First build, need help!

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by rugerry, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. rugerry

    rugerry New Member

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    OK, so this is my first ar build. I have been picking up parts a few at a time so I don't break the bank. So far this is what I have, spikes lower with dpms parts kit, dpms buffer tube, magpul Moe trigger guard (od green), and a geissele ssa two stage trigger. Thus for I'll only have around 50 into the build. What can I say I do a lot of trading :) . So now its a bout time to start the upper :-\ . I know some of the parts I want in the upper.
    -Spikes flat top upper
    - spikes 16 in 1/8 twist midlength chrome lined barrel
    - yhm diamond rifle length free float.
    as far as everything else, im up in the air. So if you have any suggestions or parts u no longer need, im interested in buying/ trading.
     
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  2. 7.62 Man

    7.62 Man New Member

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    If you know what parts you want, what is the problem?
     

  3. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Sweet, let us know what she looks like once you get everything done
     
  4. rugerry

    rugerry New Member

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    sorry it posted half way through my post.
     
  5. rugerry

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    Got most of my lower parts in the mail today. Need a take down pin spring, my son stole it out of the parts bucket. Anyone have one I'll gladly buy it. Then time for a stock. Was thinking magpul ctr. What do y'all think? After that, time for the upper. :) pics to come. This app is messing up.
     

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  6. AgentTikki

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    I'd get another barrel, imho Spikes oversizes the gas port on their barrels.
     
  7. rugerry

    rugerry New Member

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    What would you suggest around the same price range?
     
  8. okdonk

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  9. rugerry

    rugerry New Member

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    I would, but I'm set on building piece by piece. Just on of those things. One thing about buying a complete upper, I'd be buying parts twice. I have to have rifle length quad rail, or else my support hand would be on the barrel. :-\
     
  10. rmwilder

    rmwilder New Member

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    I have a Green Mountain barrel and it shoots great. I also use a midwest industry extended rifle quad. She looks great. :D
     
  11. purehavoc

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    I will say this I have a couple stripped uppers I have been waiting to build. However I cannot build the upper for cheaper than I can buy a complete upper from PSA with their cheap pricing right now .
     
  12. GaMatt72

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    I like my Daniel Defense barrel. It should be in the same range as Spikes.
     
  13. rugerry

    rugerry New Member

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    Well, just picked up a bad lever, afg2 grip and a magpul single point sling attachment. Time to buy parts for upper.
     
  14. AgentTikki

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    Psa has good cl mp hp cmv chf barrels.

    Ar15performance.com has nicely priced units as well, melonited too $175 I think?
     
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  15. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Daniel Defense, Bravo Company.
     
  16. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Very true! In fact I couldn't resist and ordered a PSA upper during their labor day sale. :p
     
  17. Rhino24

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    Which upper did you get Quentin? I had to get one two for $294 shipped. 16" mid-length cmv. I already have the Hammer Forge "machine gun steel" mid-length upper.
     
  18. purehavoc

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    I have a couple of their 16" carbines and one of their 14.7 LW middys " this one is super light" . All run flawless as expected and cycle cheap steel ammo perfectly :D
    Im happy with all my purchases from them and they have free shipping right now over $50 the MOE 16" carbine they have for $319 is a decent deal as you do get the MOE handguard and the magpul rear sight with it in black or FDE.
     
  19. purehavoc

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    Q,
    When you get it and run some rounds thru it I would like your honest opinion of what you think of it . I have one gun that is approaching 6000 rds without a hiccup
     
  20. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    I got the 16" LW midlength for the same price. Not CHF. BCGs weren't in stock but this is a Christmas present for my son-in-law so I have time. Very curious to compare to BCM and DD. I will slap in a BCG just to test for function but won't put many rounds through it until I get a PSA BCG.
     
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