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Old 01-02-2010, 03:20 AM   #11
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OK slo let me ask you why does everyone have such high ass rings on their AR's? Is it to line it up with your eye.

The high rings are to make the scope at the same height as your eye with a good cheek weld on flattops.




On the Nikon I am leaning the way of the nikon because I got one for my 700 and I love the crap out of it.

I'd go with a Nikon or Burris, I have a 4,5x-14x on my yote AR.

Can I get a 1 to 2# trigger on these?
I seen a Timney trigger on Midway USA for an AR.
Why don't you go with a Jard single stage trigger? Why bother with 2 stage when you can have a single stage that breaks like a glass rod? The Jard single stage trigger on my AR is 1.5 pounds. It feels like a fine bolt rifle trigger and only runs 150$. It's completely adjustable for takeup/overtravel/pull weight/sear engagement too.
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:07 AM   #12
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This Mueller scope is pretty good. 4-16x50, good fov, very bright. Not too expensive.
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4-16 is not enough power for my varmint rifle. Lowest I will go is a 6.5-20x40mm.

Still might build the first one.

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This sounds like it will be an outstanding rifle. Keep us in the loop on this one Tango.

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I got $1200 for the rifle alone.

Seen a RRA Varmint today in the Gander Mtn it was all beat up and used they wanted $1399 for it. I believe it had a heavier barrel than the PPR it was heavy and with a 24" barrel wouldn't make it good for what I want to do with it.

I am done with Gander Mtn too they want $80.00 for 1000 CCI BR4 primers. That is highway robbery.

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$1200 can go a long ways in a build rifle Tango.

As for the trigger, you can get them down to mere ounces with some tuning.

On a long range shooter, I like a two stage trigger. I think the two stage gives me an advantage in keeping the target in the crosshairs and watching my breathing.

Start a build thread if you are going that rate so we can keep track of your progress and see where you come in at with final build price. I am betting will be a MUCH better rifle below the full $1200 if you shop around.

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AAAAAAAAAAA This is goign to kill me or at least give me a heart attack.

OK has anyone heard of (Compass Lake Engineering) CLE? they offer Keriger barrels for $418.... I really want a Kreiger barrel. But I will settle for others If I have to. If I add that to my build it brings it in right at $1322 which is doable.

Oh man all this thinking behind building a rifle and I dunno what mags to get Good lord what else is there. I mean there is only 1.999999999 billion different mags. I know I don't want them crappy old military mags as they are cheaply made and dent bend and get screwed up quick fast and in a hurry.

OK Do I want an AR-15 upper or an M-4 upper? One has feed lips what is the difference?

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I put the Bushmaster two stage trigger in the V-Match and it's set so light that it makes me giggle every time I get a double tap. The $120.00 I spent was well worth it IMO.

Capt. have you checked-out the new Rem. 30 AR yet. I'm starting a build for my 9 year old granddaughter and I'm considering this cartridge for her deer rifle.

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With much help from Slo I think I may have this thing figured out.

I am now looking at ordering a RRA PPR Upper for $620 and a RRA lower unit for $290 then adding a trigger for a grad total of $1065 That gives me money to add to the scope WOOT WOOT.

I can't wait. I need to get my taxes finished in the next few days.

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Just finished mine today. I got my RRA stripped lower for $249. Also went with RRA upper assembly with 16" barrel for $540. Don't know by model which upper/barrel is it you're looking at, but I'm pretty sure you're looking for a longer barrel so you can reach out and touch something from furthe away.

I'll tell ya, anybody who might be intimidated by putting together an AR starting with a stripped lower doesn't need to worry about it. I did the whole rifle in about two hours. Now that I've done one, I bet I could easily cut that in half.

Hey, if I can do it anyone can....and I don't mean you, Tango, because you know a lot more about rifles than I do....but I mean anyone reading your post about building one.

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