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emptybottle151
06-09-2012, 6:03 PM
Wanted my first AR to be a home build not just an assembly so this is what I got.

TM 80% anodized lower kit from WinecountryWeapons $82

Modle1sales AR 15 standard H-bar upper receiver 5.56 nato chrome moly, 1-9, A2 flashhider/handguards/bolt carrier group & std charging handle, A3 flat top w/yhm flip front sight gas block and flip up rear sight, and the harris swivel bipods. $685

lower parts kit with RRA two stage trigger. $174

CAR 6 possition stock. $78

Radlock BB. $35

Total $1,054 not including the jig, tools, and shipping.

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thevic
06-09-2012, 6:04 PM
Nice

emptybottle151
06-09-2012, 6:07 PM
Last pic :D
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n483/emptybottle151/CIMG10000.jpg

trob
06-09-2012, 6:35 PM
Nice, Man! Is that how she's gonna sit for awhile? Any other upgrades planned?

nick
06-09-2012, 6:41 PM
Looking good. Good job on the 80% lower, too. What kind of mill did you use?

emptybottle151
06-09-2012, 7:01 PM
@trob Hopefully an Acog in the future.

@nick an old Bridgeport at my relatives. I come from a line of machinists. Both my brother and I took night classes in machining when we were in high school.

MrPlink
06-09-2012, 7:15 PM
nice. my first build was also from wine country.

Mr._Blonde
06-09-2012, 7:17 PM
Nice looking build. Any plan to upgrade to a free float tube in the future?

emptybottle151
06-09-2012, 7:20 PM
@MR._Blonde not for a while, after I get some glass on her.

FX-05 Xiuhcoatl
06-09-2012, 8:54 PM
AR-15 pistol in the future?

emptybottle151
06-10-2012, 11:01 AM
@FX-05 Xiuhcoatl would rather build multiple 1911's. One for the nightstand, one for the truck, one for the backpack, one for the cereal box, one for the toilet, and so on.:D

emptybottle151
06-10-2012, 2:36 PM
Going to the south bay gun and rod club tomorrow and will post a range report.

sharxbyte
06-10-2012, 6:51 PM
Mine was an 80% too :) Well done!

BucDan
06-10-2012, 7:07 PM
I want to do a build out of a 80% also. I don't have my own mill, but I do plan on hitting up Ares Armor.

SPECR
06-10-2012, 7:22 PM
Way to go on the 80%!

emptybottle151
06-11-2012, 1:21 PM
Got back from the range. Only took 60 rounds of Lake City 223 55gr FMJ reloads and stayed for one cease fire. Got her zeroed at 50 yards doing 3-5 shot groups. Finally did two 10 round rapid fire tests and called it a day. One failure to feed when releasing the bolt catch, but she just needs to be broken in. The YHM flip up sights worked fine, just wished the rear sight had an elevation knob.

Here is the pic of the two 10 round rapid fire at 50 yards that I finished the day with.

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n483/emptybottle151/CIMG0004-1.jpg

Will update when I get some glass on her. :D

chrisf
06-11-2012, 1:29 PM
Nice! Does South bay rod and gun allow rapid fire with no membership?

emptybottle151
06-11-2012, 2:14 PM
@chrisf I don't see why not. They'er pretty lenient. I've seen people stand next to their bench and rapid shoot. Just use the hanging dividers so that you brass don't fall in the shirts of the shooters using the bench. Also when I said rapid shot groups. I meant boot camp style, one shot per sec.

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