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Old 07-07-2013, 12:52 AM   #1
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Default Keeper PICS (or it didn't happen!)...with SPECs

I've built about 10 ARs this year. I even managed to continue building throughout the recent fiasco. Most of my builds have been sold, no pictures taken, never to appear on this board (I apologize). But I currently have 3-4 keepers (on the fence with one), 3 of them builds. Members and posters are always demanding pics, so here ya go...


This is my range/varmint/100-300yd 'sniper' in a compact package. Essentially a skill builder for me (I have to confess I'm better at building than shooting).



Lower: STS Arms cerakoted
LBK/LPK: PSA/Magpul ACS kit
Barrel/Upper: BCM 16" 1:8 midlength
BCG/CH: STS cerakote M16, Ranier Raptor CH
Optics: Nikon ProStaff 2-7x32
Significant extras: Hiperfire 'Hipertouch-24' 3lb trigger, RRA cantilever mount
Weight: 8.5lbs



DD M4v3 complete rifle, with preferred upgrades
BCG/CH: DD M16, BCM Gunfighter
Optics: EOTech XPS2-0
Significant extras: CTR stock, QMS trigger, Magpul AFG, Crimson Trace (pistol, LOL) light
Weight: 7lbs



two pics, because I love this featherweight workhorse!

Lower: PSA
LBK/LPK: PSA/Magpul CTR kit
Barrel/Upper: BCM/EAG tactical 14.5" ML upper
BCG/CH: BCM, BCM ambi gunfighter
Optics: Vortex Sparc (highly recommended)
Significant extras: Magpul BADlever, ALG QMS trigger
Weight: 6.5lbs!!!



Lower: PSA
LBK/LPK: PSA/Magpul CTR kit
Barrel/Upper: PSA 16" carb length
BCG/CH: STS cerakoted BCG, BCM Gunfighter
Optics: Vortex Strikefire (x2)
Significant extras: MI handguard, Troy Tritium front sight
Weight: 7lbs




*all claimed weights include all optics and parts, with one unloaded magazine*

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I would hate to have to choose which one(s) to keep.

My favorite is number four, but with the Sparc..

You have great taste in SUR's.

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I envy you sir. Some nice rigs up there.

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My favorite is number four, but with the Sparc..
#4 is the one I'm on the fence about. Good build, but I'm wondering what does it offer that the others can't provide me? Might sell it. Plus I really prefer midlengths.

My favorite is the ODG PSA/BCM...which I actually have the least money into (go figure) of the four. It's a great rifle, super compact, weighs next to nothing, and so far I love the $195 Sparc (every bit as much as the $500 EOTech).
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Thanks for posting. Great looking rifles.

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#4 is the one I'm on the fence about. Good build, but I'm wondering what does it offer that the others can't provide me? Might sell it. Plus I really prefer midlengths.

My favorite is the ODG PSA/BCM...which I actually have the least money into (go figure) of the four. It's a great rifle, super compact, weighs next to nothing, and so far I love the $195 Sparc (every bit as much as the $500 EOTech).
I concur on the ML preference. I also prefer free float tubes that cover the gas block.
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Very nice lil family you have there.....have you considered moving your eotech back onto your upper receiver?

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Very nice lil family you have there.....have you considered moving your eotech back onto your upper receiver?
It started out there because I considered placing a 3X behind it. Decided against that, but I'm kinda liking it that far forward...so we'll see.

What's the downside in having it forward?
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The forearm can and will shift depending on how much pressure is exerting upon it, resulting in point of impact shifts. The shifts may be small, probably not noticeable in short range shots, but you'll probably see sizeable shift in long range shots. Its always best to mount your optic on your receivers. If you manage to bend your receiver enought to shift POI, you got bigger problems to deal with!

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I kinda figured that's what you were getting at. The DD quad-rail is pretty rigid and about as fixed as you can hope for, but I realize there's bound to be some play vs essentially none on the upper. I'll probably leave it for now and consider it a yet to be determined process.

That rifle, with all the upgrades that are on it (CH, stock, optics) is nearly a $2K setup. But I'm okay with leaving it influx for the time being, because I would consider the $1300 PSA/BCM to be my go-to SHTF gun. That 14.5" ML is just so light, compact, and I know and trust every part in it.

The other downside to the further forward red-dot might be 'two eyes open' shooting'. But I shoot right handed and am quite left eye dominant. I shoot pistols well with both eyes open, but am a very one-eyed rifle shooter.

Thanks for the clarification/advice. I may apply it in time.

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