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Old 08-21-2011, 4:28 PM
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Where did you get the mono pod for the A2?
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Just built, needs fine tuning.
-Adjustment of the gas block
-Adjustment of the gas tube possibly
-10-20 degrees more turn on the PWS Comp b/c the bench my vise is attached to is giving way when I torque the comp on.

Parts list
Mega Arms MA-Ten Upper/Lower Combo
Daniel Defense LPK
Fulton Armory 18.5" lightweight barrel
PRI Adjustable Low Profile Gas Block (.750)
Rifle Length Gas System
Fulton Armory Titan BCG
Troy MRF 308 13.8 Battle Rail
PWS FSC 30
Troy Front and Rear Folding Sights
Magpul UBR
Magpul Miad
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Old 08-23-2011, 1:23 PM
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Where did you get the mono pod for the A2?
http://www.accu-shot.com/

I bought it at Botac.com for $50.00 shipped and no tax. You'll need to replace the sling loop with a sling swivel stud.

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Very nice turnout indeed. Love the Mega, wish I went that route as well.

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Just built, needs fine tuning.
-Adjustment of the gas block
-Adjustment of the gas tube possibly
-10-20 degrees more turn on the PWS Comp b/c the bench my vise is attached to is giving way when I torque the comp on.

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Mega Arms MA-Ten Upper/Lower Combo
Daniel Defense LPK
Fulton Armory 18.5" lightweight barrel
PRI Adjustable Low Profile Gas Block (.750)
Rifle Length Gas System
Fulton Armory Titan BCG
Troy MRF 308 13.8 Battle Rail
PWS FSC 30
Troy Front and Rear Folding Sights
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Magpul Miad
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Old 08-24-2011, 9:02 AM
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Great thread, and tons of great info/ideas for my build!
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:35 AM
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Very nice turnout indeed. Love the Mega, wish I went that route as well.
Gotta get a few minor issues straightened out but it should be sweet shooting.

As it stands right now, no ammo, no optics, 9lbs.

I'm hoping to drop it another 1lb with an acs possibly.
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Ready for test firing. Pending function test, it will be torn back down and Duracoated FDE:










Upper:

-SI Defense Billet Upper (Was supposed to be anodized FDE, but arrived painted...)
-DPMS SASS 18" Barrel w/ ridiculously expensive lo pro gas block
-Darkmetal Designs "HK Style" Muzzle Brake
Troy MRF 13.8" Forend (Black was all I could find in stock at the time)
DPMS Standard 308 BCG (Non Chromed)
BCM Gunfighter Charging Handle (Large)
BSA 4-14X44 FFP MRAD (Midway USA)
UTG LE Grade QD 30mm Rings (Medium Height)
B&T QD Bipod from DS Arms
NCStar 45 degree Offset Mount (Future home of some kind of dot sight thing, for like, room clearing and stuff)

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-Tactical Machining TM-308 80%
-DPMS LPK
-Rock River 2 Stage Trigger
-Ergo Grip w/ Palm Shelf
-UTG Mil Spec Buffer Tube
-Magpul ACS w/ .75" Butt Pad
-DPMS LR308 Carbine Buffer and Spring
-Bullet Button
-Magpul 10/20 308 Pmag
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Old 09-03-2011, 4:59 PM
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Here is an update of my build so far. Taking it slow

Build so far consist of:
CMMG .308 Lower (Sprayed with a little Desert Mirage Brown Duracoat)
Battle Arms Development - Ambidextrous Safety Selector (BAD-@$$)
Magpul PMAG LR20 10/20
Magpul CTR with Car-10 Bufffer Assembly (heavybuffers.com)
MAID Grip, AFG, Gen 2 sights and rail ladders for upper
Geissele SSA

Optics
I wanted the donut recticle instead of the T, but for a free Bobro mount and switchview, couldn't pass it up.

