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#1185253 - 01/17/09 12:29 PM The Everything AR Info Thread
Furhunter Offline
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Posts: 5831
Loc: Western Colorado
I have gone back thru time to bring the answers to the most common asked questions about the AR platform. This has taken hours to do, and without a doubt some wont see it. Even in the event of it being a sticky which I hope it happens! Some will read this thread and still post a question about AR scope mounts because for some reason they may think they will get a different answer than the hundreds before them, human nature I guess. I have broke it out to include lots of items, If you have a thread in mind that deserves to be included, or one you posted in the past, please PM me with a link to the thread, I will insert it into this first post. It is my intention to put as much AR info into this post as possible, but keep it organized at the same time. By the way 500 pages back in the F&R section is only about a year and a half.

If you see your question...... kind of asked here, READ the links, chances are your question might get answered. Plus reading about the firearms you own just expands your knowledge on the firearm itself, how bad is that.

These links were lost in the last software upgrade. Some of them have been replaced on page 3 of this thread.





[color:"blue"]AR Scope Mounts [/color]
Wether you want or think you need a 1-piece mount, or rings and or risers read up on it here.
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Every 1 piece mount on the market...right here!
The one and only......LaRue
Warne Rings
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...ge=492#52552666
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...ge=484#52561955
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...ge=475#52571983
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...ue#Post53035519
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...ue#Post53002687
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...ue#Post53000184
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...ue#Post52957371
Honestly I am quitting here on this subject, I could fill the page with these and they are all the same. Read a couple of these and.....you have read them all.

[color:"blue"] Stocks, grips.....furniture for your AR[/color]
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...ge=480#52566789
Butt Stocks
Slings

[color:"red"] I know some of you guys have great links to the stocks you have installed, PM them to me, I will post up. [/color]

[color:"blue"] AR Barrel length discussions [/color]
Light weight
Walking rifle
18" or 20"
16" vs. 20"
16" or 18" barrel
[color:"red"] send me those links on how loud your 16" barrel is compared to longer ones [/color]




[color:"blue"]Scopes for your AR [/color]
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...ge=492#52553797
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...ge=470#52577118
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...age=38#53011152

This all really boils down to your purpose for the rifle and the money in your pocket. Is it a hunter (lower magnification range) or a colony varmint bench shooter (higher end magnification )



[color:"blue"] Triggers for your AR [/color]
Single Stage vs. 2 Stage triggers, submitted by Evil Lurker!
McCormic
Jewell install and adjustment links
2 Stage with install report
Jard
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...ge=481#52565054
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...ge=480#52567582
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...ge=471#52577062



[color:"blue"] Discussions on different brands of AR's [/color]
Oly
Rock River Predator Pursuit
DPMS
Most accurate stocker?
Rack rifle/build yourself/Custom....good read.
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...ge=502#52543618
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...ge=493#52552044
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...age=22#53026101
Remember your R-15 isnt really any different than any other AR out there.

[color:"blue"] 204 AR Talk, reloading etc. [/color]
From 6mmBR..com........Tons of 20 Cal info
204/223 mags interchangable?
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...ge=493#52553048
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...ge=479#52568266
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...age=32#53019818
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...age=34#53013165


[color:"blue"]AR Kits, building threads [/color]
Build instructions with pictures!
A few links to lower parts kits
More Lower info
Mods thread, grip, trigger guard and Tac latch
22-250 AR?
More build talk
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...ge=494#52550323
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...page=4#53047493
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...age=30#53022534

[color:"blue"] AR Picture Threads[/color]
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...ge=495#52548109
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...ge=472#52574394
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...ue#Post53049321

[color:"blue"]AR Reloading and other stuff. [/color]
From 6mmBR..com..........the 223 page, TONS of info here
Seating Depth
1:8
Upper Limit Loading
Pressure Signs
Dented cases?
Crimping
More crimping info
Wylde Chamber
More on the Wylde
5.56....223 ??????
Some heavy bullet loads
Just a good thread about 223 powders
9 Twist load talk
Feed and ejection problems, good read for info.
Which Dies?
6X45 AR Powder

[color:"blue"] Cleaning [/color]
Field Stripping and Cleaning
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...page=5#53045647
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...age=38#53011931
[b] [color:"blue"] Please dont ask about barrel break in.....enough reading here to make you vomit!! [/color]


