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Post pics of your AR and describe your platform.

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

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  1. inkinskin

    inkinskin Member

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    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

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    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

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    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.


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  4. MtnCreek

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    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

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    +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

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    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.

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  7. Bushpilot

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

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    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.
     
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  9. 68wj

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    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

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    Sorry 68wj, was going for funny.

    Apparently my platform missed.
     
  11. Cosmoline

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

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    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

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    Colt Scope Platform

    No upgrades except the sling

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  13. hentown

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    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.

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  14. Steve in PA

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    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.

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  15. Old Dog

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    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.
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  16. allaroundhunter

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    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.

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  17. primalmu

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    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.
     

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    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

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    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.

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  20. v8stang289

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

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  21. Creature

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    Nice rifle...I really dig KISS too!

    But crap just 'grows' on my AR's for reasons that I can not explain.
     
  22. selector67

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    I will play :)

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  23. Creature

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    What kind of scope mount is that, selector67? Pretty unusual...
     
  24. selector67

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    Its an AV Ncstar 4x32 quick release scope
     
  25. selector67

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    I am new to the M4 type AR, I had the basic no frills regular rifle type, got this one on Gunbroker fo $744, always wanted an M4 type with all the attachments so I bought it, good buy to me since I have had no problems with her :)
     
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