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Everything posted by Bear

  1. It's not just recent. It happens every election cycle. Remember when Obama decided all ammo production should go to the military? We have another election in 2024, and I'm sure it will be ugly. Start your ammo hoard NOW.
  2. I have been building a similar rifle with a 16" BA barrel, "midlength" system, using an A2 front sight block. All locations were perfect, until I started shopping for a handguard.
  3. Damn. I've been buying mil pull down brass just to get primers.
  4. Double check the parking brake! (and I hope he's wearing a Depends heat shield).
  5. Yes, 30mm from the A10 Warthog cannon. Another one I need! hmmm...maybe a shoehorn?
  6. Ok, still holding out for a 30-06. Way less problem to do that than an AR Tankbuster!
  7. Did not mean to hijack this thread, will start a new one in Member Builds, 'cuz I do have a few questions.
  8. Yeah, bought a Gearhead Tailhook for it, not sure I like it. Also looking at the Magpul MOE grip to reduce the grip angle to 17°.
  9. Frantically assembling as the wallet allows. Think this might push all the wrong buttons?
  10. How to explain the need for more guns?
  11. How do I start one of those GoFundMe things?
  12. Well, shooterrex's FSB looks identical to the one on Brownells site. Assuming that they just changed the FSB without changing the gas port location in the barrel means it should work. They probably deleted the bayo lug for Commiefornia. I could live with no bayo, but I do wish they hadn't removed the adjustable sight. Here's a pic of the box from 80percent arms I got today!
  13. Well, the handguard and front ring will pretty much dictate the position of the FSB, hopefully it will work in conjunction with the gas port.
  14. I'm set if the gas port lines up. If not, I'll increase my spare parts inventory!
  15. No, this sight is pinned, but with only one pin. No worries, I have pins and the tapered reamer to drill the holes.
  16. Ya know, that's exactly the one posted on Brownells site that is supposed to be on this barrel. Instead, I got this... I'm not taking this one off until I test fire it, it might be ok.
  17. Yes, please! How would you like to be paid?
  18. I bought one, opened the box and looked at it, and the included jig, then closed the box and tried to return it. Midway was giving me a song and dance on the return, so it gathers dust in my parts box. Go to 80percent arms or Ghost Gunner and get a metal one.
  19. Edit: and I was mistaken about the muzzle thread size. While checking the differences in the FSB on their site, I noticed that they said it was 5/8 thread. I measured mine, and it was indeed 5/8, so I had to order another flash hider. DOH!
  20. Yeah, the Brownells retro barrel. They have 2 different ones, this is the heavier fluted barrel, 20". The FSB is slightly different than what is pictured on their site, the bayonet lug is removed, and the sling swivel is side mounted instead of bottom mounted. The sight itself is a fixed blade instead of an adjustable post. Since I'm mixing and matching, (using an Aero Precision carry handle on an Aero M5 standard high upper) I'm really hoping the rear and front sights will play nice together. Since one of my vices is old military Mausers, I'm pretty good at "Kentucky windage" sight adjustments. But, I am getting older, and now I need my glasses to see the front sight!
  21. Just checked headspace on this bad boy and it's all good. Made an extractor tool from an M118 case that had a cracked neck (time to anneal the rest of that lot!). I mentioned above that this had a 1/2" muzzle thread, WRONG! It looks pretty skinny, but actual measurements shows it is a 5/8. Wish I'd measured before I ordered the flash hider. Have the right one coming now, but it will be a day later than planned. Found a 12.5" 308 barrel on Granite Ridge, that's coming, but have not ordered a gas block, tube, or handguard yet. Open to suggestions on handguard. Found a Tail Hook brace on Midway, should be here Weds. Already have a carbine spring and Spikes tungsten buffer, also have a folding stock hinge on order. Might get this built before I have to leave again. Need to hit up Brownells for a couple more BCG's.
  22. Ha! I screwed all mine up and threw them away!🙄 That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it! Honest officer, I only have this one. After all, who needs more than one?
  23. That's why I buy the 80% Arms lowers, no paper trail.
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