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Old 11-18-2011, 01:49 AM   #11
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Thanks axxe.
Thanks mj.
It really wasn't difficult at all. But I do consider myself to be very mechanically inclined. I was an aircraft powerplant mechanic in a former life and have a nice selection of tools from that. Plus I'm pretty nit-pickey and detailed anyway, I've been in QC in the aerospace industry for 20+ years and I'm the chief inspector for our FAA Repair Station.
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Excellent write up and great photos! Really nice work Russ.

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Very cool!
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Well done! Great writeup and beautiful rifle.
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Thanks for the kind words.
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russ would you consider doing a lower receiver? i would like to see that. with the way you did the upper, i probably could finally build my next AR!
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Axxe, there is a really good write up on AR15.com on building a lower. I used it for the first 3-4 lowers I built. I probably will do a new lower for this, but it will be a while. I kinda spent my gun money on the upper and have to let the fund replenish.
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Great tutorial Russ, excellent write up and photos! Thank you for posting this and no doubt it will help anyone who's debating whether to build an upper. I hope it does become a sticky as a needed companion to JD's lower build.
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Looking good. That Rainier comp throws a nice flame. LW DD barrel?
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Did you all have Smores? lol
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