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Post pics of your AR and describe your platform.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by inkinskin, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. inkinskin

    inkinskin Well-Known Member

    I am planning on building a new AR and I would like to get some ideas other than my own.

    Please post pics of your AR and describe your platform.

    Thanks for your help.

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  2. nastynatesfish

    nastynatesfish Well-Known Member

    You probally need to state what your main intentions are. I've got 4 AR15 rifles and each is set up different. Do you want a 7-8 pound carry and shot rifle or do you want a 13-14 pound varmint rig? I've got an 18" built 6.8spcll a 243wssm and 2 223 rifles that I use for different things
  3. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Well-Known Member

    I guess my platform is empty. Never felt the need for bulbous geegaws and doohickies sticking out at all angles. To me the advantage of the AR15 was that it was light and compact. I prefer to keep things simple. I never even missed having the forward assist.

  4. MtnCreek

    MtnCreek Well-Known Member

    SaxonPig, That’s a beautiful rifle! One of these days I want something similar.

    As suggest above, you need to decide what you expect of the rifle and go from there. I have a (cool to me) carbine that’s not worth a crap beyond a couple hundred yds. I have a rifle that’s not worth a crap inside of 50 yds.
  5. stubbicatt

    stubbicatt Well-Known Member

    +1 I agree 100%. This is one of those terms that is a burr under my saddle.

    But then again that guy who invented "truck nuts" made a lot of money on that nonsense.
  6. Boxhead

    Boxhead Well-Known Member

    I bought mine as a fun gun at the range and for whitetail, hogs and such when time allows. A Daniel Defense M4V7 with a Burris 2-7x FFII in a Nikon mount and a Geissele SSA trigger. My first, a recent acquisition, and what fun it is.

  7. Bushpilot

    Bushpilot Well-Known Member

    LOL +1...... I hope your platform is tactical enough to do the job...
  8. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    In military terms, a capability is simply a means to accomplish a task, and in the abstract is not tied to any particular methodology or hardware.

    "Platform" is a correct technical term for the selected means by which a capability is conceptually or actually achieved, whether it's a rifle, a ship, a tank, an aircraft, a piece of software, specific training, etc. It is most commonly used to describe hardware.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2012
  9. 68wj

    68wj Well-Known Member

    If you want to gripe about the OP's choice of lexicon, start your own thread about this troublesome word. How about the higher road?:uhoh:
  10. dom1104

    dom1104 Well-Known Member

    Sorry 68wj, was going for funny.

    Apparently my platform missed.
  11. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    I'm with Saxon on this one. Less is more.


    I made a few upgrades to the grips and trigger guard, but otherwise it's A1. I don't see tap/rack/bang as any improvement on rack/bang. I suppose there are circumstances where you'd need to jam the thing into battery, but I'm unlikely to encounter them.
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  12. win71

    win71 Well-Known Member

    Colt Scope Platform

    No upgrades except the sling

  13. hentown

    hentown Well-Known Member

    Here's my first build. The platform on which it rests is manufactured by Nissan. I've moved the scope forward and swapped the A2 stock for a 6-pos collapsible, since the pic was made. Swapped the Maxima platform for an Altima.

  14. Steve in PA

    Steve in PA Well-Known Member

    Simple is good, and nothing wrong with that. In fact, if I ever get another AR, I might go the along the lines of the plain Jane A1.

    However, this is my current rifle. Bushmaster M4A3 with an Eotech 512 and a YH BUIS. The factory collapsible stock and handguard has been replaced with Magpul CTR and MOE handguard. The light is a Surefire 6PX LED in an Elzetta mount. I prefer the 6 o'clock position it offers. The Magpul sling has been replaced with VTAC 2-point sling and I use a Tango Down "Stubby" VFG. I use the VFG as more of handstop than a grip.

    I use this for LEO work, shooting/instructors classes, training, etc.

  15. Old Dog

    Old Dog Well-Known Member

    I favor the Colt LE-6920 M-4 and have one I've kept totally stock; however, this one is my baby. I love the Mag-Pul CTR stock, have it set up with MOE handguards, Mag-Pul BUIS, EOTECH 512, MS3 sling, PMags, Surefire Mini-Scout light on the Mag-Pul Scout Mount ... photo taken with the totally gratuitous MOE VFG attached, but I don't like VFGs and never use 'em.
  16. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    My 3-gun rifle.

    Doublestar lower.

    ER Shaw 18" fluted, stainless steel barrel; Stag 3G compensator; Samson Evolution 15" free floating handguard (AKA, Stag 3G upper).

    Burris MTac 1-4x scope.

  17. primalmu

    primalmu Well-Known Member

    Here's mine. Spikes lower with a CMMG LPK, A2 stock, YHM 20" upper, and a Nikon scope mount. The scope in the picture is a Redfield (that is now on my Hog Hunter), but I've got a Nikon BDC 3-9x40 scope on it now (which is both more functional and more aesthetically pleasing).

    This gun is dead nuts accurate and will hopefully be put to use killing hogs, coyotes, and perhaps the occasional deer.

    Attached Files:

  18. spyderdude

    spyderdude Well-Known Member


    My Colt 6920 that was purchased in September of 2011. Its primary use is for home defense, and fun at the range, and last is SHTF. I love the Magpul CTR stock and the MOE hand guards that enable me to put a small section of rail for the light. I had Troy quad rails on it but they made the rifle too heavy. The optic is the Aimpoint PRO with Magpul rear MBUS. If I need to carry the rifle for any length of time it is equipped with the VTAC 2 point padded sling.
  19. Creature

    Creature Well-Known Member

    Top: 20" custom upper by Dane Armory: 1:8 carbon steel barrel, Wylde chamber, Young MFG BCG, DCM National Match Free Float Tube & Handguards, Burris AR-332 prismatic scope on LaRue ACOG RCO LT681 mount, KAC 600m rear BUIS (stowed in stock). Spikes lower: Wilson Combat TR-TTU-M2 two-stage trigger, Magpul MIAD grip.

    Bottom: Bushmaster XM15E2S carbine: 1:9 twist chrome-lined barrel, Eotech 511.65 rev f, Troy Battlesight BUIS, CAA stock, BCM GFG Mod 1, DoubleStar DS416 quad rail, Streamlight SuperTac XL Flashlight, Tapco short vertgrip, Wilson Combat TR-TTU-MIL single-stage trigger.

    Last edited: Nov 27, 2012
  20. v8stang289

    v8stang289 Well-Known Member

    I like simple.
    Del-ton midlength built on a stag lower


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