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AR-15 Build - EdK - 10-24-2016

Has anyone built an AR-15? Either from scratch or from purchased parts?

Ed


RE: AR-15 Build - Vinny - 10-24-2016

I'm planning on starting in the next few weeks after I get a few things knocked out around here. The open space problem I have here is about to go away.


RE: AR-15 Build - Mayhem - 10-24-2016

I think Willie had a thread on here where he was machining a receiver. I think Tom bought some receivers to machine as well.


RE: AR-15 Build - TomG - 10-24-2016

I machined a couple of blank forgings a while back. It was a fun project although one of them doesn't seem to feed reliably. In all fairness though, I haven't spent much time troubleshooting it. It's all pretty straight forward machining, although making a couple of simple fixtures was necessary.

Tom


RE: AR-15 Build - EdK - 10-25-2016

I'm thinking of getting an 80% lower and machine it.

Ed


RE: AR-15 Build - pjf134 - 10-25-2016

I was going to make a 0% AR15 receiver, then a 80% and wound up with a finished one just for the cost and saved a lot of money that way. I bought parts and put it together and had to buy some tools to do it that way, so next one would be cheaper. I did add some extras since the pic like a scope, flip up sites and a bi-pod. Going with the M4 style gave me the option for adding some goodies. I would still like to make a 0% receiver, but it was way quicker to do it the way I did. I used Davinson barrel and upper with a 1-7 twist 16". Magpul stock, Tapco stripped receiver and Anderson lower parts kit. See pic.
Paul


RE: AR-15 Build - TomG - 10-25-2016

Why 80% Ed? Those are made for guys with nothing more than a drill press to work with. For someone like yourself with a mill, taking a raw forging to a finished receiver would be a fun project.

Tom


RE: AR-15 Build - EdK - 10-25-2016

(10-25-2016, 05:08 PM)TomG Wrote: Why 80% Ed? Those are made for guys with nothing more than a drill press to work with. For someone like yourself with a mill, taking a raw forging to a finished receiver would be a fun project.

Tom

I'm new at this gun stuff and didn't know about raw forgings. The only reason I was looking at 80% lowers is because just yesterday I learned I could get an 80% lower without going through an FFL. Now I'll look at raw forgings. Thanks for the info.  Thumbsup

It does sound like a fun project. I'm definitely going to get my DRO installed before I tackle that though.

Ed


RE: AR-15 Build - Roadracer_Al - 10-25-2016

I was looking for 0% forgings recently and couldn't locate any.


RE: AR-15 Build - EdK - 10-25-2016

(10-25-2016, 05:32 PM)Roadracer_Al Wrote: I was looking for 0% forgings recently and couldn't locate any.

Here you go Al. I just bought one of these.

http://ak-builder.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=30630

Ed