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Posted: 8/9/2011 5:25:59 AM EDT
I had acquired a bunch of parts for a 723 build as well as a LMT MRP upper that I got for a deal I couldn't pass up. I wasn't using the MRP upper (wanted for a SBR, but not sure when that will happen) and I decided that a retro build wasn't for me. So, I sold all of that and was able to fund the following rifle (already had most of the lower) which I hope to use for some hog hunting later this fall:






Specs
Noveske 14.5" Afghan barrel (1:12, Spec II, polygonal rifling) with perm'd Vortex (thanks, ADCO)
BCM upper receiver
BCM Mod 4 charging handle
Colt carrier
LWRC Advanced Combat Bolt
Centurion Arms 12" C4 rail
KAC micro sights
EOTech EXPS 2-0
Surefire M300A in Gear Sector offset mount (activated using a SR07 switch)
Magpul goodies
Spike's lower w/Stag LPK
Geissele SSA-E trigger
LMT receiver extension and castle nut
Noveske QD end plate

Can't wait to take it out. I have only acquired 400 rds of SSA 115gr OTM TACTICAL, so I won't be doing too much shooting when I do. I will probably have to pick up some SSA 115gr bulk training rounds to do more "plinking." I won't be able to start reloading for about 10 months or so.
Link Posted: 8/9/2011 5:58:51 AM EDT
Sweet looking boom stick there
Link Posted: 8/9/2011 6:21:53 AM EDT
Nice looking rifle there...
Link Posted: 8/9/2011 6:26:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Fullautoguy:
Sweet looking boom stick there
the 6.8 really is a boom compared to the 5.56.
enjoy

Link Posted: 8/9/2011 6:38:49 AM EDT
Thanks, fellas. I'm looking forward to getting into it.

I wanted something different and I wanted a 14.5" barrel, so the 6.8 seemed like the perfect round. Plus, I can have more confidence when I start hog hunting later this year. The additional stopping power and penetration for an unlikely HD-type situation couldn't hurt, either.
Link Posted: 8/9/2011 9:35:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/9/2011 11:02:04 AM EDT
congrats and welcome to the fold.....

you will notice that the more you shoot your 6.8, the greater the disdain for the 5.56
Link Posted: 8/9/2011 5:57:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2011 5:57:35 PM EDT by 346ci]
Originally Posted By RUTGERS95:
congrats and welcome to the fold.....

you will notice that the more you shoot your 6.8, the greater the disdain for the 5.56


Aint that the truth, more like you will be selling all the 5.56s in trade to build more 6.8s.

Congrats! Nice looking rig
Link Posted: 8/9/2011 10:01:17 PM EDT
Nice.

Be sure to try to Barnes 85 TSX or 95 TTSX on hogs. They go all the way through
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 12:01:46 PM EDT
6.8 is a very smooth recoiling caliber. I had a 12" upper for my SBR and loved shooting it except for the $$$ I'd be investing to punch paper...

Good looking rifle you have there. Makes me want to build another one.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 3:37:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2011 3:38:23 PM EDT by Tim_W]
lots of good bullets too
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