GUN Assembling my first AR...

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  1. nox

    nox I'm actually ok looking... so chill.

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    Or rather I will be once my upper and lpk come in (hopefully this week).

    I'm sitting here looking at my lower and buffer tube, can I properly install the castle nut for the buffer tube without the spanner wrench? That's the only tool I don't already have in the garage.
     
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    With a flat head and a hammer you can, just be gentle with your tapping the nut around.
     
  3. nox

    nox I'm actually ok looking... so chill.

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    Thanks
     
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    make sure you use loc-tite. red, not blue
     
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    just buy the tool.
     
  6. Werm

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    The tool is cheap and you can use it in the future if you need it, or build another AR. Were talking less then $10 here bro.
     
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    nox I'm actually ok looking... so chill.

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    Ok bro, I'll go get one.

    Some tools aren't absolutely required, didn't know if this was one of them.
     
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    sure, you don't need a forward take down pin detent holder but it makes building the gun a hell of a lot easier ;)

    i would consider a castle nut wrench a necessity.
     
  10. nox

    nox I'm actually ok looking... so chill.

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    Found out my buddy has one so I'll borrow it and then pick one up at the next gunshow. Went to the local gun shop after work and they don't have any.
     
  11. Werm

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    Nice, you might as well just wait until you need it to buy one then. It's not like a stamped piece of metal will suddenly be the price of gold.
     
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    really considering building an AR. Any advice or links to get started? I have zero experience. Should I maybe buy prebuilt?
     
  13. Werm

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    Arfcom has good guides, IDK about you but building my own stuff makes me like it even more and have a much better understanding of it.
     
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    im the exact same way. Always have been. Kind of tempted to just start out with a CMMG bin and to slowly customize it from there. I would love to start from scratch, but I dont have the time to study it enough to do it right.
     
  15. Werm

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    Its actually really easy, doesn't require much of your time.

    Just build the lower and get a complete upper
     
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    wheres the best place to get the cheapest .223 ammo?
     
  17. Werm

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    It varies, one minute ABC.com has a cheaper price and the next XYZ.com has the lower price.

    There are sites that monitor prices. But my suggestion, and what I do, is compile a list of all ammo sites and check them via bookmarks.

    I shoot certain ammo so I only ever check those.
     
  18. Werm

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    For .223 I like 62 grain ammo with normal, not hot, loads. My barrel is a 5.56x45 (mil spec) to handle the hot loads but it's really not worth the extra money they seem to cost. The larger the grain, with same powder amount, the slower the projectile flies. That really doesn't make a difference it's so minimal, ask the coyotes I've shot at 200+ yards.

    The larger the grain of the bullet though the more energy in the impact. Generally 62 grain costs more then your typical 55 grain.
     
  19. nox

    nox I'm actually ok looking... so chill.

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    This is what I'm doing...

    Stag 2h upper
    Stag Lpk
    Delaware Machinery lower (bought 2 since they are so cheap and made locally)
    the usual Magpul bs to finish off the stock and grip.

    Worked out to be a lot cheaper than a complete and I get what I want the first time.
     
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    nox I'm actually ok looking... so chill.

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    Very true, but if I'm already at the show might as well. Plus I'm the guy that will go out and buy the weird oddball tool that my friend needs to work on his car as long as I get to keep it later. Just in case...
     
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    God damn shit gets dumber and dumber by the post
     
  22. Werm

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    I love how all you ever post is BS. :hsugh:

    What exactly is wrong about my post?

    AND NO FUCKING TROLLING, just post up the "facts" bro :hsugh:
     
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    typically the heavier the rifle bullet the longer the bullet is. The longer the bullet the higher it's balistic coefficinet. That means less air resistance, and better characteristics in wind etc.

    Werm not trying to pick on you, but most of the time you have no idea what your talking about.
     
  24. Werm

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    Every manufacturer produces a variety of different bullet weights, bullet shapes, and materials the bullet is made of. Your statement isn't all that accurate considering this especially shape. Not to mention different manufactures load ammo differently, hotter etc. Higher grain does not mean longer projectile.

    And what I said, about heavier bullets having more energy, is not a lie either. I did not bring up air resistance at close, medium, or long range either. The heavier the bullet the longer it will maintain it's speed over distance, generally. Low grain bullshit ammo is for shooting paper at close to medium range, sorry but that's the truth.

    I really am not trying to pick on you but recheck your info.
     
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    Think about it werm. I kind of know what I'm talking about. The bullet diameter is a constant. In a 223 we are talking with .223 or .224. Where do you think the extra weight/mass goes. It is a longer bullet. I reload my own ammo I know. A 77gr SMK is a lot longer than a 55gr fmj. Yes bullet shape is also a factor but most of the heavier bullets (in 223 for example) are boat tail. A long slender tapered bullet is going to have a high BC.

    A heavier bullet does not nessasaily mean more energy because you have to factor in distance. A lighter bullet at shorter range at a higher FPS can have more energy. For example a 55gr hpbt at 3200 fps is going to have more enegry at 50 yards than a 77gr hpbt going 2650 fps. There will be a distance where the heavier bullet will have more energy because the lighter/shorter bullets lower BC will be a turning point.

    I could get into a disccussion of bullet design but I'll reserve that for another day
     
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