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i am looking to build an AR platform style riffle. can anyone give me some info of what i should or shouldn't do? Where i can get good parts from all of that kinna good stuff....
 

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First decide what it will be used for, long range accuracy or just fun shooting, then its an endless world on the internet. They are pretty easy to assemble yourself, but a good idea to have a gun smith check it over, especially the bolt spacing. I just got done building one if u have more questions.
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First decide what it will be used for, long range accuracy or just fun shooting, then its an endless world on the internet. They are pretty easy to assemble yourself, but a good idea to have a gun smith check it over, especially the bolt spacing. I just got done building one if u have more questions.
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accuracy is the key lol! and i am sure it will be be fun either way lol. i am almost done in my gunsmith class. the main thing i am trying to figure out is where to order the parts. where is the best place to get them from?
 

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Check out Rock River Arms. If I would have known them what I know now, I would have seriously thought about building my own.
 

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Where did you take that? Also... Do you have a background in machining? Lathes, mills... etc.
it is just a class online at Penn Foster. And yes i do. i work at a little shop in Bad Axe called Huron Tool & Engineering. I run a mill but i don't have any lathe experience. There is a group of guys in the shop that get together and build AR's. Infact they are gonna be ordering about eight lower here soon. i hope i can get my order in then lol.
 

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Oh by the way. Their are 600 yard shoots up to Oscoda and over to Midland. If you and your buddies are interested.

About the " Machine Shop" comment... Very few people I've met, out in the world, have machining experience of any kind. I have more respect for a guy like you than one who has been to Colorado for a year and he's gonna put a barrel on your Remmy.

I work for Brown Machine LLC Beaverton, MI just moved into programming. Been building rifles since the mid-90's and building special tooling for competitive shooters.

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Seriously, go to AR15.com. You will learn a ton. Spend some time looking at pictures and reading through the forums. Stay away from the general discussion forum ;)

I looked at pictures forever before deciding what type of AR to build and what I wanted it to look like. In the end I was very happy that I spent the time.

Good luck.
 

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Seriously, go to AR15.com. You will learn a ton. Spend some time looking at pictures and reading through the forums. Stay away from the general discussion forum ;)

I looked at pictures forever before deciding what type of AR to build and what I wanted it to look like. In the end I was very happy that I spent the time.

Good luck.
Thanks for the info AC_snopro!
 

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I'm building two right now as well. I have both my lowers assembled and am waiting for my uppers to be shipped. I'm doing a M&P style with a 16" barrel and a hunting style with a 20" heavy barrel. These are my first builds as well and I haven't found it too difficult, although I haven't completed the upper yet.


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I'm building two right now as well. I have both my lowers assembled and am waiting for my uppers to be shipped. I'm doing a M&P style with a 16" barrel and a hunting style with a 20" heavy barrel. These are my first builds as well and I haven't found it too difficult, although I haven't completed the upper yet.


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Now is a helluva time to try and find parts for a build. Even assembled uppers are few and far between.

I am not willing to pay high dollar for even a upper kit or anything, it just isn't worth it to me. That said, I don't need anything right now to be able to hunt.
 

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You can still find parts that are not back ordered, and that are not price gouged. You just have to look hard. My stripped lowers were $150, upper was $500, and I found 1000 rounds for $350. I ordered everything in the beginning of Jan. the only item I'm still waiting for is the upper and they said it would be about 4 weeks out. Not bad prices if you ask me, all things considered.


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You can still find parts that are not back ordered, and that are not price gouged. You just have to look hard. My stripped lowers were $150, upper was $500, and I found 1000 rounds for $350. I ordered everything in the beginning of Jan. the only item I'm still waiting for is the upper and they said it would be about 4 weeks out. Not bad prices if you ask me, all things considered.


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I think that is an ok price! I would be willing to pay that much!

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