Finally finished my first AR


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Tex4426
June 20, 2012, 09:31 PM
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/456960_3920019326661_571693313_o.jpg

it comes in at a whopping 12 pounds as seen in pic

my lower is a RRA stripped
RRA NM 2 stage trigger
Ergo grips with palm shelf
Magpul ACS stock
The scope is a weaver extreme 6-24X50 with lighted reticle and side adjust parallax
RRA high rise scope mount

On the upper obviously RRA PP

upgraded to chrome bolt
quad rails
bcm gunfighter latch

total comes in at about $1600 as seen in pic $1200 minus the scope

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nipprdog
June 20, 2012, 09:46 PM
Congrats, looks good!

Hope you don't mind, but I lightened up your pic;

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/nippr/web/RRA3.jpg

:D

Tex4426
June 20, 2012, 09:47 PM
dont mind at all...it was taken with a cell phone and didnt even think about trying to adjust the brightness

madcratebuilder
June 21, 2012, 08:32 AM
Good looking varmint killer. That would get after sage rats.

sansone
June 21, 2012, 08:43 AM
nice rifle tex.. more fun shooting your own creation isn't it? ;)

Tex4426
June 21, 2012, 10:02 AM
Havnt had the oppurtunity to shoot it yet but im sure it will be a great feeling shooting a gun i put together and ammo i loaded myself

jim243
June 21, 2012, 10:42 AM
Really, really nice build. Good work.

Have fun shooting it.
Jim

DougW
June 23, 2012, 11:29 AM
Very nice setup. We need a range/field report.

ms6852
June 23, 2012, 02:31 PM
Great set up, you will definitely enjoy shooting that rifle. My brothers and I took our AR's to Terlingua out to 500 yards during memorial day. The RRA 2 stage triggers are really great.

porktornado
June 23, 2012, 02:50 PM
man, that is sexy! can't wait to hear about that scope.

JSpear
June 23, 2012, 02:53 PM
Wonderful looking rifle! Congrats!

Tex4426
June 23, 2012, 03:37 PM
Just as soon as i locate a new place i will get to have some fun...and give you guys some feedback

Txhillbilly
June 23, 2012, 09:19 PM
Good looking rifle.
You should like that scope.I have 2 of them,both with the German #4 reticle.
The glass is almost as clear and bright as my Sightron SIII scopes.They almost have too much eye relief,but once you get used to that,they're great scopes.Tracking has been great with both also.
I put one on my Savage 12FLVSS 223,and the other on my RRA 20" Varminter.

Buck Kramer
June 23, 2012, 09:39 PM
Thats a pretty sick setup, gives me ideas:cool:

henschman
June 25, 2012, 11:58 AM
nice rig, what are you going to do with it?

Tex4426
June 25, 2012, 03:32 PM
Paper punch...varmint hunt...im gonna buy different upper to deer hunt with and a 22 to squirrel hunt with...and u know the occcasional zombie apocalypse (lol)

henschman
June 25, 2012, 07:20 PM
You definitely put together a good setup for all of those things. Enjoy!

justice06rr
June 25, 2012, 07:40 PM
Wow that looks like an awesome rifle. I assume its 5.56/223?

Tex4426
June 25, 2012, 11:35 PM
Yes 223...hopful a 458..22...and a 6.5 in the future but who knows

YankeeFlyr
June 26, 2012, 01:25 AM
Why do folks build up an AR to weigh that much...I mean, isn't the reason to own one just to get a light-weight 5.56 rifle? (I've owned 3.)

For a semi-auto rifle that weighed that much, aren't there better ones for varmints?

A custom build and all, I mean. Apples to apples.

allaroundhunter
June 26, 2012, 06:15 AM
Why do folks build up an AR to weigh that much...I mean, isn't the reason to own one just to get a light-weight 5.56 rifle? (I've owned 3.)

For a semi-auto rifle that weighed that much, aren't there better ones for varmints?

A custom build and all, I mean. Apples to apples.

Yankee, I won't be too harsh on you, because your name leads me to the root of the question. Here is the best answer that I can give you: everything is bigger in Texas :cool:

Sent from my HTC One X

meanmrmustard
June 26, 2012, 06:17 AM
Yankee, I won't be too harsh on you, because your name leads me to the root of the question. Here is the best answer that I can give you: everything is bigger in Texas :cool:

Sent from my HTC One X
Lived in Texas for 11 years.
Biggest thing in it are the egos. ;)

madcratebuilder
June 26, 2012, 06:45 AM
Why do folks build up an AR to weigh that much...I mean, isn't the reason to own one just to get a light-weight 5.56 rifle? (I've owned 3.)

For a semi-auto rifle that weighed that much, aren't there better ones for varmints?

A custom build and all, I mean. Apples to apples.
Long range varmint rifles tend to weigh more due to the long heavy barrels and large scopes.

Different disciplines require different configurations.

I wouldn't use my 24" Grendel for CQC, or my 10" SBR for hitting 1K yd steels.

Tex4426
June 26, 2012, 08:29 AM
It weighs that much cuz its main purpose os benchrest...an mine is way lighter than most benchrest rifles...most benchrest shooters add 7 pounds of weight on top of the 12-15 poinds it already weighs...on my rifle tge scope by itself is right at 2 pounds and add that to a bipod and a ss heavy barrel...im a pretty big dude ay 6-4 280ish and the weight dosnt bother me since i dont plan on hoofing it 5 miles...i didnt build a battle rifle i....i want something that resembled a sniper rifle without the cost of the ammo...yes the AR was originally built to be light for military but they have to carry it around all day and i dont

YankeeFlyr
June 26, 2012, 11:23 AM
I may have to move to Texas, then. Well, I would get to see my people in Katy more often...

Tex4426
July 12, 2012, 10:33 PM
Finally got to shoot it today...unfortunatly it was windy and not the ideal rest for a bench rifle...anyways i have RRA hi rise scope mounts and i can say wow...put the scope on it first three shots within an inch at 100 yards....lined up great...took less than 10 shots to zero...i shot a few 3 shot groups with various ammo ...nosler varmint...zmax....hornady match all shot within an inch.. with a unsteady table and wind....at the end i loaded the mag with what was left and fired 30 rounds at 1 second intervals at 100 yards and put all but 3 in a 2 inch group...cant weight to test its true accuracy...the scope was pretty solid...under 50 yards the focus was a little off......i expected this with a 6-24 power scope....i will say it needs a sun shade and the eye relief is a little longer than im use to but just something i gotta get use to...very clear when the sun wasnt reflecting off it...only issue was for some reason the bolt wont stay open on last shot...any idea the problem?

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