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Old 05-07-2011, 01:36 PM
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Well, bought a couple of pieces to start my first AR build.


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Old 05-07-2011, 08:18 PM
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Nice start!
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This thread lacks important details about the other parts...
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This thread lacks important details about the other parts...
Never really felt the need to own an AR before, so my knowledge is very limited. Researching the other parts to determine what is best for me . It's going to be a slow build. I'm going for a 16" barrel with a full length quad rail. Caliber is still up in the air, 30 Rem AR has my interest right now. Also thinking I'll eventually build a secondary upper in a 204.

Next purchase for it will probably be an Armalite 2 stage trigger kit. Then possibly the Magpul UBR collapsible stock.

I'm very open to suggestions (on all parts) and links to get a quality education on AR-15s.
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:14 AM
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Be careful on what caliber you end up with. .223 Remington (5.56mm Nato) is the most common, therefore can be found the cheapest. 6.5 Grendel and 6.8SPC are starting to become popular, but it will take time to get enough brass and manufactures onboard with one or the other. .30 Rem AR is going to take a while to build a following, and from what I see those that want a .30 cal AR build an AR-10.

I've built a few AR's over the last few years, part selection is key.With the 16" barrel, whats the intent of you're build? I can give ya more advice that way.
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:50 AM
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Well, I'm definitely not set on the .30, it is merely an idea at this point. Never been a big fan of the .223 despite it's availability. I have wanted a 6.8 for some time now. Obviously, I do want to be able to find ammo.

As for use of the gun, I don't see me using it a whole lot (like I said, never been a large fan of the AR, prefer a good bolt action). I do want to keep it compact and somewhat lightweight, with decent range and good take down. Depending on it's capabilities, I'm sure it will get used for target practice and varmints, but possibly a little larger game like hog or deer.

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Old 05-08-2011, 08:59 AM
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Well if you're taking advice, I'd advise you to steer clear of the full length quad rail. They're heavy, and unless you plan on bolting on a dozen lights and lasers, you'll never use it anyway. Troy, CMMG, Samson, and a couple other companies make free float tubes that include a few small sections of rail so you can have them only where you need them, and they're considerably lighter.
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:39 AM
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TNW sgp qcb uppers are great look it up
keeps your chamber cleaner and cooler call me for a lil info @ 2627168652
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Good point Mojo, something I didn't really take into consideration. Really liking the Troy Alpha.

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Old 05-09-2011, 11:04 AM
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The Alpha is pretty sweet. I have the regular TRX Extreme on my 11.5" upper and its really nice.
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