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Old 01-27-2011, 12:40 PM   #11
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Don't want to talk you out of the higher quality stuff, but if your looking for a bit more of a budget build, check out Del-tron. Del ton Rifle Kits & Del ton AR 15 Rifles | Gun Supplies & Gun Accessories from Del-ton, Inc.

I recently bought a 16" midi rifle kit (only thing missing was the lower) for $465 + shipping. They also have a LEO and Military discount available.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:18 PM   #12
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I was going to reply earlier but you seemed to have made up you mind on your choice. What will your AR be used for Bench,Hunting,plinker,Home D.,?The best thing you could do is research alot before you start spending money. If you want a battle ready milspec AR look at Daniel Defense, BCM, Colt. Get the gas length you prefer midlength (non-milspec) is the hot item now but i wouldnt be scared away from a carbine or rifle length system.

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Old 01-29-2011, 03:05 PM   #13
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I plan on using the AR for home defense but would like to have the flexibility of taking it out for some plinking. I don't want to limit myself to one specific use. I'm quite certain that I'll be going with a mid-length set up. I definitely don't want to break the bank but I want to have something that is reliable and will be around for awhile. At first I was thinking about purchasing a complete upper but leaning now towards a build from scratch application. I'll post a parts list later today.
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Im going to go ahead and guess what your parts list will be.

BCM or DD F/A BCG
DD lightweight, midlength, CHF 16" barrel w/ PWS or BC 1.5
Mil-Spec upper
Magpul MBus
Aimpoint H1
BCM blem lower w/ DD internals
Mil-Spec tube w/ standard spring, H2 buffer
Magpul or VLTOR stock

How close am I?
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Im going to go ahead and guess what your parts list will be.

BCM or DD F/A BCG
DD lightweight, midlength, CHF 16" barrel w/ PWS or BC 1.5
Mil-Spec upper
Magpul MBus
Aimpoint H1
BCM blem lower w/ DD internals
Mil-Spec tube w/ standard spring, H2 buffer
Magpul or VLTOR stock

How close am I?
Lol thats almost the exact build that im doing except the lower and glass.
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Im going to go ahead and guess what your parts list will be.

BCM or DD F/A BCG
DD lightweight, midlength, CHF 16" barrel w/ PWS or BC 1.5
Mil-Spec upper
Magpul MBus
Aimpoint H1
BCM blem lower w/ DD internals
Mil-Spec tube w/ standard spring, H2 buffer
Magpul or VLTOR stock

How close am I?
I know that wasn't directed at me but that's an impressive checklist, MJ! And out of curiousity in my recent build what do I have out of the five that actually are integral to the rifle, hmmm.... four! (Different lower).

Anyway, that's a great list, LH. No doubt there are many paths to follow with your build but give them some thought.
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:12 PM   #17
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I own that BCM upper, but with the 14.5" barrel. After going through some unnecessary headaches in the beginning with some modifications, (NOT THE FAULT OF BCM! it is now completely dialed in and is the sweetest shooting rifle I own and is right up there with any of the top of the line rifles I've shot at the range.

I'd recommend it to anyone!
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try the RRA LPK (Lower Parts Kit) with 2-stage trigger for the internals of the lower receiver, and the MagPul CTR stock...........you won't be sorry.
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I would usually go w/ 14.5 myself but sometimes I get the urge to change things up.
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Help me out here please...with a mid length setup, how do I get the gas block under the handguard so I can mount a flip front sight on the rail? I don't want to have the front sight on the barrel. What kind of gas block do I need to use? Will a YHM low profile gas block work? I plan to use a mid length YHM rail system and want to finish it off with the YHM endcap.
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