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

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

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

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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.
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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.

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(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.

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I was looking for 0% forgings recently and couldn't locate any.
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(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...t_id=30630

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