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jeffsdad
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Want to build an AR-15...where do I begin?....



I know this question pops up every month or so, but I cannot locate the responses.

Where is a good location on the web where I can find out how to build and where to buy from a AR-15?

TIA







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bapple
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re: Want to build an AR-15...where do I begin?....


Buy a stripped lower and get a low parts kit.

The main things to get in a lower that are changeable are the grip, stock, buffer tube, and trigger. Spend wisely.






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Skywalker
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re: Want to build an AR-15...where do I begin?....


AR15.com...every AR15 question can be answered here.





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chadau79
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I have recently become very interested in this as well. Even though it has been asked a lot, this is probably a good day for this question.





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m2pro
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Click hurrr

this may help.

was trying to find my favorite post for you from this ONE guy... i'm telling you, i'd listen to every word he says. but i'll keep digging to see if i can link u to it.






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m2pro
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MY MAIN advice is to get the 1/7 twist to be able to load up a larger grain load into the 70's, instead of only being able to toss out 50-60 grain rounds.

LINK

that one is a -very- detailed link.... and still not the one i was digging for... well i gotta get to work, but those two links are -very- helpful, and very long winded.

LINK

very helpful chart here... i'm getting warmer on the post i wanted...







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jeffsdad
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re: Want to build an AR-15...where do I begin?....


m2pro - thanks alot!






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LSU Neil
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re: Want to build an AR-15...where do I begin?....


Just bought a colt 4 days ago. Got mine before last nights election. Y'all better hurry if u want one. Got a bad feeling they will become banned asAp.





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m2pro
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quote:

thanks alot!


no problemo. i JUST got into it myself and went with a Colt for $1097. still a project gun. i'll prob be getting the quad rail and putting a trijicon or an eotech red dot on it. oh yeah, and here's the other link i was gonna show you...

this guy knows his f'king AR's.

Enjoy all these links and GOOD LUCK <click>



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okietiger
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Good luck man

Here's one I built about 3 months ago. Freaking love this bad boy:















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Helo
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Okie, that is a great looking gun. You have a parts list available?





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I Love Bama
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What Caliber is that? 300?





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okietiger
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It's actually a .223 believe or not. It's got a 24 inch bull barrel which gives it the appearance of a larger caliber. It'll shoot out to about 800 yards. I wanna try further out but don't know if it would be accurate or not.





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wickowick
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re: Want to build an AR-15...where do I begin?....


PSA has lowers instock or coming in soon.





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okietiger
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Okie, that is a great looking gun. You have a parts list available?


It's got a custom made upper (small company out of Cali called ARD)

Lower is DPMS

Magpul stock

Leupold Mark AR 6-18x40 scope

UTG bipod (Got this on Amazon. Cheaper than Harris bipod but I feel it works just fine.)







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okietiger
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PSA has lowers instock or coming in soon.


I got that complete lower (DPMS w/ Magpul stock) from rguns.net. They are kind of dickheads and have a fairly archaic site BUT there are some real steals on there price-wise.






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CaptSpaulding
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PSA has lowers instock or coming in soon.



I've been working on a build for a couple of months now. I know the actual "build" only takes a few hours (if that), but I have decided to make it a learning experience, and be as patient as I possibly can be in order to buy quality parts at the lowest price.

With that said, I've been really pleased with PSA. Wait a while until they release another batch of blemished lower receivers. The blemish on mine was literally just a tiny scratch on the inside of the mag well. They have really picky inspector, and sell the blems for $60.

They will usually do daily deals on random things, and every once in a while they do free shipping on top of it. Once I add a Magpul CTR stock, I will have finished my lower receiver for under $200.






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