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Bill.Dozer23
02-16-2012, 3:36 PM
Hey all, long time reader, first time poster.

After getting some great ideas on here, I built my first AR-15, I love it. But even more than shooting it, I loved building it.

What other guns are out there that I can build from the ground up that are a blast to shoot. I'm thinking sporterized Mosin? or a Mini 14 tacticool? I'm kinda broke so this would be a spend 100 here and there type of build ideally.

Thanks!

bloodhawke83
02-16-2012, 3:37 PM
AK or Garand.

AR-10. rolf

russ69
02-16-2012, 3:44 PM
The AR15 is the perfect home machine build because of it's modular design and easy availability of parts. You can build just about anything from scratch but the task gets more difficult once you move away from ARs.
A tube gun would be cool: http://www.tubegun.net/

nick
02-16-2012, 3:47 PM
FAL, M1919, various AKs, HL G3 or some other HK, 1911, SIG P228, Suomi KP-31 and KP-44, M42/M-53, PPS-43, PPSh-41, RPK, PKM, PSL, Remington 700, or some other bolt action, Galil, CETME, DP-28, Sten, Sterling, VZ-58, and so on. You can also build a few rimfires - Ruger 10/22 and Mk I (although the parts for the latter aren't as available).

kmullins
02-16-2012, 3:48 PM
Build off the Savage/Stevens action.

Tons of prefit already chambered barrels available and you can easily remove/install new barrels yourself.

Outside of the AR-15 thing and a few other exceptions, it becomes increasingly difficult and expensive to do work yourself. You'll often find the investment in tooling negates any savings you might have by doing the work yourself, but you will learn a lot.

My $.02

Kyle

nick
02-16-2012, 3:49 PM
The AR15 is the perfect home machine build because of it's modular design and easy availability of parts. You can build just about anything from scratch but the task gets more difficult once you move away from ARs.
A tube gun would be cool: http://www.tubegun.net/

Damn you! :(

Do they make 80% ones?


ETA: never mind, that's not what I thought it was.