Originally Posted by Kwaynebb
As far as parts go what should I be focusing on. I am looking at the DPMS lower if that makes a difference. My main intentions of this gun will be the occasional hunt, Im not a big target shooter but I feel that once I have a gun like this that may change, so I would like to be able to group a few rounds together, but in saying that im not looking for a competition shooter. I like the match trigger from the few I have had my hands on, and from what I have heard from other people. Other than that I dont know what else to look for, so once again I am going to turn to the all knowing.. all seeing.. JD
Kyle, I appreciate the shout out but there are PLENTY of members here with a vastly greater technical understanding of the platform than I am.
Quetin, slowrdy45, mjkeat and our latest vendor R.A.R. ALL have a wealth of knowledge to draw from. I was merely here first and wanted to get some good information out there for folks looking for information for their first buy/build.
There is nothing wrong with the DPMS unit, but one of the things that is a common, behind the scenes untalked about fact, is that there are about 2 or 4 production houses that turn out MOST of the production receivers for a lot of companies and just place different roll marks on the same unit.
So find a lower, and matching upper if you can, THAT YOU LIKE. It doesn't matter what any one of us likes, it matters what you like, because it's your money and it will be your rifle.
Now when I was talking about deciding what you wanted to use the rifle for AFTER buying your lower is when we get into the lower parts kit and what kind of parts you will be looking for. Specially in the trigger and the pistol grip.
In most folks opinion a really cool, breaks like glass, $150-$200 drop in two stage trigger on a 16" mil spec, Minute of Bad Guy perimeter rifle is going to be a waste of money. It is not going to drastically improve your performance. A stock GI trigger with just a little free tuning is going to give you great results in this type of weapon.
Now if you want to build a 20" or 24" varmint rifle that is built for sub MOA accuracy out to 500 or 600 yards, you are going to REALLY want to spend the extra cash and get a truly great two stage trigger because it will GREATLY improve your accuracy.
So you are looking at DPMS for your lower. It's a very nice unit, and if you are happy with it, that is fine. But what is YOUR
end result goal for application and your definition of accuracy for it when you are done?
From there, we can help you design exactly what you are looking for brother. As in the build threads above, there are people who started in this EXACT position and ended up with some great rifles.
Give it some thought and get back to us.