Why an AR
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...age=15#53033027
AR vs. Bolt gun for hunting coyotes

[color:"purple"]The Official Predator Masters Target [/color]
[color:"purple"] knock'emdowns Sightin Target [/color]
[color:"purple"]knock'emdowns Sightin Target #2 Brighter Colored
[color:"purple"]Furhunters Sightin Target [/color]
[color:"purple"]Furhunters Sightin Target #2[/color]

[color:"red"] My intension is this to be a work in progress and want help from other members here in adding to it. I have about 2 hours in this at the time of original posting. Many more in it since. Lets keep adding to it and turn it into a 1 stop AR info thread. Send me a PM with the info, or post below and I will add it to the top page here.

Thanks
Furhunter [/color]


Edited by Furhunter (06/08/10 10:32 AM)

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#1185254 - 01/17/09 12:53 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Furhunter]
doggin coyotes Offline
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Good work man.
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#1185255 - 01/17/09 01:13 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: doggin coyotes]
songdogdown Offline
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Posts: 100
Loc: Lexington,SC,USA
Very nicely done

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#1185256 - 01/17/09 01:19 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: songdogdown]
ah929rr Offline
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Registered: 12/02/07
Posts: 260
Loc: IL
That is very nice to have and should be turned into a Sticky!!!

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#1185257 - 01/17/09 01:27 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: ah929rr]
Ridge Runner Offline
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Loc: Mathias, WV, USA
Good deal fur, thanx!
RR
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#1185258 - 01/17/09 01:31 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Ridge Runner]
unloaded Offline
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Registered: 12/03/06
Posts: 1905
Loc: SW Indiana
Great idea, I've thought of same myself but never got off my butt to do it. Your post is also much better organized than the one in my head.

peace.
unloaded

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#1185259 - 01/17/09 03:19 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: unloaded]
Furhunter Offline
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Posts: 5831
Loc: Western Colorado
That should be about enough for one day.

Anyone have anything else they want to add?
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#1185260 - 01/17/09 03:42 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Furhunter]
sandhillshunter Offline
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Posts: 604
Loc: Nebraska
Nice job, furhunter! Yep, this should be a sticky.

What about "which is better, 16" or 20" barrel"?

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#1185261 - 01/17/09 03:49 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: sandhillshunter]
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STICKY! STICKY! STICKY! STICKY! STICKY! STICKY!
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#1185262 - 01/17/09 04:03 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: HardcoreSlot]
LeviSS Offline
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Great job!

Sticky!!!
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#1185263 - 01/17/09 04:06 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: sandhillshunter]
Furhunter Offline
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Quote:


What about "which is better, 16" or 20" barrel"?




Its in there!!! Under barrel length discussions.
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#1185264 - 01/17/09 04:15 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Furhunter]
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I vote for this to be a sticky as well.

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#1185265 - 01/17/09 04:16 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Furhunter]
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Smokin' info all in one place now....nice job!

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#1185266 - 01/18/09 12:23 AM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: BBsteel]
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Registered: 01/10/08
Posts: 1606
Loc: MN
Heck yes, it's a sticky!!


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#1185267 - 01/18/09 01:29 AM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: BBsteel]
littletoes Offline
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Loc: Upper NE Corner of Washington ...
HEY!

I ain't seen nuthin on prepping AR's for cold-service!
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#1185268 - 01/18/09 10:47 AM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: littletoes]
genesis Offline
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Registered: 01/02/05
Posts: 1129
Loc: Arizona
Good job.
Thanks
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#1185269 - 01/18/09 12:30 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: genesis]
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Registered: 02/19/03
Posts: 4744
Loc: NY
Labor of love right there...
Well done and THANK YOU!

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#1185270 - 01/18/09 11:02 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: knockemdown]
Gity2 Offline
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Registered: 08/01/06
Posts: 560
Loc: Nebraska
Great Job!! Nicely done..

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#1185271 - 01/18/09 11:23 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Gity2]
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Not sure that this is what you have in mind but its a good read and addresses .223 reloading for AR's and is quite informative.
http://www.6mmbr.com/223Rem.html
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#1185272 - 01/19/09 12:45 AM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: venatic]
Furhunter Offline
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Registered: 01/31/05
Posts: 5831
Loc: Western Colorado
Quote:

Not sure that this is what you have in mind but its a good read and addresses .223 reloading for AR's and is quite informative.
http://www.6mmbr.com/223Rem.html




No thats a great idea!! Some of this stuff I just wont be able to think of all by my self. I put it up there, I also linked their 20 cal page under the 204 stuff.

