Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by futureranger, Sep 21, 2008.
For a first AR (at least) I'd rather someone who knows what they are doing put the upper together. Hopefully, you can be lucky enough to find a smith nearby to assemble one for you without too much cost.
That said, if you really get into ARs, getting setup for barreling and such won't be too difficult.
And you really need to take a peek at the CMMG website. They have virtually everything.
Check out AR15.com, they have a thread describing a complete build. For special tools you will need receiver blocks and armors wrench at a minimum.
Sorry Futureranger - i didn't mean to break subject - thats what I notice about barrel twists and lenghts of barrels. I might be wrong though. Although you can build the upper yourself and should not need a gunsmith to install the barrel. I've taken mine off the bushmaster and put it back on, and it still works fine.
I would suggest you get a full up flat top w/ front sight post M4 in 5.56 for your first go around. That will be your baby and the likeness of what you will be issued when you get to your first gaining unit.
As far as names... Armalite, Stag, Bushmaster, and S&W will all serve you well. Colt probably just cost you a little more and LMT or Noveske is great but then big money is involved.
Good Luck and be sure to put Infantry as that top block pick!
i'm happy for you.
as for what AR to get, there are too many options... but i would recommend a CMMG M4, it's a great rifle, i love mine
I can never make up my mind if I want a 6.8 SPC or a 6.5 Grendel upper.
Then when I do make up my mind, something comes along that requires my cash more urgently....
most ammo, usually the heavier stuff, will be able to use the extre length for a lot of good, while some will gain little. In my experiance... (low powered loads are what i am talking about)
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