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SneakyWaff1es
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re: Official AR-15 thread
Do you like that ACS-L stock? I have one for a wildcat build I'm doing. I'm on the fence about it.


bbvdd
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bbvdd, what sights did you put on the 9mm?


The only thing I have on it right now which is also in that pic is the iron sights off an M&P 15-22. Haven’t bought anything else yet but trying to decide if I want a Holosun or a Aimpoint.

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Do you like that ACS-L stock? I have one for a wildcat build I'm doing.


I do like it a lot and I have I think 3 of them. There is likely better stuff out there but for the price it gives a good cheek weld and is solid.
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SneakyWaff1es
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That's promising. I guess I should just put the thing together and find out for myself. I've been putting it off because I don't reload and it's a reloader only cartridge. I haven't had time to research what I need to get going.


bbvdd
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What’s the cartridge?

If you don’t road look but want to start look at a K&M arbor press with LE Wilson dies.

It’s not fast but it’s very accurate.

You would need a single stage press with a small base die (needed for an semi auto)
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SneakyWaff1es
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re: Official AR-15 thread
358 Yeti. I was looking at the Hornady single stage. I'll take a look at the K&M when I have some time. I'm not set on the press since I have no experience. I already have a Hornady custom die set from the guy that does the barrels.


bbvdd
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Now that I think about it, an arbor press may not be the best.

Look at the RCBS RockChucker or the Redding Boss.


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bbvdd
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Just looked at the cartridge, You will need a little cutoff saw to trim the case and a case trimmer to get the final length.

The brass will be pretty brittle, FYI meaning it will not be able to be reloaded many times before it splits.
However, if you get an annealer it will take care of that.

It's kinda the same concept as the .300 blk though blk ammo is readily available now.
Almost all my brass is old 5.56 or .223 that I've cut down and resized.
It takes a little while but I enjoy doing it.

My case trimmer is a redding. It's OK but I'm thinking about replacing it with the LE Wilson.

Here is the cutoff saw:

Cutoff saw from HF


SneakyWaff1es
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re: Official AR-15 thread
I actually already bought the saw and the brass jig. I have the 358 Yeti dies and 308 Winchester dies. I need the press, trimmer, scale, and all that. I've done a fair amount of internet research as far as annealing and was either going to buy the annealeez or do a diy machine. I haven't done a lot of looking at the different presses. I'll look at the two you suggested. I saw a thread of yours that suggests you know your way around a rifle and developing a load for it. I'm a little nervous about jumping in to it because I'm starting with with a pretty obscure cartridge and have no experience.


bbvdd
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Don’t worry too much about that. There won’t much much info for loading but just take what is and go with it.

I did see the powder IMR 4227 recommended. It’s a good powder and I use it with my .300 blk.

I’m still learning but have built a new bolt action and really gone down a reloading hole with it.


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NOLAGT
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She purdy


TutHillTiger
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I need a decent scope for .308 AR and those damn pieces to attach a normal strap


upgrayedd
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I need a decent scope for .308 AR and those damn pieces to attach a normal strap

How much do you want to spend and are you doing long range precision shooting?

Piece to attach a normal strap? Like a sling mount?


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Dead Man Walking
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I have a 1970's vintage Colt AR15 A1. When cycling .223 Remington, Federal or Winchester hunting rounds thru it, the projectile becomes depressed almost entirely into the cartridge. This does not occur when using 5.56 full metal jacket military type rounds. What causes this and why does it occur only when using hunting rounds?


upgrayedd
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Are you using hollow or soft points?

I'm just taking a stab at it, but it might be that the tips of the projectile are getting hung up on the feed ramp?


bbvdd
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I need a decent scope for .308 AR and those damn pieces to attach a normal strap




Depending on what you are looking to spend, I just build one and put a Trijicon 1-8x28 FFP on mine

I found mine on sale at Midway USA for $900. It'a pretty great.

Illuminated reticle, FFP, 34mm tube

The biggest con I have for it is the lack of a zero stop.


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Dead Man Walking
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Happens 100% of the time using .223 Remington Core-Loct and similar type hunting rounds with Federal and Winchester. Does not happen using 5.56 FMJ military rounds.

Your theory may be accurate as the .223 rounds do have a soft lead point whereas the FMJ 5.56 don't?


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HeadSlash
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Holosun or a Aimpoint.


I'm leaning towards this Holosun HE507C-GR Elite on my 9mm build



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Kino74
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I'm think of going SBR route on a BCM upper. What you guys prefer? The 11.5 or the 12.5?


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