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Slugger

Builder's sets

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Question about the builder sets I see from AP and Mega. Are these actually "matched sets" as in matched up for a tight fit between the upper/lower? Or are they just a standard upper/lower sold bundled together as a set? Would you expect a tight fit between any upper/lower from the same manufacturer?

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They're matched uppers and lower,for fitment, The rails are not matched, and wouldn't need to be.  The Aero sets are matched up before that set is sent to paint. 

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I have two Aero matched sets, brother - one is the American Sniper's Organization set.  The other is the July 4th Freedom Set.  They're perfect.

I also have another Aero set, and it's not a "matched" set.  I honestly can't tell the difference between it's fitment, and the fitment of the two matched sets.  The Aero stuff is very good. 

http://aeroprecisionusa.com/ap/aso-m5-limited-edition/

https://aeroprecisionusa.com/m5-receiver-set-freedom-anodized.html

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WOW that American Sniper's Org set in beautiful! I am very interested in the freedom set. Kicking around FDE not sure if any are still available but I'm on the hunt. Sounds like I'm barking up the right tree with AP

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Availability for the one I'm hunting for doesn't look too good. AP FDE Freedom Mlok 15" M5E1 builder set seems to be long gone or my search foo is weak. I think this may have been a one time production run? Anyone have a line on this set?

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13 hours ago, Slugger said:

Availability for the one I'm hunting for doesn't look too good. AP FDE Freedom Mlok 15" M5E1 builder set seems to be long gone or my search foo is weak. I think this may have been a one time production run? Anyone have a line on this set?

You can look into the AP ad on that set, and see which painter they had do it up - they'll duplicate it for you again, I'm sure, as a custom paintjob.  :thumbup:

EDIT - Nevermind - not a custom=painted set, just FDE...   D'oh!!!

 

These guys have it in black annodized -you could always get it Cerakoted FDE...

https://www.schuylerarmsco.com/labor-day-sale/ar-10-builder-sets-993/aero-precision-m5-builder-set-w-15-m-lok-handguard-anodized-black-9938651

 

That's exactly what I snatched up for my .260 Rem build.   Gonna get a wicked dirt-colored paintjob, by me!...   :lmao:

Edited by 98Z5V

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Funny I called these guys first and they've got nothing in stock from what they told me. Everyone online is baiting me with sales on these . . . but they have no stock. Makes me wonder if the price will mysteriously change when they do get some stock?

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If you want that Freedom set, with the flag imprinted on the side of it, then what's made is it - they're not making anymore of those.

As soon as they announced this one, I jumped all over it:

 

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On ‎9‎/‎26‎/‎2018 at 9:05 PM, 98Z5V said:

Tom, where was this information 2 years ago for me? lol. I have not even come close in finding cost this low! You just wanted to make sure you finished your .260 first. 

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6 hours ago, ARTrooper said:

Tom, where was this information 2 years ago for me? lol. I have not even come close in finding cost this low! You just wanted to make sure you finished your .260 first. 

:laffs:I never pay attention to the commercial sites, brother, because I do side-pimp work for my gun pusher...  Dude gave me a FREE Aero FDE Ambi lower for work I did on his Yamaha...  I did the 4473 and waited for the receipt - and it said $0...  I said, "You can't do that, man!"  He said, "It's already closed out."   :lmao:

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Sounds nice. Sadly I don't think I have anything to offer the gun shop owners around here, so you should just keep an eye out for good deals out of pity for me. lol.

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Anyone know if the cerakoted models are anodized underneath or just "in the white". I got this word back from AP customer service, looks like I may get another chance coming up soon. Again with the patience crap . . . . yer killin me smalls! 

Good Morning, Thank you for reaching out to us. The freedom lowers are not a limited run item but they are seasonal. They are normally released around the 4th of July, Memorial Day, and Veteran's Day. They should be back. Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with.

 

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I've got one factory AP FDE lower - the rest I've done myself. I haven't been able to wear anything away, to determine if they coated in the white, or if it was annodized underneath.  If I beat it up, and can determine, I'll post up in here. 

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AP says they are not anodized under the paint. Are you using cerakote or another type? I don't have an oven that I can use without a divorce.

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12 hours ago, Slugger said:

 I don't have an oven that I can use without a divorce.

welcome to the singles club! 

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12 hours ago, Slugger said:

AP says they are not anodized under the paint. Are you using cerakote or another type? I don't have an oven that I can use without a divorce.

Cerakote H-Series, baked...

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On 10/25/2018 at 7:24 PM, sketch said:

welcome to the singles club!

Doooh!  Real tempted to just pick up the black and add a paint job.

 

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43 minutes ago, Slugger said:

Doooh!  Real tempted to just pick up the black and add a paint job.

 

Do it, brother, if you can find one.  It's same/same at this point. :thumbup:

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