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Finished my AR build!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by fatcat4620, Apr 7, 2013.

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  1. fatcat4620

    fatcat4620 Member

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    I finished my build. I DID A few conversions the internet said are a must. The biggest was a .30 cal conversion. Everyone is doing it so I had to jump on the band wagon. Then I changed to a gas piston set up since the DI system is unreliable. I also traded in the junk GI mags for steel reinforced polymer one with a constant radius curve for better feeding. I also added a magpul afg and saw grip. The rest is stock AR15. Thanks for reading and leave your thoughts.

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  2. chalk_2

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    Looks more like an AK than a AR. Nice looking rifle.
     
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    hardy har har
     
  4. jim243

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    I like the looks, but what part of that rifle is an AR build ???? (LOL)

    Jim
     
  5. fatcat4620

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    I guess after all the reliability upgrades the stock and flash hider are all that remains. I only changed the gas system, caliber, and mags because people in the internet said it will make it more reliable.
     
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    How do you like the tech sights on your AK? I know they are great as far as usability, I am referring more to holding zero and ease of maintenance with the new top cover. Oh yea, nice upgrades to your AR.
     
  7. fatcat4620

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    No complaints, They run just like AR sights with the .065 peep.
     
  8. Quentin

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    Please send me your leftover AR parts, I'm back ordered on everything.

    J/K, very funny! :D
     
  9. meanmrmustard

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    I love it.

    An AR15 one can really trust to hold up in battle!:D
     
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    What can I say?

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  11. fatcat4620

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    I threw all the old parts in the trash including like 20 BCGs :D
     
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    best looking ak ive ever seen! took a whole bunch of AR15 parts to make it look good..... but seriously, nice rig. hows it shoot?
     
  13. fatcat4620

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    Shoots great but I have only shoot her at the indoor range standing :(. Now that spring is here I want to go to the outdoor range and shoot from a bench to see what she can do.
     
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    Very, very nice. You've just removed some of the ergonomic problems I have with the AK. Now, if you can move the mag release, and change the safety, you'd be there. :D

    I have two AK clones. Both have jammed on me. I guess I can blame the cheap Wolf, or Tula steel cased ammo, but my Colt LE6920 has never hiccupped with any ammo.
     
  15. Ohio Gun Guy

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    That was actually funny....

    It looks like what could happen if you put an AK and AR in the gun safe with no parental supervision.....
     
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    I went a different route. Took an AK and rebuilt it into a nice gun. It does still have one part in common with the one pictured, and retains the .30 cal bore size :neener:

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    It looks like, in the process of upgrading this AR, you ruined the ergonomics and removed the last-round bolt hold-open and bolt release, as well as hosing the mag release.
     
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    Reminds me of the guy selling one of Steve McQueens motorcycles.

    Yup'er, it's one of Steve's old bikes, the engine block's been replaced, the head is an alloy upgrade I found, the old frame was switched out for this stiffer one, these alloy wheels are better than his stock ones were, that seat was re-done by my wife and the tank is a larger one off one of my old Huskys - other than that, it really is one of Steve McQueen's old desert sleds!":banghead:

    Anyhoo, I like your rifle and you gotta be loving the 100% increased sight radius.
     
  20. fatcat4620

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    Sacrifices had to be made for crucial upgrades. The internet says that only piston ARs are reliable and that real men shoot only .30cal rifles. I had to dump the mag release and LRBHO for the constant radius mag. You know that the curve/straight design of the GI mags crate huge reliability issues and jam every other round. Since everything you read on the internet is true I thought the gains outweighed the lost ergos.
     
  21. Fishbed77

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    Indeed! Do not argue with the internet.

    This despite the fact my 5.56mm direct-impingement Spikes AR has been exactly as reliable as my Izhmash 7.62x39 Saiga AK (100% for both). And I think I'm a real man, anyway.

    But I know better than to argue with the internet! :cool:
     
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