The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Art of the Rifle: Semi-automatics

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 6, 2012, 08:51 PM   #1
Coach Z
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 18, 2011
Location: CT / RI
Posts: 722
What should I build with five new lowers?

So far this is what I'm thinking:

Pistol in .223 totally impractical range
toy

.223 varmint rifle 22"? Barrel

5.7x28 upper on standard carbine lower

Then???? 9mm m4 style, and maybe a .50 for the final one. Just looking for some fresh ideas. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1341625909.248682.jpg
Coach Z is offline  
Old July 6, 2012, 08:56 PM   #2
UtopiaTexasG19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 3, 2011
Location: S.E. Texas Gulf Coast
Posts: 743
300 AAC Blackout
UtopiaTexasG19 is offline  
Old July 6, 2012, 09:02 PM   #3
tahunua001
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 21, 2011
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,142
I have a 9mm carbine, by far my favorite semi in my collection
__________________
ignore my complete lack of capitalization. I still have no problem correcting your grammar.
I never said half the crap people said I did-Albert Einstein
You can't believe everything you read on the internet-Benjamin Franklin
Bean counters told me I couldn't fire a man for being in a wheelchair, did it anyway. Ramps are expensive.-Cave Johnson.
tahunua001 is online now  
Old July 6, 2012, 10:04 PM   #4
Coach Z
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 18, 2011
Location: CT / RI
Posts: 722
Totally forgot about the 300, hmm good call
__________________
Love my guns
Coach Z is offline  
Old July 6, 2012, 10:16 PM   #5
Twodogs10mm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 27, 2012
Location: Springfield Oregon
Posts: 5
6.5 for long range

6.5 grendal outshine everything past 300yds in a AR15 platform even smokes a AR10 308 for trajectory and ties it for energy at 1000 yds The 300 blackout will have more energy inside 200 yds past that the 6.5 grendal has more, and a way flatter tracectory.
Twodogs10mm is offline  
Old July 7, 2012, 07:09 AM   #6
madcratebuilder
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 2, 2007
Location: Northern Orygun
Posts: 4,869
A 6.5 Grendel for sure.


Pistols are fun


but SBR's are more fun.


Everyone needs a couple of carbines.



Iron sight toy.


Old school
madcratebuilder is offline  
Old July 7, 2012, 08:28 AM   #7
Coach Z
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 18, 2011
Location: CT / RI
Posts: 722
I may sbr one of these lowers but I just started the process for my first suppressor and probably won't do it until I have that in hand.

The 6.5 Grendel uses the same mags as 5.56 correct?
__________________
Love my guns
Coach Z is offline  
Old July 7, 2012, 09:51 AM   #8
JeffSSig
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 2, 2008
Location: TN
Posts: 329
What kind of lowers are those? (Brand)

.458 SOCOM
22LR Dedicated (Not conversion)
FN 5.7
223/5.56 20 inch (anything longer is just extra weight )
300 BLK
__________________
http://www.SigPower.com
JeffSSig is offline  
Old July 7, 2012, 06:35 PM   #9
toppermost
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 21, 2010
Location: Arizona
Posts: 187
Ive always wanted a "Dissapator." With a Magpul full length handguard... Would look pretty darn handsome.
__________________
k.i.s.s.
toppermost is offline  
Old July 7, 2012, 09:49 PM   #10
Deja vu
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 14, 2010
Location: Border of Idaho & Montana
Posts: 2,132
Id go with a 458 socom and may be a single shot 50BMG upper.
__________________
Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.

all 25 of my guns are 45/70 govt, 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple
Deja vu is offline  
Old July 8, 2012, 06:09 PM   #11
Coach Z
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 18, 2011
Location: CT / RI
Posts: 722
Quote:
What kind of lowers are those? (Brand)
They are Palmetto State Armory lowers
__________________
Love my guns
Coach Z is offline  
Old July 8, 2012, 06:53 PM   #12
sholling
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 18, 1999
Location: Hemet (middle of nowhere) California
Posts: 4,260
  1. 16" Midlength bet your life on it quality CQB self defense.
  2. 16" Midlength lightweight CQB for the wife/girlfriend's use.
  3. 18 or 20" precision SPR for fine target shooting.
  4. 16" lightweight midlength 6.8SPC for hunting.
  5. Dedicated 24" varmint/match build.
__________________
Proud Life Member: National Rifle Association, California Rifle & Pistol Association, and the Second Amendment Foundation.
Annual Member: Revolutionary War Veterans Association (Project Appleseed) and the Madison Society.
sholling is offline  
Old July 8, 2012, 07:02 PM   #13
DeadCenter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 17, 2006
Posts: 105
+1 Grendel
DeadCenter is offline  
Old July 9, 2012, 11:00 AM   #14
rickyrick
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 15, 2010
Location: Mesquite Jungle Desert, West Texas, USA
Posts: 2,467
Send one to meeeeeee
__________________
Navin R. Johnson: "He hates these cans!!!! Stay away from the cans!!!!"
rickyrick is offline  
Old July 9, 2012, 10:29 PM   #15
Achilles11B
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 18, 2010
Posts: 595
In no particular order...

1) Pistol caliber carbine
2) Top-quality 16" general-purpose carbine
3) Long-distance 6.5G rifle
4) .50 Beowulf (similar ballistics as .458 but slightly cheaper ammo) rifle/carbine
5) SBR
__________________
Good equipment will never be a substitute for good training.
Achilles11B is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.09127 seconds with 8 queries