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ar-mountaineer

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  1. ar-mountaineer

    Parts are arriving

    Ok. Got it out of the mail, scale says it’s 5.4oz and measured to 5.25”. Spring is 12.75” long with 38 coils. Tube is 10” outside length.
  2. ar-mountaineer

    Parts are arriving

    Here is the buffer. It’s waiting in my mailbox. Buffer link its 5.25” and 5.9oz
  3. ar-mountaineer

    Parts are arriving

    I haven’t been absent since my introduction I’ve just been reading thread after thread on here. I’m getting kind of concerned with my build though. From reading through problems it seems like these builds have gremlins to address. I’m guessing the only way to see what goes wrong is to get this thing put together and test. But it’s been like Christmas again for me with packages arriving. I’ve gotten my NiB BCG, 80% lower and parts kit, magpul prs gen3 stock. My concern is coming from reading threads about buffer systems. The buffer, tube, spring will be delivered today. I went with an A2 length with a 5.9oz buffer. I keep seeing that 5.4oz is what you want and fear I’ve made a mistake, but it is the proper length 308 rather than the AR15. I still have to mill this lower out, not sure when I’ll get the time. I’ve got an engraver going to put some stuff on it and I’ll fill in his marks. The one thing I didn’t like about the lower I got is that it didn’t come with fire/safe marked. So the build is on hold until I can get some stuff done. I’m going to keep reading though. Anything else I need to keep aware of....as in common mistakes?
  4. ar-mountaineer

    New here - total novice

    I was reading the reviews of the tacOps 1 and it says that it’s not compatible with an LR308 DPMS Gen 2. How would I know if it would work with mine? I’m building a DPMS, so does that mean it won’t work.....how the heck do I know what Gen I’m building?
  5. ar-mountaineer

    New here - total novice

    So I’ve got to ask. What is your choice on charging handles? I hope that’s not a taboo topic, haha. Again, I want to pick something that I only have to buy once. I was looking at this one tacOps 1
  6. ar-mountaineer

    New here - total novice

    Just looked it up and WV it is legal to have a suppressor. I can say, though, that both my wife and I are federal employees. Looks like something else to research now.
  7. ar-mountaineer

    New here - total novice

    Funny thing. I cannot confirm but will not deny that my wife works for the FBI doing, you guessed it, firearm background checks. Haha. Too bad I get no preferential treatment if that was true. Again, I am not at liberty to divulge if the above statement is true, you know, even though we live within a few miles of the facility in WV.
  8. ar-mountaineer

    New here - total novice

    Do you have a good website to get one from or a particular brand that you like more than others?
  9. ar-mountaineer

    New here - total novice

    I appreciate the reply. I’m not used to being able to customize my guns. It’s always been “here’s the rifle, go get a deer”. I then got the AR15 but I had no input into it. This will be “my” gun in more than one sense. Something to be proud of and something grow into and learn new things with. The more I hear about very experienced shooters using a smaller barrel the more it is convincing me. I would love a try before you buy just so I can feel the recoil, what recovery it has and the noise level. I don’t go on any long hunts at least not packing in and packing out. Whitetail deer is as exotic as I get. And it’s usually within an area of no more than 20 acres (though there is much more land that I could go on, there just is no need). The deer are plentiful around me. I spend more time walking/backing people up/spotting than I do in my own hunts....for some reason they want to be out in the woods. I mean, I get it, I find my outlet with other things, hunting deer is just a great way if getting meat and low effort for me. It’s usually happens as I’m getting something out of the fridge then looking out the window and telling my wife I’m going to get the gun. I don’t shoot thousands of rounds a year myself, but the family sure does. There are a few times a year that everyone gets together to try out each other’s toys, do some trap shooting and target competitions. I don’t have to kill wildlife to survive but I like to know that I could. One of my favorite things is deer jerky and my wife likes to cut it up and prepare it. My last deer I made over 12 pounds of jerky out of. I’m going to continue to listen to personal expierences before I purchase an upper and barrel. I’ll mill out this 80% and get everything ready for just slapping on the complete upper that I will eventually purchase. I will say that I am absolutely abandoning the 24” barrel. I owe it to this forum for pointing me in the right direction.
  10. ar-mountaineer

