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AR15 Rifle Kit


I know this has been discussed at length here but I am still having trouble finding an answer to my question. I am looking to purchase a rifle kit to build. I have found these and they seem to be pretty good quality kits. I want to pair it with a stripped lower from Essential Arms in Krotz Springs. I am trying to decide between these three. I am struggling to find the difference and am hoping someone with more experience can help me out.

Mid length - LINK

Mid length lightweight - LINK

M4 - LINK

Also, I have heard the builds are pretty straight forward. I am pretty good with mechanical building, but many websites say to have professional build the gun due to risk of injury when first shooting. How likely is this to occur, or is it just these companies covering their arse for possible lawsuits?



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wickowick
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Those links are bad...





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quote:

Those links are bad...



Appreciate the heads up. Should be fixed now.






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wickowick
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I am fairly sure they are referring to the length of the hand-guard. The lightwieght version uses a lighter weight barrel. The M4 has a shorter hand-guard than the mid-length...





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olgoi khorkhoi
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The first two are midlength gas systems, which is what you want with a 16" barrel. midlengths are more reliable and durable.

As for the barrel, with milspec 4150 steel, you can go lightweight unless your shooting full auto. those are likely 4140 steel, in which case rapid fire in semi auto can cause a little expansion and you will lose some accuracy. Not a huge issue, but something to consider.

I'd stick with the first option.






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Olgoi, what's your take on Loki 18" SS ?





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Thanks for the insight fellas. I actually just purchased a complete 16" mid-length lightweight upper and lower body premium kit from Palmetto State Armory. They had some black Friday deals so ended up paying only $400 for both. I will definitely get some pictures up after I get all the parts in and get it built!





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olgoi khorkhoi
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I've heard and read mostly good things about Loki. I am not one to jump on brand new companies' bandwagon. I like to let other do beta/torture testing.

That said, looking at the specs, it looks like an ok deal. If I were in the market for a SS barrel, I'd be looking at 410 SS, over 416/419 (that one claims both). There is no mention of HPT or MPI testing on the barrel, so it's safe to assume it wasn't tested. That's the difference between a high end company and a middle to lower end company.

BCM has some 410 SS barrels in that same price range that I would check out before pulling the trigger.






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