Keyboard Jockey Attempts Two AR-15 Builds

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  1. RerouteToRemain

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    Their stuff is probably the highest quality you can buy. Looks, fit, finish, parts, features, feel, etc are all top notch. Lockup is fantastic, they have a built in spring loaded tensioner, SART (self adjusting receiver tensioner). When closing the receiver it actively resists you.
     
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    I like the SART feature for sure. Pretty sure I'll use there stuff on the Grendel. 17 inch set for sure. 18-19 or 20 inch barrel.
     
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    I almost went for 6.5 Grendel but decided against it after messing with some ballistics calculators.

    Both 20" velocities. I didn't think the 50-100 yards extra distance was worth it to get into another caliber. The lack of factory ammo options and the price of about $.75 a round is about the cheapest brass I've seen kind of killed it for me.

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    Then I compared cheaper options, again both 20" velocities. The 75gr hornady black is right around $.50 a round on sale.

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    I may have gone with .224 Valkyrie if it was more of a thing when I built my rifle. It reaches out to 1300, has some reasonably priced 75gr brass ammo ($.45 on sale) and FGMM 90 gr is similar to .223 match ammo price.
     
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    I like the SART feature for sure. Pretty sure I'll use there stuff on the Grendel. 17 inch set for sure. 18-19 or 20 inch barrel.
    Grendel is a hell of a round. Valkyrie isn't 100% figured out yet.
     
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    So glad I have a second job so I can now not feel guilty buying a gun part or two.

    EDIT:
    AKA I just bought a complete upper and am going to buy a LPK on Friday then my 14.5" build just needs someone to pin/weld it and then throw it together and my LW AR will be done

    WOOWOO
     
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    Trying deicde on an optic doe my AR pistol.

    MRO or aimpoint pro. Thought about an eotechs 2-2 or 3-4 but battery life sucks
     
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    See if you can try out both at a store.

    I like the mro, compact and great fov with clear glass. The mro is smaller, less bulky, 3x lighter, larger fov, etc.
     
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    Just had to register my AR do Jerry Brown doesn't make me a felon. Fucking CA...
     
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    <{cruzshake}>

    Just leave that place and work K9 for mcso.
     
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    If I wasn't stuck here cause my kiddo is 2 and I have a nasty custody battle, I would be out of this fucking state.
     
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    If I had a dime for every time I was told to “just move”, I’d probably be able to move and live comfortably, lol. Bringing my Northeast pension down south when I retire is gonna set me up good.

    A Ruger traditional stock rifle will just have to do for now, lol.
     
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    Yeah I have at least 16 more years here till my kiddo is 18 and I can get out of CA into a free state. Probably closer to 20 so I can hit the magic 30 year mark for retirement.
     
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    17th year now. I can actually talk about retirement and not think of it as a long way off. 25 seems to be the magic number. 30 for full retirement. Either one puts my kids in their 20’s and done with school.
     
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  15. X-Pac Rules

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    What about Primary Arms?
     
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    X-Pac Rules MAKE SOME NOISE.

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    Why didn't you just put one of these over the pistol grip? It's actually not bad for shooting.

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    And you have to have a fixed stock and a muzzle brake not a flash hider.

    It's a giant pain in the ass to make it "featureless" and I don't trust DOJ to not change the rules and screw me over.

    Only reason I registered was we have some antigun coworkers who would report us if we didn't.
     
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    You can have a fixed magazine and use these bad boys instead of fixing the stock too.

     
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    Commie bastards.
     
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    Holy crap. I thought LEO’s were exempt from AWB’s? Even my shitty state gives them free reign.
     
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