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TreeHugger
06-13-2012, 2:33 PM
everyone is showing off their rifles, I might as well show mine. Finally got everything that I want on it, maybe a flash light still, plus a VCR.

http://i398.photobucket.com/albums/pp61/ifubad/Misc/LarueOBR556finished.jpg

CSACANNONEER
06-13-2012, 2:40 PM
How would this be a 0% build? It looks like it was assembled on a 100% Larue receiver? To me, a 0% build would be starting with a hunk of metal and completely manufacturing the receiver.

TreeHugger
06-13-2012, 2:44 PM
Laue sent me all the raw parts and I went from there :)

It could be the beer talking though, not sure which :)

Merc1138
06-13-2012, 2:44 PM
I'm also confused about the 0% part...

1forall
06-13-2012, 2:56 PM
Lmao...I love calguns!

CSACANNONEER
06-13-2012, 2:59 PM
Laue sent me all the raw parts and I went from there :)

It could be the beer talking though, not sure which :)

So you started out with a 100% firearm (the Larue receiver that had to be transfered through a FFL) and then played Legos and snapped the other parts on to make it a functioning firearm, right? Sounds more like you assembled a rifle on a 100% firearm. Normally, when we talk about 80%, 50%, 15%, or 0% builds, we are refering to actually manufacturing a legal firearm not just starting with a legal firearm and slapping parts on it.

ExtremeX
06-13-2012, 3:08 PM
I know you just came on to show off ur new 100% rifle. So grats on the build...

I just started my own 0% build.... So far so good. Making lots of progress.

http://www.pebblepup.com/post%20images/more%20saw%20repairs/aluminum%20block.jpg

jamesob
06-13-2012, 3:09 PM
Maybe he is talking about having 0% knowledge.

451040
06-13-2012, 3:33 PM
What's all the confusion? assembled the rifle = built 0% of the rifle :shrug:





p.s. congrats on your new rifle :thumbsup:

WDE91
06-13-2012, 3:47 PM
0%=SOLID block of 7075 as pictured above...

frankDmole
06-13-2012, 3:50 PM
This might get interesting. :popcorn:

Nice AR though.

sanjosebmx
06-13-2012, 3:56 PM
haha what do you expect from someone named 'treehugger' from the bay area..

sorry, couldn't resist that.

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sanjosebmx
06-13-2012, 3:56 PM
haha what do you expect from someone named 'treehugger' from the bay area..

sorry, couldn't resist that.

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wisefire
06-13-2012, 4:03 PM
Tough crowd, even though it not a 0% build, nice rifle.

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Bartin
06-13-2012, 4:04 PM
I know you just came on to show off ur new 100% rifle. So grats on the build...

I just started my own 0% build.... So far so good. Making lots of progress.

http://www.pebblepup.com/post%20images/more%20saw%20repairs/aluminum%20block.jpg
hah!

Jpach
06-13-2012, 5:04 PM
He had 0% of the build before he had it, now he has 100%. Use your imagination guys! LOL

Darklyte27
06-13-2012, 5:28 PM
silly noobs

Solidux
06-13-2012, 5:38 PM
Before I clicked. I was prepared to be in awe of greatness of a 0% build. After reading comments. I'm not disappointed.


Shes beautiful non-the-less.

artoaster
06-13-2012, 5:42 PM
It all started with cells inside of a brain and then gather or acquire some FRN's and from that you go to 100% rifle.

ExtremeX
06-13-2012, 6:37 PM
Before I clicked. I was prepared to be in awe of greatness of a 0% build.
.

haha same here.... I thought I was going to see picts of an awesome machine shop and all this milling work.

Poor OP... all he wanted to do was share his new rifle and this thread just blew up on him. It is a tough crowd in the Rifle Forum... Its probably because every other thread is a New AR Build, and a 0% build probably got a lot of peoples hopes up to see something new.

After I finish my next AR build ill do Calguns a favor and NOT post it.

