New AR 15

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by jharder0002, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. jharder0002

    jharder0002 New Member

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    Hey guys. Names john harder. I'm new to the forum.
    Just wanted to get some people's opinion on a (half) build.
    I got a great deal on a more or less brand new double star black rifle. What I was curious about was if this would be a good base to start adding on new parts to or If I should just think about building a new one from scratch.
    I want to basically tear the whole rifle down and replace all the insides with pieces from RRA or Bravo company.
     
  2. JSDenson07

    JSDenson07 New Member

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    hey. Good question if its a toy on a budget go for it! If youre looking for tack driving...eh.. What exactly are you liking to do with it
     

  3. jharder0002

    jharder0002 New Member

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    More or less plinking and occasionally the range. Might take it hunting every now and then as well.

    Hypothetically If I replaced all the internals and the barrel with tier one parts wouldn't it shoot like a tier one gun? I mean like new everything besides stripped lower and upper and the other non essentials.
    This build would take place over a couple months seeing as I'm a poor college student. But while I was building, I'd like to have something to get a little range time in with
     
  4. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    I say spend your money on mags and ammo, and shoot it like you stole it. ENJOY IT!

    If it fails on you, or doesn't meet your expectations of accuracy, then make mods.

    You will probably find that it'll outshoot you for a long time. If you wanted to upgrade the barrel bolt and trigger, those would make the most difference in the way it shoots, you can always do that later.

    The upper and lower recievers are more or less the same as any other forged AR.
     
  5. hockeyjr1

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    I have a rra ar15 and the only things I don't like about it is it's a heavy gun and the trigger... Idk if I'm just not used to or not a fan of a 2 stage but I kinda want to switch it out for a lighter one... Anyone else have this dislike?

    Put a sign in your front yard that reads "Gun Free House" & see where the criminals go.
     
  6. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Hockey,

    The standard Rock River Rifles have a heavy barrel although you can buy the lighter weight and slightly heavier is my preference. However I am an accuracy guy and like the benifits of the rifles performing to 3/4 MOA Groups at 100 out of a 16 in rifle. The two stage since I am now use to it, is one of the best triggers in the market for the money. If you even want to improve it get some KNS Anti-Rotate Trigger and Hammer Pins. It is also the trigger that was selected to be used in the 25,000 Federal Government contract guns. So must be something to it. I have a JP Match Single Stage in my 6.5 Grendel but certainly more money but I believe no more benefit to the rifles accuracy over the 2 Stage.
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  7. mjkeat

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    I would sell it and start over w/ a BCM. The difference in quality will leave you dizzy and slightly teary eyed lol.

    Before dropping coin on a trigger you may want to get a good grasp on the amount you will be shooting. There are good triggers and there are great triggers. Also one thing to remember is some triggers don't like high volume shooting and can become spongy and loose stages.
     
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  8. Quentin

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    I'd do like AgentTikki said and buy magazines and ammo now. Go out and shoot your new DS and see if it does what you want as is. For plinking it probably will. If you really want a tier 1 AR you could buy such an upper and use it on the DS lower, it should work very well, maybe upgrade the buffer to an H.

    Don't tear up the DS though, keep the upper original because you may end up wanting to sell it like MJ said. It'll be a real hassle if you added a FF rail, low gas block and fancy muzzle brake, you'd have to try to put back together the stock DS upper because you'd lose too much giving away the upgrades.
     
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  9. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Q, empty you inbox please.
     
  10. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Well the way I see it, he's already spent his money. It's just a little late to do any research on it. Just go out and shoot it. Go out and get some trigger time, figure it out a bit, form an opinion. Too much thinking and not enough doing makes Johnny a dull boy.

    Q does bring up a good point, if your dissatisfied with your barrel or upper, it'd probably be better to just sell it complete and buy another one. You'd probably lose a bit less that way.
     
  11. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Good point Q/AT, you usually get more in the end by parting things out.
     
  12. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Oops, empty now...
     
  13. jharder0002

    jharder0002 New Member

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    Lol alright. Thanks for the advice guys. Put about 300 rounds through it so far and it's doing what I want. Think I'll prolly just keep it and buy a Daniel defense when I start making a little more.