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Old 01-28-2011, 11:17 PM   #11
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I just went to a large AR speciality gun store, who also recommended to go thru the Stag Catalog, pick what I want (left handed, handle, no handle, fixed sights, etc), THEN check their availability, and if it is in stock, they will ship to their place for no charge. Have to admit folks, I am dizzy. With the options available, It reminds me of jeep and Harley Davidson parts houses! As with Harley Davidson, everything is a Hundred Dollars. Now I understand how a $700 basic AR-15 can climb to well over $2000 in a Las Vegas minute!

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Old 01-28-2011, 11:22 PM   #12
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Some guys spend over 2K just on an optic and mount. Not this guy however. Well at least not yet.

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Well if you go with a left handed upper it does cut down the choices!

If you decide on a carry handle, don't pay $100 for a new one. People tend to get rid of them down the road so you see slightly scuffed up milspec CHs for under $50. (But avoid the cheap Chinese knockoffs.) Over the last couple years I've bought five off eBay and averaged $35 a piece including shipping. The worst looking ones I cut down for a BUIS and the best I occasionally drop on for nostalgia. Did I mention that I love carry handles?

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Old 02-04-2011, 03:53 AM   #14
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Just to keep everyone in the loop, I just purchased a Stag "2HTL" upper, since I am left handed. Tomorrow, I'm going shopping for a good optic. Damn, this thing is either going to get me divorced or make me broke, or both!

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Nice choice and enjoy your new AR

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The left-handed Stag should be fun. Let us know how you like it!

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Old 02-11-2011, 03:36 PM   #17
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Well, my lower is built, and now waiting for the upper to be shipped in. Damn, I hate this wait!

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Well, my lower is built, and now waiting for the upper to be shipped in. Damn, I hate this wait!

Ah, but the anticipation is part of the fun. Soon you will be jonsing for this feeling and starting another build. You're screwed... LOL

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The waiting is the hardest dang part. Getting it all put together is great, and then you'll get to thhe range and have to get the bugs worked out. That part frustrated me a bit, but in the end it all paid off as now I have a rifle that will easily shoot 1/2MOA all day long as long as I am doing my part.

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Old 02-20-2011, 11:04 PM   #20
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Well, after a few weeks of waiting, she is finally put together and I popped her cherry today with 400 rounds. Sure is a sweet shooting rifle! Now, my big decision is selecting optics. I've seen about 30-40 various types, but my eyes keep being directed towards the ACOG. Damn, they are expensive!

Please, someone out there talk me out of this choice, because even though the wife said, "If you want it, get it", I'm just afraid I am being baited by her. All you married guys know what I am talking about!

Does anyone have any comments or opinions for me, or should I just bite the bullet, pound on my chest a few times, and drop $1500 for the ACOG?

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