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Finally finished my first AR

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Tex4426, Jun 20, 2012.

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  1. Tex4426

    Tex4426 Member

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    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
     
  2. nipprdog

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    Congrats, looks good!

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

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    :D
     
  3. Tex4426

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    dont mind at all...it was taken with a cell phone and didnt even think about trying to adjust the brightness
     
  4. madcratebuilder

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    Good looking varmint killer. That would get after sage rats.
     
  5. sansone

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    nice rifle tex.. more fun shooting your own creation isn't it? ;)
     
  6. Tex4426

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    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
     
  7. jim243

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    Really, really nice build. Good work.

    Have fun shooting it.
    Jim
     
  8. DougW

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    Very nice setup. We need a range/field report.
     
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    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.
     
  10. porktornado

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    man, that is sexy! can't wait to hear about that scope.
     
  11. JSpear

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    Wonderful looking rifle! Congrats!
     
  12. Tex4426

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    Just as soon as i locate a new place i will get to have some fun...and give you guys some feedback
     
  13. Txhillbilly

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    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.
     
  14. Buck Kramer

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    Thats a pretty sick setup, gives me ideas:cool:
     
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    nice rig, what are you going to do with it?
     
  16. Tex4426

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    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)
     
  17. henschman

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    You definitely put together a good setup for all of those things. Enjoy!
     
  18. justice06rr

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    Wow that looks like an awesome rifle. I assume its 5.56/223?
     
  19. Tex4426

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    Yes 223...hopful a 458..22...and a 6.5 in the future but who knows
     
  20. YankeeFlyr

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    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.
     
  21. allaroundhunter

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    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
     
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    Lived in Texas for 11 years.
    Biggest thing in it are the egos. ;)
     
  23. madcratebuilder

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    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.
     
  24. Tex4426

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    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
     
  25. YankeeFlyr

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    I may have to move to Texas, then. Well, I would get to see my people in Katy more often...
     
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