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Posted: 10/31/2006 8:00:31 PM EDT
First off, let me say this is only my 3rd AR15, and my first build.

I got the stripped lower from Lonestar and the "kit" from J&T. All told, just a bit over $600.
(not including optics and my home made sling, as those are recycled pieces)

I wasn't trying to time myself, but, I got the lower put together in about 2 hours.
(had to wait till after the kids got done trick-or-treating to tackle the build)

I managed to launch the detents for the front takedown across the room 3 times.
[TIP: use a powerful flashlight at carpet level to see where shiny stuff is lying]

I have a cheapo set of Lyman punchest that I have used for SEVERAL gun buildup projects. For $11 or so, they are well worth it.

Adjusting the telescoping stock and getting the buffer set was fairly tricky.

Now, my new CAR-15 just needs a good clean up and lube and it will be ready for some quality breaking in at the range this weekend.

A personal thankyou to all those folks who have contributed info to this board/forum.

Regards,

-Norseman1
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 8:08:09 PM EDT
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Adjusting the telescoping stock and getting the buffer set was fairly tricky.


What do you mean?

By the way - congrats!    This thread needs PICTURES.  We love to see new builds (or old ones, even).

Link Posted: 10/31/2006 9:17:56 PM EDT
[#2]
Definitely need pics.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:36:12 PM EDT
[#3]
congrats!

tag for pics and range report!
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 5:35:10 AM EDT
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Adjusting the telescoping stock and getting the buffer set was fairly tricky.


What do you mean?

By the way - congrats!  his


I had a devil of a time getting the recoil tube/stock screwed in that would catch the recoil buffer catch while it was compressed AND keep the spring with the detent for the rear frame pin all together.

I am sure there are faster/better ways to do it.

Best thing about  the buildup? ZERO scratches on the new doublestar reciever finish. (use used some blue painters tape where I was having to pound in the roll pins)

I'll post pics once I get my camera out. (and find a place to upload them)
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 7:53:34 AM EDT
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I'll post pics once I get my camera out. (and find a place to upload them)


Imageshack

Oh, be sure to go post a pic in the J&T/Doublestar area too.  They love to see their stuff in use.  Jesse kicks ass - he actually ANSWERS questions, unlike most of the other manufacturers in the industry section.
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