SWFA SS 1-4x24 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
•First Focal Plane Illuminated T Reticle (Post/Mil-Scale)
BOBRO Mount
SWFA SS Switchview Throwlever

Upper ordered and being built by Addax Tactical:
ADDAX TACTICAL GUARDIAN MK16-1 .308 AR UPPER RECEIVER ASSEBMLY
Billet .308 upper
Daniel Defense 12.0 lite rail
Battlecomp BABC compensator
Chrome BCG with black titanium nitride bolt
VLTOR Charging Handle (7.62mm/.308) w/ Mod 4





Not the best shots looking through the scope, but you get the idea. I really am amazed on how bright the illumination is on this baby. It is very bright in daylight where my hi-lux leatherwood not visible in daylight at all.

1x illuminated


4x not illuminated through my screen and sliding door



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Old 09-05-2011, 4:12 AM
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Default AR308 Lightweight Build With Range Report

This is my second build on a Tactical Machining lower.
The first one is here.
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=318290
By the time I was done it weighed something like 17 pounds without optics and was not what I would call accurate, the best groups I got were on the bench with Federal Match, 1.5 inch group @ 100 yards.

So I sold it and moved on to something else.
I missed the 308AR but not the weight, so I decided to build a light as possible, but also as accurate as possible rifle on a new TM lower.
Major build parts as follows...
-TM lower
-DD LPK
-Magpul ACS & MOE grip
-Slash's Heavy carbine Buffer
-Geissele S2S trigger.
-Raddlock

-Fulton side cocking upper and bolt carrier
-16 inch Black Hole stainless match barrel mid length gas with dimples
-Troy gas block
-JP Handguard
-SJC Titan stainless muzzle brake
-BCM Charging Handle Mod 3


Rifle weighs 8.4 Lbs, no mag on my Chicom digital postal scale.
Topped off with a TA11 ACOG its at 9.7 Lbs.
100 yard groups, American Eagle .308, 5 shot group at 1.2 inches and the Federal match is a little better.
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Believe it or not, it's a complete Hesse rifle, that works. With a Super Sniper scope and Fab SR25 stock
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Believe it or not, it's a complete Hesse rifle, that works. With a Super Sniper scope and Fab SR25 stock

Nice Hesse! My first 308 AR was built with a Hesse/ Blackthorne upper. Mine has some issues with the gas block leaking, but is insanely accurate. I'm thinking about swapping out the gas block with one of the DPMS lo pro blocks to see if it will seal better.

Mine in FDE with PRS stock on a Noveske N-6 lower:
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Old 09-13-2011, 6:18 PM
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Updated and possibly finalized....



Upper:
JD Machine G3 LR-308 upper with forward assist and dust cover,
DPMS LR-308 20.5" bull barrel 1:10" twist,
DPMS LR-308 complete bolt carrier group,
DPMS Miculek muzzle brake,
PRI gas buster charging handle,
Troy Industries MRF308 free float rail handguard,
Troy Industries rail covers,
Troy Industries front and rear flip up iron sights,
VLTOR modpod bi-pod,
Magpul RVG,
A.R.M.S. #35 quick detach base,
A.R.M.S. #35 medium height 30mm rings,
Leupold Vari III long range 3.5-10X40mm German reticle #4 scope,
Knights bi-pod/sling adapter,
Uncle Mike's sling adapters,

Lower:
CMMG MK-8 G3 lower,
DPMS LR-308 complete buttstock,
DPMS LR-308 complete lower trigger/parts assembly,
DPMS ambidextrous safety selector,
YHM single point sling adapter,
Uncle Mike's misc. sling adapters,
Tango Down palm rest pistol grip,
H&K G3 magazine converted to fixed 10/20 rounds,
B&M Accushot rear mono-pod,
and Raddlock bullet button

Upper assembly was assembled, head spaced, and shorten and retread of barrel by Randall "AR15barrels.com"
Lower assembly was assembled by me.
Gun's current weight is 16.5lbs, it's not going to get any lighter.
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Old 09-13-2011, 8:18 PM
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took this bad boy out to the range and fired off a couple rounds then opened up the gas block half a turn. Continued the process till the thing cycled well then took it another half turn. I'm shooting mil-surplus .308 and its so soft shooting its ridiculous. The rifle length gas sys and the pws FSC_30 must be doing their job!


