98Z5V Posted May 25, 2015 Report Share Posted May 25, 2015 Here's the rifle so far. Blew a few nerves and got my blood pressure up on this one, thanks to our wonderful friends at USPS. Long story in that, but it'll be told. At any rate, this is where it's at right now, but not where it's staying. I'll get to the details below the pic... Bought the fully built lower and stripped upper receiver from Yoda, here. Worked out shipping details after a couple days, and he got it sent out to my FFL. Entered the USPS system the day after I sent him the money, and was to be delivered exactly a week later, according to the tracking number he sent. That night, it had already left his USPS facility. I checked on it daily, the the tracking info never updated - just left his facility. The afternoon it was supposed to be delivered, it still just said it left his facility... so I called USPS and started a case on it - the lady on the phone was sweet enough, but she just didn't know $hit. She had no info on where it was sent from, going to, sender, addressee, nothing. She couldn't find anything based on the tracking number. Now, this didn't have ANYTHING to do with Yoda - and I kept him updated on all of it. He did his part, and he did it quick - but USPS was completely effed up in all this. The lady I talked to said she'd keep me updated on the case, as it progressed, and that she'd call me in 48~72 hours. Well, I called her on a Thursday, so I knew damn well I wasn't getting a call on that Saturday or Sunday with any information... On Monday, I was just gathering my information to call them up - case #, tracking #, date I called her, what she told me, etc., - and she called. The only info she had was that they couldn't find ANY information on this package... She told me she'd call me Tuesday, but she didn't. I was busy at work, and by the time I thought about it, they were closed. Miraculously, on Wednesday morning, it showed as "delivered." ZERO scans along the way. It was scanned as it left Yoda, and it was scanned in when it hit my local PO. Nothing in between. I called my FFL and told him it was there, so he snatched it up. He called back and said the box was kinda beat up, and it had obviously been opened and resealed. I told him what was supposed to be in there, and he said it was all there, and didn't look like anything was wrong with any of it - relief! I broke outta work Thursday afternoon and picked it up. Thus endeth the Nightmarish USPS saga... Yoda built it with a black CTR stock and MOE grip, but I already had replacement parts here. Swapped on the B5 SOPMOD Bravo stock and MOE K2+ grip, both in FDE. Immediately installed a BADASS safety. I'd already ordered the Fortis 12" switch rail and Geissele Super gas Block, so they went on the barrel that I scored from Stain several months ago - Rainier Select 18" midlength gas. Left the standard trigger alone, for now, but it's getting replaced. Slapped on some Troy sights and stole the Millett DMS-1 scope off another rifle. It will eat from Lancer L7 AWM mags. ...I KNEW that damn barrel was gonna turn into something! <lmao> There will be some changes coming, but this is how it gets fired tomorrow morning. It's getting chopped, too... :banana: There's an issue with Aero's carbine receiver extension, and/or the buffer. Definitely an issue with the extension. I'll get details up later, when I can get pics of it all. I've solved it for right now, with $1.00 in quarters, but you guys need to watch your Aero receiver extensions, if you bought the carbine 308 version. I'll post more about it tomorrow, after I blast this thing. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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