AR-15

Discussion in 'Military Style' started by markIVbigblock, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. markIVbigblock

    markIVbigblock Super Member

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    I wanna build an AR-15 and would like to know if anyone has any opinions on good uppers and lowers for it and also if there are any good books i could buy on building an AR-15 thanx

    Aaron
     
  2. j870sm

    j870sm Well-Known Member

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    Man, I can't believe no one has replied. I have not built one from scratch but I have several. I personally like the Bushmaster line, they are a little cheaper than the others with great quality. Bushy's, DPMS, Rock River, Armalite all interchange. I might have my wires crossed, I would have to look but I think Colt uses a small takedown pin where the ones mentioned above use the larger diameter pin. I have complete rifles in different configs by the manufacturers listed above. I can swap all around but I never change the config of the Colt's. Rock River may be a little cheaper than Bushmaster but I am not sure of the quality yet. I have a heavy barreled upper that I just bought and have shot on a Bushy lower and it groups real good.
    AR15.com has alot of info and those guys are ARnuts.
    Hope this helps ya.
    BJ
     

  3. 1300pump

    1300pump Well-Known Member

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    I have also been looking at building an ar-15. thanks for the info.

    -Tim
     
  4. zombie

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    Older Colt's used a the large (.310) pin. Recent Colt's and every other maker use the small (.250) pin.

    Rock River makes an excellent product. They are the supplier of AR's to the DEA.

    AR15.com is THE place for info on the AR15, but watch yourself over there, some of those boys ain't right in the head. :D
     
  5. Anonymous

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    cav makes awsome uppers and lowers. buddies all got em and swear by em.
     
  6. markIVbigblock

    markIVbigblock Super Member

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    Ive been lookin at them some more as I came into some money and im looking at the DEA model rock river arms I figure if its good enough for them then it will be good enough for me plus being that the DEA uses it theres some novelty to it :D what do u guys think? anyone have experience with it or opinions? im not gonna buy the DEA package just the rifle so it doesnt come with the EOtech sight

    Aaron
     
  7. El Padrino

    El Padrino Member

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    Rock River and Wilson make great uppers and lowers. Depending on what you want the big factors will be trigger and barrel. Not trying to steer you away from shootingworld but you will find tons and tons of info on www.ar15.com.
     
  8. semiauto

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    Hey guys! These are some pics of the AR15A2 that I built. I bought it as a complete kit from Model 1 Sales. The Lower is forged T6 aluminum and is made by Rock River Arms. I searched online and found it alot cheaper than RRA at Eagle Firearms. I'm very satisfied with the quality for having bought the cheapest parts I could find :D
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    Make sure you buy a Marine Corps Technical Manual when you buy your parts or kit depending on what road you decide to travel. The Manual is invaluable!
     
  9. TN.ar15shooter

    TN.ar15shooter New Member

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    Give the DoubleStar Corp. a call @ (888) 736-7725 and get a
    catalog from them. They have it all for the "evil black rifle" :twisted: . I just ordered a 24" fluted/ported bull barreled upper from them and its just amazing how accurate my ar is now.
    This catolog will become your bible from now on. DoubleStar has it all, from complete rifles to all kinds of uppers to all the small parts that you need to start buildin' your dream rifle.
    I am in no way affiliated with the DoubleStar Corparation. I am just one happy customer passin' on some info.


    BigJohn :D
     
  10. TN.ar15shooter

    TN.ar15shooter New Member

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    Also, DoubleStar sells a great video titled "How to build an AR-15 from a parts kit step-by-step".

    You might also want to check out "www.ar-15.com" I learned alot from those guys.
     
  11. mountainview

    mountainview Super Member

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    Really nice looking rig. How much did the build yer own kits run total? Since I alread have the loading dies for 223, I've been pricing Bushies but the kit might be a worthwhile route for me to take and hopefully have enough left for the accesories I'll discover that I will no doubt need.