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by PotatoMuncher
Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7845
Views: 322736

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

I can dig a quad rail, despite my main AR running a Troy Alpha. Some dudes don't have a need, they have a want.
by PotatoMuncher
Sat May 18, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7845
Views: 322736

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Need an upper to (almost) finish my build. Found two complete ones I really dig. Both come with CH and BCG. 1.) Stag Model 2 upper , 16" Carbine length w/ MI Rear sight for $500. I'd need to shave the FSB, add a Alpha/Bravo rail and get a front sight. Not too expensive... hopefully. Pick up is about...
by PotatoMuncher
Mon May 13, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The All Purpose AK Thread
Replies: 4237
Views: 189491

Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

Well I have an AK that jams more than any AR I've ever had. I think its a combination of a tight chamber and lacquer coated ammo. Stuck cases are frequent after shooting 200 rounds or so. I bent my cleaning rod trying to push out this last one, and its still stuck for the time being. I plan on usin...
by PotatoMuncher
Sun May 12, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7845
Views: 322736

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Acquired my new lower yesterday in a FTF meeting. And today I grabbed up a Spikes milspec tube kit for $40. Now I'm on the lookout for a good stock. At least the hard part is over.

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by PotatoMuncher
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Another optics for an AR-15 Question
Replies: 75
Views: 5397

Re: Another optics for an AR-15 Question

I would (and do) go with an ACOG.

I use the TA-47 on my A2 upper. Yeah, it's not variable, but it's 2X and has great eye relief. If you can find a TA-01, I'd go with that. 4X is pretty wicked, and it has a set of "iron sights" on top. Works pretty well inside of 25m.
by PotatoMuncher
Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7845
Views: 322736

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Just noticed the staking on my gas key screws seemed a bit odd. The opposite side seems fine enough. Seems as if the one side is pressed in, rather than pressed down, if that makes any sense. I know they screws should be locked in place. Unfortunately, I haven't really paid too close attention to th...
by PotatoMuncher
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7845
Views: 322736

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

One of these cost almost $30 with shipping. http://www.brownells.com/userdocs/products/l_100004870_3.jpg After studying it, a universal wire loop is almost nothing but steel cable and a cable clip. Thinking I could do almost as good, I went to Lowe's. Picked up a foot of 3/16" steel cable, and a 1/1...
by PotatoMuncher
Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: TAG's Banshee Plate Carrier Review
Replies: 9
Views: 7751

TAG's Banshee Plate Carrier Review

Last July/August, I was in the market for a plate carrier. I had recently been honorably discharged from the Army, and was looking to upgrade some of my gear. I had gone from an IBA to an IOTV, and was ready to get all high speed, like most civilians are. Unfortunately, I was unemployed for a good p...
by PotatoMuncher
Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: FAB Defense GL-MAG AR-15 Stock
Replies: 101
Views: 15492

Re: FAB Defense GL-MAG AR-15 Stock

So, I ordered one of these recoil reducing stocks. I wanted it for my CMMG .22 / M4. :crazy: Just kidding. I actually didn't order it to counter recoil, I ordered it because I really want the QD points for use with an Ares sling. It was listed for less than other stocks with that feature, and it lo...
by PotatoMuncher
Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The All Purpose AK Thread
Replies: 4237
Views: 189491

Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

Just found a dude selling his PK-AS for $300, and since that's the route I'm going, I'm taking it off his hands. Now I just have to have the left side receiver safety selector removed and have a AK side rail installed. http://i.imgur.com/RONRY46l.jpg http://i.imgur.com/hgaHKdEl.jpg http://i.imgur.co...
by PotatoMuncher
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: AK SBR Project : Yugo M92 PAP
Replies: 40
Views: 25719

Re: AK SBR Project : Yugo M92 PAP

Man, I really dig that folding stock. If my Tantal could take one, I would go that route.
by PotatoMuncher
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7845
Views: 322736

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

finally stepping into the Longarms section with my first AR build. i've got an 80% lower that i'm milling in a few weeks and managed to find an lpk. i'm looking to buy a upper assembly in 5.56 and i've read that some of those advertised as 5.56/.223 are actually chambered in .223 which can be damag...
by PotatoMuncher
Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7845
Views: 322736

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Getting about $600 back for tax return, and I'm thinking of building an upper, piece by piece. My current upper is a fixed A2, and I'm looking at doing a flat-top. What tools will I need to assemble it?
by PotatoMuncher
Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:32 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What's your "firearms philosophy" for your battery?
Replies: 34
Views: 1809

Re: What's your "firearms philosophy" for your battery?

