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Old July 11, 2019, 03:41 AM   #26
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Too many.
And just started a new one.
Turn back while there's still time!
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Old July 11, 2019, 10:19 AM   #27
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Too many.
And just started a new one.
Turn back while there's still time!

That's like telling someone to stop before they get to the bottom of the Pringles can.
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Old July 11, 2019, 11:26 AM   #28
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I build for aesthetics, a certain look or theme (badass). I have a red and black Punisher themed 6.8 SPC. Used every part with a Punisher skull on it I could find. Did a black and gold, University of Iowa AR, for my son who is a big Iowa fan. I used flat orange header paint for the buffer tube, controls, and few highlights on a 458 SOCOM, for a hot rod look. My daughter likes natural, neutral colors, so hers was an all FDE, 20 inch barrel, 5.56 that I named the Jewel Of The Nile. She loves it and uses it to zap coyotes and other varmints around her acreage. My other daughter was nicknamed Cheetah in high school sports, so I'm planning school colors and found sheets of self adhesive cheetah spot stencils at Hobby Lobby.
I've also done themes like light weight, using every light weight part I could find. My post mistress is happy to weigh parts for me.
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Old July 11, 2019, 03:15 PM   #29
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sounds cool--show us!
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Old Yesterday, 11:59 PM   #30
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Up 'til 16 months ago I HATED ARs. ..thought they were ugly as sin & who the heck wants a plastic rifle. ..then watched a video from "Tipping Point With Liz Wheeler" on why she likes her AR 15. ..got the ol' wheels to turning. ..next thing you know I was all over the 'net reading/watching vids on, you guessed it, the AR 15. Then got into this forum with a post that garnered A LOT OF RESPONSES. ..ended up getting directed to Aero Precision USA where the helpful staff assisted me in completing 5.56 black nitride barrel & .223 Wylde stainless steel barrel builds. ..'bout got 'em done. ..just need a light for the 5.56 & either rings or a mount for the .223 W. I added spring loaded flip-out offset back-up iron sights for the .223 W as it supports a Leupold 1.5-4X Illuminated Reticle AR 20mm scope, so I'm gonna have to see how high the scope needs to be to clear the rear sight. ..haven't shot either but didn't actually acquire all the parts (magazines, bolt carrier groups, charging handles, etc) 'til maybe March but then got busy with other stuff. ..have been watching vids lately on about anything/everything AR 15 (especially on how to field-strip/lube, etc) so should be ready to get the parts out of the boxes & assemble them by winter. I don't get in any kind of a hurry but rather prefer to enjoy the ride. ..figured this would be the end of my AR projects but now kind of have a hankering for a 9mm. Bought the parts for the 1st two in what would be considered field-stripped sections. ..might get a little more involved (aftermarket trigger. That kind of thing) for the next one. ..can't really say why the switch in my mind got switched but it sure did. Part of it is that you can build some REALLY, REALLY aesthetically appealing rifles CUSTOMIZED to your every whim. ..got a black carbine. ..a flat dark earth carbine. ..black nitride BCG. ..nickel-boron BCG. ..nickelene CH. ..black CH. ..etc. And most of the parts are interchangeable so I can end up with whatever look fits my fancy. ..probably have Mom or my girl friend decide the final placement of the BCGs/CHs for aesthetics as the girls tend to be pretty good on what looks best together. ..not that there's a lot to decide. But still the same. ..keeps 'em happier that way.
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