My newly built AR at the range

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by cddbrowns, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. cddbrowns

    cddbrowns New Member

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    Well, took the new baby out today, dont have a scope yet so please keep that in mind when looking at the shooting. Just wanted to make sure it works well and shot straight.

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    Setting up for the shooting, "cold" range moment.

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    Getting ready for the "hot" range moment, here we go! 50 yard range.

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    First set of shots, waited for the "cold" range so I could get the target. Realized I had to move up and to the right. Right is no problem, but DANG IT I forgot my sight adjustment tool for the front sight! Wouldnt ya know it?!?!?! Adjusted the back and tried again. "HOT RANGE!"

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    Better, but realizing why these Magpul backup sights are called backup sights.......had to basically guess how far up I needed to go through the sights, couldnt even see the target because the front sight was covering it. MAN I have to get a scope on this thing!

    Anyway, enjoy.
     
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  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    It works, no failures and you were pretty decently on paper at fifty yards the first time out. That sounds like a good first trial to me. You can make it more accurate as you go, but you have to start with a good stick. You built one. Congrats.
     

  3. cddbrowns

    cddbrowns New Member

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    I shoot much better than that, embarrassing a bit. LOL! Just need that scope and a range finder to actually see where I am hitting....but thanks. Im proud of this thing. Several people came over admiring it.
     
  4. skullcrusher

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    No need to be embarrassed. In fact, I always second guess a target that has one hole. Awesome job and the AR is just beautiful. *respect*

    I am a bit disappointed that it is not burnt orange.
     
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  5. cddbrowns

    cddbrowns New Member

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    Haha, trust me, I did think about that for a second or two. LOL!
     
  6. diggsbakes

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    It's a succesful build as far as I'm concerned! It cycled just fine and threw 'em all downrange. I've forgotten my FS adj. tool as well. . . and my range isn't in the neighborhood.

    I would hope those Magpuls would be a little more "user friendly". :( They are not top of the line BUIS, but are supposed to be pretty good and GREAT for plastic. I have a set from Midwest industries that are just as good as any iron sights I've ever used on an AR, period. If the front sigtht diameter was too wide, you can always take a bit off the side with a Dremel (sanding bit) or replace the post.

    Good job on the build! :)
     
  7. Gloves

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    Sweet AR and great range report!

    What does a tight group at 50 yards look like with iron sights?
    I want to get a benchmark for when I try to zero in. Right now
    my paper looks like cddbrowns'
     
  8. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    A live round works great for adjusting a FSP.
     
  9. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    this is from my toss together A1 upper using a 1960's surplus 1:12 m16 barrel. its not the best barrel in the world for accuracy and needs to be retired to full auto duty:

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    100yds

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  10. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    But wouldn't that be your OWN range report?
     
  11. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    Well done, Browns, and that rifle is awesomely cool!
     
  12. JonM

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    was a response to gloves. wanted to put the groups in context as my rifle is not a target gun. if you want the actual range report on that rifle and the 03a3 they are under the range report section with more info. my groupings are no better than the op. just fewer shots. im not claiming its better or worse. just a reply not trying to one up anyone.
     
  13. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    Never thought you were trying to one-up, your knowledge of firearms speaks for itself. Just thought it was stealing some of the thunder of the OP is all.
     
  14. cddbrowns

    cddbrowns New Member

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    Its cool, I have enough thunder to go around! (beams proudly)

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  15. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    That's the attitude I like!

    Very disturbing Easter Bunny BTW. . .
     
  16. cddbrowns

    cddbrowns New Member

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    Thanka thanka
     
  17. JonM

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    cd, what sights are those?? i dont think ive seen that type before. freehand thats damn good shooting. my range frowns on people shooting at a standing position. you can do it but the range officers tend to glare at you.
     
  18. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You need a front sight adjustment tool? Never used one. Guess, I am just an Old Marine.;)
     
  19. cddbrowns

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    Those are the Magpul Gen2 backup sights. That was from seated but I couldnt adjust the front so I had to guess how high to aim. The front sight is so thick I couldnt see the actual bulls eye so Im just glad I hit the paper. LOL!

    LOL! Well, to make it perfect I do. I dealt while without it.
     
  20. JonM

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    it looks, from the craptastic pics on magpul site, like a standard AR front sight post. maybe you can get a thin NM sight post. i put one on my AR and it makes shooting with irons a LOT easier.

    if its the same take a look at this one its pretty good:

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=463361
     
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