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Posted: 8/25/2005 9:23:23 AM EDT
Interested in your opinions on the best parts to build an AR. I've never put an upper together and want to get this right the first time. I'm certain that I want a reliable, but lighter than factory trigger; a 16" barrel; and a collapsable stock. Thinking RRA, Bushmaster, or Oly receivers. Beyond that, nothing much in particlar. I'd like to know the good, bad, & ugly before I buy.

Thanks
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 10:38:21 AM EDT
Do a search, or just starting reading the threads in this section. This question is asked quite often, and there is no point in repeating everything that has already been beat into the ground.

If you have a specific question that you can't find, feel free to fire away.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 1:09:00 PM EDT
Read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, and if you can't find an answer to your question, create a new topic.

Bushy, and RRA have a good rep. Oly seems to be spotty, and, based on the lower I have, isn't in the same league as RRA, Bushy, Stag, Mega, Ameetec, DPMS, Lauer, Superior Arms, etc., etc.

Welcome to the boards

WIZZO
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 1:22:14 PM EDT
If you plan on building your first one. Get a model1sales.com kit. It isnt something that is very good but it comes with everything but the lower. I Say it isn't very good because people say it isn't i happen to like mine alot.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 1:37:32 PM EDT
Spend money on the right tools first.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 3:11:24 PM EDT
Unless you just want to build it all it's easier to buy a complete upper thats been test fired. A stripped lower, lower parts kit and stock assembly is all you'll need to assemble. This way the only tools you'll need is a punch set and little brass hammer. Ameetec lower with DPMS parts kit and Cav Arms upper worked great for me. There is a special wrench for installing part of your stock assy, but I built a rifle and don't really know if you need it or not.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 3:17:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HP40:
Unless you just want to build it all it's easier to buy a complete upper thats been test fired.



Its usually cheaper to buy the upper assembled as well.
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