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Old June 15, 2014, 11:15 PM   #1
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Recommendations for a RDIAS host

I just put in the paperwork for my newly acquired steel RDIAS.

I am going to build a host, and I would prefer a full size rifle, not a carbine. I want to build this from scratch, with a stripped receiver with a low shelf.

What do you guys recommend for the lower and the upper build?

I've never built a gun before, semi or F/A capable. This is a first time project.
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Old June 16, 2014, 09:07 PM   #2
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I'm assuming you put a good amount of $$ for the DIAS, so you should also invest in good receivers.

Maybe a Noveske or Mega Lower receiver (possibly billet), and Vltor/BCM/Mega Upper or anything along those lines. I would highly suggest a matching set for best fit.

Have fun with your build!


Parting question: what caliber do you intend to use?
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Old June 16, 2014, 11:26 PM   #3
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I was thinking Noveske, too. I've never heard of Mega, but I will look into them. Thanks for the recommendation.

So many options. That's part of the fun of the RDIAS over the registered receiver. I kind of don't know where to start.

I intend to use .223. I think 9mm in a full size AR doesn't look right, from my aesthetic opinion. I don't think a RDIAS will work in a .308 receiver, but I could be wrong.

I think the danger in this project is that the gun ends up looking so 'tacticool' that it looks rediculous...for example...

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=422475493

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=422477961

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=422480649

Sometimes, understated simplicity is beauty.
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Old June 21, 2014, 01:06 PM   #4
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Any quality lower with a low shelf will work. There are tons of good options, including some good ambi lower options.

One that might be funny to build is a Aero Precision "Pew Pew" lower.



And it will only be as "tacticool" as you want it to be, but dont skip function for form.

Good luck with the build.
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Old August 27, 2014, 04:26 PM   #5
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One of my RDIASes came in today. I felt like a kid in a toy store. I am somewhat surprised by how small and light they are. Now begins the long long wait.

Props to the seller's dealer. A very nice and professional gentleman.

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Old August 28, 2014, 02:55 AM   #6
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Amazing to think that is the piece that is such a big fuss. All that for a 1 inch piece of metal. Couldn't have taken more than a couple hours of machining to make
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Old August 29, 2014, 06:43 PM   #7
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it's more complicated than an HK sear!
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Old August 29, 2014, 10:50 PM   #8
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I hear that the timing is complicated, hard to get right, but I saw a guide on how to do it.

They're awesome because you can turn a modern AR into a legal MG. I'm gonna drop this sear into a full size, 20 inch Noveske build and shoot the Noveske until it lights on fire. I've always wanted a full size AR. The carbine thing is a fad that all the young 'uns are doin'.
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Old September 26, 2014, 10:13 PM   #9
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Old October 6, 2014, 11:26 PM   #10
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Noveske. Their barrels are rated for full auto. I have one of their 10.5 inch uppers that I added to a Palmeto State Armory stripped lower. Love it. Never had a malfunction.
This might be a cool / unique option for a lower...
http://www.spikestactical.com/hellbr...er-p-1070.html
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Old October 9, 2014, 04:04 PM   #11
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I have a 20" AR-15 in my collection.



I wanted a rifle that resembled an M16A2.

It has the skinny A2 barrel under the handguards, so it is actually quite lightweight! It's a lot of fun to shoot with open sights, but honestly, it doesn't get shot very often.
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