Thanks
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#1185273 - 01/20/09 01:21 AM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Furhunter]
jimanaz Offline
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Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 1941
Loc: Phx, AZ


I have an idea the link to this thread may become the most popular thing posted on PM.



Here's a couple more.....
build instructions w/pics

field stripping/cleaning


Edited by jimanaz (01/20/09 01:27 AM)
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#1185274 - 01/20/09 08:57 AM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: jimanaz]
Furhunter Offline
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Registered: 01/31/05
Posts: 5831
Loc: Western Colorado
Quote:



I have an idea the link to this thread may become the most popular thing posted on PM.



Here's a couple more.....
build instructions w/pics

field stripping/cleaning




Fantastic!

I'll move these up there right now

Thanks
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#1185275 - 01/25/09 05:30 AM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Furhunter]
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Registered: 01/08/08
Posts: 334
Loc: Idaho
Thank you for doing this.

That was a lot of time consuming work!

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#1185276 - 01/25/09 09:57 AM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Lost_River]
Furhunter Offline
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Registered: 01/31/05
Posts: 5831
Loc: Western Colorado
Quote:

Thank you for doing this.

That was a lot of time consuming work!




It was alot of work and I will always add to it. It has shown to be worth the effort.

Yesterday was the 7 day mark since I originally posted the thread. It had over 1000 hits, its been getting at least 150/200 hits a day. So someone is reading it, hopefully finding what they need too.
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#1185277 - 01/26/09 08:25 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Furhunter]
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Registered: 01/09/08
Posts: 58
Loc: montana
Thank You for your loyalty and dedication! Great thread, will definitly help all of us with Questions.

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#1185278 - 01/29/09 07:30 AM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Furhunter]
Pistolero Offline
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Registered: 12/07/04
Posts: 109
Loc: Minnesota
Every thing I needed to know about AR's and then some. I just picked up my first AR and have a lot to learn. Thanks
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#1185279 - 02/06/09 09:04 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Pistolero]
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Loc: IN
Thanks! Awesome!
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#1185280 - 02/08/09 05:55 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: yoteslayer77]
bigdummy30 Offline
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Registered: 12/07/08
Posts: 199
Loc: md.
anything about all the calibers possible with an AR???...obviously .223,.308 (and it's metric brother ), 5.56 ,.204 but i've also heard about .22 fireball/hornets??? .22 rimfires???....but what are ALL the options out there as of today????

maybe a link to some of the newer options???

*edit* just saw one for the .17 hm2 as well


Edited by bigdummy30 (02/08/09 06:03 PM)

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#1185281 - 02/08/09 09:22 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: bigdummy30]
Furhunter Offline
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Loc: Western Colorado
big,
You link them here for me and I will put them on the top page. Maybe under a new header titled

AR's different calibers?
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#1185282 - 02/09/09 12:56 AM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Furhunter]
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Registered: 11/27/08
Posts: 1998
Loc: a little north...a little west
This is exactly why PM is such a unique and valuable forum. Furhunter WAY TO GO!

Initiative and execution. If only there was one in D.C. Sorry, I digress.

Thank you for taking time to save so many of us time. I have learned from this and will continue to learn from it.
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#1185283 - 02/09/09 01:11 AM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Furhunter]
bigdummy30 Offline
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Registered: 12/07/08
Posts: 199
Loc: md.
olympics list of conversions :http://www.olyarms.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=12&Itemid=37&vmcchk=1&Itemid=37

50 caliber conversion:http://www.ferret50.com/ferret50_conversion.html

223,243 and 25 WSSM, 204 and .17 remington:http://www.accuracysystemsinc.com/ar15_conversion.php

these are a few and i hope they help ...i had no idea there were this many options out there and im sure there are more...im gonna search some more tomorrow and see what i can find....i think im gonna build me a .17 remington

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#1185284 - 02/10/09 03:30 PM Re: The Everything AR Info Thread [Re: Furhunter]
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 2719
Loc: Anaheim, Ca
What options are there as far as soft sided AR cases.Who makes a good one. Grizz.
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#1185285 - 02/11/09 05:31 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Furhunter]
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Loc: Castle Rock, WA
WOW! My wife is going to hate this page, it's going to take me DAYS to read it all....

