View Full Version : AR-15 project finally done!

08-17-2011, 10:27 PM
Hey guys, probably about 6 months or so i posted about how i finally got my spikes tactical lower and how excited i was to get everything started. Well! finally, its all done! So here she is, pretty plain looking but thats how i intended it to look. so let me know what yall think!

Spikes Tactical lower
Spikes Tactical Elite 16" mid length CHF (5.56/.223)
Spikes Tactical enhanced lower parts kit
Magpul MIAD
Magpul UBR
Troy Rear folding battle sight

Ill be taking her out tomorrow at my local outdoor range, and i am exhausted to finally shoot her.

I just spent the last half hour or so taking everything apart cleaning, and re-lubing everything (best recommendation i gathered from the all might internet). Welp see yall later!

08-17-2011, 10:32 PM

08-17-2011, 11:00 PM
Awesome...congrats on the build.

08-18-2011, 5:38 AM
Grats! Now go have fun and lube it some more!

08-18-2011, 6:29 AM
I like it! Congrats.

Metal Magic
08-18-2011, 7:08 AM
Nice looking rifle,

I just started build number two and I picked up a St-15 also. How were your holes? any left over shavings? oh, and those enhanced LPKs are the best.

Good work, now go shooting . . . . .

08-18-2011, 7:09 AM
Congrats on your new blaster. Enjoy ;)

08-18-2011, 8:03 AM
congrats on the new build! enjoy!

08-18-2011, 9:37 AM
Looks great with the handguards buddy!

08-18-2011, 9:40 AM
Congrats looks really good...

08-18-2011, 9:57 AM
Very nicely done! Just a simple evil black rifle!

I like it.

08-18-2011, 2:47 PM
Thanks everyone for the responses. Well given that this was my first outdoor range experience I didn't think optics were necessary...boy was I wrong! Lol didn't even know what I was hitting at 50 yards. I know stupid me. But other than that gun shot perfectly and recleaned and lubed and back in her case

08-18-2011, 2:52 PM
Once you are on paper (usually best done at 25 yards), you should be able to get hits out to 200 yards or more if your eyesight is OK.

Next time ask someone to spot for you.

08-18-2011, 3:00 PM
ya that definitely makes sense WASH thanks for the input bud! but say if i wanted to get a scope, something affordable probably just for a 50 yard range anyone have any recommendations? I think it would be fun next to have a spotter and target practice with a scope. I don't imagine im going to be sport/competition shooting, but just for a fun range gun.

i think anywhere from 150 - 200 might be what i want to spend. any suggestion?

08-18-2011, 3:24 PM
At 50 yards, you are probably going to need a 10x or so scope to easily see a .22 cal hole.

If you just want to hit the target, a low power variable will work well out to several hundred yards.

If you spend $50 on a spotting scope, you will be able to see those .22 cal holes at 100 yards.

I think I misread your post and thought you couldn't get it on paper which would be a big problem on an AR that should be very accurate right out of the box.

As far as scopes go, there are lots of options but I'm not sure how many are good under $200 and most scopes will need a mount that will run from about $30 for a CAA DVSR to more than $200 for a Larue or similar.

For my first scope I bought a Weaver Classic Extreme 1.5-4.5*24 scope on clearance for about $300 and a CAA DVSR for about $30. It is pretty bright and I feel I got my money's worth. It's just a little heavy and the mount will not return to zero if I take it off and put it back on.

You might want to check out the 2-10*42 Weaver Super Slam at Natchez. I think they are on clearance now. It might be a bit long and heavy for the DVSR mount, plan to spend $60-80 for a Primary Arms, Rock River or Burris mount.

You can go cheaper on the scope but trying to go cheaper on the mount will leave you with something that won't hold zero.

08-18-2011, 4:12 PM
ya that probably was a very newb question of me to ask, but i do understand what you're saying wash. i already figured those scopes would cost a lot of money.

But to my previous statement i got it on paper, decent groupings too, but i just couldn't get them centered on the target. gun? definitely not probably, more than likely, shooter. hahaha

well wash i appreciate your help ill probably do what i should of done first and do a lot of research and see what i really want to do with this black beauty haha thanks guys

08-18-2011, 9:54 PM
looks good..

shoot, shoot, shoot more and clean

then repeat and enjoy !!

08-18-2011, 9:57 PM
Guess it's safe to say you're a big Spikes/Magpul fan? ;)

Congrats on the build, it looks great! I love the UBR stocks.

08-18-2011, 9:59 PM
WOOT! time to shoot!

08-18-2011, 10:00 PM
Very nice!

08-18-2011, 10:11 PM
Very nice!

08-18-2011, 11:35 PM
Now let's see how she shoots.

08-18-2011, 11:50 PM
looks great! congrats on your new baby

08-19-2011, 7:51 PM
Thanks again for everyones responses. And yes spikes/magpul are my preferred brands. And oi have to admit I don't like having multiple logos on things so I figured id keep it classy haha