dpms lower an parts kit that I installed. I just ordered a 24 inch cmmg fluted upper an have a six position stock on it. Its a 1/8 twist barrel chambered in 5.56 so I hope I made the right choice. I'm going to mainly use this gun for varmint an coyote hunting with light range time. Wondering if anyone has ordered a cmmg bull barrel upper an how it is an also does it come with a sling stud or will I have to do that myself? Also wondering what some suggestions on optics an rings everyone likes. I will be ordering a new magpul adjustable butt stock an extended charging handle. If anyone else has some opinions I'm willing to listen. Also I'm going to start on my custom guitar gun that will hold three pistols an my ar.


Jpyle 08-30-2011 02:25 AM

Why the adjustable stock if you don't mind me asking? Do you plan on humping that 24" bull barrel or are you shooting from a bipod. If you are looking for a varmint setup an A2 style or skeleton type stock will give a more solid feel and better cheek weld. Adjustable stocks look cool but are really not at all practical unless you need to carry the gun in various weather and risk situations, it's main benefit is the ability to adjust length of pull with heavy clothing or body armor on. YMMV...

If you are shooting for accuracy at 200+ yards a free floated barrel and a 2 stage trigger group would be worthwhile options.

easchmitz 08-30-2011 02:31 AM

Well it is my first build an got trigger happy on buying stuff before I knew what I wanted to build. I am going to go with a magpul adjustable check an butt an yes I will be shooting mainly from a bipod. The upper is also a free float just forgot to state that. Does the two stage trigger make it less lbs of pull or what's so great bout it?

Jpyle 08-30-2011 02:35 AM

A 2 stage will give a more predictable break...stage 1 is the uptake stage, stage 2 is the break. Once you get accustomed to the trigger you can hold it just at the break weight for a cleaner shot. Helps with longer range shooting, not so much for basic plinking and SHTF type stuff. Might be a benefit on a dedicated yote gun but not a necessity.

easchmitz 08-30-2011 03:52 PM

Anyone else want to give me there 2 cents?

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