I don't know where one would look, but some links to the wssm calibers that come from DTech, Olympic, etc., might be a good addition. (As if you haven't spent enough time already!)

Thanks for the info!
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#1185286 - 02/17/09 04:41 PM Re: The Everything AR Info Thread [Re: Furhunter]
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I want to build an AR in 6.8 from the ground up where is a good place to order uppers and lowers also looking for a barrel in 11" to 14".

thanks
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#1185287 - 02/17/09 06:32 PM Re: The Everything AR Info Thread [Re: ghog50cal]
Furhunter Offline
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Quote:

I want to build an AR in 6.8 from the ground up where is a good place to order uppers and lowers also looking for a barrel in 11" to 14".

thanks




Contact "D-Tech" he's a member here on PM. He builds a heck of a rifle.
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#1185288 - 02/17/09 07:13 PM Re: The Everything AR Info Thread [Re: Furhunter]
ghog50cal Offline
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Thanks But i want to build it. I just want to find a good place to get every thing for a 6.8. I have built 1 in 5.56 just wanting to know where i cant get them.

thanks
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be any AMERICA because some foreign soldiery will invade us and take our
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#1185289 - 02/17/09 09:27 PM Re: The Everything AR Info Thread [Re: ghog50cal]
patoloco Offline
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Registered: 02/05/07
Posts: 35
Loc: Port Aransas Texas
Is there a bore sight system for the AR15 flat top and eop.

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#1185290 - 02/17/09 09:57 PM Re: The Everything AR Info Thread [Re: patoloco]
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Registered: 02/04/09
Posts: 101
Loc: Valley View, TX
What kind of lubication do you all use.

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#1185291 - 02/17/09 11:02 PM Re: The Everything AR Info Thread [Re: patoloco]
ghog50cal Offline
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SL-500 I have used this one.
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be any AMERICA because some foreign soldiery will invade us and take our
women and breed a hardier race!"
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#1185292 - 02/21/09 07:30 PM Re: The Everything AR Info Thread [Re: ghog50cal]
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Loc: near St. Louis, Missouri
Are all these calibers compatable with an AR-15 lower??
I got this list from ar15.com but i trust ya'll a lot more.

.20 Practical
22LR
5.45x39
.222 Remington
.223 Remington
WSSM .223
WSSM .243
6x45mm
WSSM .25
6.5mm Grendel
6.8 Remington SPC
7mm TCU
.300 Whisper
.338 Lapua
.40 S&W
10mm
.45 ACP
.450 "Thumper" Bushmaster
.458 Socom
.499 LWR
.50 Beowulf
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#1185293 - 03/15/09 10:51 AM Re: The Everything AR Info Thread [Re: MOhunter90]
HOOVY Offline
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Registered: 03/01/09
Posts: 147
Loc: Hot Springs VA
I posted on one of the " different brands" links but all of it was over a year old so I thought I would ask the ? here. Why does no one mention the Colts? I have a match grade Hbar 16 I bought years ago when they said they were going to quit making them. I allways wanted one so I figured I had bettter get one then. I have been nocking around the idea of swapping the top for a longer one and trying it on the yote hunt? HOOVY

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#1185294 - 03/16/09 07:04 PM Re: The Everything AR Info Thread [Re: HOOVY]
Rabon Offline
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Registered: 02/20/07
Posts: 252
Loc: Alaska USA
The Colt is, was and will continue to be one of the more expensive as well as desireable of the AR15s. If you wish to trade a very clean, all original Colt Upper for a Bushmaster, RRA, DPMS etc, etc Varmint/Target it will not be hard to do. Unless you have a good trigger in the Colt Lower you might consider swapping the whole gun for the congiguration your wanting with a good trigger. Make sure you know the value of your Colt before swapping.

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#1185295 - 03/16/09 10:03 PM Re: The Everything AR Info Thread [Re: Rabon]
HOOVY Offline
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Registered: 03/01/09
Posts: 147
Loc: Hot Springs VA
well I was just thinking of getting a new upper. Galati has some real good prices on uppers and just the barrels. Can't decied which way to go??? One other ? why do the longer barrels have 1/9 twist and stock is 1/12??

