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Old 11-15-2011, 12:23 PM   #21
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Did you find a rifle yet?
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:41 PM   #22
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ain't really looked yet.. talked to several people local that have built/bought about them. i'm still in the research phase right now anyways. my truck will have its axles, tires, and winch before i get an AR
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:44 PM   #23
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:27 PM   #24
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no, just d35 ttb to replace the d28. i've got most everthing i need. except some small odds and ends. mainly my money will be going to winch and tires before the AR.

i'm getting there tho.. college kid budget aint the best. but i make do
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if you want the best for sure go with a lewis machine. they offer different cal. and you can have your whole gun built by them to your preference. for affordability you can use just about any brand lower but you should for sure go with their upper. http://www.lewismachine.net/. you are going to pay for it though... my bro has one and it is sexy... i have a rock river ar, which is a little bit more wallet friendly. I will go on and tell you if you are target shooting or varmint hunting an ar is pretty good, (i've got a eotech, bayonet, and a light for mine and i use it to hunt pigs at night) but if you are going to use it for larger game hunting then you may soon find that it isn't the real deal. 308 is a good all around gun for most hunting. 300 win mag or 300 rem ultra mag is best for long range like 1000 yards plus long range. don't let any of these dudes sway your opinion too much on here b/c they claim to know about guns. go with what feels comfortable to you (price and performance) most of these guys are your weekend warriors and they don't really know what they think they know. just roll with what you feel comfortable with. hope this info helps
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I have 2 AR'S , I bought both guns complete from a manufacturer. I feel more comfortable owning/ shooting a gun that is built with one company's parts. Maybe that's just me. I have taken both of them and put my own twist on them but they are still the stock internal components.
Here's my first AR15, its an armalite. 556 then I installed a yhm freefloated quad rail, foregrip, and an eotec.

And here's my second, its a smith and wesson M&P15ps with the new piston system. Got the gunI the put magpul flip sights front and rear. A mueller red dot I had laying around, and I just ordered a yhm quadrail for it. The armalite is my competition gun right now but we will see what the M&P runs like after im done with it
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I've always loved the look of AR-15's. There is a lot of different customizations you can do to them. You can go all out, having a 20 pound full-on tactical beast, or a feahterweight, (Not sure how much they weigh stock But probably around 5-10 pounds?) With just a red-dot and a sling. Still gonna be quite a bit of cash though. Sure would be fun to build. Even more fun to shoot.

Oh, and on the .308 vs 5.56/.223 debate thing; The .308 would be slightly cheaper per box, but it would kick a hell of a lot more, be a lot louder, maybe a wee bit heavier, but it would destroy basicly anything you point it at. The .223 is just a little lighter to carry, has quite a bit less kick, but can't kill most things bigger than a coyote. To get it chambered in .308 can be a bit more expensive to buy also, unless you get one of those conversion kits. (Correct me if I'm wrong anywhere here please.) =)

Have fun with it though. I'll be looking forward to seeing it.

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I've always loved the look of AR-15's. There is a lot of different customizations you can do to them. You can go all out, having a 20 pound full-on tactical beast, or a feahterweight, (Not sure how much they weigh stock But probably around 5-10 pounds?) With just a red-dot and a sling. Still gonna be quite a bit of cash though. Sure would be fun to build. Even more fun to shoot.

Oh, and on the .308 vs 5.56/.223 debate thing; The .308 would be slightly cheaper per box, but it would kick a hell of a lot more, be a lot louder, maybe a wee bit heavier, but it would destroy basicly anything you point it at. The .223 is just a little lighter to carry, has quite a bit less kick, but can't kill most things bigger than a coyote. To get it chambered in .308 can be a bit more expensive to buy also, unless you get one of those conversion kits. (Correct me if I'm wrong anywhere here please.) =)

Have fun with it though. I'll be looking forward to seeing it.
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There are no .308 "conversions". .308 has a greater OAL and require different(slightly longer) lower and upper receivers to accommodate the longer rounds. .308 AR rifles are affectionately known as the AR-10, or Remington's R-25 (.308, .243, 7mm-08).

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i recommended lewis machine earlier...here is the link to one of their .308 ar's
http://www.lmtstore.com/complete-wea...ck-barrel.html

this is one of their top end ar's, but they do have others that are more affordable. oh and i didn't mention earlier, but it is definitely better to have a gas piston system rather than direct impingement.. basically when you shoot, direct impingement allows gases back into the chamber causing quicker wear on internal parts long term... the gas piston is designed to not allow the gases back into your chamber... also recoil and velocity can be slightly different b/t the two.
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looking more into building my own. come on guys... give me suggestions.
would like to start w/ a lower.

i want 5.56. 16" barrel. simple build.
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