Burnt Bronze Carbine Build

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by TexasGunner, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. TexasGunner

    TexasGunner New Member

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    Ok. Here are the details on my latest build I am calling the Burnt Bronze Lightweight Carbine. This was my first experience with applying Cerakote. I sand blasted the upper/lower receiver, hand guard and CTR stock and sprayed them with Burnt Bronze Cerakote (The heat cured version)

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    *Palmetto State Multi Cal. Lower
    *ALG ACT Trigger
    *Seekins Precision Mag Release Button
    *Norgon Ambi Catch magazine release
    *Magpul MOE grip
    *Magpul CTR Stock
    *Noveske QD end plate



    Upper....
    *Started with a stripped receiver
    *Spikes Tactical CHF 5.56 1/7 twist chrome lined 14.5" optimum profile barrel w/ mid-length gas port
    *Spikes Tactical Dynacomp - Pinned
    *Troy Industries low profile gas block
    *WMD Nitromet Mid-length gas tube
    *10.25 Diamondhead VRS T free float hand guard
    *Rubber City Armory Nitride coated BCG
    *Fortis mfg. HAMMER charging handle
    *Troy Industries folding Di-Optic Aperture Tritium Battle Sight Rear
    *Troy Industries front folding Tritium M4 style Battle Sight
    *Ergo rail covers

    Got to test fire it today and it ran like a champ. Ran 60 rounds through 2 Troy Battle Mags without a hiccup. This rifle weighs in a 6 lbs. 10 oz. empty and 7 lbs. 10 oz. with a loaded 30 round mag. I can't believe how smooth it shoots with the mid length gas system. virtually zero muzzle climb. This is one of my favorite builds. :D

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  2. okdonk

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    Gun porn pics on saturday cold night.. the best! Thank you!
    So sexy.. love it more since u cerakoted the stock too.
     
  3. TexasGunner

    TexasGunner New Member

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    Thank you thank you! I love building! I pre-ordered an NEA Compact Carbine Stock for this one but didn't want to wait for it to come in to finish the build. Already had a flat dark earth CTR stock so I coated it. It turned out way better than I anticipated. image-2680368934.png We will see what I will do when this one dies come in..... If it does still go on this gun it will be getting coated as well.

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  4. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    The uncured disease in you just became BRD+C
     
  5. robocop10mm

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  6. indy36

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    Yours is better but mine is a similar color. Called 'matte sand', anodized not coated.

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    You did a nice job on yours.
     
  7. TexasGunner

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    Thank you! I have seen the matte sand from RGuns. What I can't figure out is why they can't get their anodizing colors to match on the mate sand. I briefly had a build with their green anodized parts.

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    It took them about 5-6 months to get the upper to me. I would probably have kept it if their name and roll mark were not on the lower. I do not need a reminder of the company every time I look at it, so I sold it. I can say though, that wile it looked really nice the color anodizing scratches a whole lot easier than the black anodizing. Hope you enjoy your rifle. I like the RGuns RGQ hand guard that was on my green one. While I will never order another upper from the, I may at some point order am RGQ hand guard for a future build. I'd just go with the black as I will sandblast and Cerakote it.
     
  8. cotex

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    Love the color to the max! I'm not done with my first one yet and looking to start my second, the color I am obsessed with wow I want. Did you start Ina gun part you didn't like first? I'm so nervous to spray, will prepping by sand blasting with aluminum oxide work, I've got that at work.
     
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  10. TexasGunner

    TexasGunner New Member

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    Nope! I sprayed a test plate and felt comfortable, so I sandblasted the upper, lower and hand guard. Risky? Maybe! But I took my time and made sure everything was prepped perfectly. And the results turned out perfect. I am already ready to start another build. I'm gonna go with Tungsten on the next one.
     
  11. sputnik1988

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    Did you blast and paint the inside of the receivers also? I'm about to do my A1 in Norelles and I'm thinking I may leave those areas alone.
     
  12. TexasGunner

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    Yes I sandblasted the internals of the upper and lower receiver and coated them as well. The insides are harder to spray, but well worth the effort. It looks like a factory finish that way.
     
  13. sputnik1988

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    I may just do that then, thanks.
     
  14. TexasGunner

    TexasGunner New Member

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    Updated pic after mounting weapon light and switching grip from MOE to MOE K2
     
  15. okdonk

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    Do you have the BCM or Umbrella Grips? I always wonder which is the most vertical among the three. I currently love the BCM and been digging the K2.
     
  16. TexasGunner

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    I have not tried the BCM or Umbrella grips, but the grip angle on the K2 is almost perfect. The K2 has more texture/grip then the standard MOE. I will be using it again on my next build.
     
  17. TexasGunner

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    Thanks! It shots as well as it looks! I really like the mid length gas system and will use it on builds going forward.
     
  18. bamashooter68

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    Man!! That's nice!! That has to be the prettiest AR I have ever seen. I need to do me one up like that. Do you do this for a hobby or is it a business? My goodness. Is there a benefit to prettying a rifle up like that or is it just for looks?
     
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