THANKS !! James

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#1185296 - 03/16/09 11:10 PM Re: The Everything AR Info Thread [Re: HOOVY]
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The slower twists were used on the earlier guns and evolved as the rifles were changed diff types of ammunition, bullet weights etc. I think for the most part at this time the 1 in 9 is most common with a lot of folks useing a 1 in 8 or even a 1 in 7 to stabalize the heavier bullets. If you are wanting Varmint/Target type accuracy you will probably want a chrome moly or stainless steel barrel with a twist appropriate for the bullet weights you intend to use, probably a 1 in 9 unless you intend to shoot 55 gr with a poly tip or heavier which you may want a 1 in 8. BTW you will find the diff twists in all barrel lengths.

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#1185297 - 03/17/09 08:24 AM Re: The Everything AR Info Thread [Re: Rabon]
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THANKS I'll do some homework ! Hoovy

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#1185298 - 03/21/09 09:11 AM Re: The Everything AR Info Thread [Re: HOOVY]
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I bought a upper for my H-bar colt. It has a 1-12 twist and I shoot soft points with it. It will out shoot the original colt 1-9 twist. Puts it to shame in fact!! they are 55 grains. I'm not looking for a light weight carry upper with a 1-12 twist. When you buy a bolt action rifle you get a 1-12 twist. Why not the AR. I dont care to shoot the heavy stuff like a 62 grain or heavier bullet. A 223 is already slow, shoot the heavy stuff it gets even slower. Havn't shot a coyote yet that didn't die from a 55 grainer. Just my 2 cents worth.


Edited by trailhound (03/21/09 09:16 AM)
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#1185299 - 07/16/09 08:34 AM Re: The Everything AR Info Thread [Re: trailhound]
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Just to add to the above twist comments.

I have a 1/7 carbine that was my first AR and it dosen't shoot the 55gr well at all. 4-5" at 100yds at best. Go to the 60-75gr and it's a whole different gun.

I have a 1/9 that's a 20" stainless and it has simillar perfomance. It still is not as good as I would have liked with the 55gr bullets. But with the 60s... wow, what a difference.

Depends on what you want to shoot for lead.

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#1185300 - 07/16/09 08:47 AM Re: The Everything AR Info Thread [Re: kidmma]
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I've got a 16" Colt chrome lined 1/7 twist light weight barrel that shoots 50 gr HP's and ballistic tip right at 1". Had a 1/8 twist Kreiger that shot everything I tried under 3/4" and that ranged from 77 gr SMK's to 45 gr Winchester white box ammo.

You can't overstabilize a bullet, your barrel may not like a certain bullet and you may get a bullet to come apart in mid air but doubtful at 223 velocities.
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#1334665 - 07/26/09 01:09 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Furhunter]
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#1336486 - 07/28/09 07:48 PM looking for a 26inch 1-6 or 1-7 AR bull barrel [Re: Furhunter]
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im looking for a quality 26 inch 1-6 or 1-7 bull barrel for my AR. Any suggestions would be great.

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#1337338 - 07/29/09 05:55 PM Re: looking for a 26inch 1-6 or 1-7 AR bull barrel [Re: smokingun]
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Originally Posted By: smokingun
im looking for a quality 26 inch 1-6 or 1-7 bull barrel for my AR. Any suggestions would be great.


Too long, stick with a 24 or better yet a 20.
I had a 24 once, sold it....couldnt get it out of the truck window fast enough.

What bullet are you wanting to shoot?
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#1344105 - 08/07/09 05:16 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: LeviSS]
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I miss this thread and can't access any of the original links! Is anyone else having this problem? Moderators?
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#1344375 - 08/07/09 11:15 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Brendan43]
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I am working on it.
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#1344417 - 08/07/09 11:40 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Furhunter]
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I really appreciate it.
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#1346457 - 08/10/09 08:12 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Furhunter]
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Edited by bluto (08/10/09 08:24 PM)
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#1346512 - 08/10/09 09:07 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: bluto]
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Single Stage vs. 2 Stage triggers, submitted by Evil Lurker!
AR 15 trigger

McCormick
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AR trigger comparison
AR trigger comparison

