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Old July 20, 2013, 07:07 PM   #26
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So I'm planning this AR to be a fast acquisition platform. Mostly within 100 yards. I have 2 questions?

What Mid-Length barrel would you suggest?

and

What optics or iron sights?
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Old July 21, 2013, 05:39 PM   #27
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For the barrel any Mil Spec 1-7 twist should do you fine.

For the optic I would go with a Aimpoint PRO its a great red dot sight that wont break the bank $400.00. Some will chime in and suggest a Eotech, but for me I love the simplicity of a single red dot nothing wrong with a Eotech I just find there reticles a little busy IMO.
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Old July 24, 2013, 01:44 PM   #28
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Does anyone else harbor a distaste for battery dependent optics?

I find a small and light 2.5x shotgun scope pretty comfortable.


On a .22, I have an old Weaver red dot sight that gathers light from a fiber optic rod and projects a translucent red dot that I would guess to be about 10MOA on to the target. It did not cost $1000 (more like $30) is light and works well so long as one is not shooting from darkness into light.

I cannot find anything like it in the current market.

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Old July 24, 2013, 03:21 PM   #29
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Does anyone else harbor a distaste for battery dependent optics?
Not really especially when you consider a Aimpoint has a 30,000hr battery life and its not hard to keep a spare.
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Old July 28, 2013, 07:37 AM   #30
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Hey Guys,
So here are the barrels I'm looking at. Any suggestions? Reviews?

Rainier Arms Select™ 5.56MM MEDCON Barrel - 16

http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=sho...roduct_id=3279


BCM Standard 16" Mid Length Barrel, Stripped

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-1...d-16%20std.htm


BCM Standard 16" (LIGHT WEIGHT) Mid Length Barrel, Stripped (.625)

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-1...16lw%20std.htm

Any other suggestions?
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Old July 29, 2013, 07:20 PM   #31
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Ordered my barrel tonight. I went with a Daniel Defense Cold Hammer forged 16 inch Mid-Length. Will post pics when it arrives.

Now... What Muzzle Device and why?

How about A Gas Block? Any preferences out there?
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Old July 30, 2013, 01:21 AM   #32
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Wish I saw this thread yesterday .

Wilson combat Match barrels
http://shopwilsoncombat.com/556-NATO/products/394/
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Old August 1, 2013, 07:42 PM   #33
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My Daniel Defense cold hammer forged 16 inch Mid-Length barrel came in... Me very happy...







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Old August 1, 2013, 07:57 PM   #34
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Looking good... Can't wait to see it finished...
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Old August 2, 2013, 04:30 PM   #35
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Well, it has come down to the last few things before final assembly.

Up next:

Muzzle Device: VG6 Gamma 556

Sight: Aimpoint PRO

Then all I will have to do is load it up and hit the range. This has been a ton of fun.
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Old August 2, 2013, 05:35 PM   #36
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Color doesn't matter

...unless this is an art piece for your living room display.
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Old August 2, 2013, 05:38 PM   #37
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To each their own. I got the stock for a low price because of the color and I knew I could dye it black...
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Old August 4, 2013, 02:11 PM   #38
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I just noticed I neglected to post what Bolt carrier group I went with. I decided t take a chance with the Parallax Tactical Nickel Boron BCG. They are newcomers and have started to develop a good name for themselves. I also went with their light weight low profile gas block. Sorry no pics... Here are the links though...

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.as...p.&groupid=587


http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.as...ck&groupid=590
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Old August 6, 2013, 07:39 PM   #39
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Well, they are backordered, but I decided to go with the VG6 Gamma Muzzle Brake. Form what I have seen and read it is gonna be very sweet. And that was the last piece before assembly. Whoa.
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Old August 15, 2013, 09:52 PM   #40
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A little update:

Daniel Defense Fixed sights ordered.
VG6 Gamma Muzzle Break ordered.
Aimpoint Pro ordered.
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Old August 29, 2013, 07:26 PM   #41
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Upper is at the gunsmith getting buttoned up. Cannot wait.
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Old August 30, 2013, 07:39 PM   #42
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How did you dye your stock? I didn't know you could do that. (my newbie status making itself known.)
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Old August 30, 2013, 07:52 PM   #43
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I thought I posted it:

http://forum.snipershide.com/snipers...quick-how.html
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Old September 1, 2013, 07:22 PM   #44
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All Done. It was a great adventure. Now to get out and shoot it...

Aero Precision Lower
Aero Precision COP Mid-Length Upper
Daniel Defense Mid-Length CHF Barrel
Geissle 2 Stage Trigger
Armalite Lower Parts Kit
Parallax Tactical Nickel Boron BCG
Parallax Tactical PXT Gas Block
Magpul MIAD
Magpul UBR
Rainer Arms Raptor Charging Handle
Daniel Defense Fixed Sights
Aimpoint PRO













Thanks for tagging along on this build thread.
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Old September 1, 2013, 07:36 PM   #45
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Came out great, nice rifle! - I'm glad to see you broke up the black with another color the way you did. I get sick of black after a while - I've been on a flat dark earth/olive drab spree lately...
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Old September 1, 2013, 10:57 PM   #46
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That's a nice-looking AR!

I have a feeling, though, that after the first time you shoot it, you are going to move the PRO back to a location directly over the mag well, so the rifle will balance much better.
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Old September 2, 2013, 06:28 AM   #47
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Don't forget that the ubr is heavy. keeping the PRO forward keeps it more balanced. But I will try it in different locations.
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Old September 2, 2013, 07:44 AM   #48
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Keep in mind also that the further back the greater FOV you will have and less looking thru a "tube" effect.
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Old September 2, 2013, 09:15 AM   #49
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I'd always heard you want your red dots as far towards the muzzle as possible to prevent treating it like a scope (rough reasoning, I forget the details). I don't have a red dot of any sort, however, so this is just what I've read.
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Old September 2, 2013, 09:53 AM   #50
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^^^ This is what I have reads too... This is my first red dot, so it will be a learning process..
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