Familiarity
Reliability
Cost (for firearm and ammo)
by PotatoMuncher
Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Poor Man's White Light Mount for AR Rifles
Replies: 38
Views: 2145

Re: Poor Man's White Light Mount for AR Rifles

I use Makos angled light mount for standard hand guards. I love it. One of the only Mako products I actually will recommend. We'd love a photo of that! I'll have to check it out. PICS: http://i.imgur.com/igEd8bRl.jpg How it sits http://i.imgur.com/apAQXAtl.jpg How my hand lies on the hand guard htt...
by PotatoMuncher
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Poor Man's White Light Mount for AR Rifles
Replies: 38
Views: 2145

Re: Poor Man's White Light Mount for AR Rifles

I use Makos angled light mount for standard hand guards. I love it. One of the only Mako products I actually will recommend. We'd love a photo of that! I'll have to check it out. PICS: http://i.imgur.com/igEd8bRl.jpg How it sits http://i.imgur.com/apAQXAtl.jpg How my hand lies on the hand guard htt...
by PotatoMuncher
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Poor Man's White Light Mount for AR Rifles
Replies: 38
Views: 2145

Re: Poor Man's White Light Mount for AR Rifles

I use Makos angled light mount for standard hand guards. I love it. One of the only Mako products I actually will recommend.
by PotatoMuncher
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The All Purpose AK Thread
Replies: 4237
Views: 189491

Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

On the Ulitmak: -Modify the lower HG to fit first . Modifying and being able to install the lower HG should take place before the Ultimak gas tube is installed (like, slots milled etc) -The (now modded) lower HG should be installed (and the lower portion locked in place) before the top rail (with t...
by PotatoMuncher
Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Kel Tec Rifles
Replies: 14
Views: 873

Re: Kel Tec Rifles

If you can find a Sub-2000 in .40cal for a decent price, I'd recommend it. I owned one for a while and kept it in my back seat. The folding feature was very awesome, and took up minimal space. It was super light, almost like a toy. The heaviest part was the bolt carrier group. I could easily tag a 1...
by PotatoMuncher
Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The All Purpose AK Thread
Replies: 4237
Views: 189491

Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

Until I figure out what exactly is keeping my bolt from racking while using the Ultimak, my Tantal will stay in it's current state. I have a feeling it's the retaining plate, and if that's the case, it'll need a good grinding. http://i.imgur.com/fB89xw6l.jpg Some copy-pasta from sumdood on W@rriort...
by PotatoMuncher
Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The All Purpose AK Thread
Replies: 4237
Views: 189491

Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

Until I figure out what exactly is keeping my bolt from racking while using the Ultimak, my Tantal will stay in it's current state. I have a feeling it's the retaining plate, and if that's the case, it'll need a good grinding. just wondering if you tried charging it with a regular gas tub? could yo...
by PotatoMuncher
Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The All Purpose AK Thread
Replies: 4237
Views: 189491

Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

what exactly is keeping my bolt from racking while using the Ultimak Is the Ultimak pinching the piston? The shim might not be right. Loosen the screws and see if the bolt moves a bit more. The only time it does is when the retaining plate is in place and the lever is up. Other than that, the ultim...
by PotatoMuncher
Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The All Purpose AK Thread
Replies: 4237
Views: 189491

Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

Until I figure out what exactly is keeping my bolt from racking while using the Ultimak, my Tantal will stay in it's current state. I have a feeling it's the retaining plate, and if that's the case, it'll need a good grinding.

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by PotatoMuncher
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The All Purpose AK Thread
Replies: 4237
Views: 189491

Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

Tantal is almost complete. Last step is to file down the handguard retainer just a tad more.

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Considering removing the safety selector on the left side and putting a side rail on instead. I'd love to get a PK up on that sucker.

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