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Posted: 12/15/2013 4:59:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2013 6:23:14 PM EDT by Breitling]
Hi guys,

I am newer to this forum and have a couple factory AR's but I have lately become enamored with the "art" of creating guns from scratch. As a guy who is good with tools/mechanics/etc I figured I could put a rifle together. So, in 2013 I set out a goal to build a rifle... I ended up building 4! I am having fun doing it!

Here is the history of the builds that I have made. I just wanted to share them with you and get your ideas as well.


The first gun I built:
Basic forged receivers with a 12 inch free float. CMMG barrel and Larue gas block.




This is the 2nd gun I built:
I was going for something a little higher-end, as I am finding out. The rail is what sets a gun off... I had a blast building this gun (the receivers and rail are all seekins)




This is the 3rd gun I built:
I wanted to build a FDE gun and I wanted to build a pistol (just to try it) and this is what I came up with...
FIRST RENDITION

SECOND RENDITION




And this is the latest gun I am Finishing up:
used the receiver set from the pistol build and then added a noveske rail. The final touch will be a custom (hidden under-rail) flash hider that's being turned on a lathe. I bought an eotech XPS2  for it.






Thanks for looking.  I am having a great time building these guns. all comments and critiques are welcome as I keep an open mind for change and improvement.

- Bob

Link Posted: 12/15/2013 5:05:12 PM EDT
Love the progression! Nice builds.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 5:07:43 PM EDT
Some great guns. What did you use to coat your guns?
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 5:12:55 PM EDT
nice work brotha!
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 6:01:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By seej333:
Some great guns. What did you use to coat your guns?
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Yes, that matches well... What is it?
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 6:25:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2013 6:26:08 PM EDT by raulr151]
Nice builds! Keep it up! That second one looks like a heck of a shooter!
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 6:31:43 PM EDT
Those look sweet!!
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 6:38:02 PM EDT
How do you like that battlelink stock?

I really like those Seekins lowers, the trigger guard is sharp looking.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 7:08:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By seej333:
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the color for the FDE is "Magpul FDE" cerakote.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 7:09:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Doug_262:
How do you like that battlelink stock?

I really like those Seekins lowers, the trigger guard is sharp looking.
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Very snug fit (too snug) but im sure it will loosen over time. Very lightweight and rigid. MFT is on to something with that stock.  ALSO, it is the "scorched dark earth" color. their FDE is different.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 8:46:03 PM EDT
IMO a flash hider inside the rail is a problem and miscalculation, unless it's a KX3 or something equivalent that directs all muzzle blast forward.
Link Posted: 12/16/2013 2:20:09 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Gamma762:
IMO a flash hider inside the rail is a problem and miscalculation, unless it's a KX3 or something equivalent that directs all muzzle blast forward.
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You are correct. The flash hider I am making is conical on the inside and goes out past the rail. It will be a solid stubby version of a kx3 built to fit under the NSR rail. I would never build a setup where the blast is coming out still-under the rail.
Link Posted: 12/16/2013 6:24:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By raulr151:
Nice builds! Keep it up! That second one looks like a heck of a shooter!
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It is very accurate. I really like the bull barrel platform. It is a 20 inch barrel and it stays put when bench shooting. I am getting an easy 1.5 inch group at 300y. which makes me happy as a newer shooter.
Link Posted: 12/16/2013 6:58:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2013 6:59:53 PM EDT by 13starsinax]
On your scoped rig. I have never seen the mounts in that arrangement. Does it effect eye relief any or why did you do it that way I guess is what I am asking. Your builds look great.

Edit: woops
Link Posted: 12/16/2013 7:39:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 13starsinax:
On your scoped rig. I have never seen the mounts in that arrangement. Does it effect eye relief any or why did you do it that way I guess is what I am asking. Your builds look great.

