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Old 10-03-2010, 08:31 PM   #21
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With the lower complete I moved onto the charging handle. Based on recommendations form other members I installed a badger Tactical latch on my STAG. I liked it so much so that I installed it on my 458.

Original latch shown for comparison - it really is worth the $15-$20
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Next up was to mate the lower and upper
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and now for some gun pron .....
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A few things that you may not notice or see about this build. I installed a set of Yankee Hill Machine take down pins. They really make opening or separating the receivers much easier and I feel worth every penny. As with my STAG I installed a RRA 2 Stage trigger, it has been highly recommended and I do like it. Due to the .458 caliber I installed an upgraded Wolff spring and a H2 buffer.

Range time won't happen until next weekend. And don't go badgering for 5shot groups! This ammo is pricey and since I like to use my 10rd mags at the range I will be shooting 3rd groups.

I would like to take this moment to say thank you to all the folks that make this forum so awesome. I came here knowing absolutely nothing about firearms other than to point and pull the trigger. I have now completed a build with the precise intention that I will be forced to get in reloading as well, further delving into the sport and hobby of firearms.

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Smore gun pron .....

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So how much do you have wrapped up in the lower build and the upper. Separate the price as I may build one instead of buying.

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Great googly moogly, that thing is sweet! A real beast. Nice job Dog.

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Hot damn bro!!!

Well done.
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So how much do you have wrapped up in the lower build and the upper. Separate the price as I may build one instead of buying.
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This is not the best build to use as a price comparison. This is a special caliber and has many upgrades. Check the link below for a more basic build.


http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/its-finally-finished-my-first-ar-6910/
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I pm'd Doc some info on the build. I'm not comfortable putting the cost out here on the open forum as building these is how Marty makes a living.

I will say this, I am more than pleased and very impressed with his work. I would gladly have paid more and had even budgeted a good bit more for this project.

Anybody else who is interested in possibly building or purchasing a .458SSOCOM would be wise to contact Marty at Teppo Jutsu. I have to give him an enormous thanks and props.

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Bump - my vanity and self centeredness demands more accolades!

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That is a beautiful rifle!

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And don't go badgering for 5shot groups!
He said it.

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Looks great. Here's an FYI to any of you fellows that build or are planning on building an AR. The front take down pin install can be a PITA. This will be the best $4 you ever spent and save you lots of headaches searching for launched spring. Drop spring & pin through hole in end of tool, take punch to push it down and twist tool to trap pin. Shove front takedown pin into hole thus pushing out tool.
Model 1 Pivot Pin Detent Installation Tool AR-15 - MidwayUSA



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Here's the trick, free of charge In order to keep from launching those little bastard pins I flipped the punch tool around and slid the shaft through the pivot hole - fit perfectly. Work the pin and spring in and slide the punch over to retain it, then slide the new pivot pin into place and viola - no launched pin!
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