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Posted: 7/19/2008 4:43:07 PM EST
I know there are many here that love to build these things and own many black rifles. My problem is i have done all i know to this one and kinda bored with it. I have zeroed my scope to the brink. I've hit clay tiles out 500 yards and killed alot of targets. I dont have any ground hogs left, and getting tired of 100 to 200 yrd paper shots. What else is fun to do. Do you arfcommers build other rifles like long range rem 700's or others? I have put @ 400 rounds through this baby and it is extremely consistent. I really dont like handguns and shotguns. I guess im bored tonight and looking for something to get into. It was fun building and shooting but now i guess im looking for something new. So what else do you guys get into?


Link Posted: 7/19/2008 5:04:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/19/2008 5:05:14 PM EST by mvician]
Well first I'd get the barrel threaded while you still can
Stock up on mags and ammo
Build a lightweight carbine


oh ya, nice looking rig
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 5:21:38 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 5:25:15 PM EST
got the mags and ammo..... and yes that barrel is threaded and i do have 3 comps to go with that that thread protector. I thought it looked nice on there I think ill leave it for now. I wish now i would of left it a simple carbine with irons. It is a RRA with a 2 stage and non chrome 16" hbar. I replaced the springs with lightweight JP's. Ohhh yeah the infamous KNS pins.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 5:27:21 PM EST
I guess im flighty Quib. I cant wait till my little guy can go with me. I would never be bored of that..... and it rained today
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 5:30:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 6:09:20 PM EST
You are a lucky man, Quib. I got 3 more years. What did you start him off with? I have always love bolt rifles and i think that will be my next build.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 6:37:37 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 6:43:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 8:04:54 PM EST
shoot only iron sites. If you can group pretty tight at 100, 200 yards, then find a longer range!
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 8:07:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/19/2008 8:11:30 PM EST by slapshot308]
Done any bobers/movers? Practice your 4P (Prone, Sitting, Kneeling, Standing)? The 1k sprint (start a the 500 yard line take three shots on target A then RUN to the 400 yard line and take three shots at target B. Continue until you reach the 100 yard line, then work back to the 500 yard line). The 5 minute pyramid (start at 100 yards on 2 MOA targets 2 strong side prone, sitting, kneeling, standing. Switch to weak side and standing, kneeling, sitting, prone. Getting easier? Make targets smaller, time gets sorter, and/or distance increases. Still too easy? Contractor push-ups in between positions and dummy rounds in the mag to force malfunction drills.). Angle fire and harsh enviroment (just because its raining 2 inches and hour with a 50 mph full cross wind doesn't mean that you shouldn't be pressing the trigger). And that's just by yourself. Do you have a training partner who's "devoted".
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 8:17:22 PM EST
Well it's there when your ready. Start another one or maybe two. I will usually have two styles going at the same time. Do a 20" retro and a carbine.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 8:33:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By QUIB:
I started my son off with a Western Field (Mossberg) Model M820B .22 bolt action rifle. My brother-in-law sold it to me for $20, because my sister didn’t want it in the house. I restored it, and used it to train my son.

When I saw he was getting bored with the bolt action, I built him his first AR with a US Army M261 .22 cal conversion kit installed.

After a couple years, I saw he was getting bored with that, so I sold the M261 and used the funds towards the purchase of a standard bolt and carrier.


QUIB, You are incredible. I got my first rifle when I was 7... .22LR H&R single shot. Age 8, 16 Ga. H&R Topper. My dad supplied the ammo. Our farm keeper mentored me on ground hogs. A guy named Bob Shelly was in our Boy Scout troop and ROTC...he was an Eagle Scout. He brought to our Monday night meeting a Ruger 10/22 when they first came out (~$54.00). He helped me as well. Later in life, I was a Gunner's Mate in Pearl Harbor.

Mentor the young ones.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 8:40:27 PM EST
I know what you mean about getting something completed and then start a new search/build. If you want to do something challenging look at doing a correct Retro AR with all the correct pins, selectors, slip rings, carriers, etc
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 8:42:06 PM EST
Maybe you should get another AR. Sure, long range shooting is fun, but tearing up targets with red dots is very entertaining as well. I'd say get a new rifle and trick this one out for a new shooting focus.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 8:50:06 PM EST
awesome rig man.....
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 9:28:20 PM EST
Hunt some varmints.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 9:57:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By QUIB:
400 rds and your already bored?


Exactly what I thought.

Dude, you have attention deficit disorder.

I put a hundred through mine yesterday just making sure my new GG&G BUIS "worked."
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 11:03:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By cashman28:
I know there are many here that love to build these things and own many black rifles. My problem is i have done all i know to this one and kinda bored with it. I have zeroed my scope to the brink. I've hit clay tiles out 500 yards and killed alot of targets. I dont have any ground hogs left, and getting tired of 100 to 200 yrd paper shots. What else is fun to do. Do you arfcommers build other rifles like long range rem 700's or others? I have put @ 400 rounds through this baby and it is extremely consistent. I really dont like handguns and shotguns. I guess im bored tonight and looking for something to get into. It was fun building and shooting but now i guess im looking for something new. So what else do you guys get into?


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You can send it to me and I will wear it out for you and send it back to you!!!

I promise you won't be bored when you get it back BUT you will spend some time trying to figure out how your beautiful AR got so beat to sh*t in such a short period of time!

Oh and because I'm in a good mood tonight I will even pay the shipping.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 2:47:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/20/2008 2:48:32 AM EST by QUIB]
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 3:23:09 AM EST
Never underestimate the fun in trying to perform a feat nearly impossible for your skill set. Only you can decide what that would be, but I've blown many (enjoyable) hours doing this and the rush/excitement from pulling them off was well worth the money spent in ammo.

P.S. It helps to have a friend with you for encouragement as well as the "I saw him do it" factor.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 3:46:47 AM EST
Get some reactive/self-resetting targets. Gets some balloon bobbers.

My son turns 7 this year, and my daughter 6. I'm working on putting their ARs together. They won't start out on them, but they will be ready. I like QUIB's young shooter integration plan, which is pretty close to how I was taught to shoot and how I'll bring my critters into it.

Fortunately my son likes plain black ARs. My daughter likes the pink ARs and the one in the sparkle thread. Wimmenz.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 4:28:44 AM EST
Build a carbine for 3-gun competition.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 4:47:46 AM EST
Walther P22 w/ supressor, 1911, lightweight "tactical" red dot AR15 SBR, and heck compete in a 3 gun match, heck take a Pat Rogers course or go to Blackwater for a course.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 4:47:53 AM EST
Try a precision rig.... I started with a Rem 700 in 308. Check out snipershide for great long range info
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 4:58:52 AM EST
Girls.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 4:59:48 AM EST
Yup build a precision rifle. Start with a Stevens 200 though. You can do all the work on it yourself. Changing the barrel, the bolt knob, everything. No gunsmith required. They're more accurate and cheaper than the Remington's too.
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