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Posted: 11/24/2003 4:21:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/26/2003 3:12:09 AM EDT by Artifex]
Finally finished my AR project. There's afew miscellaneous things to add yet, but for the most part, it's complete.



Magpul M-93 Stock
Bushmaster Pre-ban lower
Hogue Grip
JP Enterprise match trigger
RRA Upper
ARMS #40
Trijicon TA-31 & ARMS #19
Daniel Defense 9" 4-rail FF handguard
RRA mid-length chrome lined 16" barrel
PRI front sight
Vortex FS

Need to add the bipod and mount and a sling...maybe a surefire light in the near future.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 4:29:01 AM EDT
Well done! I have something in mind like that for my AWB sunset rifle. I have the upper built and I'll probably build the lower after the holidays, then put them up until Sept.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 5:27:21 AM EDT
Very nice rig! Taken it for a test drive yet?
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 5:40:06 AM EDT
Unfortunately no, Meant to go out every day this weekend, the weather was beautiful but wierd things kept happening to prevent it. The coup de grace was when my car broke down on the turnpike on the way to the range. It's like I'm not meant to shoot it. Today the weather has gone south in a big way...sleet here and freezing rain. Maybe I'll brave the weather this afternoon and shoot it anyway.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 5:47:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/25/2003 3:07:58 AM EDT by TheRicker]
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 5:57:09 AM EDT
Very nice. So, how much do you think you've got into her?
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 6:29:14 AM EDT
Very nice, you should be dam proud of that rig.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 6:42:38 AM EDT
Yup, I AM proud of it. Pricewise..hmmm I picked up the pre ban lower for $750 a few years ago, pulled off the tele-stock that was on it and replaced it with the magpul about a year ago. All told, I bet I've got around $3300 in it.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 12:00:21 PM EDT
Don't kid yourself. They/you are never done. p[;)]
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 12:33:00 PM EDT
it's only the beginning, a SureFire here, a forward grip there, maybe an IR laser somewhere else, soon we're talking real money [:D]
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 4:19:55 PM EDT
Very business like, most professional looking - good luck and enjoy.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 5:38:24 PM EDT
Very nice. FREE
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 8:39:25 PM EDT
NICE
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 9:07:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/24/2003 9:08:00 PM EDT by BillSP1]
Great looking carbine! I bet the anti's don't know if they should shit themselves or run and tell Momma. Us arcommers just drool! How do you like the feel of the magpul buttstock? (it looks great!)
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 9:29:39 PM EDT
Ditch the match trigger (it's a two-stage, right?)...or go with an Accuracy speaks single stage trigger...or better yet, stick with the stock trigger.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 2:21:47 AM EDT
The JP is a single stage trigger. I had a bushie 2-stage, but didn't like all the little adjustment screws that could come loose in it. My shooting training was mostly competitive stuff out at Camp Perry, so I'm accustomed to a lighter trigger pull. Why do you prefer the factory trigger urban?
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 2:29:30 AM EDT
Beautiful
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 2:55:13 AM EDT
Sweeeeet build--Congrats!
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 4:16:07 AM EDT
Looks great! Do you like Thermolds over USGI's?
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 4:43:38 AM EDT
You know, I've never had a problem with Thermolds... I think they look a little more high-tech for photos too. For reliability, maybe USGI's would be better but... Like I said, I've never had reliability issues with Thermolds.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 4:55:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 3:10:51 AM EDT
Ok, here's the range report on it. I didn't have a lot of time yesterday, but if I didn't get to the range with this thing I was going to have a nervous breakdown from the anticipation. So I bundled up (not adequately enough) and headed out. Distance: 100 yds Light: diffuse late afternoon, bluish Temperature: low 30's Wind: from the East, gusty 5-20 mph Ammo: Black hills blue box 68 gr heavy match HP Position: Prone supported After sighting in, fired five rounds center of mass on a silhouette, the center of which is here: [img]http://www.artifex.ws/images/100yds.jpg[/img] Yeah, yeah...I know...there's a "9" in there... What can I say, the chrome-lined barrel isn't broken in yet [rolleyes] As cold as it was, and as fast as I cranked those rounds off...I think I'm more than satisfied with its performance. Once the barrel gets broken in and I have a day when I can take my time, I can't wait to try it out at longer ranges.
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