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Old October 28, 2012, 07:08 PM   #1
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Pulled the trigger (sorry for the pun) on my first 5.56!

This gun and picture are so fresh, I haven't even de-greased the gun, cleaned the bore, or even unwrapped the PMag! Apologies for the 'artistic' license. I had tons of oak leaves just laying around! So, I got the burlap bags.....

I think I'm going to chase down a few 10 and 20 rd mags and some 5.56 M193 ammo and hit the range next day off.
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Old October 28, 2012, 09:01 PM   #2
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Very exciting man. I always feel all giggly when I get a new gun too
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Old October 28, 2012, 09:13 PM   #3
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You'll love that Sport. Mine has been great.

Try and find a shielded Colt foregrip if you can. Mine came with a non heat shielded and it gets hot pretty darn quick. I found a used one at a show for $10.
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Old October 28, 2012, 09:51 PM   #4
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Try and find a shielded Colt foregrip

Yeah... They're not cheap! Maybe if I can't find one, I'll pack the stock one with aluminum foil!
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Old October 28, 2012, 10:13 PM   #5
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Don't use aluminum foil. Aluminum conducts heat extremely well. I'm not at all familiar with the rifle, but if you can pack it with anything, pack it with fiberglass insulation.
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Old October 30, 2012, 06:06 AM   #6
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Don't pack it, it needs air circulation to cool. Single shield HG's are nearly free and double shield HG's are around $10.
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Old October 30, 2012, 06:43 AM   #7
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Congratulations on an excellent choice on an AR.
You will love the Sport, it is accurate all day long. I use hand loads and get 1/2" and under groups at 100 yards. I have not noticed any problem with the hand quard or heat, but then I don't do mag dumps etc. I mainly shoot for accuracy and work up the most accurate loads for my rifles. I will say the Sport at 100 yards has been one of my most accurate rifles.
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Old October 30, 2012, 06:50 AM   #8
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I have a set of heat shield hand guards that you can have for free. Sort of a welcome to "the EBR club" gift.

PM me with your address.
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Old October 30, 2012, 08:08 AM   #9
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I have a set of heat shield hand guards that you can have for free. Sort of a welcome to "the EBR club" gift.

PM me with your address.
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For around $20 you can get a Magpul set that will allow a little more options and has great heat shielding...

The Sport is a great rifle for the money---enjoy.
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Old October 30, 2012, 08:38 AM   #10
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Yeah, they arent Magpul hand guards. They are standard, single-shield. But they are in perfect condition...and they are just layin' around on my work bench taking up real estate.
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Old October 30, 2012, 09:48 AM   #11
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Congrats on your new ar.
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Old October 30, 2012, 10:31 AM   #12
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Skadoosh, if he doesn't take you up on your offer, I will. I bought the Sport, too and love it.

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Old October 30, 2012, 06:44 PM   #13
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I have a set of heat shield hand guards that you can have for free. Sort of a welcome to "the EBR club" gift.
Skadoosh, got your message, just now. I'm in, and very appreciative! It's a very kind gesture, and I do feel 'welcome'!. Thank you!

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Old October 31, 2012, 04:43 AM   #14
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Congrats on your first Evil Black Rifle! you made a good choice with the M&P Sport.

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Old October 31, 2012, 05:21 AM   #15
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Congrats on your new rifle and welcome to the "Sport Fan Club"
I hope yours is accurate and functions 100%.
I wish mine came with the Magpul MBUS.
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