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Old September 10, 2012, 10:49 PM   #1
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my new AR - first build - New Target Pics added

Hi everyone:
I just wanted to share the build that you all "helped" me build. It was my first build so I'm pretty pumped about it. Saved for quite a while to get the parts I wanted but I'm happy with this and I think it will last me a while. Thanks to the folks at Brownells and Bravo Company for the helpful advice and walkthroughs. A Special thanks to Justin at www.sexyweapon.com for the great customer service on the hydrocoating.

Thanks again to you all. Cheers!
Tonapah

Parts:
Patriot P-415 lower
BCM EAG mid-length upper
BCM 14.5" BFH chrome lined barrel 1:7
BCM HPT/MPI BCG
BCM Gunfighter charging handle (large)
Larue Tactical 9" handguards
Troy Rear Folding Sight / forged
Battle Comp BC 1.5
Surefire P2X Fury - dual output
Elzetta ZFH1500 with thumbscrew
Eotech MPO III - EXPS2-2 (2dot reticle) with G23 Magnifier (x3.25)
Gieselle SSA-E trigger
DPMS lower kit
Magpul furniture and mags - all dolled up by Justin at www.sexyweapon.com - incredible fast turnaround and great all around job (hopefully Justin will do my Elzetta mount to match up design).
Magpul BAD lever

Pics:
prebuild parts "pile"


hours later completed (with some shout out swag)


Barrel


Left side


Right side

Last edited by Tonapah; September 13, 2012 at 01:12 AM. Reason: target pics added below
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Old September 11, 2012, 09:33 AM   #2
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Very nice build. Love the color scheme. Now go out there and shoot it!

Safe shooting.
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Old September 11, 2012, 06:52 PM   #3
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Solid design, quality parts and beautiful rifle. Well Done!

'Nuff said...
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Old September 11, 2012, 07:11 PM   #4
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BEU-T-FUL

Wow! Not sure if you should shoot it or hang it on the wall.
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Old September 11, 2012, 07:11 PM   #5
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That's a hell of a first build. Tough to beat BCM. Good work.
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Old September 11, 2012, 07:27 PM   #6
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What flashlight is used there?
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Old September 11, 2012, 11:22 PM   #7
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Thank you all.

Update: Justin at Sexyweapon is taking my Elzetta mount in to do up the desert digital on it to match. Should have a fast turnaround.

The light is a Surefire Fury dual output. Fab light with toggles between 15-500 lumens.

I'll be posting targets tomorrow night.
Can't wait.

Tona
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Old September 11, 2012, 11:38 PM   #8
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MAGPUL makes me go ahhhhhhhhh YEAH BABY. even in the most inappropriate of circumstances.

Awesome first build , dude. Money well spent. Time, well used.
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Old September 12, 2012, 09:18 PM   #9
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Wow you definitely did very well for your first build. that camo design is just awesome!
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Old September 13, 2012, 01:12 AM   #10
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I went out and shot 300 rounds today - 55gr cheap **** but it was all I could find at the local store. (on a side note, I hope this isn't a problem).

After about 50 rounds sighting it in at 50 yards with the EOTech, I ranged out to 100 yards and hit about 150 rounds until I got a decent feel for it.
I shot with a front bag only and used the 3x magnifier for all of the sighting and the below two pics.
I shot this 3 round group and then went to the target next to it and shot the rest of the mag into that target in about 25 seconds.

As you can tell, I'm quite pleased.



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Old September 13, 2012, 05:49 AM   #11
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Looks pretty good for cheap ammo.

What's the dot size on the Eotech (2 MOA)? Makes shooting sub MOA pretty amazing (3 shot group). And the rest into about 2" or just a tad more, even more amazing.

Good shooting and I'd call that a successful build.
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Old September 13, 2012, 08:18 AM   #12
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The EXPS 2-2 has a 65MOA circle with two 1MOA aiming dots. The top dot is zeroed at 50 and 200 and the bottom dot is 500. I can't ever see shooting it beyond 100 though but you never know. If this rifle keeps shooting like this, I may push it.
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