Timney AR trigger
Timney AR trigger

Jewell trigger
Jewell Trigger

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Trigger comparisons
AR trigger comparisons

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Olympic Arms chamber information
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#1346523 - 08/10/09 09:15 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: bluto]
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Edited by bluto (08/10/09 09:16 PM)
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#1346539 - 08/10/09 09:25 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: bluto]
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223wylde
more ar die info
5.56 vs .223

thats all i got for tonight my eyes are going cross
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#1346847 - 08/11/09 09:46 AM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: bluto]
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Edited by bluto (08/11/09 10:19 AM)
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#1348358 - 08/12/09 10:06 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: bluto]
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Thanks all for the good links. Questions now. Are the 2 stage triggers like the accutriggers on savages?And will it slow down my 2nd and 3rd shots unlike a single stage trigger?Like a little pause in it.

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#1398814 - 10/25/09 12:47 AM Re: The Everything AR Info Thread [Re: Furhunter]
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all i gets... when i klick on is redirected to the home page.
nothing works..




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#1400231 - 10/26/09 08:15 PM Re: The Everything AR Info Thread [Re: peabody]
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This thread still does not work

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#1400381 - 10/26/09 10:07 PM Re: The Everything AR Info Thread [Re: 2shorthairs]
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It works fine for me.

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#1402873 - 10/29/09 06:19 PM Re: The Everything AR Info Thread [Re: Jack Roberts]
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Thread no worky for me......
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#1403097 - 10/29/09 09:55 PM Re: The Everything AR Info Thread [Re: Juice1050]
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Redirects me to the home page also.
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#1409706 - 11/07/09 04:54 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: bluto]
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Here's a pic of the system i'm using for long-range coyotes. The 1st is the old (now defunct)DPMS VLD magazine that i'm using with the 65 JLK Low Drag. The next shows the magazine length for the VLD magazine using the 223 AI case with the 75 A-Max. Wish somebody would start making this magazine again.--



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#1409803 - 11/07/09 07:22 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: sscoyote]
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A lot of the links go back to a redirect page. Thanks for all your hard work though.

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#1417895 - 11/17/09 08:40 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: ChetPunisher]
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Same results, the target links load but the rest of the links direct me to the home page. Thanks

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#1423283 - 11/24/09 01:06 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: FeatherDuster]
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Anyway to fix the forum links so they work with the new forum board updates? I would really like to ready the articles, but they are all dead links now that the forums have changed. Only the off site links work, but not the forum links.

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#1439887 - 12/10/09 10:58 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Furhunter]
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When I try to use the hyperlinks on this thread I am sent to a page that tells me I am not logged in even though I am. Any ideas what the problem is?

thanks, CC

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#1439918 - 12/10/09 11:33 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: customcutter]
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yep, been having the same issue. sends me to a page that says to go to the new forum. maybe one of the mods can figure this out.
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#1441632 - 12/12/09 08:28 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: roadkill46]
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Same here...still.
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#1441642 - 12/12/09 08:38 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Flatlander.54]
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Awesome compilation, but like others are commenting, all the links redirect me to a page that says I am not logged in, and even if I "re-log" in there, it just sends me back to the same page again. All the links do this???
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#1470157 - 01/04/10 03:34 AM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: wilydawg]
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It sure would be nice if w could get to these links!

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#1475718 - 01/07/10 07:58 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: LeviSS]
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Am I the only one too dumb to make this work. Everytime I click a link it opens a new page and asks for a login? Cant read anything.

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#1479537 - 01/10/10 06:06 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: charliec]
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I think it is linking back to the old website.....

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#1483719 - 01/14/10 03:39 AM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Predburner]
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Still not working for me. Dang! Still linking to the old site.
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#1484978 - 01/15/10 10:31 AM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Higgy]
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Same here.
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#1498867 - 01/25/10 11:25 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: 5.56YoteKiller]
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Look on page 3. Furhunter. Bluto, I and maybe some others tracked down and fixed as many links as we could find. The problem was caused when PM went to a "new" board format and broke all the original links.

Nice, huh?
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#1512202 - 02/04/10 12:17 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Evil_Lurker]
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First, thanks to all who put the hard work in with all the AR threads. Unfortunately I can't get to any of the links. I'm new to the AR and looking to buy one in the near future. Sure would have been educational and helpful.