Edit: woops
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The rear ring will not fit under the eyepiece of the scope. The eyepiece is too fat.  It does not affect eye relief as I would have mounted the scope in the same spot regardless of the mount. Thanks for the kind words as well.
Link Posted: 12/16/2013 9:05:29 PM EDT
Nice looking builds! Those pics make me want that stock for sure now lol
Link Posted: 12/17/2013 5:04:53 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jason248:
Nice looking builds! Those pics make me want that stock for sure now lol
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I can easily see myself buying multiples for a few other rifles I have. I give them a thumbs up!
Link Posted: 12/17/2013 5:28:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2013 5:28:54 PM EDT by kaizenfer]
So many great guns. The second one looks the best
http://goo.gl/MhX8nd
Link Posted: 12/17/2013 5:49:25 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By Breitling:
You are correct. The flash hider I am making is conical on the inside and goes out past the rail. It will be a solid stubby version of a kx3 built to fit under the NSR rail. I would never build a setup where the blast is coming out still-under the rail.
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Originally Posted By Gamma762:

IMO a flash hider inside the rail is a problem and miscalculation, unless it's a KX3 or something equivalent that directs all muzzle blast forward.




You are correct. The flash hider I am making is conical on the inside and goes out past the rail. It will be a solid stubby version of a kx3 built to fit under the NSR rail. I would never build a setup where the blast is coming out still-under the rail.
Noveske make a KX3 that fits under their rails now. I think its called the KX4



 
Link Posted: 12/17/2013 6:14:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By kaizenfer:
So many great guns. The second one looks the best
http://goo.gl/MhX8nd
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thanks man...here are a few more pics.











and here are my two factory guns. CMMG AR10, and DDM4v5
Link Posted: 12/17/2013 6:27:42 PM EDT
Nice SBR...I mean pistol
Link Posted: 12/17/2013 10:43:41 PM EDT
Nice rifles. There is something about the look of some billet lowers and uppers I don't like, though...The waved mag well for instance just looks dumb to me.
Link Posted: 12/17/2013 11:59:31 PM EDT
Looks good for the most part. Not a fan of this...

Link Posted: 12/18/2013 2:01:22 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Hydra-shokz:
Looks good for the most part. Not a fan of this...

https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1235498_10101791328265824_982104078_n.jpg
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The fact that it's a pistol, or the poking flash hider, or something else?
Link Posted: 12/18/2013 3:46:22 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Breitling:


The fact that it's a pistol, or the poking flash hider, or something else?
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Originally Posted By Hydra-shokz:
Looks good for the most part. Not a fan of this...

https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1235498_10101791328265824_982104078_n.jpg


The fact that it's a pistol, or the poking flash hider, or something else?


Your muzzle device. I don't like the look but that's my own personal issue. The fact that you like it is what matters.
Link Posted: 12/18/2013 3:53:24 AM EDT
Nice variety, very nice.
Link Posted: 12/18/2013 4:41:29 AM EDT
Nice builds, man!  It may be my own perversity, but for some reason I really like Nos. 1 and 4 the most.

I didn't see any toes, though . . . .
Link Posted: 12/18/2013 5:08:41 AM EDT
Goodlooking rifles.


Have you had the time to shoot any of them???   And how accurate are they/you??

Have any targets you could post pics of??


GD
Link Posted: 12/18/2013 7:13:43 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By GANDYDANCER:
Goodlooking rifles.


Have you had the time to shoot any of them???   And how accurate are they/you??

Have any targets you could post pics of??


GD
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I have fired all but the last one, tis just now done.

The Seekins build is incredibly accurate. I will bring targets back from the range the next time I go. What distance would you like to see that is sub 350y? (the range is only 350y)
Link Posted: 12/22/2013 5:58:38 AM EDT
took some better pics yesterday







Link Posted: 12/22/2013 9:37:39 AM EDT
that fde pistol is nasty!
Link Posted: 12/22/2013 10:07:09 AM EDT

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Originally Posted By Breitling:
I have fired all but the last one, tis just now done.



The Seekins build is incredibly accurate. I will bring targets back from the range the next time I go. What distance would you like to see that is sub 350y? (the range is only 350y)
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Originally Posted By GANDYDANCER:

Goodlooking rifles.





Have you had the time to shoot any of them???   And how accurate are they/you??



Have any targets you could post pics of??





GD




I have fired all but the last one, tis just now done.



The Seekins build is incredibly accurate. I will bring targets back from the range the next time I go. What distance would you like to see that is sub 350y? (the range is only 350y)
349 yards

 
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 4:02:12 PM EDT
Behold, the evolution of my SPR...

a year ago



4 months ago



today


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