Some Range Time

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by mjkeat, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Took the Spikes midlength out for its 2nd trip to the range today.

    Heres the stats: Spikes Tactical Complete Mid-Length 5.56/.223 Upper Receiver assemblies. Each Features: M4 flat top upper receiver, Machined from a 7075 T6 Mil-Spec Forging with Mil-Spec Type III Hardcoat Anodized finish, T-markings, Spike's logo and M4 feed ramps. The Barrel is 4150 Chrome-moly Vanadium Alloy, M4 barrel extension, Chrome chamber and bore, 5.56mm NATO chamber, 1:7 Twist, Magnetic particle testing, with a Phosphate finish. Government Profile with Mid-Length gas system. The Barrel is Phosphate finished under the F marked A2 front sight base. The M16 carriers are Chrome lined with a Mil-Spec phosphate finish. Forged Mil-Spec carrier key, Chrome lined, attached with Grade 8 hardware and Properly staked. MP tested bolt, Each extractor is fitted with a Mil-Spec black insert and Mil-Spec Viton o-ring. Double heat shield M4 hand guards. A2 Flash Hider. Includes Spike's ST-T2 Tungsten filled Heavy Buffer

    My impressions: Its a very nice upper for the money. Built well and looks good. The combo of being a midlength and the heavy buffer make for smooth shooting and accurate to boot. Throw in a reworked trigger and things only get better.

    Some of his friends ready for a good time.
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    All by himself
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    Rapid fire from the slung position. Three shot groups. Not my best but it was getting late in the day and it was hot.
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  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Good stuff, good shooting and good lookin' sticks!
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I'm not an AR guy, but that's a sweet looking rifle. Please tell me what that thing is under the handguard. I've seen them, but I haven't a clue.
     
  4. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Thank you. Just getting back into it after 5 years.

    Thank you. Its a Magpul AFG ( angled fore-grip ). It really helps me with proper handling of the AR.
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Thanks, I absolutely couldn't figure it out. When I was in the service, ('67-'71) the M16s were still pretty new and weren't being used in the civilian market. They've really come an incredibly long way.
     
  6. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Very true. Ther eare a lot of people making some good products for the AR. I really like the AFG compared to the vertical grip Im used to.