Another one Down. . .

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by diggsbakes, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    I put this one together over the last several months, pretty much along the same timeline as "Scrapy", except that every part was bought new. The purpose of this build was to add a light-weight, controllabe, carbine to the safe, that can accept a small Red-dot in the future and other upgrades (forearm, buffer, etc). It is also ideal for a second upper to carry in a backpack that can complement the SPR that I have in the works.

    Upper receiver is an Aero Precision, which I had heard positive feedback about and I wanted to deviate a bit from "the usual". The lower is a Surplus Arms and Ammo, which I've had nothing but success lately. Fit and finish on both are perfect.

    Barrel is a Green mountain M4 barrel, 5.56 1:8 , with Chrome lined chamber and bore, composed of 41V50 vanadium alloy milspec steel. I was very pleasantly suprised by the quality and ease of fitting a gas block.

    Minimal fitting was required to get the bottom rail where I wanted it on HG.

    The feel is great and I was able to test fire it in town! My home gun store (I'm finally claiming them. . . ;)) now has a testing tube that I can use freely! The gun functioned flawlessly! Recoil was very acceptable with an H buffer installed.

    Very hapy with this one! :)
     

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  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    WOOT!

    Great lookin' stick diggs.
     

  3. VitSports6

    VitSports6 New Member

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    Very nice!
    I have been pleased with my Aero Upper as well, I should get a Surplus Ammo lower for my next build.

    Forgot to ask, Where did you get the dust cover from?
     
  4. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    sexy,tool diggs...nice american punisher dust cover :)
     
  5. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Very nice looking stick Diggs. Is that a Punisher AND a distress flag on your action cover?
     
  6. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Great looking stick, Diggs!! I need to check out the 1/8 chrome lined tube. How's the accuracy?
     
  7. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    That is a nice looking boom stick.
     
  8. wmille01

    wmille01 New Member

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    ooh lala, very nice looks like it would handle like a dream too
     
  9. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Nice rifle, Diggs! Glad it came together so easy...
     
  10. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    Don't know yet. Like I said, I only test fired it in a tube, hopefully tommorrow will not be 30-40 mph winds and I can shoot on the range!?!

    If the accuracy checks out another GM will be headed this way soon! :)
     
  11. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    Always happy news when it's about a new addition to the family. Thanks for the pics.
     
  12. WDB

    WDB New Member

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    Nice job dig!
    Aero Precision is a local company (for me), use to build lowers for Armailte (poor spelling). I have a couple and they work great. The first I purchased was a stripped lower and built it to my only personaly built AR and IMHO is a buzz saw, come get some AR. It makes me grin every time I take it out. I bought another lower and will build a long range AR in 308 when money allows. I have a another AR bought complete, it is a good rifle just not the same as the one I built
     

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  13. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Looking good. Im interested in how the 1/8 performs as well.
     
  14. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Nice looking stick there diggs! :cool:

    I think you will be pleased with that 1/8 twist using heavy 77-80 grain rounds for getting some good reach.

    Ain't you missing something under your forum name there? ;)
     
  15. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    very nice!!

    the green mountain barrels are on my list for barrels cant wait to see a report on it's performance.
     
  16. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    You are missing something under your forum name as well. ;)