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Just built, needs fine tuning.
-Adjustment of the gas block
-Adjustment of the gas tube possibly
-10-20 degrees more turn on the PWS Comp b/c the bench my vise is attached to is giving way when I torque the comp on.

Parts list
Mega Arms MA-Ten Upper/Lower Combo
Daniel Defense LPK
Fulton Armory 18.5" lightweight barrel
PRI Adjustable Low Profile Gas Block (.750)
Rifle Length Gas System
Fulton Armory Titan BCG
Troy MRF 308 13.8 Battle Rail
PWS FSC 30
Troy Front and Rear Folding Sights
Magpul UBR
Magpul Miad
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Finally got it stripped down and painted in FDE duracoat. Still haven't had time to shoot it though. Hopefully in the next week or so while I'm on leave.

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Old 10-12-2011, 9:29 PM
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Looks good. Pretty close with the FDE colors

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Looks good. Pretty close with the FDE colors

Chad
Thanks Man. The color match would have been much closer, but the batch of Duracoat I used has been sitting in my garage for about 2 years now. I think some of the black pigment didn't mix in when I shook it up, so it's a shade or so lighter than Magpul FDE. Matches pretty good with the Tango Down SCAR panels on the forend though
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ok i am so confused all these guns are bad ***. i am looking into building my own ar15 but what i am confused about is are the one's on the ban list in cali more dangerous then what we can build legally. this ban seems pretty stupid do they think the ones they ban are more of a assult rifle then other rifles it just makes no sense to me. is there a good shop in the inland empire that has a good supply of cali legal ar parts to build a 308 ar
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... they the same other than markings, please read the AW list that's at the top of every page.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:03 AM
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I decided to change mine a little.
Went with a Fulton 18.5 inch rifle length gas system barrel and a Surefire muzzle brake.
VLTOR EMOD stock.
Changed the optics to a Trijicon Accupoint 3x9 I had laying around.
Putting the ACOG and the Black Hole barrel on the new build.

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that side charger looks great!
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that side charger looks great!
Thank you, I will have the new build up soon.
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I used the same barrel, but with a MEGA arms upper/lower
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I decided to change mine a little.
Went with a Fulton 18.5 inch rifle length gas system barrel and a Surefire muzzle brake.
VLTOR EMOD stock.
Changed the optics to a Trijicon Accupoint 3x9 I had laying around.
Putting the ACOG and the Black Hole barrel on the new build.
That 18.5 inch rifle length gas system barrel and Surefire muzzle brake is SWEET!!
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Just finished the latest build.

JD Machine upper/lower combo
-Black Hole Weaponry 16 inch barrel
-Advanced Armament Corporation muzzle brake
-Troy low profile gas block
-Fulton chrome bolt carrier group
-Troy BattleRail TRX 12 inch handguard
-Troy BUIS
-BCM large gunfighter charging handle

-VLTOR EMod stock
-Magpul MOE grip
-Raddlock
-Midwest PX 10 round P-mag
-Geissele SSA trigger
-Slash heavy buffer and spring

8 3/4 pounds without ACOG.


With TA11 ACOG

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My armalite built:




16" chrome lined barrel
Daniel defense 12.0 lite rail
Surefire muzzle brake
Aero precision lower with magpul acs stock and moe grip
Optic is an aimpoint m4
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The start of my Long Distance Caller

Tactical Machining TM-10 lower with parts kit, Prince 50 BB (soon to be replaced with BB Convertible) and 10/20 pmag. Buffer, extension, and spring from local gun show

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I decided to change mine a little.
Went with a Fulton 18.5 inch rifle length gas system barrel and a Surefire muzzle brake.
VLTOR EMOD stock.
Changed the optics to a Trijicon Accupoint 3x9 I had laying around.
Putting the ACOG and the Black Hole barrel on the new build.
Great looking setup, very similar to what I had in mind for my own build with the Fulton upper. Is that the Phantom LTE barrel?
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Great looking setup, very similar to what I had in mind for my own build with the Fulton upper. Is that the Phantom LTE barrel?
Thank you,
Its the 18.5 inch one listed here,
http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=4...308-AR-BARRELS
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This is not my build but I added the Red Dot and Bipod. Thanks to Romandad for the sale.

