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Posted: 1/1/2006 2:57:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2006 9:41:40 AM EDT by Optik45]
So here she is so far, Im getting extremely excited, as its almost complete.

Heres the lowdown so far, Im running a;

Bushmaster Lower
CMT Upper (Standard FeedRamps)
Denny's 16" SS 1/7 WOA RECON, Wylde Chambered Barrel
CMT Headspaced Bolt
Magpul M93B OD Green/Black, built specifically for Color Match
Larue 9" Free Float
Magpul MIAD, OD Green/Black
Vortex FH

This is the debate I cannot come to a conclusion on....Should I Norrell the Barrel OD Green or leave it Matte SS? Im also debating whether to go with a PRI Flipup front sight or LT Low Profile.

What do you guys think?



New Pics!:







Update- I have decided to Leave the Barrel SS for now, Ill probably just wrap it in OD Green Ghillie. And I think im going to go with a Larue Low Profile Gas Block since a Leupold Mark 4 is going to be permanently mounted.


Link Posted: 1/1/2006 5:23:54 PM EDT
That looks like it's gonna be sweet.

Personally, I'd be leaning toward leaving that barrel matte SS.

I've had great luck with all my CMT parts I put on my mid-length. A Wylde chamber would be something neat to look into as well. Hope it works out well for you!

Good looking parts!!

Gundraw
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 6:07:13 PM EDT
Green it out...Brother

Sweet build.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 6:12:08 PM EDT
Go Green, and get a PRI flip up.

Looks Good so far.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 6:56:19 PM EDT
very nice, how do you like the barrel
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:03:47 PM EDT
SS if it was me
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:16:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Slug-O:
SS if it was me



+1
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:27:56 PM EDT
looking GREAT!


i vote to leave it stainless
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:29:31 PM EDT
I'd go green on the barrel, the 2 tone OD green / black theme would play out all the way to the flash suppressor.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 2:49:30 AM EDT
great looking build to this point. I would paint the barrel black
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 3:24:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By usagold:
great looking build to this point. I would paint the barrel black



+1

Nice components!

I wish I had this kind of info available to me back in the '80s when I first bought my first AR!!!
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 3:27:18 AM EDT
That looks sweet as hell!

DEFINITELY leave it matte SS...

What kind of glass is going to be sitting on top of there?
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:33:48 AM EDT
GREEN
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 12:58:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sniper_Wolfe:
That looks sweet as hell!

DEFINITELY leave it matte SS...

What kind of glass is going to be sitting on top of there?



I think Im going to go with a Leupold Mark4 3.5-10x.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 2:13:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Optik45:

Originally Posted By Sniper_Wolfe:
That looks sweet as hell!

DEFINITELY leave it matte SS...

What kind of glass is going to be sitting on top of there?



I think Im going to go with a Leupold Mark4 3.5-10x.



Nice choice. Is it a mil-dot?
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 2:22:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By usagold:
great looking build to this point. I would paint the barrel black



I agree completely.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 3:45:29 PM EDT
I've got a couple that I painted the barrel to match and a couple I left silver.

I'm like the Lord. I love them all.

For my last build I used a YHM flip down sight/gas block. It looks and works great. The sights that you mount on top of a gas block with a rail look klunky to me.

Nice build.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 4:42:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2006 4:44:45 PM EDT by SelectFire]
How do you like that Magpul MIAD Modular Full Grip?
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 4:44:23 PM EDT
Its a Magpul MIAD. By far thee most comfortable grip. They have interchangable Front and back straps for different sized hands, and various core inserts to stash supplies.

Link Posted: 1/2/2006 4:58:06 PM EDT
Looks first class so far. I love middy's and that one is shaping up to be sweet!

Since you asked Yes, Moly Resin the barrel. Either OD or SOCOM black. Just my opinion but non-painted SS barrels on ARs look ghey.

For the front, I personally would have have gotten the 12.0 LaRue rail with the LaRue low profile gas block and Troy flip up front sight. Seeing that you already have the 9.0 rail, I would send your barrel to ADCO and have them install a GG&G pined flip up front\gas block. Actually even if I did the LaRue (or other) lo pro gas block, I would see if ADCO could pin it. I know a lot of people use gas blocks that are held on with set screws (or clamped on) but I just don't trust that.

Just my $.02
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 6:46:31 AM EDT

Great minds must think alike, your build is almost identical to the one i'm doing. I plan on leaving my barrel stainless. The Magpul stuff I ordered is Coyote.

I'd be inclined to go with the PRI front sight given the choices you offer. The 9' LT does not cover the gas block and I find a fully exposed gas block to look a little to 'race gun' for my tastes. I'm leaning towards the YHM folding front sight w/ bayont lug for mine. I like the PRI more but am having a hard time motivating myself to spend an extra $100 on a sight I'll seldom ever use. Of course thats a poor argument since I paid $225 for a collapsing stock I'll almost never collapse. h
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 6:55:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By EvilBert:
Great minds must think alike, your build is almost identical to the one i'm doing. I plan on leaving my barrel stainless.



Nice, Nice, Nice.



I think it's the smart choice. I mean honestly, if you end up NOT liking it... you can EASILY paint over it while it's on the gun. A little more work vise versa.

Remember now, you HAVE to post pics when you are done!!

