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I got the last pieces today and put her together
total end cost is ~$700
now i need to use the other $300 and get me some rounds
plan on taking it out to the range this sunday
i'll have a range report in afterwards
thanks to everyone that helped out
(JD, slo, and some others who i'm sorry i've forgotten)
 

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Congratulations! That's a great accomplishment for your first time out.

Under $700USD is a great savings. You got some quality parts AND you got to assemble it yourself so you know how the damn thing works. Excellent job.

I am looking most forward to your range report.

However, a word of caution - Once you build your first one, they get damn addictive after that. :D

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Congratulations! That's a great accomplishment for your first time out.

Under $700USD is a great savings. You got some quality parts AND you got to assemble it yourself so you know how the damn thing works. Excellent job.

I am looking most forward to your range report.

However, a word of caution - Once you build your first one, they get damn addictive after that. :D

JD
thanks JD!
yeah after building it from scratch i really feel like i know how it really works
i appreciate it alot more
:D

hahaha
actually i'm already planning on the next one
thinking about getting a nice stainless steel 20" barrel
so i know what you mean by addictive...
 

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Hey man Can you give me a rundown of what all you bought? I am thinking about building one of these now that I have a source of income.
 

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Hey man Can you give me a rundown of what all you bought? I am thinking about building one of these now that I have a source of income.
yeah sure man

lower receiver: www.cactustactical.com
lower receiver parts: www.sportsmansguide.com (i'm a member so i get discounts)
M4 upper receiver complete: www.del-ton.com
bolt and carrier: www.del-ton.com
detachable handle: www.sportsmansguide.com
M4 stock: ebay! :D
M4 barrel: http://dynamicarmament.com
front sight post,detent, and spring:www.midwayusa.com
CAR handguards: http://dynamicarmament.com (they are only $15 and they are offering free shipping at the moment:D)
flash hider and crush washer: www.del-ton.com

you also might need some tools
multi-purpose tool:www.sportsmansguide.com
action block/other block: www.del-ton.com (this worked for both installing the stock and the barrel)
every other tool you can improvise or you probably have at home
i can also send you a AR-15 building guide if you'd like that i used and was pretty useful

of course you can find other websites and buy different stuff
this is just what i used
enjoy
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:eek: just kidding...

Good looking AR ya got there, Junho. And looks and PRICE wise....great job. Now get out and start enjoying it. Don't forget to pick up some extra magazines, too. ;)

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Seriously. I am looking for a range report.

How about that slo - our first child together... :eek:

and he has your sights ( er, eyes ).... LOL

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Seriously. I am looking for a range report.

How about that slo - our first child together... :eek:

and he has your sights ( er, eyes ).... LOL

JD
hahaha
i won't be home near my local range until sunday so the range report will have to wait:(
but i'm counting down every second!
:D

will remington be ok for zeroing her/him in?
 

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Ok well i went to the range today and put 50 rounds through it and zeroed it out
at first it was a little low to the left but with a few adjustments...
the last three shots were a beauty
:D
 

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Very nice Junho - That is "Minute of Bad Guy" in any country on the planet. Looks like you built yourself one fine AR there brother.

50 rounds through it - Any problems?

How did it feed and eject?

Any problems getting the brass out and away in time to feed the next round from the mag?

How was the recoil?

All in all - how do you feel about your first build?

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Ok well i went to the range today and put 50 rounds through it and zeroed it out
at first it was a little low to the left but with a few adjustments...
the last three shots were a beauty
:D
Great job junho. Was that at 100 yards or ? Not bad shooting with a piece that you put together yourself.

We'll have to make you the new 'poster child' for all the new members here or for the rest of the group who have been wanting to put an AR together for the first time or by themselves, but are a little tentative.

Junho has taken on that challenge and from the pictures, has put together an AR to be proud of. GOOD JOB! ;)

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Agreed Slo - +1 on that.

I put a sticky on the thread for a bit. It will be near the top of the AR board for a while to inspire new and veteran members considering building their first AR.

Well done junho!

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Very nice Junho - That is "Minute of Bad Guy" in any country on the planet. Looks like you built yourself one fine AR there brother.

50 rounds through it - Any problems?

How did it feed and eject?

Any problems getting the brass out and away in time to feed the next round from the mag?

How was the recoil?

All in all - how do you feel about your first build?

JD
i used remington 55 grain to zero it in
not a single problem (but then again its only 50 rounds :p)
feed like a dream and ejected just as well
recoil was surprisingly small. i'm used to a 22 and expected alot more for some reason...
for the first build i'm very satisfied. the guy at the gun shop even gave it a "good to go" thumbs up
i even snickered a little when i saw a guy today buying a S&W AR-15 for $1200 :D

Great job junho. Was that at 100 yards or ? Not bad shooting with a piece that you put together yourself.

We'll have to make you the new 'poster child' for all the new members here or for the rest of the group who have been wanting to put an AR together for the first time or by themselves, but are a little tentative.

Junho has taken on that challenge and from the pictures, has put together an AR to be proud of. GOOD JOB!

Slo
yup :D
couldn't be more content with it
thanks!
i just put the pieces together
couldn't have done it without you guy's help
thanks!

Agreed Slo - +1 on that.

I put a sticky on the thread for a bit. It will be near the top of the AR board for a while to inspire new and veteran members considering building their first AR.

Well done junho!

JD
hahaha
woohoo!
thanks!
:D
 

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*BUMP*

In case we have any new members looking at building their own piece of Black Rifle Mystery...

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Very nice AR. Are you planning on adding any accessories in the future?
 

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Very nice AR. Are you planning on adding any accessories in the future?
thanks :D
yup
the end product will have a free float from YHM, flip up front and rear sights from YHM as well, an ergo handle, 512 eotech, and a trigger job.
but thats gonna be far into the future :(
my money tree is running low :p

but as of right now i'm gonna get a riser and put a cheap simmons red dot scope on it see how that works and flip up rear sights from YHM
 

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Putting on a red dot scope will balance out your M4 pretty nicely. Seems like you'll have co-witnessing iron sights, which is awesome for taking longer shots without having to change your configuration.
 

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The best thing about this thread, in my opinion, is that the TS didn't know anything about building his own weapon a few months ago, and budget was a concern.

Not only did he build a kick *** rifle on his first try out of the gate, he did the whole thing for under $700.

Very cool.

JD
 

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Very nice work, junho! Not only did you score a good rifle for not a lot of money, but you gained the knowledge of how to assemble it. That counts for a lot!

Putting on a red dot scope will balance out your M4 pretty nicely. Seems like you'll have co-witnessing iron sights, which is awesome for taking longer shots without having to change your configuration.
Agreed. That's what I have exactly -- a Bushnell holosight cowitnessing my iron sights.
 

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Since you've already done biz with them...

thanks :D
yup
the end product will have a free float from YHM, flip up front and rear sights from YHM as well, an ergo handle, 512 eotech, and a trigger job.
but thats gonna be far into the future :(
my money tree is running low :p

but as of right now i'm gonna get a riser and put a cheap simmons red dot scope on it see how that works and flip up rear sights from YHM
Junho,

Here's another link for you, and possibly an answer to your red dot....

http://www.del-ton.com/SPOT_Scope_p/op1011.htm

Yes, I know...it's an Aimpoint CLONE. But from the reviews I've read on it, it is one of the better ones out there. And the price is right.

Slo
 
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