Upper is a Fulton Armory Titan Phantom 20" with flattop + Side Cocking. Phantom style free float tube. One 3 Inch Rail sling swivel and Flash Suppressor. Less than 50 rounds through it.

Lower is a CMMG, DPMS magazine compatible, With a Magpul PRS stock (~$200 value itself, and two sets of Ergo grips- Contoured and palm shelf. And Raddlock Bullet Button (the new generation one that can go up and down).

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I decided to change mine a little.
Went with a Fulton 18.5 inch rifle length gas system barrel and a Surefire muzzle brake.
VLTOR EMOD stock.
Changed the optics to a Trijicon Accupoint 3x9 I had laying around.
Putting the ACOG and the Black Hole barrel on the new build.
Len,

What did you use for the bolt catch on this build?
I just sent back the receiver that I had, it was a blem with LPK installed (the more I stared at it the more the 'blems' stood out) so I'm exchanging it for a stripped lower. From what I understand they are set up to use the DPMS pattern LR-308 bolt catch with a roll-pin and a set screw, not the threaded pin that comes with the LPK. I just wanted to get benefit of your experience on this.
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Hey guys,

I recently got a CMMG 308 lower. Can anyone tell me more specifics about this? I've been reading here, regarding the mag catch and issues with the bolt catch? Can someone tell me more in detail about these problems? I was also thinking about getting a DPMS (assembled) upper, but it seems my barrel options are limited, unlike my MEGA build. Sorry, I have been working on my 5.56 builds, and just getting back into the .308 world. Thanks in advance, I'll hopefully post u some builds here soon.

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Hey guys,

I recently got a CMMG 308 lower. Can anyone tell me more specifics about this? I've been reading here, regarding the mag catch and issues with the bolt catch? Can someone tell me more in detail about these problems? I was also thinking about getting a DPMS (assembled) upper, but it seems my barrel options are limited, unlike my MEGA build. Sorry, I have been working on my 5.56 builds, and just getting back into the .308 world. Thanks in advance, I'll hopefully post u some builds here soon.

Jerry
Hi Jerry,
There is one question I would have to ask you regarding the CMMG .308 lower first, is it the MK-3 (older), or MK-8 (newer) model?

MK-3 looks like this


if you have the MK-3 (their older model) it does have some issues, but I am pleased with it overall.

1ST ISSUE – the front take down pin has just a hair to much material in front of it to allow the upper to hinged like an AR-15, it has to come up. here is my conversation with Tech support:

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Me: I have a MK-3 .308 lower receiver and I realized that the material around the front pin hole is not the same which makes it so that you cannot split the upper and lower by removing the rear pin and rotating the upper and lower in opposite directions (like opening a double barrel shotgun I guess) for cleaning or whatever. It might be confusing in the way I'm trying to explain, so if that's the case, just ask for specification. This was the case with all the uppers I tried on this lower. They fit nice and snug with both the pins in but they pretty much just come apart straight up and down.

I tried to get the upper and lower open like this by sticking in the front pin and forcing it by rocking it back and forth which shaved off a little bit which wasnâ t the best idea, but oh well. I then used some Aluminum Black Metal touch up, but it still looks bad from up close as can be seen in the pictures.

Is there anything that can be done easily to have the extra 1-2 hundredths of an inch taken off and then re-coated to look better?




Tech Support: Our older .308 Lower design was not machined to actually be hinged like your wanting, our new design is. There is good news-I can get your lower and machine it for hinging like our new ones and have it re-anodized and tefloned for you. Your cost for that would be $60 for the machining and $35 for the re-coating, plus shipping costs. Let me know if you’re interested. – CMMG Tech Support
I ended up getting it taken care of somewhere else, but they were helpful.


