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Old 04-02-2011, 3:49 PM
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Default First AR build DONE!! Along with first color fill

Well..... It's done!!! ( waiting on my optic....but i couldn't resist )

Through a lot of research , trial and error, returns , swaps and trades.....VOILA!!


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BCM 16" mid length upper
BCM BCG
YHM Diamond Free Float quad handrail Mid Length
CMG rail covers
magpul mbus sights
( soon to be la leatherwood cmr )
Magpul RVG
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LMT defender 2000 Lower ( complete )
LMT 2 stage trigger ( not sure if they machine this, but i would think so )
Sopmod buttstock
Ergo Grip
Mapgpul ASAP mount

Last night i painted the engravings in my lower....with varying success .I used testors like many other people. A couple areas were very narrow and had a hard time retaining the paint . I'll be redoing the red with a more RED color...this one was weak.

Any suggestions on decent ambi selectors? I'm leaning towads the LMT just to keep it in the family.
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Old 04-02-2011, 3:56 PM
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Besides the rail covers, your build is a beauty! Especially digging the complete LMT lower.
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Old 04-02-2011, 4:00 PM
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Thanks evidens83 .... i had tried the magpul rail covers.... and these were hanging out at a local shop.... 4 for 18 bucks i think.... i figured why not. And for me, they are perfect. Not the best looking , but they're thicker and a little more substantial when gripping. Felt way better in my hand then the magpuls

What would you go with ?

LMT is the way to go for lowers. If you take into account the buttstock alone is 200 without the assembly. 2 stage trigger is 150......end up getting the lower for around 100. Quality stuff . I couldn't be happier .

I did find that a rubber washer around the front takedown pillar reduces any wiggle between upper and lower....**** is like a rock now

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Old 04-02-2011, 4:37 PM
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Besides the rail covers, your build is a beauty! Especially digging the complete LMT lower.
Totally agree. I personally like the Magpul rail covers or the ladder rail covers. But Congrats on the build!
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Old 04-02-2011, 5:47 PM
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Nice build!. haha yea seems like a few people are going to question the rail covers...

What kind of optic were you planning on getting?

i always wanted to do a complete LMT...
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Old 04-02-2011, 6:08 PM
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Yeah , the pics don't do them justice.....it's the feel that really is good. If anyone is going to be at angeles this week i'll be sighting it in. I dare someone not to think it feels great in the hand....

The optic i have en route is a Leatherwood CMR....it's a 1-4 scope with an etched reticle that offers a light up reticle for low light situations . I'm hoping that i'll be able to use it both eyes open for cqb and then the 4x for slightly longer distance. I'm thinking about getting one of the vortex sparks for carbine classes so i can punish it and not feel bad.

we'll see, hopefully this scope rocks. I've seen quite a few reviews and they are all quite favorable
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I don't doubt its great but... those rail covers hehe
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Old 04-02-2011, 6:25 PM
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THE BAIN OF MY EXISTENCE !!!!! fook me im going to have to take a more flattering pic of it now won't I?
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Personally, I went with Magpul XT covers on my first build. I really like the Tango Down, Troy, and/or KAC covers. But as long as they feel comfortable and your happy with them then more power to you Now keep us updated with a range report!
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Here's that optic i was talking about
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http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=307308

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Since when is this site about fashion/design? As long as the fit and function meet the OPs needs, who cares? Save the critique for Milan, darlings. Won't stop it from throwing lead at a target. Nice build.
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Let us know how that Leatherwood CMR works out for you, I'm also interested in that scope. Thanks
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Nice build! That is quality!!
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Thanks for the backup!! Function over form !!! This isn't art class.

Here's my review of the Leatherwood. Some major major pros....really as far as i can tell only a couple cons.

Pros: It was pretty dead on once i sighted it in. Which , by the by, only took about 7 shots at 25 yrds . Moved out to 50 yrds and it was even faster to get on target . Then i went out to a hundred yards and it was still hitting the ten ring.

I did notice a discrepancy between where it was impacting at 1x magnification and at 4x. But that may have been me . Then second trip to the range , i'll be a bit more discerning. It was dead center of the reticle at 50 and 100 yrds ( give or take ) and i was easily hitting the 200 yard plate at angeles in fairly rapid succession .

Cons: Weight ... it is a bit heavy. But it all depends on how you'll be shooting it . It wouldn't be my first choice as a CQB optic. But for 25-well who knows...i did hit a few metal targets at 300 yrds ... i think ( no spotter , but i did hear a muffled ding... does that count? )

My biggest qualm is the light up part of the reticle. In daylight conditions ... you just won't see it at all if you're aiming into a light source or something that is very backlit . Nice thing is , the etched reticle is eaaaasily seen which i love. Even if your optic were to lose power , you can still shoot with it . I have checked it out at night and in low light and you can see the lit portion of the reticle well.

So overall.... Man o man, you can't beat what it does for the price. The optics are super clear . Easy to obtain sight picture. Held a zero like a rock out to 100 yards. Def extends how far you can reach with confidence.

If i were going to take a carbine class that was almost all cqb within say 25 yards , i would probably opt for a different optic....I am going to try the vortex spark soon i hope. Also looks like a real bargain for the quality you get. But , i couldn't be happier with my purchase. I look forward to shooting it for many years.

The three pics below are my targets at 25, 50 yrds and then at 100 yrds. You can see the groupings as i was sighting in. Had a few flyers but .... hey... gimme a break. It's only my second time shooting this gun let alone an ar at all. That inch low at 25 made sense because i was intentionally sighting in figuring that it would be on at 50.....t'was close
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ditch the rail covers and id be great, other than that nice rifle bud
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I can't really ditch those covers because i'm going to be doing CQB stuff with it. The way i hold my thumb on my left hand...vertically ..... I need to have a smoother surface to grab without shredding my hand .
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