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AR15: An Armalite Rookie Viewpoint

Discussion in 'Long Guns' started by CaddmannQ, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

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    I dropped a Leupold 3-9 on the one i built for my pops last summer. It was a hunting build, so he didnt need external adjust turrets, or a BDC reticle. I also knew i would be camo dipping it, so wanted something that i could trust to be waterproof. My only recourse was i didnt take into account that he would be night hunting, and didnt get an illuminated reticle.


    http://mossbergowners.com/forum/index.php?threads/another-ar-build.14227/page-2
  2. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    That is what I was thinking... :) I have a Hogue grip on one of mine and I like it...
  3. RAMBO

    RAMBO .410

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    TUFF, WHERE DID YE GET THE RED TRIGGER CLIP ? I CAN SEE A REASON FOR THAT.

    THANKS
    RAMBO
  4. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    My best buddy gave me this puppy last night. Custom made. 1" dia.

    Looks heavy duty except for the tiny roll pins.

    Sportsman's WH would want $180 for this but he got it at a gun show for $80.

    20160301_060010.jpg

    I'd have my 60 mm Tasco on there right now, but I'm afraid the AR would make it rattle like maracas.
  5. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

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    Roll pins to secure the caps? Or just as alignment dowels?
  6. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    The screws have flush sunk square heads, pinned thru.

    BTW, this is a lot taller than the rings I'm using. It should make it easier to get my meathooks on the charging handle.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2016
  7. RAMBO

    RAMBO .410

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    CAD, LOVE YE BIKE.
  8. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Thank you Rambo. I've had this one 12 years and it takes some patience to polish all that metal.
  9. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Here's me and the Mrs. heading up to the Silver country.
    We've both lost weight since then (about 2006 that was taken.)
    I'm about 240 lbs in this photo and that bike makes me look quite small.
    sv27.jpg
  10. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Here's the specs on the upper:
    • Upper Receiver: A3 Flat-Top
    • Barrel Length: 16"
    • Barrel Contour: Government
    • Barrel Material: 4140 Chrome Moly Matte
    • Muzzle Thread Pattern: 1/2"-28
    • Chrome Lined: No
    • Barrel Finish: Chrome Moly Matte
    • Twist Rate: 1 in 9"
    • Chamber: 5.56x45mm NATO
    • M4 Feed Ramps: Yes
    • Muzzle Device: A2 Flash Hider
    • Gas System Length: Carbine
    • Gas Block Diameter: 0.750"
    • Handguard: 2-Piece M4 Style
    • Sights: A2 Fixed Front
    • Bolt Carrier Assembly Included: Yes
    • Bolt Carrier Type: Mil-Spec
    I was hoping the barrel would be chromed.
  11. Tuflehundon

    Tuflehundon .270 WIN

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    There are tons of "budget" scope options out there. A 3-9 would work for you, a 2-10 would be better, but might cost more. I agree with others that a good one piece mount will be much better for an AR. I used the SWFA SSALT for years, which is a rebranded version of the PEPR. Little cheaper.
  12. Tuflehundon

    Tuflehundon .270 WIN

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    It comes as part of the HiperFire trigger system. It's 3 times the width of a normal trigger with the shoe (red clip) installed. It does 2 things. 1: It forces you to put your finger in the exact same place every time you use it. 2: It makes the trigger feel lighter than it actually is. mine breaks at about 2 lbs (competition trigger), but it feels like 1lb. Even when you swap the springs and have it at 4 1/2 lbs, it feels lighter.

    https://www.hiperfire.com/
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  13. RAMBO

    RAMBO .410

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    TUFLEHUNDON, NOW YE GONA CAUSE TO SPEND $$$$ I DONT REALLY HAVE.
    I LOVE THAT SIGHT.
    THANKS
    RABMO
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  14. Tuflehundon

    Tuflehundon .270 WIN

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    That's the beauty of AR's. You can go mild to wild with them. For average shooters, free float that barrel, get an optic you like better and run with it. The average shooter won't see a big advantage doing all the stuff I did to mine. Mine is a gamer gun, built from the ground up for competition.
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  15. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    I'm a below average shooter. I'll have other guns, but this one I like the way it is so far.

    Color me happy with the whole deal.
    Even the scratches :D
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  16. Tuflehundon

    Tuflehundon .270 WIN

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    Mines a little beat up and scratched as well. Just adds character. When we switch between guns in 3gun we put them in dump barrels, which are plastic 55 gallon drums. Some of us (myself included) throw the guns into those barrels with some force. Faster they get in there, the faster we can grab the next gun.

    Some people baby these guns, but they are designed to be able to take a beating and keep going.
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  17. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    I've said it many times before.

    If your gun isn't scratched up, you're not using it right...
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  18. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    I own a few that I kinda baby when traveling and storing and laying on the tailgate and stuff, but I still shoot them.
  19. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

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    Guns aint worth a thing if they cant take some abuse.
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  20. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Lemme get a Hell Yeah!!

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