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Old 10-19-2009, 04:25 AM   #11
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Trigger job. JD, I've seen you mention the DIY trigger job in several other threads, and I am interested in what it entails. I have a CMMG lower with a Model 1 parts kit in it, and a Bushy 20" Predator upper with a 6.5-20X Simmons scope on it (not that any of that makes a hoot for the trigger).

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Trigger job. JD, I've seen you mention the DIY trigger job in several other threads, and I am interested in what it entails. I have a CMMG lower with a Model 1 parts kit in it, and a Bushy 20" Predator upper with a 6.5-20X Simmons scope on it (not that any of that makes a hoot for the trigger).
How do you like model 1 parts stuff? I am looking at ordering their full varmint kit to mate with my lower
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How do you like model 1 parts stuff? I am looking at ordering their full varmint kit to mate with my lower
I have no gripe with the Model 1 parts, the scope mount is also Model 1. It cost half what the next best option cost. Nobody is going to mistake it for a LaRue Tactical mount, but that's OK by me.
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Trigger job. JD, I've seen you mention the DIY trigger job in several other threads, and I am interested in what it entails.
Russ - Good looking stick you have there. Very nice.

Do a google search on "15 minute AR trigger job".

It's quite easy and close to what we do in the shop. It is possible to do it wrong and get the weapon to double fire, which is illegal.

Because of that, I don't post this particular modification on this website out of protection for the site. I am sure you understand....

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Russ - Good looking stick you have there. Very nice.

Do a google search on "15 minute AR trigger job".

It's quite easy and close to what we do in the shop. It is possible to do it wrong and get the weapon to double fire, which is illegal.

Because of that, I don't post this particular modification on this website out of protection for the site. I am sure you understand....

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Thanks JD and I totally understand. In today's world where nobody is responsible for their own actions, you have to CYA.
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Thanks JD and I totally understand. In today's world where nobody is responsible for their own actions, you have to CYA.
Thanks for understanding, it's just a personal CYA deal because it can be done wrong and it can lead to legal problems, especially if you are unlucky enough to test fire it at a local club with a police officer as a shooter or range officer.

It's pretty easy to do though, just follow the directions and start small with the modifications. If two passes does it, three doesn't make it better.

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What height rings should I use on a flat top for a more 'heads up' shooting style with a 1x optic. Can this be done with rings, or is it best accomplished through the use of a traditional 'carry handle' mount.

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I'm trying to squeeze some more accuracy out of my AR-10 without spending too much money. It's already got a free floated hand guard and I just ordered a new trigger from Timney. Would I benefit from lapping the lugs, and if so, do you start with 400 then move up to 600, or would either one work? Does smoking the lugs like Tango did work as well as the dye for checking contact points? And where can I get said lapping compound? Also, is there anything else that can be done to squeeze any more accuracy without spending a ton of money? Thanks for any and all info.

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the smoking works but no where near as good as dykem. I am not an ar expert but I don't think lapping the lugs on ar will really do much as there is something like 8 or 10 of them.

JD Your up dude.

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JD Your up dude.
Thanks Brother!

Fred - Lapping the lugs on an AR is probably going to be an exercise that won't yield too much in the way of accuracy versus effort expended. The AR platform is quite different from a traditional boltgun, so the same things aren't as effective.

If you have an AR-10, I am going to assume that you have an upper and a lower from the same manufacturer and that the mate between them is very good.

A new trigger will definitely make a big difference. As will match grade ammo. I presume you probably have a 20" heavy barrel, possibly a little longer. If that is the case, you are already well equipped in that regard.

The AR platform is pretty simple. And it's pretty accurate, but it will never shoot with a good boltgun. The inner workings and the dynamics around the platform just don't match what a good bolt gun can do, and vice versa.
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