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Old 03-19-2012, 09:31 PM   #31
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Looking forward to see how it shoots.
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:31 PM   #32
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I was wondering If any one has used this buffer tube kit from aimsurplus.com. http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=XDSABK&name=DSA+Complete+Buffer+ Tube+kit&groupid=57
My main question is about the buffer; has anyone used it and how the recoil feels with it or should I go with a heavier buffer.
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I was wondering If any one has used this buffer tube kit from aimsurplus.com. http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=XDSABK&name=DSA+Complete+Buffer+ Tube+kit&groupid=57
My main question is about the buffer; has anyone used it and how the recoil feels with it or should I go with a heavier buffer.
I'd make sure it was mil-spec. It is sold out however.

The best way to find out what will work is by using it. An H2 is a fairly safe bet.
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Choose Milspec over commercial, the best deals are from DSG Arms, when you get the stock and Buffer assembly (tube, buffer, spring, castle nut and end plate) packages.
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I chose this one because it was mil-spec. I'm not in a hurry to get it because I'm waiting to pay off the upper I put on layaway.
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DSG Arms,

$58.75 Magpul Moe Stock http://dsgarms.com/ProductInfo/MAG400-BLK.aspx
$69.99 Magpul Moe Stock with 5 pc Buffer kit http://dsgarms.com/ProductInfo/MGMOESTOCKKITBLK.aspx

$11 bucks more for the 5 pc buffer assembly....yes plz.

they also have packages for ctr emod imod etc etc
curiously no packages for the str...but I bet if you called them they would hook it up.
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DSG Arms,

$58.75 Magpul Moe Stock http://dsgarms.com/ProductInfo/MAG400-BLK.aspx
$69.99 Magpul Moe Stock with 5 pc Buffer kit http://dsgarms.com/ProductInfo/MGMOESTOCKKITBLK.aspx

$11 bucks more for the 5 pc buffer assembly....yes plz.

they also have packages for ctr emod imod etc etc
curiously no packages for the str...but I bet if you called them they would hook it up.
Awesome. I was trying to find a kit with the magpul stock. I'll just on this one.
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I bought the magpul stock kit from dsgarms.com.
It on back order but once I get that and pay off the upper the build will be pretty much done. I have a rear sight from a M&P 15-22 that I dont use.

Here is the total build cost and once it's done I think it will be a pretty nice rifle.

Spikes lower receiver: $110

S&W MP 15 16" 5.56 complete upper:
(used upper but after inspection it has never been shot or shot a few time). $440

CMMG lower parts kit: $58

Magpul stock milspec kit(buffer, buffer tube, spring, castle nut, latch plate). Shipped $85

5 polymer magazines. $30

For a total of $723 I think I'm going to have a pretty solid build. I hope all performs well. But for that price you can buy a decent rifle. But now I have what I want and I will know my rifle inside and out. I know I'll add extras later. I thanks you guys for the help and will keep you updated further after I piece it together with pics and a range report to follow.

If there are any other suggestions I'm all ears because I'm still a newbie in the AR world. Thanks for your help guys.
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Sounds like it'll be a nice AR.
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So I know I'll get some reducible but I helped a buddy out and sold him my spikes lower receiver for a profit of $10. I'll try and find another at my local gun and pawn who have them at the same price as I paid for mine. This way now I can pay off my upper faster.
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