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    I have something similar to that. It started life as a Colt A2 upper I got from a friend. I put the barrel into a flattop upper receiver, and added Magpul MOE furniture, as you did.

    It has a KAC 200-600 rear BUIS, and is very accurate. I use it to practice zeros and holds, for my other AR's that have a KAC rear BUIS. It's also a bunch of fun to shoot at distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer_Man View Post
    Nice build!
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by SeriousStudent View Post
    I have something similar to that. It started life as a Colt A2 upper I got from a friend. I put the barrel into a flattop upper receiver, and added Magpul MOE furniture, as you did.

    It has a KAC 200-600 rear BUIS, and is very accurate. I use it to practice zeros and holds, for my other AR's that have a KAC rear BUIS. It's also a bunch of fun to shoot at distance.
    It's not my first venture down a more traditional path. I did a 20" flat top before that is extremely fun to shoot. Trouble is, that rifle practically became my go-to and I outfitted it with more stuff. It's not very traditional anymore, so I wanted to pursue this project.

    It's so easy to get lost in the gadgetry that it is sometimes refreshing to go "old school."
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    Very cool rifle. How do you find the Faxon barrel?
    It's better to know a little about a lot, than a lot about a little.

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    Were I a fixed stock, rifle length kind of guy, this is just about exactly where I'd go. Except I'd probably put a NF 2.5-10 on it, because Gucci. And were the NF going on, I'd probably end up FF'ing it... So, I'd start out with a perfectly serviceable minimalist rifle, and end up with a monstrosity. Discipline. I need it.

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    I like it!

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    Why an 18 over a 20? Gassy suppresses?

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    Very nice build.......love the 18 KISS ideology.

    Spent 93-96 at Malmstrom, I really miss the area and the Montana mindset.
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    Very nice, looks a wee bit like a AR-180.
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    It is cool. I am a KISS fan too.

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    Sorry guys, I didn't realize replies were still building on this one.

    Quote Originally Posted by rauchman View Post
    Very cool rifle. How do you find the Faxon barrel?
    To be honest, I still haven't gotten it out to the range. The only trigger time I've had since moving was a four day SUT training course, and I took my primary rifles to that one. I dry fire with it pretty regularly, but no live fire, yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by noonesshowmonkey View Post
    Were I a fixed stock, rifle length kind of guy, this is just about exactly where I'd go. Except I'd probably put a NF 2.5-10 on it, because Gucci. And were the NF going on, I'd probably end up FF'ing it... So, I'd start out with a perfectly serviceable minimalist rifle, and end up with a monstrosity. Discipline. I need it.
    Pretty much what happened to my first go at this. I build a 20" gov't barrel to fill essentially the same purpose, but I kept adding on to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by czgunner View Post
    Why an 18 over a 20? Gassy suppresses?
    I already did the 20" route and its one of my favorite rifles. I went 18" for this one just to experiment, really. I wanted a rifle length gas ad sights, but still wanted to keep it very light.

    Quote Originally Posted by hk_shootr View Post
    Very nice build.......love the 18 KISS ideology.

    Spent 93-96 at Malmstrom, I really miss the area and the Montana mindset.
    Indeed, I really appreciated the area. Would love to move back to MT some day.

    Quote Originally Posted by ACE31 View Post
    Very nice, looks a wee bit like a AR-180.
    I've thought the same thing at times.
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