The Build Begins...

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Shihan, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanks to our esteemed Dog2000tj, I know have a Territorial Gunsmiths 2nd Amendment Edition Lower, on which to start my build.
    With the lower ready, I will be going with the RRA LPK with Ergo grip as recommended by Canebrake in another thread.
    Then from there the question will really begin...What Caliber?, Barrel Length?, Twist Rate? Build the upper or buy complete? and numerous others.
    I am open to recommendations and thoughts of previous builders and from others past experiences.
    So without further ado...Let the build begin.:D
     

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  2. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You're just showing off. :p
     
  3. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    Just wait till Cane comes by with his Magnum Pig :rolleyes:

    ;)
     
  4. NPD5946TSW

    NPD5946TSW New Member

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    Sure is a good lookin' lower. Keep up with pics as you work on it!
     
  5. lonyaeger

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    I would go with the .223 if nothing else but for the abundance of ammo and comparative affordability of it. That's if you want to shoot the rifle a lot.

    If you do that, I would go with as fast a twist rate as you can so you can shoot heavier bullets if you want to.....but I think most AR barrels come with at least 1:9.
     
  6. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    got a bayonet picked out yet??
     
  7. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    LOL :D

    ten char
     
  8. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Of course! taken care of.:p
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    SEXY isn't it.
     
  9. mjkeat

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  10. canebrake

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    It's MAGNUM P.I.G and yes, it's an AR-45, a 458SOCOM.

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    And yes, you can make a small fortune building and shooting a 458SOCOM.

    You just need to start off with a large fortune.
     
  11. Quentin

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    Nice lower, Shihan! Never seen that one before. Good luck with the new build. We'll definitely be watching!
     
  12. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Step 2: L P K Installation

    Picked up a lower parts kit and installed it. It was more simple than I had thought. The next time should be a breeze. It now needs an ergo grip and haven't decided on a buttstock either.

    I will pick those up shortly, then it is time to get an Upper and decide on caliber.:confused:

    So many choices...Stay tuned:D
     

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  13. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    ***UPDATE***​

    I would go with .50BMG.
     
  14. Squirrel_Slayer

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    I know that some people will gripe at me for mentioning this, because they sell Doublestar, but I would check out J and T Distributing for your upper. I bought my 24" bull barrelled upper from them, complete, for 504.00 delivered to my door. They had it there one week from calling in my order.
     
  15. dog2000tj

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    If you are going to go with a larger caliber than I would recommend a non adjustable stock. Or get a MagPul PRS and you should be good for anything.

    Sure looks good though ;)
     
  16. Squirrel_Slayer

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    I second putting a PRS on there. Hard to swallow coughing up 250.00 for a stock, but you will thank yourself in the long run.
     
  17. canebrake

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  18. canebrake

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    Go with an ACE:

    Note the Ergo grip.

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    This would look good on your AR, just ask RSG.

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