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Nor*Cal
12-16-2011, 11:59 PM
I'm new to AR's and after some time on the site trying to learn as much as possible I have completed my first build. The pics are not that great, I took them with my phone tonight and the lighting in the garage is not great. I will take some during the day this weekend with a better camera and add them to this thread.

I'll be taking this to the range tomorrow to test it out. Can't wait.

Specs:

- BCM SS410 16" Mid Length Upper Receiver Group 5.56 NATO 1/8 Twist
- BCMGUNFIGHTER Charging Handle w/ Mod 4 medium latch
- Young Manufacturing M16 National Match Chrome Bolt Carrier Group
- Spike's Tactical 9 Inch LW SAR Rail system and handguard
- Newtown Firearms Billet NR-15 Multi-Cal lower receiver
- Fab Defense GRL16-CP stock with adjustable cheek riser (temporary)
- Hogue rubber monogrip
- MagPul AFG2 Angled Forend Grip
- Wolff Extra Power Buffer Spring
- RRA Lower Parts Kit
- Mega Arms Tactical Trigger
- Spikes Tactical Dynacomp 5.56 muzzle brake
- YHM Q.D.S Rear Flip-Up Sight w/ Dual Peep
- YHM Hooded Front Sight Tower w/ Bottom Rail
- Lucid HD7 Red Dot Sight with 2x magnifier

- Falcon Industries ERGO F93 PRO Stock (on-order)

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o128/NorCaltrx450r/IMAG0366.jpg

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760knox
12-17-2011, 12:06 AM
NICE! get a range report with pics.

Nor*Cal
12-17-2011, 12:10 AM
Thanks, will do.

I'm trying to figure out why my pictures are showing up so large. I re-sized them in photo bucket before I linked them to this thread. Maybe it takes a little time for them to refresh. Not sure...

Colt-45
12-17-2011, 12:22 AM
Looks great, congtrats.

Bobby Ricigliano
12-17-2011, 2:25 AM
The Lucid HD7 is a nice optic choice. I have 2 and they've been flawless. If you move it forward a bit you'll get more eye relief and it won't block your rear sight.

REPR
12-17-2011, 2:32 AM
Nice, let us know how she shoots.

Nor*Cal
12-17-2011, 7:07 AM
Thanks guys, off I go to try her out.

The Lucid HD7 is a nice optic choice. I have 2 and they've been flawless. If you move it forward a bit you'll get more eye relief and it won't block your rear sight.

Thank you for the feedback, was not sure of its placement. I'll move it forward.

norcal-ar
12-17-2011, 7:39 AM
if you dont mind me asking what did the mega trigger set you back?

1forall
12-17-2011, 8:03 AM
Nice build...patiently waiting for range report.

icenix
12-17-2011, 8:48 AM
Nice!! Congrats

roushstage2
12-17-2011, 11:36 AM
Very nice! I like the lower; I'd yet to see one completely finished and anodized.

tomd1584
12-17-2011, 1:27 PM
Your rear sight is mounted backwards.

Nor*Cal
12-17-2011, 7:29 PM
Thanks tom, got the rear sight straightened out at the range. What a noob...:o

norcal-ar, the trigger was $98 for the silver version. Couldn't seem to find a deal on one.



So, I'm not close to being qualified to give a range report but will offer my (inexperienced) feedback.

I put a few hundred rounds of PMC X-TAC 5.56x45 62grn through the AR today. I've never shot an AR and was not too sure what to expect. My first 3 shots of the day at 50 yards hit the target about 1 inch right of center and 6 inches low. The grouping was almost a straight vertical line that spanned about 1 1/4 inches. The rest of the day was not too much different, the AR shot great and seemed to be very accurate even with a noob pulling the trigger. I struggled a bit zeroing in the sight but that was due to my inexperience and not the equipment.

I have no complaints, although I have nothing to compare my build too I am confident that the reading/research I did payed off. The only thing I kind of went out on a limb on was the mega trigger (does not seem very popular) and I really like how it felt. Very little travel and a very clean break. The only thing I did not accomplish was zeroing in the back-up sights which I will do my next time out.

On a side note, I also put a few hundred rounds through my new XDm 9mm and really liked it. Got to shoot my buddies SIG P226 .40 and Beretta 9mm which were also nice. Especially the Sig, heavy but it felt great.

Anyways, thanks for the comments and feedback. Felt good to shoot a riffle that I assembled myself.

notme92069
12-17-2011, 7:34 PM
Awesome build! It looks great!

Curley Red
12-17-2011, 7:38 PM
Super sweet hope it shoots straight and long. I'm piecing mine together right now.

Nor*Cal
12-17-2011, 7:53 PM
Very nice! I like the lower; I'd yet to see one completely finished and anodized.

I take it you've been to their shop and saw the uncoated GEN4 billet upper/lower they have. It's pretty sweet looking. When I picked up my GEN1 lower they just received a batch of coated GEN4's. The one he showed me was a grayish color and looked like a piece of art.

For now, these are only available if buying a complete AR from them. Although he might eventually offer them stripped. You can't really tell in the pictures but these are much thicker than the standard lowers, here's a few pics...

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o128/NorCaltrx450r/IMAG0346-1-1.jpg

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o128/NorCaltrx450r/IMAG0345-1-1.jpg

shortround1
12-17-2011, 8:15 PM
Very nice, I just pieced together my first lower today. I'm glad I did it but damn I now hate roll pins very much.

roushstage2
12-17-2011, 9:50 PM
I take it you've been to their shop and saw the uncoated GEN4 billet upper/lower they have. It's pretty sweet looking. When I picked up my GEN1 lower they just received a batch of coated GEN4's. The one he showed me was a grayish color and looked like a piece of art.

For now, these are only available if buying a complete AR from them. Although he might eventually offer them stripped. You can't really tell in the pictures but these are much thicker than the standard lowers, here's a few pics...

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o128/NorCaltrx450r/IMAG0346-1-1.jpg

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o128/NorCaltrx450r/IMAG0345-1-1.jpgMy father machines the parts for Newtown, so I just see the rough, unfinished "prototypes" and practice pieces. They are very beefy lowers indeed.