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Posted: 10/22/2003 4:30:26 PM EDT
I guess it's just a glorified varmin rifle, the only SPR components are the PRI fore end and front sight. An A2 suppressor instead of the Ops muzzle brake and collar, an US Optics SN3 instead of a Leupold, no special barrel, no gas buster. But I like it as it is, I'll get a long SPR rail and so I can put a backup rear sight on it later
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 4:49:10 PM EDT
looks good. who says you have to be like everyone else?
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 5:29:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Duffy: I guess it's just a glorified varmin rifle, the only SPR components are the PRI fore end and front sight.
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Its a very fine looking [b]DPR[/b] [:D]
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 5:30:18 PM EDT
Looks good!! dont worry The main thing is your happy with your rifle, which looks kick ass BTW!!! FREE
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 5:56:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/22/2003 5:57:51 PM EDT by Duffy]
Aw shucks [:d] Free's SPR finally pushed me over the edge, I have two M5 RAS on two rifles, thought I'd have some variety. Also have the SN3 with no rifle to use it with, after seeing Free's I had to join the SPR folks [:)] [img]home.earthlink.net/~whitman/CLOSEUP.JPG[/img]
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 7:35:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2003 7:36:20 AM EDT by Ridge]
Very nice Duffy. I love that forend. You didn't happen to get a wieght of the handguard before you installed it? [:)]
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 9:32:03 AM EDT
The PRI forend is quite heavy, around the 20oz. mark. I'll weigh one when I get home to confirm.
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 11:39:30 AM EDT
How hard is it to install one of these PRI forends, any special tools to use?
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 1:36:27 PM EDT
Indeed, though I already know it's heavier than KAC and Danial Defense FF handguards from the info gathered on ar15.com, when I got it it was still somewhat a surprise. Can't speak about Daniel Defense, but KAC products come with a succinct installation manual that's helpful, the PRI doesn't. I installed (with Kisara's help) the KAC MRE RAS so it was the same with the PRI, still it's been a while, I installed the barrel nut without the handguard retaining ring and had to remove it and reinstall [bd] All you need is a vice, an armorer's wrench, a torque wrench, hammer, and drift punch (to remove the front sight tower).
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 11:47:11 PM EDT
Love the PRI front BUIS, love the forend, using an SN3 is great cause it's cool to be different. If it shoots well, who gives a flip about a standard barrel? Mikey Likey! [+]:D]
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 3:46:06 AM EDT
Looks great, all business.
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 6:28:26 AM EDT
Would you kind folks recommend an ARMS SPR full length rail, or do you think the #36 I have does the job? I'm not planning on mounting anything on top of the handguard, but the use of #36 precludes the mounting of a BUIS for me. The occular lens is so big and the Posa-slide lock mount places the scope rather low.
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 6:46:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/24/2003 6:49:15 AM EDT by Robe]
I have a USO SN-3 and a SN-4 scope that I play with on my AR rifles. I also have an upper with a PRI handguard and a full ength ARMS SPR rail. Based on what I see concerning your SN-3 scope and the height of the mount, it will be very difficult to mount a SN-3 with the SPR rail. The integral fold down rear sight of the SPR rail will be in the way of the scope. You will have to mount the scope so far forward that it not really be usable. No flip up sight will cowitness with the SN-3. The long SPR rail is nice, but I don't see it working at all with that SN-3 and that USO scope mount. That USO mount is more of a quick relaese type mount allowing you to remove or put on the scope easily. I have that same mount for my SN-4. Switching to standard scope rings would allow more room under the scope for a GGG MAD rear sight. That is the only fold down rear sight flat enough to fit under the USO scope with the proper height rings..
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 6:59:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/24/2003 6:59:26 AM EDT by Duffy]
Thanks Robe, I had originally bought a #38, as you said the BUIS would force the mounting of the scope too far forward. I thought the full length SPR rail has the rear portion blanked out so I could put a BUIS directly on the receiver? It's been a while since I saw a pic, maybe I was thinking of the SIR rails [:\]
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 7:04:53 AM EDT
Get the ARMS Rail, to complete the look.
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 7:50:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/24/2003 7:53:02 PM EDT by MSTN]
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 8:39:59 PM EDT
That really looks good! I'm working on another project now, but I think my next-next project (I'm a foward thinker! ) might go the MSTN/SPR route with an Magpul stock. I really like the "natural" carbon fiber look. Its either that or a simple dime-a-dozen SIR carbine build...
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 8:52:28 PM EDT
What are you working on now Kisara? [:)] I'm out of lowers and uppers and can't think of a single thing I'd like to do for a next AR project, so I'm working on an HK21 [:d] I got the PRI front sight and fore end, ARMS rail and sling from Wes, also took his advice and got an SPR pistol grip. I still think it looks funky but it's a vast improvement over the A2.
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 10:43:49 PM EDT
Try this guys, a midlength set up, and make it really different! [:)]
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