2ND ISSUE – my magazine would fall out randomly (before I had an upper receiver) I tried a couple of thing which both worked. The first was to put a very small shim between the right side of the bullet button and the bullet well (in the front of it if you’re looking down range)which made the mag catch stay in. the second solution came from my friend had a Raddlock gen-x bullet button and was bummed because he couldn’t use the mag release tool that Phase 5 Tactical makes so he traded me for my regular Prince bullet button. If you don’t install the rubber gaskets that it comes with, and tighten it down, the Raddlock doesn’t have the same issue.
And, for the MK-3, as far as I know, any DPMS style upper will work (Armalite, and Rock Rivers will not) I built a SASS upper and I love it.
The last issue you mentioned was problems with the bolt release/catch? I haven’t had any issues, but I would recommend the Phase 5 Tactical Extended Bolt release if you’re looking for one. Here’s a picture of mine.


MK-8 looks like this:


if you have the MK-8, I’m not much help, but after talking to CMMG about my MK-3 issues, they mentioned the MK-8 was the replacement model for the MK-8 but took a different magazine but that’s about all I know.

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Hey guys,

I recently got a CMMG 308 lower. Can anyone tell me more specifics about this? I've been reading here, regarding the mag catch and issues with the bolt catch? Can someone tell me more in detail about these problems? I was also thinking about getting a DPMS (assembled) upper, but it seems my barrel options are limited, unlike my MEGA build. Sorry, I have been working on my 5.56 builds, and just getting back into the .308 world. Thanks in advance, I'll hopefully post u some builds here soon.

Jerry
When I had the DPMS LPK mag latch installed the Pmags would not stay in consistantly and if the mag was wiggled it would fall out. I purchased the AR-10 mag latch and it worked great with no issues of the Pmag falling out.

I got mine here:

http://dsgarms.com/ProductInfo/ARMEA1108.aspx

or here:

http://www.armalite.com/ItemForm.aspx?item=EA6080

For mine, the main difference in the two is the ar-10 catch bolt has a slight angle inward. This is what makes it work cause when you place it in the lower and screw it down, it forces the catch to go into the mag slot deeper.
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I built this one with the Mega MA-Ten set:





Specs:

- Mega Arms MA-Ten upper and lower receiver
- Barrel – Rainier Ultra Match 20” rifle length
- AR10 BCG
- Magpul AR10 PRS stock
- Battlecomp BABC muzzle brake
- Handguard – SWS E1 15"
- Trigger - Geissele SD3G (currently wearing a Timney)
- Ergo Grip
- Phase5 v2 bolt catch
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Hi Jerry,
There is one question I would have to ask you regarding the CMMG .308 lower first, is it the MK-3 (older), or MK-8 (newer) model?

MK-3 looks like this


if you have the MK-3 (their older model) it does have some issues, but I am pleased with it overall.

1ST ISSUE – the front take down pin has just a hair to much material in front of it to allow the upper to hinged like an AR-15, it has to come up. here is my conversation with Tech support:



I ended up getting it taken care of somewhere else, but they were helpful.


2ND ISSUE – my magazine would fall out randomly (before I had an upper receiver) I tried a couple of thing which both worked. The first was to put a very small shim between the right side of the bullet button and the bullet well (in the front of it if you’re looking down range)which made the mag catch stay in. the second solution came from my friend had a Raddlock gen-x bullet button and was bummed because he couldn’t use the mag release tool that Phase 5 Tactical makes so he traded me for my regular Prince bullet button. If you don’t install the rubber gaskets that it comes with, and tighten it down, the Raddlock doesn’t have the same issue.
And, for the MK-3, as far as I know, any DPMS style upper will work (Armalite, and Rock Rivers will not) I built a SASS upper and I love it.
The last issue you mentioned was problems with the bolt release/catch? I haven’t had any issues, but I would recommend the Phase 5 Tactical Extended Bolt release if you’re looking for one. Here’s a picture of mine.


MK-8 looks like this:


if you have the MK-8, I’m not much help, but after talking to CMMG about my MK-3 issues, they mentioned the MK-8 was the replacement model for the MK-8 but took a different magazine but that’s about all I know.

Wow, thanks for the info. I have the MK-3 lower, with a parts kit, and I ordered the Phase 5 lever already. As for the upper, if I got a Noveske complete upper, will it bolt on? I was told by someone before that I'd have modify it somehow, which I wasn't too comfortable doing... If that's the case, I'd rather just sell the lower and get something else.

Jerry
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