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#1518321 - 02/08/10 06:13 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Nor'easter]
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Originally Posted By: Nor'easter
First, thanks to all who put the hard work in with all the AR threads. Unfortunately I can't get to any of the links. I'm new to the AR and looking to buy one in the near future. Sure would have been educational and helpful.
A bunch of them are on page 3 of this thread

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#1550148 - 03/06/10 07:50 AM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: dsotm]
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Yes, it seems that the links to PM threads do not work now. If I figure right, the forum website address was changed a bit, and the old links are not valid now.

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#1591942 - 05/01/10 01:37 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: sendit223]
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I just bought a DPMS 'Oracle' entry level AR & it is my first AR type rifle. Man I have a lot to learn.
This thread is just what I'm looking for.
By the way, does anyone here have any experiance with the model I have? Accuracy, reliability, etc.? My max range, guesstimate, would be 250 yds or less. I've mounted a 3x9 Pentax Pioneer scope with Burris tactical rings. Gonna load up some 55 gr. Varmint Nitemare bullets over some Varget & see whats what.
Thank you 'Furhunter' for sum very helpful info.


Edited by Bob Tobergte (05/30/10 09:52 AM)
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#1591946 - 05/01/10 01:45 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Bob Tobergte]
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FYI.If you go to page 3 the links were updated to the new website system and should work from there.
Thanks
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#1741899 - 12/07/10 10:29 AM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Furhunter]
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Hey guys. Some of these links take me to a page that says

"please visit our new forums"

Specifically I was trying to read the thread "bolts vs Ar's"

Thanks for any help and additional info!

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#1741900 - 12/07/10 10:31 AM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: MrMcMasty]
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#1926254 - 05/30/11 04:31 AM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: MrMcMasty]
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Wow!! That's a lot of info , nice work.
Now I just need a few days to read it all .
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#1935313 - 06/15/11 09:16 AM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Furhunter]
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Hi,

None of these links show up for me. Is this because the forum changed?

Andy

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#1935882 - 06/16/11 11:48 AM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: seeknulfind]
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seeknulfind, just log in when that new forun page comes up & the link will come up

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#1936152 - 06/16/11 07:58 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: callcrazyaz]
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I coulda swore I tried that yesterday. Works now.

Thank you,

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#2122635 - 01/22/12 04:31 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: LeviSS]
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I put together a list of links for building an AR for about as cheap as possible from different online retailers. Its a pretty quick way to find the cheapest places to find all the different parts and goes through a parts schematic from Midway so you don't miss any parts.



AR-15 Build Link

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#2126285 - 01/25/12 07:53 AM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: varmint917v]
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This one of the best info threads ever done thanks to all

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#2126540 - 01/25/12 01:06 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: rbspit]
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#60 o ring is whats used on over the extractor spring to add tension. Didnt know if that was in here or not.

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#2148524 - 02/12/12 02:03 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Widow maker 223]
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this is real helpful in helping me set up my new RRA
Thanks so much
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#2355362 - 12/11/12 03:50 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Furhunter]
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#2376002 - 12/29/12 09:26 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: varmint917v]
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Originally Posted By: varmint917v
I put together a list of links for building an AR for about as cheap as possible from different online retailers. Its a pretty quick way to find the cheapest places to find all the different parts and goes through a parts schematic from Midway so you don't miss any parts.



AR-15 Build Link


Is this link dead?
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#2505272 - 06/06/13 03:49 PM Re: The everything AR info thread [Re: Furhunter]
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#2570155 - 11/11/13 08:33 PM Re: looking for a 26inch 1-6 or 1-7 AR bull barrel [Re: Furhunter]
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Originally Posted By: Furhunter
That should be about enough for one day.

Anyone have anything else they want to add?



I don't know if this is in there anywhere but it's a heads up....http://bearingarms.com/300-blackout-in-a-223-wylde-ar-15-kaboom/2/
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#2630076 - 02/05/14 01:11 PM Re: looking for a 26inch 1-6 or 1-7 AR bull barrel [Re: Furhunter]
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#2718982 - 09/10/14 11:02 PM Re: looking for a 26inch 1-6 or 1-7 AR bull barrel [Re: Furhunter]
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I have also used the junkyard genius method along with a trigger adjustment screw to take it the creep and it made for a nice hunting trigger that is very consistent pull

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