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First 308AR build - Aero M5


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I'm a new poster and long time lurker.  I decided to build my first 308AR.  After much research, I decided to use Aero Precision M5 receiver set to build from.  Here is the parts list.


Aero M5 FDE Stripped Lower Receiver

Aero M5E1 FDE 15" Keymod Upper Receiver Handguard Combo

Vortex Viper HS-T MRAD 6-24X50

Aero Precision 30mm Ultralight Extended Scope Mount

AimSurplus 308 NiB BCG

Geissele B-G2S-E Trigger (Brownells)

VLTOR A5 Buffer Tube

Armalite AR-10 Carbine Buffer Spring

Armalite AR-10 Carbine Buffer, Heavy

Mega 18" 308 Win Barrel

Spikes Tactical Mid-Length Melonite Gas Tube

Ergo Tactical Deluxe FDE Grip

VLTOR VC-301 Flash Suppressor/Compensator

BCM 308 GunFighter Charging Handle, Medium

Magpul STR Mil-Spec Buttstock, FDE

SLR Rifleworks Sentry 7 Clamp-On Gas Block


Had some extraction issues until I got the gas block setting dialed in, but with match grade Black Hills 168 SMK ammo, it easily holds Mega's 1 MOA gaurantee.



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Me too. Ever since I saw Tom's "The Jack" build, I've been thinking about a gray one myself.


Nice rifle my man.


I bought all those parts in a Sunday night, on a whim - after the Sandy Hook shooting on the Friday before.  Monday morning, i had all my shipping confirmations.  By noon that Monday, $hit was out of stock everywhere.  Everything.  Everywhere.


That's my lucky rifle.  Like, I almost never, ever got to build another one, the way this fucked up country was leaning.  <thumbsup>

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