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FDE = Freaking Different Everytime (batch)


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19234434530_6147d9b7a7_k.jpgBarrel re-torque_20150704_12 by Thomas VandenOever, on Flickr


Details: Aero Precision FDE Stripped lower and complete upper with key mod rail, 

CMMG AR-10 .308 Lower Receiver Parts Kit LPK

KNS Precision Gen 2 Mod 2 Non-Rotating Trig/Ham Pins

Rock River Arms National Match 2-Stage Trigger Kit (thanks Runner Runner for letting me play around with the six (or more) examples way longer than I should have).

223heavyduty Charging handle + Dust Cover Port Door = DARK EARTH TAN

Xtreme Precision, LLC 308 Extended Front & Rear TDP's, Springs DPM (only ones I found long enough for the Aero Pivot Pin)

Black Rifle Supply Steel Low Profile Micro Block .750 -Black-
Ares Armor NiB BCG, 18" barrel, and MKII Effin-A Compensator .308
Vltor A5 EMOD(Tan/FDE) stock
UTG Mil-spec 6 position Receiver Extension Buffer Tube - FDE Cerakote
e-bay Sling Mount Adapter 2 Position Quick Detach Receiver End Plate Dark Earth
Troy 45 Degree Battle Sight FDE

NIKON ACTIVE TARGET 4-12X40 Mossy Oak Brush Scope

Huskey MII EWS Sling Color: Kryptek Highlander
CAA Tan Pistol Grip
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Yeah, this FDE thing is interesting to say the least. My latest is a half-and-half in black and FDE, and the FDE parts don't match.  I hosed some of the parts down with a can of Durakote, which got "some of the parts partly matched".  Probably the only way to get it all to match is to hose it all down with the same brand of finish.  Personally, I think your rifle looks fine, but I'm not all wound up in getting a perfect match.

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I was scouring the web looking at onesy twosy comparisons of colors. There was one post (that i have promptly lost) of a bunch (like 6 or 8) paint swatches on two different plates comparing the FDE's, tans, and sands.  I was just trying to point things out when I find them. I don't have a lot of faith in the Acrylic for staying power either.

Do not get me wrong I love this gun. I made it. It had to have some parts on it damn the color match. Like the CAA pistol grip. Since I was able to shoot so much better on my Franken AR-15 with a the one I put on it, I wanted one for the 308AR. 



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