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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Rembrandt, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. Rembrandt

    Rembrandt Member

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    Do you have an AR that's unique and wouldn't be found commercially? Built this strictly in the "white" version, (aluminum-stainless-titanium). Has little practical purpose, but was a fun project.

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  2. adcoch1

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    Ive done a few....

    458 SOCOM dissipator carbine and 8" pistol. 20190411_125240.jpg

    A 3.5" 9mm pistol
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    And about 3 days before I found out about commercial side chargers, a 8" 300 blackout.
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    I also built a shortened recoil system right as they were coming on the market. Mine was a little different but it took 2 3/4" off the recoil extension.
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    These are pretty common now, but when I built it I had never seen anything like it. It ran great too.
     
  3. mcb

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    A rare all black AR in 30 Remington AR. :D

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    My 300 BO pistol, experimenting with running the suppressor wet. I don't think I was doing it right, my boots got soggy too. :D
     
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  4. Gojo03

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    I've put together a few I think are a little different.

    Here's my 16" 6.8 SPC hunting AR
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    A few more.
    Wife's 223 Wylde 16"
    223 Wylde Pistol 11.5"
    another 223 Wylde 16"
    308 AR-10 16"
    Wife's hunting AR 6.8 SPC 16"
    Ignore the SOCOM 16, I bought it off the shelf
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  5. LoonWulf
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    I absolutely detest that light blue (robins egg, baby blue etc) on cars, it was one of the most common colors to repaint with here. On guns tho I rather like it. Your wife's gun looks fantastic.
    I'm rebuilding my .350 in robins egg and FDE (which is lighter color than normal).
     
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  6. Demi-human

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    Which I have always loved since I saw it!:)
    It must be the machine marks, they’re like butterfly wings.

    Mine are not factory, this one is four feet long, but there not really special to look at. Like MBC, I custom ordered all my parts in a high-tech, light ablative surface protectant color coat.

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    I think it’s called anodize...:D
     
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  7. Gojo03

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    Thanks, I was really happy with the way it turned out. I used a Faxon Firearms Chameleon pencil barrel for it that shoots surprisingly well. That profile makes for a nice and light AR
     
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  8. BreechFace

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    @adcoch1 Is your 458 Socom using the fixed sight for gas block or is there a gas block hidden underneath the handguard? Just wondering if it's rifle length gas how it runs and what buffer setup?
     
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  9. adcoch1

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    It's a mid length gas system low pro block. Had to add set screws to the front sight block, since there isn't enough meat in the barrel to use the tapered pins that normally attach it. I love dissipators, but there is no good way to make a big bore run with a rifle length gas system. And nobody made one so I got creative. It's awesome.
    Edit to add: the buffer is a standard rifle buffer, and it runs on a carbine stock lower with a standard buffer just as good.
     
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  10. BreechFace

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    That's what I thought, I have a 450 BM and mid-length is about as adventurous as people get with pushing the gas system out. I too like the dissipator look and had to ask if it was a rifle length how you got it working. Nice looking dissipator you got there.
     
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    If you want to build one I will share my process with you. A 450, 458, or 50 is where a dissipator shines in my opinion...
     
  12. BreechFace

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    Unfortunately, I already went with the boring en vogue m-lok 15" rail. :oops:

    On month 3 waiting for my Black Hole Weaponry 16" 450BM barrel to get finished.
     
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  13. David Hoback

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    I consider every AR I’ve built since ‘05 to be that. Because I’ve NEVER had an AR off the shelf. I’ve ONLY built.

    Although my current ARs are REALLY one offs, as I use a carefully selected group of parts, based on quality of materials & machining. And of course US manufacture. Uniqueness down to the smallest part.
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  14. BigBlue 94

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    6.5 Grendel (.264 LBC 24" barrel) in a DPMS receiver set. Timney trigger group, Yankee Hill Camo furniture, TiN bolt carrier, heavy recoil spring, stoner helical brake.

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    The top spare upper is a purchased 50 Beowulf from AA, that is about to get the 15" handguard off the second spare upper. That second upper is a 5.56 M4 barrel, now set in a stoner lightweight upper and handguard
     
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  15. Mosin Bubba

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    It started off as a Delton Sport and a custom A1 build, but I switched the uppers and actually like them better this way.

    Took my dad shooting and he couldn't get enough of the fixed-stock 16". "I want one! I want one!"

    Well I want one too, so I'll probably just give him that one and build a Cav Arms polymer lower + 16" FF pencil upper + red dot sight once all those components become available again. The Cav Arms lower might look a little goofy if I want to go Nam mode with the A1 upper though... guess we'll see.
     
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    458 SOCOM that a family friend carved out some wood furniture for. I don’t generally like wood furniture on an AR-15, but he wanted a project and the spalted sycamore definitely makes it one of a kind. 718CC4FB-0F80-4C00-BDA4-93B657A61D78.jpeg
    My 6.8 SPC has been Cerakoted. Ordered all the parts and built it specifically to be a lightweight hunting rig. Had the Wilson Combat Barrel fluted to further reduce the weight. Probably my favorite rifle overall.
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    My 6.5 Grendel build is not really all that special at this point, but it is getting shipped off for Cerakote next week. I’m thinking I want a multi-cam pattern with some green worked in to match the Dracos barrel. It will be different, but I like different. 4AD5AD4B-A975-4476-A583-C3F7E91B827B.jpeg
     
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    And a few others that were sadly lost in a boating accident.
     
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    See? Boats are dangerous!
    That’s why I keeps firearms, to stop any maniacs from trying to sneak a boat into my house!:)
     
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  19. adcoch1

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    You should have to have a waiting period to purchase a boat, you know, for safety!
     
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    I only own 2 ARs and built them both, so it's not likely you'd find them in a catalog. Actually, there's only one lower receiver a CMMG, with a Geissele HSNM Designated Marksman trigger group. One upper is also CMMG, with a Rainier 16" Match bolt and barrel 300 BLK, AIM Surplus BCG and Geissele 13" rail. The other upper is also CMMG, with Odinwerks 6.5 Grendel bolt and barrel. Both uppers have a Spikes Tactical VLTOR charging handle and Wilson Combat adjustable gas block. The Grendel also has a Geissele rail. The Blackout has a Redfield 1x red/green dot sight and laser. The Grendel has a 6-24x50 Vortex Viper HST scope, using a Warne 20 MOA mount.
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    I’ve got a bunch, the least likely one to be purchased anywhere would be the suppressed 9mm one I built.

    The 458 one with the can I built for it would be next.

    I guess the 300 I did with a longer tube than barrel and chamber to prevent muzzle blast from making it to a hand on the tube without a can on, would be #3.

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  22. Gojo03

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    That's the same barrel I went with for both my 6.8 16" builds. Both are very accurate and that 68 hits hard. After using it on a doe last year, I think it might be the best hunting rifle I have for them. The recoil is so light I kept the deer in the scope even after the shot. It was a very short easy track to her. Blood trail looked like
    she was dragging a hose
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  23. troy fairweather

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    Mimes a mix of parts lol.

    I'd like to get that lower kit ( have to look what it's called) it's a bunch of sheets of steel you weld together to build the lower, I thought it would be a fun winter project. Maybe nice for a bench gun for the weight.
     
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  24. adcoch1

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    I am going to do a junkyard build one of these days as a bench gun. Something like 6mm ARC or 6.5 grendel, but entirely made from recycled parts. One of those plate welded receivers would be perfect for that...
     
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    I looked it up, guess there not making them anymore. Place is called flat spot, they make little pistol kit but that's all I see. Shame I think it would be fun to do.
     
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