Exile Machine
06-13-2012, 6:51 PM
Removing words "0% build" from the title would get this thread back on track...

strongpoint
06-13-2012, 7:02 PM
why does it look like your magnifier and red dot don't line up properly?

G38xOC
06-13-2012, 7:10 PM
nice rifle

MiddleKingdom
06-13-2012, 7:21 PM
Good job. I'm sure you'll enjoy your new rifle. Looks like the Larue Predatar.

Agent 0range
06-13-2012, 8:08 PM
why does it look like your magnifier and red dot don't line up properly?

I was wondering the same thing. Other than that, nice looking rifle. Let's give the OP the benefit of the doubt and just assume he forgot to put the"10" in front of the "0%". :shrug:

Fern
06-13-2012, 8:17 PM
Looks Good!!

Kappy
06-13-2012, 8:18 PM
Mighty fine looking firearm.

They are quite correct in that a 0% build means that you took a block of steel/aluminum/whatever and machined out a lower receiver.

Still, I think you have every right to be proud of the work you've done. I just assembled my first AR from information found around the net and a bit of help at my local club. I agree that it isn't easy for people who don't live in the world of gunsmithing.

TreeHugger
06-13-2012, 8:50 PM
For those of you who made a joke out of it, the title got you to look, didn't it? :smilielol5:

rt7
06-13-2012, 9:19 PM
Like he planned it^

TreeHugger
06-13-2012, 9:26 PM
why does it look like your magnifier and red dot don't line up properly?

I wanted an absolute co-witness, since I'm using flip up BUIS, so I had to get a medium RDS mount. If I went with a tall mount with 1/3 co-witness, then it would've lined up much better. As of now, when looking thru the 3xMag, you don't even notice the slight misalignment, so no big deal there.

TreeHugger
06-13-2012, 9:28 PM
Good job. I'm sure you'll enjoy your new rifle. Looks like the Larue Predatar.

Thnx

It's an OBR

ExtremeX
06-13-2012, 9:31 PM
The upper has 10 MOA built in, in-order to co-witness properly, I had to get a medium RDS mount and a short 3xMag pivot mount. They won't line up perfectly, but their are a couple of adjustments screws on the 3xMag to allow you to adjust and center the red dot thru the Mag. The Mag came centered from the factory, when I looked thru it, the dot is already perfectly centered and don't even notice the slight misalignment between the 3x Mag and RDS, so no big deal there.

Not trying to be an *** but why would you get a upper with 10 MOA base and use it with a RDS system.... If you dropped a scope on top and needed the travel for longer distances I could understand...

Maybe there is something im not seeing here.

Solidux
06-13-2012, 9:37 PM
Question. Isn't a solid block of 7075 maybe 5%? Wouldnt 0% be having the raw materials to make that block?

http://www.theodoregray.com/periodictable/Samples/013.28/s12s.JPG

TreeHugger
06-13-2012, 9:44 PM
Not trying to be an *** but why would you get a upper with 10 MOA base and use it with a RDS system.... If you dropped a scope on top and needed the travel for longer distances I could understand...

Maybe there is something im not seeing here.

Because LT only makes the OBR in that particular way and I didn't want the pencil barrel PredatAR, which has 0 MOA. That's partially why they came out with the PredatOBR, which will have a 0 MOA upper, but it's still not in production yet and the wait time is at least 6+ months. I found this OBR in stock at a local dealer before LT announced the PredatOBR, so there was no wait time, except for the 10 day jail time.

ExtremeX
06-13-2012, 9:58 PM
Because LT only makes the OBR in that particular way and I didn't want the pencil barrel PredatAR, which has 0 MOA. That's partially why they came out with the PredatOBR, which will have a 0 MOA upper, but it's still not in production yet and the wait time is at least 6+ months. I found this OBR in stock at a local dealer before LT announced the PredatOBR, so there was no wait time, except for the 10 day jail time.

Ya I get it... cool upper... wrong optics.

Scope it. Since you like nice stuff may I recommend US Optics 1-8x DFP

You get to keep your RDS and actually get use of that 10 MOA base.

