It's About Time on my AR15

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    It's About Time on my AR15

    I finally got the remaining parts to assemble my AR15 varmint rifle. Its a flat top with a 24 in stainless barrel. I got it with a pre-assembled upper assembly and I assembled the lower parts kit and got it all together. So far I have put 20 rounds through it and only had one failure to fire (first trigger pull) because I didn't let the bolt fully seat. I double checked everything and then made sure I let go of the charging handle.

    I have a red dot sight on it now but plan to install a larger Bushnell scope (55 mm objective lense and 30mm light tube) with a night time capable hog rig.

    I had ordered with a fluted barrel but the fluting was causing an excessive delay so I now have a smooth barrel that is just over 7/8 inch in diameter.

    I just need to find a bunch of ammo to put through it.
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    NICE! I'm STILL buying parts for my rifle. I hope to get everything in by 2010 LOL!

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    This was my first AR assembly although i've disassembled/ assembled a hundred other devices. I read lots of talk about special tools and such, a hammer and channel locks, long flat screwdriver and needle nose pliers and some tape to protect the finish. Spring pins install a lot easier with a press fit than a hammer.
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    congrats! what parts upper/lower ect did you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrise2004 View Post
    congrats! what parts upper/lower ect did you use?
    not to thread jack or anything but i used the DTI, for the price and all the reviews i could find on it its the best for the money..

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    I used the varmint flat top complete kit minus lower receiver with 24in ss barrel from akparts.com and got my lower receiver from Delton.
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    Yesterday I was firing some more rounds and trying to zero the red dot, it was all over the place. I cleaned the bbl and got some slivers left over for the milling, hopefully that will clean up my groupings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    I finally got the remaining parts to assemble my AR15 varmint rifle. Its a flat top with a 24 in stainless barrel. I got it with a pre-assembled upper assembly and I assembled the lower parts kit and got it all together. So far I have put 20 rounds through it and only had one failure to fire (first trigger pull) because I didn't let the bolt fully seat. I double checked everything and then made sure I let go of the charging handle.

    I have a red dot sight on it now but plan to install a larger Bushnell scope (55 mm objective lense and 30mm light tube) with a night time capable hog rig.

    I had ordered with a fluted barrel but the fluting was causing an excessive delay so I now have a smooth barrel that is just over 7/8 inch in diameter.

    I just need to find a bunch of ammo to put through it.
    May I ask why such a long barrel, or are you really going to hunt varmint or shoot really long ranges?
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    This might be a little work for you, but you can put some toothpaste on the bore brush (not wire, but cotton) and run it up and down the barrel for about an hour. It will polish the bore and smooth it out. Will help with your groupings, also make sure your shooting off of bags or a sled for accuracy. Don't trust your ability to hold the weapon on target for adjustment. Wally world has a set of shooters bags for $22 bucks. May help you out.
    As for ammo..... Natchezss.com just sent me a flier this morning for steel cased Wolf @ $5.10 a box! I would soot some decent ammo to site, but the Wolf will let you throw some lead for cheap!! Just check your warrenty on the barrel before shooting steel case.....it used to void the warrenty on a chorme lined barrel. I had to wai a year before shooting steel case.

    Anyway..... congrats! And my thoughts on the subject...... :)
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    Cool Beans! good luck with he project.... keep us posted with pics....
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