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Originally Posted by tikkanut


Had a guy build me one several years ago.....

Aero Precision upper/lower/Shilen SS 7 twist barrel in 300 Black...good trigger too

Probably my least used gun in the safe.....runs well though

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You might want to also post in the AR and Assault Rifle section for more input.


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Start with a Noveske lower..


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1000 bucks?

PSA and build two


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If you’re thinking about a 16” barrel go ahead and get sn 18” one. That will leave a couple inches to cut and crown should it be necessary. Otherwise you’re stuck with what you got.

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When ya buy the lower, make sure it's classified as a "receiver" on the BATCMF form, and not a "rifle", just in case ya wanna go pistol with it someday.

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I went with assembled uppers from PSA for the ones I built years ago. I would watch for sales on the main features that I was after, such as barrel length and material (stainless) and twist. I then paired with a stripped lower and added the final touches, like swapping put grips and forends.


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Originally Posted by worriedman
If you spring for the tools and fixtures necessary to build the first one, it will become an addiction, always just one more. However if you have friends that are of like mind, then you can share the cost of getting set up to play.

I got bit 25 years ago, and have them from .204 to .308, and, as a wildcat freak, the .25 X .223 is nifty, (grandkids have popped some deer with that one), then they came out with the Grendel. AR15.com will be your friend on a build and their Equipment Exchange is a good place to look for needed/wanted parts.

Yes. I got caught up in that. It is fun doing the looking and then assemble the finished product.

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If you're going for a long distance rifle you're going to want to put you money into the Barrel, the bolt.

Even if I build a predator rifle, there’s really no “long distance” anything where I’m at. I would say 200 yards would be as far as I will ever be able to shoot at game. It’s pretty dense around here.


Keep in mind these are rough #'s and many different things can affect them.

if you are 1" L or R at 100 yards you will be approximately 2" off at 200 yards, Accuracy is still pretty important at 200 yard distances.


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Originally Posted by Huntz
Originally Posted by tikkanut


Had a guy build me one several years ago.....

Aero Precision upper/lower/Shilen SS 7 twist barrel in 300 Black...good trigger too

Probably my least used gun in the safe.....runs well though

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

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not yet.......isn't it like sending joe & the hoe $200 for a stamp or silly schidt ?


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Aero precision. Bravo company.

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Ive got several and of them all, the very 1st one is the only factory built gun I own. Its a Colt 6920 and its the sloppiest, least accurate gun I own. Ive built on Anderson (poverty pony) lowers, PSA lowers, Griffin Armament lowers, all have been perfect. Larue makes a FANTASTIC trigger, the MBT too. Just jump in the game and get your feet wet!

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Come on down to the AR forum and we'll answer all your build questions, and probably cost you some money with new idea for additional builds.

Here's a recent thread on inexpensive AR builds
Inexpensive AR builds

Here's a few guidelines.
Your two most important parts or the barrel and BCG, and some will argue followed by the trigger. Spend your money here and save on the commodity parts.
So long as your lower is dimensionally correct, it'll work fine. This is a good place to save money. Uppers receivers are a little more critical, for an accuracy build, they tighter they fit to the barrel extension the better. Beyond that, dimensionally correct is good enough. so most people save money here.

Triggers, ALG is nice for the money, I like a good Geissele Trigger.

Lower parts kits. Any of the mid tier and up kits, starting as PSA CMMG etc. and up are good, just don't buy Anderson for the LPK, they are know for out of spec springs and pins.

Just about everything else is personal preference.


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Originally Posted by 12344mag
[quote=scottprice]if you are 1" L or R at 100 yards you will be approximately 2" off at 200 yards, Accuracy is still pretty important at 200 yard distances.

Absolutely. I just didn’t want you to think I was trying to build some kind of match rifle

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My younger son was home over Christmas so we put one together out of mostly just parts I had about the place. I picked up a PSA ‘blem’ lower for $149 some months ago. I had an A4 style upper, an Anderson Mfg BCG, I bought a no name keymod 15 floating handguard and the rest of the upper parts for $120. It’s all just mil-spec stuff with the exception of two things, the barrel and the trigger group. I always spring for a quality barrel and a good trigger group. Here’s why:

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100 yards. 20” SS Wilson government profile 223 Wylde chamber 1/9 twist. Trigger is a Rise Armamant 3.5# single stage trigger. Scope is an old 3x9 Tasco I had sitting around so we could go give it a try. Always use a good barrel.

Pic of completed rifle:

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This is a $600 gun as shown.


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Thats a hell of a shooter for a $600 build. I would take those results any day of the week. Good Job.

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Originally Posted by Ben_Lurkin


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This is a $600 gun as shown.

Now that is motivating!

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Get a lower and parts kit for it. Pick your stock, grip and trigger I like geissele myself.

Then pick your upper or as close to it as you can find. Change it how you want. I'm a fan of the super slim handguard myself. After that find an optic you prefer and a quality mount. That's what I did to have a mostly custom rifle for reasonable, usually under your budget (not including optic)


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My favorite part to spend more money on is the trigger, because having a good one can well...make it feel like you're not shooting a crappy ar15 trigger. It is the upgrade you will 'feel' the most.
I like the LaRue MBT series, they're great for the money.
Geissele also very good, usually more expensivethan LaRue.
If I had 1k to spend I'd probably buy a spikes or psa lower, LaRue mbt, and a Bravo Company 16in upper.

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