GUN My backup rifle, whatcha think?

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  1. ChipOnShoulder

    ChipOnShoulder New Member

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    I put this rifle together using spare parts (my unwanted chopped Cav Arms lower + DPMS LPK :mamoru:) and the now easily acquired BCM mid length upper receiver. Weighs approximately 7 pounds, and it handles like a dream.

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    If i blow my Noveske to pieces at Magpul Dynamics, i'll have this lightweight rifle as a backup rifle. And then my SPR wannabe will be the backup backup rifle.

    I've literally held 1500 loaded rounds next to my ear and shook them to make sure i don't have any squibs, lol
     
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    I'm feelin it.
     
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    looks like a solid rifle
     
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    where's the Blackout
     
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    The goal was to keep this rifle CHEAP!

    $90 suppressor mounts aren't cheap.

    Plus, i'm getting an 51-t muzzle brake for the SPR clone to use with the M4-2K.

    PS: oh yeah, I just bought the Cav Arms hand guards... kinda spendy at $30 + shipping. I was using a CAR length hand guard wrapped in paracord. Fucking ghetto ass free floating, lol
     
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    want a set of black hand guards?
     
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    well, I mean, I think it would be ideal to be able to use your suppressor on every weapon you plan on running at a class

    but hey, that's cool

    cheap is a relative concept, I suppose
     
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    Nah, i'm alright. Kinda bored with all black rifles.

    I kinda want to just abuse the shit outta this rifle, toss it down a drive way, gain internet infamy etc.

    I think Victor at Tactical Night Vision put it best: the novelty of suppressor use wears off.

    This rifle is too light... with a pound of steel on the muzzle, it would probably handle like a pig. My 14.5" N4 becomes unwieldy as hell with the can on, even when i try to balance it with a SOPMOD stock.
     
  10. Pretty cool. Middies ftw!
     
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    I think I like it better than your normal AR. :hs:

    There's something to be said for simplicity.
     
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    Everyone loves a light rifle with irons.

    I don't know what it is, but i just feel a lot more comfortable with irons. I'm thinking that the 1/3 co-witness bullshit just might not be good with my habbit of good cheek weld.
     
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    I suck at irons, but I much prefer the look of them on ARs.
     
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    :cool:nice looking rig
     
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    LOL, i thought this Magpul motivational was relevant

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    Zeroed it in at the range the other day. With irons and my 55 gr FMJ-BT reloads, I was getting 1-2" groups at 50 yards, 3-4" groups at 100 yards.

    I need to get schooled by some old school shooters how to shoot irons at distance, especially after reading Small Arms Review's article on AMU shooters taking on 1000 yards with A2 style irons. At 100 yards, i can barely see the target, so maintaining consistency was difficult.
     
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    I got a grey lower. I could use some grey handguards.
     
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    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    Looks pretty good, how did you cut the lower?
     
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    I saw a professional job posted on the Cav Arms forum, so i decided to copy cat.

    http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=2&f=61&t=157395

    Used 1.5" tape as reference, and a hacksaw. Trued up stock with 400 grit sandpaper on the cut. The professional used bedding compound in the cavities he created, so I used maritime epoxy (poor man's bedding compound). Then he fitted a shotgun butt pad. I didn't feel like paying $30+ shipping from Brownells, so I just took the original and now oversized rubber butt pad and cut it to rough shape using razor blades, and then sanded/dremelled it until it was flush with the new stock profile. Filled that shit with epoxy too, and it wsa done.

    This lower's always been my backup lower for a while. Put 2K rounds through it since last summer, have had 3 different uppers on it so far, haha. It definitely did not match well with the Denny GTS Operator (medium contour) barrel.
     
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    That looks good, I'm gonna have you copy yours when I finish up mine.
     
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    It kinda looks awkward with the stock being much thinner, but from a practical POV, it feels great as it's the exact LOP I want.

    Funny thing, the CavArms MKIII lower was going to be exactly 1.5" shorter. Given how light these things are, I would have snapped up a MkIII in a heartbeat, but Cav Arms isn't going to bother until the ATF business is settled. It's already been 1.5 years now...
     
  22. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    Looks great. :cool:
     

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