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Old 11-17-2011, 02:27 AM   #11
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Thanks ShirtRippa. I have been following your thread too. I think i have narrowed it down to a midlength upper but am just trying to find the right one. The surplus arms and ammo one that i think we were both looking at would be nice but its carbine length. I talked to those guys over there (very hard to get ahold of) and they can add the chrome lining in the barrel for like 40 extra dollars. Still trying to see if they have a midlength for roughly the same price. I will check out the Del-Ton uppers too.

I did order my spikes lower yesterday though. Should have it friday. Made out my Christmas list too for everything else except the upper!

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Old 11-17-2011, 01:19 PM   #12
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No problem drclaw. I was really leading towards the surplus upper myself until I found the del-ton upper. The base price starts at $395 or something like that, and you can customize it right down to what kind of handguards you want, charging handle, gas block, sights, quite a bit of stuff, so I decided to spend a little extra to get EXACTLY what I want. I also decided to go with a lightweight upper vs an HBAR so as I add the mods I want it won't greatly weigh down the firearm. I will let you know if I find anything else my friend, anything to help someone embarking on the same journey I am! And congrats on purchasing the lower, my wife told me last night she wants to get a $700 camera for her photography business, so we came to a compromise, she gets a camera, I build my AR! Success! I have the green light, just gotta wait for taxes now, sigh...

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Old 11-27-2011, 02:36 AM   #13
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You might want to look at Bravocompanyusa.com as well. They have some reasonably priced uppers and everything they do is to mil spec and under goes some serious testing

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Alright got my Upper ordered. Its a Rock river upper with quadrail. Carbine gas but midlength rail. Let see what i get for christmas and i will post some pics.

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Alright fellas here is my list. I need some input as this is my first build. What am I missing? What should I stay away from? this is somewhat of a budget build but I don't want to sacrifice quality and be unhappy with what I build.

lower:
Spikes stripped lower rec
spikes lower parts kit



Magpul MIAD mission adaptable grip dark earth
Magpul PMAG Magazine dark earth

Check with DSG arms, they have this stock and the ctr in packages with complete buffer tube assemblies (tube, buffer, spring, endplate, castle nut. I'd also recommend milspec. The price of the Magpul CTR package might be the same as what you are looking at now, and also look and see if they have the Magpul stocks that JUST came out.

Tools:
Roll pin starter punch set

Complete upper: (really need input on this side of things)
found this one *Surplus Ammo & Arms Complete AR-15 M4 16" Upper Receiver 5.56 1:9 - Surplus Ammo
but not sure if this is a decent upper or not.

Thanks in advance! This site is incredibly helpful and informative.

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MAGPUL MOE Stock Kit Milspec - Dark Earth

or the whole kit and kaboodle

MAGPUL Carbine MOE Kit - Dark Earth

they have other kits with afg and midlengths and mvgs the best prices I've found so far.

hope this helps ya

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Ok guys. Got it all together. I followed the sticky on putting the lower together. After I got it all together and my upper attached I hear something moving inside and I don't know what it is. It's like something is sliding around. Don't think that's normal???
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Take the two halves and shake them separately. That way you can at least narrow it down to either the upper or the lower. Take the BCG and charging handle out of the upper too.

Let us know what you find out.

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Take the two halves and shake them separately. That way you can at least narrow it down to either the upper or the lower. Take the BCG and charging handle out of the upper too.

Let us know what you find out.

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And if your lucky the loose part may just fall out, really narrowing down the possibilities.
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If you're talking about the weights in the buffer sliding around, that's normal.

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