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Yes, I'm new and have a basic question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ROC, Dec 15, 2009.

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  1. Quentin

    Quentin Member

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    A few months ago I built an M4 style carbine but with a midlength upper. Very basic with removable carry handle but I'm happy with the parts I chose. If you build a rifle you're less likely to need to replace parts. So far all I've need extra are magazines and ammo (which is getting to be quite an expense).
     
  2. skidooman603

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    This is bare ass minimum :cool:
     
  3. scythefwd

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    Iron sights (if they don't come on the AR you are purchasing), mags, and a sling. Give me an A2 clone, and I will hit out to 300Y with irons. Get some ammo and some sight in targets. Have fun.
     
  4. ROC

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    Can you get me a build sheet for that set-up please?

    Nevermind, I'll just order one of everything in my catalog
     
  5. ROC

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    Very nice. I learned a lot in this thread.

    Basically, a quality cleaning kit, lots of good ammo and mags are gonna be first on the list. Then after that, shoot shoot shoot and go from there.
     
  6. Guns and more

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    Well, I have the same Colt and I like it the way it is.
    I bought P-Mags (I think they are the best)
    and a bunch of ammo.
    I'd like a ACOG sight, but I don't shoot it enough to justify the cost.
    And I like the looks with the carry handle. Iron sights for me.

    Oh, I have a great idea. Get him a Maglula for loading those AR magazines. It's the best thing ever and only about $25
     
  7. Avenger29

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    Yeah, a Maglula is an utterly necessary piece of kit, IMHO. If you have a rifle for which they are made, get one. Also pick up the pistol magazine loader they make.
     
  8. RockyMtnTactical

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    Nailed it. If I were to add a fourth, I would say a good optic (Aimpoint, Eotech, ACOG, etc...).

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  9. svaz

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    I spent 10 years w/ the M-16 and the only thing I would really want for it would be a good reddot sight & a compact scope, both on quick-detach mounts.
     
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