AR build suggestions

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AR build suggestions

Postby jnic » Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:18 am

Over thanksgiving I wound up with 3 umbrella corp stripped lowers and 4 stripped uppers. Not sure I thought everything through during the purchases. Anyway, now that I have the receivers I could use some build suggestions. Do I go for the variety package and configure 4 different uppers for specific applications, build one for each family member, ect....

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Re: AR build suggestions

Postby hkguy » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:19 am

IF i were in your shoes, i would get one lower registered as an SBR, build one lower into a 5.56 rifle, build a second upper, and sit on the 3rd lower for a while until i decided what to make it.


as it stands, i have 1 5.56 ar built now and i have two stripped lowers stashed for later builds/trade material
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Re: AR build suggestions

Postby CharlieW » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:52 pm

Well, my son built me my first 5.56 AR, and then I found a polymer lower and built a 22lr version. Later on I built another 5.56 and subsequently traded it for an old Colt New Army. I think my next build will be a hog gun in 300 Blackout, or maybe 7.62x39 to match other rifles i have in that caliber. There are lots of choices these days.
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Re: AR build suggestions

Postby yankeejib » Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:34 pm

CharlieW wrote: or maybe 7.62x39 to match other rifles i have in that caliber. There are lots of choices these days.


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Re: AR build suggestions

Postby hkguy » Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:43 am

CMMG just released an AR platform 7.62x39 that takes AK mags
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Re: AR build suggestions

Postby jnic » Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:28 am

Currently the only things set in stone for the uppers are a 6.5 Grendel and a 5.56. 458 SOCOM and 300 BO (or similar) are strong contenders for the other two.

Two of the lowers are sequentially numbered - not sure that matters but I think it's neat. I've read good things about the hypertouch trigger so I'll probably give one a try. The SBR suggestion does have some merit - Thanks

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Re: AR build suggestions

Postby Nathan » Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:39 pm

I like the .458 SOCOM, but don't need another 100 yard gun. .300BO doesn't appeal to me, either. I've always said that the "ultimate" combat rifle would be an AR chambered in 7.62x39, but nobody could make a magazine that feeds reliably. If they now make an AR that accepts AK magazines, I might have to revisit that.
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Re: AR build suggestions

Postby CharlieW » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:04 pm

yankeejib wrote:
CharlieW wrote: or maybe 7.62x39 to match other rifles i have in that caliber. There are lots of choices these days.


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Nice, Stu -- I didn't know Colt had a 7.62x39 offering in an AR.
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Re: AR build suggestions

Postby hkguy » Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:00 pm

Nathan wrote: I've always said that the "ultimate" combat rifle would be an AR chambered in 7.62x39, but nobody could make a magazine that feeds reliably. If they now make an AR that accepts AK magazines, I might have to revisit that.


http://www.cmmginc.com/category_s/1998.htm

hickcock45 just did a really nice review on this firearm too.

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Re: AR build suggestions

Postby Nathan » Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:49 pm

I'm gonna have to install a Facebook style "Like" button. :D
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Re: AR build suggestions

Postby i12flytoday » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:52 pm

hkguy wrote:
Nathan wrote: I've always said that the "ultimate" combat rifle would be an AR chambered in 7.62x39, but nobody could make a magazine that feeds reliably. If they now make an AR that accepts AK magazines, I might have to revisit that.


http://www.cmmginc.com/category_s/1998.htm

hickcock45 just did a really nice review on this firearm too.



I think I just found my next build. Not that I own any guns or anything. :?

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Re: AR build suggestions

Postby ridurall » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:03 am

A 300 Blackout is a much better choice than the 7.62X39 because of the magazine feeding issue. Only the barrel needs changing to produce a 300 Blackout and it functions great. Has the same ballistics as the 7.62X39 without the hassles. Randy (Pinkhamr) tried the 7.62X39 and many different magazines and none of them were acceptable. The only advantage is price of ammo but that can be fixed with reloading.

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Re: AR build suggestions

Postby jnic » Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:04 pm

I've ordered a 458 SOCOM barrel from Wilson Combat. It occurred to me that I don't have a 100 yard gun plus it should be fun using it on hogs. Hope I don't lose to much brass. :o


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