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    FDE AR Build. My first.

    Literally just finished my first build... Really like how it came out.

    Lower:
    Spikes stripped
    LPK - LMT from G&R
    GA SDE Trigger
    A1 Buffer tube & Spring
    JP Enterprise Buffer
    Magpul PRS Stock
    Magpul MOE Grip
    Magpul Trigger Guard
    Magpul 20rd PMags

    Upper:
    Troy 15" Extreme TRX
    Krieger 20" SS Barrel 1/7.7
    SJC SS Titan
    All put together by Compass Lake Engineering who provided upper and BCG

    Accessories:
    Harris Bipod with Arms throw lever mount
    Accu-Shot Mono Pod
    Vortex Viper 6.5-20x50
    Arms 22 Lever Mounts
    Removed:
    SWFA SS 3-9X
    Burris Pepr mount


    Last edited by ColtJ; 06-11-11 at 10:16.

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    Sweet looking stick. Be sure to give a range report.

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    that looks real good, you can see the quality in it too

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    Thanks for the kind words, plan to take it out this weekend.

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    Just add token picture of one ragged hole, and a range report, and you will have won at the internet for a day...

    Is this primarily going to be a bench rifle, or do you have other plans fo rit?
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    Thanks.

    It was built with intentions of being a precision setup. Plan to use it to its full potential to better my skill set. Shooting from the bench, prone, etc...

    Hopefully ill be able to post a full review soon.

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    A few recent pics. Just happy we've been shooting sub MOA lately






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    Nice build, but curious as to why you're using the lightweight JP buffer with the comp and, I assume, a standard BC.

    I tried this with a 6.5 Grendel and was constantly messing with the gas (had an adjustable GB) to slow the cyclic rate/recoil everytime I changed loads. Further, the auto carrier I was using beat the snot out of the JP buffer. Once I swapped the JP with a std rifle buffer I didn't have any issues.

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    Thanks.

    From what i under stood the lighter buffer could be used (with all other standard components) to allow for less felt recoil, figured i'd try it as this was a precision build and should in turn allow for easier follow up shots.

    After a few hundred rounds, ive had no issues.

    With the weight of the riffle and the muzzle brake, its pretty easy to shoot.

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    I'd be interested in hearing your prior experience with the platform, and shooting in general, and what led you to choose the parts that you did. Also interested to hear what kind of groups you're getting to include number of shots, number of groups, ammo used, and distance.

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    Clean for a first man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob_s View Post
    I'd be interested in hearing your prior experience with the platform, and shooting in general, and what led you to choose the parts that you did. Also interested to hear what kind of groups you're getting to include number of shots, number of groups, ammo used, and distance.
    I basically started with handguns, eventually found I had a thing for 1911's. Reached a point where I can shoot all of the one's I own pretty well out to 15 yards. But didn't really want to modify them as they are all carry/defensive pistols; they have all been reliable and I didn't want to touch them in anyway other than maintenance.

    This is my second AR, other is a Colt LE6920/stock; only mod is a sling. I got used to the iron sights and can put decent groups out to a hundred yards no prob. 30 rounds within ~5 inches. Felt the same way about it as the 1911's, it would be my go to in a defensive situation.

    Got interested in the idea of precision and decided to build an AR as I understand how it works, etc...

    Researched a few points such as trigger and barrel.

    The trigger is the second thing I purchased after the stripped lower, followed by the LPK and stock.

    Then the upper with barel after I understood the ideals of a barrel and how it works, such as the differences between the twist rates and length, etc...

    Then I put it together based on my liking as far as looks. I figure after getting a good amount of experience with it I would understand what I did right and what I did not, etc... I will then make any fixes on my next build.

    Only issue right now is weight.

    As far as groups, I am the weak link, I need improvement and although I've had a few freak groups, they are not consistent. This is where i currently stand.

    5 Shots:



    10 Shots: would have had a great group if i stopped at 5



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    Clean for a first man.
    Thanks.
    Last edited by ColtJ; 06-05-11 at 14:01.

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    Nice smoke pole
    "The 1911 was the design given by God to us through John M. Browning that represents the epitome of what a killing tool needs to be. It was true in 1911 and is true now."—Colonel Robert J. Coates, USMC

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    Great post! thanks

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    This thread is the first time I have actually considered selling my 700 for a precision AR. Beautiful gun and stunning results. Keep up the good work and let's see those 10 shot groups tighten up! I'm jealous!
    "Perfect Practice Makes Perfect"
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    Thanks guys.

    Funny enough ive had my heart set on building a 700 for a while now, chances are once im satisfied with this project/build a 700 will be next.

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    How do you like that scope and what did it run? BTW, nice rig.

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    Very nice rifle , Im lookin for the same lower

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nytcrawler93 View Post
    How do you like that scope and what did it run? BTW, nice rig.
    I assume you mean the SWFA SS 3-9, it has been removed (original post has also been updated).

    I like it a lot, very clear and easy to use, basically everything it was supposed to do/be. I picked it up from SWFA directly at their retail price.

    I just needed a little more magnification and went with the the Vortex which has also performed as expected for what it is.

    Thanks.

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    Great first build! Being a target shooter myself I think you did a perfect job of upper component selection. I am guessing those are factory or handloads not yet tailored to your barrel? Can't wait to see some fine adjustments and your addition of some serious magnification. Looks like you have one hell of a varmint killer : )

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