Gundraw
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 8:02:10 AM EDT
thats awesome... you won't regred going middy...

-- OJM
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 9:18:48 AM EDT
Sweet - what does it weigh w/ Mag and barrel? Have you looked at Duracoat designs and colors
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 10:57:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/3/2006 11:00:03 AM EDT by Optik45]
I havent weighed it yet. Thats part of why I went with a LT 9" Instead of 12"....to Keep down on weight. I have a couple of bottles of Norrells in the frig, I think Im going to toss on the barrel SS first and see how I like it. If not Ill take it off and Spray it down.

Side question: How do you think the Bushmaster Carbine Spring and Buffers work in a Midlength? I dont even know what weight they use for their buffers but I have a couple sitting around.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 1:03:37 PM EDT
I am doing almost the same build w/ Bush lower, RRA - EOP upper, Yankee Hill 9" and ACE Ultra Lt Stock- trying to keep it under 7 lbs. Gonna be walking gun for hogs!

Good point on the spring/buff... don't know, will have to shoot to see what the cycle rate is.

Link Posted: 1/3/2006 2:41:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Optik45:
I havent weighed it yet. Thats part of why I went with a LT 9" Instead of 12"....to Keep down on weight.


For weight savings, you would have been better off with a DD rail. The LaRue 9.0 rail weighs the same as a DD 12.0 rail.


Originally Posted By Optik45:
Side question: How do you think the Bushmaster Carbine Spring and Buffers work in a Midlength? I dont even know what weight they use for their buffers but I have a couple sitting around.


A standard carbine weight buffer will work fine but a heavier buffer will be a nice upgrade. The heavier the buffer, the smoother it will seem
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 6:29:16 PM EDT
Paint it black, anything but as is. Good looking rig, barrel clashes. Please tell me. What are the short and long measurements for the length of pull?
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 6:59:29 PM EDT
If you are talking about the magpul:

Fully collapsed, it's about .25" longer than the M-4 closed (10.04" LOP). When fully extended, it's about .5 longer than an A2 stock (13.98" LOP).
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 6:06:54 AM EDT
Yep. those are the numbers I was looking for, Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 2:41:57 PM EDT
paint it black
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 5:47:33 PM EDT
where did you get your magpull stock?
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 6:02:24 PM EDT
leave it SS.

Magpul custom made that stock to color match their MIAD??
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 8:16:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2006 8:21:27 PM EDT by Optik45]
No, well it does match the MIAD but the stock was assembled with a Black Buffer Tube, OD Green Buttstock and Black Locking Trigger to go with my black/green scheme. Otherwise they just come in an all OD green config. Magpul is an outstanding company!
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:42:57 AM EDT
Oh, I see. They let you mix and match tbe parts. I wonder if they know what sort of can of worms they might have opened. Every kid on the block is going to want to do that.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 3:45:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 3:38:54 PM EDT
Denny- I'd have thought you'd vote for a gray SS barrel- natural if I may...

Kinda in the spirit of "If you got it, flaunt it!"
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 10:31:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dennysguns:
Optik

I have a few spare Magpul back straps in black. If you want to made that MIAD two tone just give me a call and I will send you a black backstrap no charge to assist you in the two tone scheme.

My .02 on the bbl, OD Green.

Denny 816 809 9452



Denny,

Sounds good to me, Ill call ya friday. I think im in agreement, the bbl needs OD green. Im going to have to sandblast it a bit and get some norrells on it.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 12:51:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:50:47 AM EDT
this is the route i went with denny's recon bbl.......

Link Posted: 1/12/2006 4:55:40 AM EDT
OD Green & leave the Vortex black!
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 10:46:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 2:01:13 PM EDT by Optik45]
I think Im going to Keep it SS for now, and just Ghillie wrap the Barrel

Link Posted: 1/27/2006 2:01:35 PM EDT
oh btw Denny, Thanks for the offer for the Black MIAD Pieces, but I managed to dig some up around the shop.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 10:06:55 PM EDT
Polish the barrel. Bright stainless rocks!
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 10:07:41 PM EDT
Krylon.... brake cleaner kills it.


Not that it won't stand up to a few mag dumps. But you can practice with it. And I kinda like the stainless look. "recon barrel" oh yea!
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 10:30:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Optik45:
What do you guys think?



Looks typical of most everyone elses.



Thats not a bad thing!

Link Posted: 1/27/2006 10:41:05 PM EDT
That's a sweet setup, you're gonna LOVE that Denny's guns recon barrel. I had the same one on my last middy, I had Denny duracoat it with od green and that's what I'd do with yours. Send more pics when you're done. Thanks
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 6:06:53 PM EDT
I am going to have to vote the SS look myself..
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 2:44:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2006 2:45:01 PM EDT by ar-jedi]
wait a sec, is coyote tan so "like last year"???

ar-jedi

details here --> ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=12&t=231558










Link Posted: 1/29/2006 6:27:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ar-jedi:
wait a sec, is coyote tan so "like last year"???






Yeah, Tiger Stripe Brown is this year's Coyote Tan! Oh and SS is the way to go!

Link Posted: 1/29/2006 6:28:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ar-jedi:
wait a sec, is coyote tan so "like last year"???






Yeah, Tiger Stripe Brown is this year's Coyote Tan! Oh and SS is the way to go!

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