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Old July 22, 2012, 04:52 PM   #26
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Good Lord, whatever you do, don't build your own AK-47. You'll get addicted quick.
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Old July 23, 2012, 12:38 AM   #27
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Cameron, that pic really doesn't help!

To the OP, its too late. Once the addiction starts, say goodbye to your savings.
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Old July 23, 2012, 05:13 PM   #28
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Old July 25, 2012, 12:32 AM   #29
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Of all the terrible addictions that exist in the world, building guns can't be all that bad can it?
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Old July 25, 2012, 06:17 AM   #30
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Of all the terrible addictions that exist in the world, building guns can't be all that bad can it?
..........Not a Wife's opinion LOL LOL LOL ........Wvleo
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Old August 9, 2012, 01:15 AM   #31
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I am leaning toward a 20(+) inch 6.8 SPC A4 set up for my next build.
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Old August 9, 2012, 02:50 AM   #32
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they multiply like bunnies.
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Old August 9, 2012, 07:03 PM   #33
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We would have told you!!! But you would not have believed us.
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Old August 10, 2012, 12:23 PM   #34
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Thinking about a build. What would it cost me other then time,sanity, and a back ground check? (as in money lol)
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Old August 11, 2012, 06:15 PM   #35
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Cameron's closet

Cameron, WOW, I thought I carried one like that in the Nam, but no, really nothing quite like those. Thanks for sharing.
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Old August 12, 2012, 08:12 AM   #36
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Whitetail - around $600-800. Depends on the parts that you want and whether you already have some common tools.
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Old August 12, 2012, 12:06 PM   #37
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Ha!

I can quit ANYTIME I want.
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Old January 10, 2014, 01:01 PM   #38
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It has begun... picked up a blemished stripped lower for less than $100. I couldn't not bring the little guy home. He was so scared and lonely.
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Old January 10, 2014, 01:49 PM   #39
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Old January 10, 2014, 01:53 PM   #40
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ROFLMAO!!!
I just finished another and have a thread running on what to build next.
I have built a number of 5.56 rifles and now time for something else.
Maybe a .458 or a 300AAC or something?????????
Enjoy the bug has bitten.
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Old January 10, 2014, 02:17 PM   #41
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I've never built one "from scratch" yet. Going to do two projects in the near term, a 300 AAC and a .308. Will start with 80% lowers for both and mill them myself.

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Old January 10, 2014, 09:00 PM   #42
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On this one I am leaning toward a "classic" GI-issue M4 look (except it will have a mid length quadrail).

The only thing I debating is whether I will put ultra-classic black - or super tactical foliage green furniture on it..;. I just have to figure out which one will make me shoot straighter...
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Old January 10, 2014, 09:14 PM   #43
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One of my buddies was turned to the dark side when he saw my builds. He's wanting me to help him build one in .308 with wood furniture. I am SO excited. I think my next one will be .300 BLK.
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Old January 12, 2014, 01:03 PM   #44
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Damn.

Now I am torn between: a mid-length M4 "style" carbine and a full size rifle.

And then, if I get the 20" I am debating on a collapsible stock or Magpul's fixed stock (just because IMHO it looks badass).
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Old January 12, 2014, 01:47 PM   #45
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Once you build one, you're screwed. You just might as well give in and not fight it because the addiction will consume you. Just one more, then I'll stop. Yeah, sure.
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Old January 12, 2014, 04:26 PM   #46
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Now I am torn between: a mid-length M4 "style" carbine and a full size rifle.

And then, if I get the 20" I am debating on a collapsible stock or Magpul's fixed stock (just because IMHO it looks badass).
If you're still wanting it in 6.8 SPC as you mentioned earlier, I'd go for the 20". Of course, this all depends on what you want to use it for and whatnot, or if you just want to build another one just to build one cause its fun/cool (nothing wrong with that). I don't know what your first AR build was, but when I built my 2nd AR I did the polar opposite of what I did for my first i.e. super light weight carbine vs heavy long range rifle.
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Old January 12, 2014, 06:28 PM   #47
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[Edit: This one will def be a budget build!]

I would like to build a 6.8 but I dont know if the cost is worth it.I also don't hunt. And I dont get to the range often enough to get good at long distance shooting. But mostly, I don't know how old the 6.8 round is or if it will be around forever. I dont want to be stuck with parts from an obscure caliber a couple of years down the road. I don't see 5.56 going anywhere. It would be nice to have though!
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