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OneGearhead
1 January 2018, 15:27
So. This was my first build. I completed it Oct Ď16, but never really had anywhere to actually share it. Took me 1.5yrs to pinpoint what parts I really wanted. Build once, cry once. Nothing really high dollar, minus the handguard. Personally, I love it. Not DIALED IN, well, Iíll post that picture too. We ran out of time that day, and donít have any current grouping pics of it.

Parts list:
-Doublestar lower
-CMMG upper and BCG
-RRA 3.5lb 2-stage Varmint trigger
-Ergo grip
-CMMG lpk
-Luth-AR MBA-1 stock
-20Ē DPMS 1:8 match barrel in .223
-JP Enterprises 17.25Ē XXL handguard-LOVE IT!
-Fortis Mfg charging handle
-Fortis Mfg RED muzzle brake
-Fortis Mfg SHIFT angled grip-also love this part
-KNS anti-walk pins-via KW900A. Thanks buddy!
-Nikon P Series scope mounts
-Nikon Prostaff 4-12x40.

I think thats everything. I stole that scope from another gun just to get it shooting. Once I get back to work, the scope and mounts will change to a dedicated setup. And add a good bipod. Otherwise, it turned out exactly what and how I was hoping for. Iíve gotten a lot of compliments on the gun, so please be gentle. Donít hurt my feelings too much. Lol. And the target group is at 100yds. First time shooting it. I was only shooting 62gr that day. Havenít tried heavier. With that barrel I probably should though.

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BoilerUp
1 January 2018, 19:53
Congrats on your build. Looks nice and looks like you've got a shooter. I can't tell if you mounted the P-Series mount incorrectly and then fixed it, or the other way around. I'm not a fan of those mounts but you already mentioned you plan to upgrade. I've had good luck with Fiocchi 77 gr SMK factory ammo. At 100 yards, heavier bullets won't really matter, though.

alamo5000
1 January 2018, 20:12
My precision AR has a 1:8 twist and it shoots 69gr pills like a dream. You should get better than average results with 69-77gr bullets. That is if you are going for groups.

And yes that scope mount--- I am not sure but it does look like its not mounted properly.

Overall it looks like it will be a fine shooter.

Oh yeah, and welcome to the forum!

henpecked
2 January 2018, 09:19
Nice build, welcome

OneGearhead
2 January 2018, 15:08
Why are people worried about the scope mounts? Haha. Between the LOP of the stock and the needed eye relief, mixed with the setup/length of the scope I had to turn one of the mounts around to make it work. So it is what it is. It works.

And Iíll definitely have to try the 69ís and 77ís some point soon. Too cold in VA right now to go shooting. For some reason, I wanted to try 62ís first. I think they had a low quantity of 69ís, so, I compared 62ís. Iíll try the others when it warms back up. And its definitely made for longer than 100yds. Thats just all I could reach out to that day. I built it as a varmint gun, so Iím planning on 2-300 yards realistically. Coyotes, groundhogs, whatever else I can find.

On a side note, thanks for the compliments!


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Joelski
2 January 2018, 16:23
Welcome to the forum, that looks like a very nice rifle.

gatordev
2 January 2018, 18:15
While your setup looks fine for bench shooting, you may find it lacking when you get out in the field to hunt. You don't see many scopes that far back on an AR

Every scope of mine is in that position, or even farther back. And I hate bench shooting. Anthropametrics is going to determine the best position for each shooter. If it works and he's getting a full field view in the scope, then it's tough to argue with.

Joelski
2 January 2018, 18:46
Every scope of mine is in that position, or even farther back. And I hate bench shooting. Anthropametrics is going to determine the best position for each shooter. If it works and he's getting a full field view in the scope, then it's tough to argue with.Post away. I'd like to see it.

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cjd3
2 January 2018, 21:33
Looks like a good first build. Have fun, learn lots, and keep track of that parts bin. I remember my first build. It looks a lot different now thank to the fine folks here.

gatordev
3 January 2018, 05:25
Post away. I'd like to see it.

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Made these pics smaller than normal to not clutter the thread too much...

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I have others, but you get the idea.

SINNER
3 January 2018, 06:46
If you look at the last two photos when he was shooting, that optic is a good 2-3" further back than any of yours.

And I'm not sure how you even shoot with that Elcan that far back. I felt like mine had too much eye relief to comfortably use on a AR platform. Over 3" it seemed to me.

Jerry R
3 January 2018, 07:22
Welcome to WEVO. Nice looking rifle.

gatordev
3 January 2018, 13:32
If you look at the last two photos when he was shooting, that optic is a good 2-3" further back than any of yours.

And I'm not sure how you even shoot with that Elcan that far back. I felt like mine had too much eye relief to comfortably use on a AR platform. Over 3" it seemed to me.

You are correct. I completely missed the range pictures.

If you'll notice in my pics, the stocks are collapsed for picture taking, but if an optic allows, I like to run my stock either 5 or 6 (max) clicks out (or 3 or 4 for the Colt lowers). That's why I run the Elcan farther back. I have long arms, so it's more comfortable to push the rifle forward. With the G33s, I still have to come in a click (or two) to get a solid full-field view.

Joelski, see above. I missed that last pics and now see what you meant. Disregard my comment.

Joelski
3 January 2018, 13:33
If you look at the last two photos when he was shooting, that optic is a good 2-3" further back than any of yours.

And I'm not sure how you even shoot with that Elcan that far back. I felt like mine had too much eye relief to comfortably use on a AR platform. Over 3" it seemed to me.

That's what I was trying to point out. Doesn't work with from the prone, or a tactical crouch position, IMO, unless you like scope eye.

Joelski
3 January 2018, 13:34
If you look at the last two photos when he was shooting, that optic is a good 2-3" further back than any of yours.

And I'm not sure how you even shoot with that Elcan that far back. I felt like mine had too much eye relief to comfortably use on a AR platform. Over 3" it seemed to me.

That's what I was trying to point out. Doesn't work with from the prone, or a tactical crouch position, IMO, unless you like scope eye. Those are the pics with the questioned mount placement. No big deal to the OP; run it how you like it.

Joelski
3 January 2018, 13:36
You are correct. I completely missed the range pictures.

If you'll notice in my pics, the stocks are collapsed for picture taking, but if an optic allows, I like to run my stock either 5 or 6 (max) clicks out (or 3 or 4 for the Colt lowers). That's why I run the Elcan farther back. I have long arms, so it's more comfortable to push the rifle forward. With the G33s, I still have to come in a click (or two) to get a solid full-field view.

Joelski, see above. I missed that last pics and now see what you meant. Disregard my comment.

Just saw, no sweat mang.

OneGearhead
7 January 2018, 06:45
First off, I had no idea there were these many replies on this thread. Haha. Tapatalk wasn't showing all of them. I'll have to look into that...

Second of all, I didn't realize the huge difference in scope mounting between the first picture when I got it all together, and the last couple pictures with it more back. I didn't really SET the scope for the first pictures on the back deck on the rest. Then when I went to shoot it I had to adjust it greatly. I haven't shot prone with it yet. Just bench. When I get a bipod for it and go to really have some fun with it, I'll see how it goes from there. May be more adjustment needed then, which is no big deal, so we'll see what happens.

And thanks for the kind words to those who said them. I'm excited to try the 69's and 77's now when it warms back up.