Its like having your cake and eating it too.

Z.1
06-13-2012, 10:10 PM
Question. Isn't a solid block of 7075 maybe 5%? Wouldnt 0% be having the raw materials to make that block?

http://www.theodoregray.com/periodictable/Samples/013.28/s12s.JPG

I like where you're headed here, but you need to go further...

I'm thinking maybe mining the ore yourself? :D

Solidux
06-13-2012, 10:27 PM
I like where you're headed here, but you need to go further...

I'm thinking maybe mining the ore yourself? :D

http://hallbuzz.com/images/7_19_06_mine_shaft.jpg

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glock1973
06-13-2012, 10:28 PM
Nice rifle brother. Just curious, how much does that weigh?

TreeHugger
06-13-2012, 10:33 PM
Ya I get it... cool upper... wrong optics.

Scope it. Since you like nice stuff may I recommend US Optics 1-8x DFP

You get to keep your RDS and actually get use of that 10 MOA base.

Its like having your cake and eating it too.

Prior to getting the RDS as the main sight, I seriously considered throwing a scope on it so that i can tack drive it and also adding an RDS with an angled mount. But, in the end, I decided to keep it as light as possible, being able to co-witness with the BUIS and mainly use within 300 yrds for quick target acquisitions, not tack driving.

tacticalcity
06-13-2012, 10:38 PM
Nice rifle. Let the teasing roll off your back. We all were new at one point and miss-used a term or two now and again.

TreeHugger
06-13-2012, 10:44 PM
Nice rifle brother. Just curious, how much does that weigh?

bit on the heavy side at 8lb 13oz without the 3X magnifier, add another 11oz for the magnifier and mount.

ExtremeX
06-13-2012, 10:52 PM
Prior to getting the RDS as the main sight, I seriously considered throwing a scope on it so that i can tack drive it and also adding an RDS with an angled mount. But, in the end, I decided to keep it as light as possible, being able to co-witness with the BUIS and mainly use within 300 yrds for quick target acquisitions, not tack driving.

Don't get me wrong... Its an awesome rifle, its just not the ideal optics setup for whats its designed to do based on its design alone.

You want fast target acquisition and versatility of magnification for longer range shots right... which is why you bought the magnifier in the first place.

You should seriously consider the US Optics SN 1-4x DFP (dual focal plane).... It still functions like a RDS optic since it has a dedicated red dot, along with a scope reticle.

Its extremely fast, and IMO probably the ultimate optic for a setup like this without the compromise.

http://www.snipershide.com/2011/09/us-optics-dual-focal-plane-sn-4/

TreeHugger
06-13-2012, 11:08 PM
Don't get me wrong... Its an awesome rifle, its just not the ideal optics setup for whats its designed to do based on its design alone.

You want fast target acquisition and versatility of magnification for longer range shots right... which is why you bought the magnifier in the first place.

You should seriously consider the US Optics SN 1-4x DFP (dual focal plane).... It still functions like a RDS optic since it has a dedicated red dot, along with a scope reticle.

Its extremely fast, and IMO probably the ultimate optic for a setup like this without the compromise.

http://www.snipershide.com/2011/09/us-optics-dual-focal-plane-sn-4/

Interesting. But, there is an approx 3.5" eye relief, even with the RD at 1x, a fixed parallax and weighs 1.3lbs without mount and I doubt that the battery will last as long as the Aimpoint.

duc748bip
06-14-2012, 11:53 AM
Nice rifle! BTW I want that lower!

boamedt
06-14-2012, 6:03 PM
http://hallbuzz.com/images/7_19_06_mine_shaft.jpg

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Had me rolling...

Tinknocker
06-14-2012, 7:39 PM
Got me to look, and i wasn't disappointed. Nice set up, and that big hole reminds me of someone!

Squidward
06-15-2012, 7:42 PM
Yours looks like a completed AR. So... doesn't that make it a 100% build? Unless you are adding more stuff, then it might only be a 93% build. Just stirring it up a bit more. :D