    New here - total novice

    Thanks for the reply. I’m learning more and more. Most important I want to buy quality. I don’t want something that won’t preform regardless of price. I want bang for my buck. I want the pieces that I pick out to be correct and work together. The 308 seems much harder to match up parts than the AR15. And of those parts trying to decide what is best. And I want the flattest shooting 308 I can get (I would rank this high on my list of desires), so if I can find ways to flatten the shot out to 400 yards that would be the ultimate goal. My current 308 bolt action rifle has a 22 inch barre if I remember correctly. I guess I don’t understand why its standard for hunting rifles to have long barrels and not for ar-type builds. I’m not in the business of using these for personal protection daily. My 308 build wouldn’t be my choice for a home intruder, it’s simply for occasional hunting and range time. I’ve got 3 small kids and if there is a home intruder I would use my AR15 (16 inch barrel with soft points) before this any day within my home. I’m likely to build a 9mm AR type after this one for the sole purpose of intruder protection. I will search some threads for Magwa. Thanks again.
  11. ar-mountaineer

    New here - total novice

    Yes. That is the exact one that I bought. If it comes down to it I’ll just buy the aeroprecision Complete stripped lower for it if i end up buying it and it doesn’t work. I own up to my own mistakes if I purchase anything that is wrong bc in reality I make the decision. My coworkers nephew has a FFL and runs an AK47 business, if you’ve ever heard of them childersguns.com
  12. ar-mountaineer

    New here - total novice

    That is the exact one I started out this whole build wanting to get. Then got derailed with the 24” talk. But here in lies my problem. AP didn’t have an 80% lower (that I saw) and I have no clue if it would fit a dpms lower. When looking at other sites it seemed like the AeroPrecision was compatible with dpms. If you know otherwise, that would make me happy
  13. ar-mountaineer

    New here - total novice

    You all are very convincing about ditching the 24 inch bull barrel. This is why I came looking for help. I absolutely would not be using this for my job and dont plan on getting in any gun fights. Not my choice for home protection. I guess I have these delusions of being able to hit those super far shots. A shot of a 1000 yards is unfathomable to me. Really you hit that and aren’t some kind of sniper? I’d love to be able to practice to become that good. We’ve got 120 acres to play around with a high wall but it is more grown up where we live and have a 300+ acre farm an hour away to play on way way out in the country with open pastures. I just want a semi auto 308 for the possible black bear run in (I’ve had a few cubs run through my back yard and never saw mama, while neighbors had them on cam), occasional deer shot and to practice being a great long range shot. Everyone wants to hit that long range shot.
  14. ar-mountaineer

    New here - total novice

    He fully admits he doesn’t know much about the 308 build which is why he sent me out to figure it out, haha. I see your links to what I am sure are very fine barrels. But I am looking for a complete dpms upper already assembled. I don’t want to go through that assembly plus I’m not sure about the tools. Complete novice here, remember. I’ll get help with the 80% lower to make it functional and the assembly of the parts kit. Here would be my task for anyone who would accept it (mainly bc I’ve failed in my attempt so far). If you were building a very high grade of dpms 308 what parts would you put on it. At this point I have more money than brains in regards to this. I have the 80% lower and parts kit and apparently the NiB BCG bc I bought it as referenced in this thread. I need a complete upper (barrel -let’s go 18-20”-hand guard, gas block etc already installed), charging handle, buffer parts, and buttstock (prefer rifle length with adjustable chin rest). Budget of let’s say $1200 for the stuff I don’t have. I’ll handle the glass separate.
  15. ar-mountaineer

    New here - total novice

    I love hearing the experience of someone that has had one. Definitely food for thought. What were your hang ups about it? Just the weight or was there something else you didn’t like about it or did you just simply like the shorter barrel just that much more?
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