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Posted: 3/18/2006 9:49:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2006 2:53:09 PM EDT by LOW2000]
Just finished building my first 2 AR's.

The first is a Lauer lower with 24" RRA A4 1:8 upper, 2 stage RRA trigger, 6 pos stock, 10x42 SS, leupold QRW rings, harris BR bipod. 12.5lbs

The second is a Lauer lower with a 16" RRA M4 upper, 1:9 twist, detachable carry handle, single stage trigger. 7.0lbs

Things I learned:
1)The m4 feed ramp issue on RRA uppers is blown way out of proportion, they are such a tiny amount of material removed that it is likely a negligible difference.

2)A 3/8" I.D. x 1/16" o-ring on the front pivot post of the upper takes out any play between the upper and lower.

3)People on the internet greatly exaggerate just about anything (see #1). A 24" upper isn't that heavy unless you're comparing it to a 10/22.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 10:25:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:22:41 AM EDT
sounds like 2 very nice looking build but we need photos
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 3:31:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 4:45:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 9:48:33 AM EDT
Yeah yeah, i know the rules about the pics, I was being lazy last night.

I'll get em up in a minute.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:53:38 PM EDT
Sorry I didn't have time for a Stickman quality photo shoot...

Link Posted: 4/1/2006 12:33:36 PM EDT
Nice ones.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 12:34:54 PM EDT
They look good.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 12:36:10 PM EDT
nice shooters
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 1:09:55 PM EDT
Nice. How do you like the 24" RRA. I am waiting for mine to arrive.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 1:20:29 PM EDT
Quality and fit & finish look great, I was going to the range today to break it in and zero them both but it was raining so hopefully i'll have some info on how it shoots tomorrow.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 3:33:17 AM EDT
two great looking builds, job well done congrats
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 5:38:21 AM EDT
Nice!!!! Congrats
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 7:11:59 AM EDT
Nice rifles, thanks for sharing!
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 7:26:30 AM EDT
Very Nice!!
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 9:30:09 PM EDT
Well got out to the range today. Best 5-shot group was about 1moa. Was tough getting on paper at first, scope was about 15moa off and I was alone so it was tough to see where my shots were going until I just started aiming at the backstop to get a rough zero. Then just as I was getting it dialed in, I noticed the front of the scope move a bit and realized my front mount had loosened up and it screwed my zero up again then it was time to go. So I fired 10 rounds from the 8mm Mauser to remind my shoulder what recoil felt like then took off. Hopefully i'll get out again soon and really work on tightening my groups up, I had guys shooting .300 Winmag on the benches to the left and right of me so I wasn't completely settled in.

On another note, I have no idea how people shoot good groups with standard iron sights. The front post almost completely covered the width of the target at 100yds. Granted, I could shoot MOBadguy, but I certainly wasn't going to be counting on headshots.

BTW, my best group was shot with that new brass cased wolf. Also, both rifles ran just fine on the polymer steel wolf which makes me happy and the wolfie haters sad i'm sure.
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