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Ego post: First AR build

Post by Rick Shaw » Fri May 18, 2012 10:41 am

Couldn't help but post.
Just build my first AR and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
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-Bravo Company Upper with 14.5'' 5.56x45 barrel with Phanton flash hider pinned in to make it legal.
-Spikes' Punisher Lower built with Bushmaster Lower parts kit, Troy battle ax grip, and Punisher mag release
-Found an EoTech 551 on Gunbroker with a messed up hood for 200 bucks
-Found glacier handguards and buttstock assembly on Gunbroker for cheap.
-Spray painted an crude urban Gray and Black camo pattern for fun.
-Three 40 round mags with magpul followers and base plates
-Old three mag belt pouch I had from an AK purchase
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Tested last saturday. 25 yard standing rapid fire. 28 round group

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Re: Ego post: First AR build

Post by omega_man » Fri May 18, 2012 10:47 am

OK, the Punisher was probably my favorite comic character. I dig your rig Rick!

How is the reliability of those 40 rounders?

How sturdy is that light mount?
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Re: Ego post: First AR build

Post by majorhavoc » Fri May 18, 2012 10:50 am

Nice!

So what was messed up about the EOTech hood? I assume it's on the other side than what is visible in the pics, but how bad is it/were you able to fix it?

Also interested in your Elzetta light mount. Do you find the 12 o'clock shadow distracting?

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Re: Ego post: First AR build

Post by Gingerbread Man » Fri May 18, 2012 10:55 am

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Re: Ego post: First AR build

Post by Rick Shaw » Fri May 18, 2012 11:06 am

omega_man wrote:OK, the Punisher was probably my favorite comic character. I dig your rig Rick!

How is the reliability of those 40 rounders?

How sturdy is that light mount?
40 round mags are reliable.
I have a few hundred rounds through them and not a single FTE
Only problem is they are awkward and heavy compared to the 30 round style

THe light mount is sturdy.
I have had this mount for years and never had an issue.

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Re: Ego post: First AR build

Post by Rick Shaw » Fri May 18, 2012 11:11 am

majorhavoc wrote:Nice!

So what was messed up about the EOTech hood? I assume it's on the other side than what is visible in the pics, but how bad is it/were you able to fix it?

Also interested in your Elzetta light mount. Do you find the 12 o'clock shadow distracting?
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The hood was just scratched up.
I painted the messed up hood and fixed the problem.
I bought a replacement hood for 30 bucks from SKD Tactical in case I ever want to get rid of the camo.

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The Elzetta mount is great. Light weight and out of the way when handleing the rifle.
If you want to activate just slide your hand forward and hold down on the sling swivel.
Simple and effective.

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Re: Ego post: First AR build

Post by majorhavoc » Fri May 18, 2012 11:44 am

Pffttt. That's not "messed up". That's character. You got yourself a deal there, pal.

I had brought up the Elzetta mount in another thread and it garnered criticism about casting a distracting shadow in the 12 o'clock position, although I'm not seeing how that would be an issue for targets that are more than 10 feet in front of you. I'd love to get your thoughts on this issue.

Thanks for posting the pics. Very nice rig you have there.

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Re: Ego post: First AR build

Post by wguy00 » Fri May 18, 2012 12:12 pm

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Re: Ego post: First AR build

Post by TheLastOne » Fri May 18, 2012 1:32 pm

Hmm I didn't realize Nimbadew had that model of eotech... :lol:

That, sir, is a serviceable rifle. Good job on sourcing good parts to fit your budget.
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Re: Ego post: First AR build

Post by majorhavoc » Fri May 18, 2012 1:52 pm

TheLastOne wrote:Hmm I didn't realize Nimbadew had that model of eotech... :lol:
Because only an EOTech tossed from the back of a moving vehicle would look like that? That is a very Nimbadew-esque thing to do, isn't it? :lol:

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Re: Ego post: First AR build

Post by Rick Shaw » Fri May 18, 2012 10:01 pm

majorhavoc wrote:Pffttt. That's not "messed up". That's character. You got yourself a deal there, pal.

I had brought up the Elzetta mount in another thread and it garnered criticism about casting a distracting shadow in the 12 o'clock position, although I'm not seeing how that would be an issue for targets that are more than 10 feet in front of you. I'd love to get your thoughts on this issue.

Thanks for posting the pics. Very nice rig you have there.
It does cast the shadow, but I never found it a problem.
When sighting in I don't even notice the shadow.

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Re: Ego post: First AR build

Post by Rick Shaw » Fri May 18, 2012 10:02 pm

majorhavoc wrote:
TheLastOne wrote:Hmm I didn't realize Nimbadew had that model of eotech... :lol:
Because only an EOTech tossed from the back of a moving vehicle would look like that? That is a very Nimbadew-esque thing to do, isn't it? :lol:
I don't get the Nimbadew joke.
What is that all about?

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Re: Ego post: First AR build

Post by TheLastOne » Fri May 18, 2012 10:28 pm

he threw his rifle with eotech out the back of a moving toyota (I think toyota). Regardless, the eotech still performed until he sent it in for a replacement (again, I think that happened too).
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Re: Ego post: First AR build

Post by Niblick » Sat May 19, 2012 11:50 pm

I think you should have left the sight the way it was...I just like battle damage! I do like how you only painted parts that are easily removed, I could not pull that out at the range with a straight face.
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Re: Ego post: First AR build

Post by jeremy1391 » Sun May 20, 2012 7:17 am

I like it.

Agreed that the Punisher is the best super hero, his only power is the fact he is a BADASS and everyone knows it, what other power is needed?
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Re: Ego post: First AR build

Post by Rick Shaw » Sun May 20, 2012 7:44 am

Niblick wrote:I think you should have left the sight the way it was...I just like battle damage! I do like how you only painted parts that are easily removed, I could not pull that out at the range with a straight face.
I bought the Eotech used from Gunbroker.
SO it wasn't my battle damage.

Not a big fan of battle damage I didn't earn.
Makes me feel like a fraud.

However, there is no shame in my game when it comes to painted weapons.
I have no problem when it comes to shooting painted weapons in public shooting ranges.
I was thinking more in the line of resale if I ever want to unload and buy something else.

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Re: Ego post: First AR build

Post by Niblick » Sun May 20, 2012 11:54 am

Good point on "fraudulent" battle damage :lol:
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