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Posted: 6/20/2012 5:23:12 AM EDT
Hi everyone, I hope this is the right spot in the forum to post this.

Some background first: So I have this full size A2 from Olympic Arms with a heavy barrel that dates back to just before the Clinton ban.  It had no extras at all. Availability was very low for any AR at the time. I chose this one because it had an awesome trigger out of the box.  It almost feels like they accidentally put a match trigger in. I don't think it was supposed to have one.

So, back in the day, I put on a Delta cheek piece (I think that's what it was called).  The one the wraps around the stock and clamps on with screws. It looks a little cheesy, but feels solid and functions well. Of course I have a cheap handle scope mount I bought at a gun show ($5?) that has a thumbscrew that works loose, which I used blue loctite on to solve.  And a Simmons red dot sight on that. After taking it to the range a bit lately, I'd like to upgrade it to a better target shooting configuration and this is where I need the advice please.

First off, I'm tired of the wooden block + sandbags to rest the front on from the bench. I'm thinking a bi-pod. Do they have adjustable height? Can I mount one to a stock rifle?

Next, I'd like a better scope mount and a variable magnification scope to go with it. Maybe something in the 1x-?x  There are two ranges I go to. One maxes out at 100yds, the other at 300yds. So advice on what type of scope to look for and a mount would be appreciated.

Lastly, the hand guards work fine. I just don't like the way they look or feel (they feel flimsy when squeezed).  I don't need to mount lasers or lights or such.  Just a bipod. I'm not really sure about the best way to approach the handguard/bipod issue.

Your input would be appreciated!
Link Posted: 6/20/2012 6:16:19 AM EDT
If you our someone you know can strip the lower, sell it in CT or NY to fund the upgrade.

You can get over $700 for a stripped Preban if it will drop pmags freely.
Link Posted: 6/21/2012 4:45:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/21/2012 4:46:23 AM EDT by ShootingforFun]
Sweet. I didn't know that pre-ban lowers were special anywhere, anymore.  Thanks for the info!
Link Posted: 6/21/2012 8:55:53 AM EDT
Yeah put the lower on the EE and you'll likely sell it in minutes, Then you can upgrade to a newer lower and fund whatever upgrades you want. If it was me I'd just part the whole thing out and start anew.
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 9:09:36 AM EDT
If you keep it, and the higher scope mount position is OK with you, a 1-2.5 mag in front of your red dot should be good to 100 yds, maybe 300 depending on your eyesight and prefs.

The HBAR, and ironically, the A2 carry handle (less upper rec. flex) are good for bench shooting, if the scope height is not too high for you.
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 9:51:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MPi-KMS-72:
Yeah put the lower on the EE and you'll likely sell it in minutes, Then you can upgrade to a newer lower and fund whatever upgrades you want. If it was me I'd just part the whole thing out and start anew.


This is your answer. Good luck!

Link Posted: 7/4/2012 11:34:22 AM EDT
Yea you should gouge one of us in a ban state!!! Great idea
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 12:13:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Wildman1024:
Yea you should gouge one of us in a ban state!!! Great idea


Supply/Demand?

I usually offer two complete lowers for a Preban.
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