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Posted: 10/10/2004 12:46:58 AM EST
I'm planning to get a stripped fab10 lower....how well does the fab hold up?? quality of machining?? how's the fit&finish?
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:49:37 AM EST
Mine works great. I bought it 2nd hand, and have run nearly 5000 rounds through it in the last year built out with a telestock and 16inch DPMS upper. My friend built one out in an A2 configuration and has had 0 problems.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 10:09:26 AM EST
I've built four. All assembled, and run, fine.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 10:11:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By armonic:
have run nearly 5000 rounds through it in the last year



Man, that's A LOT of rounds to run through a gun that's such a pain to load. Way to go!
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 10:11:27 PM EST
kool!!!I'll be picking mine up next thursday......will be using a A2 20" post ban upper with reddot....I'll also be planning to do some mods to it so I can use either 6.5 gren/243wssm upper
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 10:34:49 PM EST
My FAB-10 lower wasn't the greatest. Had various issues and the finish comes off fairly easily. Wish they would just do a standard anodized finish on it instead of the painted finish it has on there. Anyways, I had difficulty with the buffer tub install (tried a few different ones too...rifle and carbine), the hole for the safety detent pin was drilled off a little OR the safety selector stops weren't milled down far enough...either way, the safety lever hit the stops....and the mounting area for the pistol grip was out of spec and too wide so I had to shave down a grip to get it to fit (I could strech fit it but then it bulged so much that it would block the safety selector ...) Wasn't installer error as I've built many lower over the past 10+ years...

Overall, I would rate it as a crap lower and if it was a "standard" AR lower, I would never buy another one but....I tried parts from Colt, Bushmaster, Vltor, LMT, etc. etc...definitely not the parts....I just bought one for shits and giggles (as I already have a few normal AR's)....I did finally get it built and it seems to work fine (dry fired it with snap caps) but I have yet to fire it....I'm sure it will work fine....

Hopefully, yours won't have so many issues...I think I would rather buy a 80% "FAB-10" lower (I think Tannery sells 'em) and build 'em that way....it's probably just as expensive to build your first one (buying the 80% and the tools) and then the rest after that would be much cheaper...

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:02:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/13/2004 12:22:02 AM EST by m98codered]
gs430....what was your serial # on your fab......I hope mines made a little before or after it...I think mines in the 1100's
also you said that colt parts didn't work for the fab...I thought that it was built to colt specs....also since you've already built your fab, what trigger did you put in?
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 2:27:08 AM EST
My sympathy is with you. I hope you manage to retake your state back from the fascists some day.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 7:22:35 PM EST
What mods are you doing that allows you to shoot either 6.5 or 243WSSM?
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 7:31:30 PM EST
In the process of building mine right now off the FAB10 lower and the threads were messed up. I had to get them remachined to match the stock, it wasnt hard and it didnt take long it was just a pain. Other than we'll see as tiem goes on.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 7:41:24 PM EST
Mine was perfect, fit great, and it did its job. Thank god I got to sell it for more than I bought it for, and moved back to freedom. TX
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 10:14:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By _DR:
My sympathy is with you. I hope you manage to retake your state back from the fascists some day.



no way we can ever do again...only way is to overthrow the gov. and send all the anti-gun faggots/bitches to cuba or Iraq....

I'd just want to get out of here, but sh*t all family is located hereand I can't get them to leave without a real good reason/cause
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 10:20:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1Outlaw:
What mods are you doing that allows you to shoot either 6.5 or 243WSSM?



what I will probably do is break shoeless venture's warrantee of not removing the magazine...
I'll have to remove the mag--the only thing that's holding it in is the small rivot and the hex screw on the side...then I'll have to take the 6.5 or 243 mag and cut it down to the same length/size as the original .223 mag...then probably have to trimm the mag spring a bit....drill a hole at where the rivots going to go and hopefully things will work out.....It probably will I think....if not I'll just keep trying...buy another 10rd mag or so in the 6.5/243 and try again...
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 11:21:31 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 11:47:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By Kodiak-AK:
This thread might help you cope with your FAB 10.



I thought about doing something like that he's trying to do...
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 1:41:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By Kodiak-AK:
This thread might help you cope with your FAB 10.



Oh good lord...
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:56:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By Kodiak-AK:
This thread might help you cope with your FAB 10.


Thats.....weird. I got over "detachable penis envy" many years ago.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:06:58 AM EST
we that live in Kaliban are SCREWED
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 4:50:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By m98codered:

Originally Posted By 1Outlaw:
What mods are you doing that allows you to shoot either 6.5 or 243WSSM?



what I will probably do is break shoeless venture's warrantee of not removing the magazine...
I'll have to remove the mag--the only thing that's holding it in is the small rivot and the hex screw on the side...then I'll have to take the 6.5 or 243 mag and cut it down to the same length/size as the original .223 mag...then probably have to trimm the mag spring a bit....drill a hole at where the rivots going to go and hopefully things will work out.....It probably will I think....if not I'll just keep trying...buy another 10rd mag or so in the 6.5/243 and try again...hr
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 12:29:28 PM EST
man this state sucks,damn liberals.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 12:31:26 PM EST
pick up my fab10 this monday and the 80% in the mail. man this state blows
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 2:50:53 PM EST
Not to hijack, but... what are the FAB-10 runing these days?
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 8:49:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By az-gunner:
Not to hijack, but... what are the FAB-10 runing these days?



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