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    Re: Ok, one last AR build with a question?

    Quote Originally Posted by zorba View Post
    One word: Gunbroker.

    And hope, of course!
    They aren't there. I was planning a 6x45 build based on the AR Stoner Barrels sold by Midway. So I agree with CPJ that it sucks they discontinued them. I've watched Gunbroker and Ebay for 6x45 barrels. They don't come up. Unless one wants to buy a complete rifle for amounts of money I'm not willing to pay. The only option now for a 6x45 AR is to buy expensive custom barrels.

    A quick search on GB right now shows 2 guns in 6x45. A Kimber Varmint for $1100, or a Remington 799 with a buy it now for $750.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    They aren't there. I was planning a 6x45 build based on the AR Stoner Barrels sold by Midway. So I agree with CPJ that it sucks they discontinued them. I've watched Gunbroker and Ebay for 6x45 barrels. They don't come up. Unless one wants to buy a complete rifle for amounts of money I'm not willing to pay. The only option now for a 6x45 AR is to buy expensive custom barrels.
    I don't know what you and cpj are calling too expensive because I don't really live in the AR world yet, but I'm learning. I have built and still do sporting rifles and the cost of most barrels is probably higher than what you guys can get a good AR barrel for. I used to could get a good chrome moly barrel for right at $100.00. But no more. 4 or 5 years back I paid $200 for a Chrome Moly Shilen for my 9.3x62 build. But if you haven't checked out Shilen, give em a call. You might get surprised.
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    Re: Ok, one last AR build with a question?

    Quote Originally Posted by snake284 View Post
    I don't know what you and cpj are calling too expensive because I don't really live in the AR world yet, but I'm learning. I have built and still do sporting rifles and the cost of most barrels is probably higher than what you guys can get a good AR barrel for. I used to could get a good chrome moly barrel for right at $100.00. But no more. 4 or 5 years back I paid $200 for a Chrome Moly Shilen for my 9.3x62 build. But if you haven't checked out Shilen, give em a call. You might get surprised.
    By expensive, I mean $400+ for an AR barrel. Base price on Shilen's website for an AR barrel is $480. And they don't offer the 6x45 chamber in those barrels.

    ETA - Sorry, they do have one AR barrel (223 Wylde Service Rifle) for $397.

    You can buy 223 chambered AR barrels starting just over $100 from Midway all day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    By expensive, I mean $400+ for an AR barrel. Base price on Shilen's website for an AR barrel is $480. And they don't offer the 6x45 chamber in those barrels.

    ETA - Sorry, they do have one AR barrel (223 Wylde Service Rifle) for $397.

    You can buy 223 chambered AR barrels starting just over $100 from Midway all day...
    This place has some for $300 but will have to wait 6-12 weeks.....https://ritchsprecisionguns.com/prod...ry/ar-15/6x45/

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    Yes, this.
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    Re: Ok, one last AR build with a question?

    Quote Originally Posted by BAMAAK View Post
    I don't think they'll ship to commies. They are pretty popular right now, I get ads every day for uppers under 250.00. Maybe I'm on a communist list
    Popular, or is the sale price an effort to move them because they aren't selling?
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    Re: Ok, one last AR build with a question?

    Quote Originally Posted by snake284 View Post
    I don't know what you and cpj are calling too expensive because I don't really live in the AR world yet, but I'm learning. I have built and still do sporting rifles and the cost of most barrels is probably higher than what you guys can get a good AR barrel for. I used to could get a good chrome moly barrel for right at $100.00. But no more. 4 or 5 years back I paid $200 for a Chrome Moly Shilen for my 9.3x62 build. But if you haven't checked out Shilen, give em a call. You might get surprised.
    Used to be able to get the barrel for $175-$200. Now they are over $400
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    Re: Ok, one last AR build with a question?

    Quote Originally Posted by SIGgal View Post
    Lol Zorba..... ok, maybe the last one? I have 4 already. I want to move on to other things like a new hunting rifle maybe or a pistol or two. That and save for a few special days, a fancy white dress and other girl things. I'm sure I will get someone like my dad wanting to build more AR's, but I'm thinking of taking a break after this one. I still want a Tomi gun in my safe with a M1 Garand.
    M1 Garand is on my short list too. As for dresses, Ned will be delighted to learn that my dress ownership will soon be bumped up to three! Another dance costume, of course, a "Saudi Dress".
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    Re: Ok, one last AR build with a question?

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    I already have AR's in .223/5.56, so I am looking for ideas for a new build. So, the .224 isn't worth it for my shooting ability/range size and the .300 isn't worth it without a silencer thing, and cost of ammo. Maybe 6.5 creedmoor? That I know is an AR10 lower.
    I vote for the .458 SOCOM. It's a relatively short range deal with lots of other applications if you decide to take it off the range. Kinda expensive but it's different and a good conversation starter.

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    Re: Ok, one last AR build with a question?

    Quote Originally Posted by zorba View Post
    M1 Garand is on my short list too. As for dresses, Ned will be delighted to learn that my dress ownership will soon be bumped up to three! Another dance costume, of course, a "Saudi Dress".
    Pic's or the dress never happened Zorba lol. I want to get an M1 from CMP if I can find a good one, they are very hard to find them around here.
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    My Garands are a hoot to shoot, I just can't afford to feed them all the time.

    Back in the 80s you could still get DCM cases of M1 ammo. At one time I had 3000 rounds stored up. But now that's $300-$400 and even that's getting scarce.
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    Re: Ok, one last AR build with a question?

    Quote Originally Posted by SIGgal View Post
    Pic's or the dress never happened Zorba lol. I want to get an M1 from CMP if I can find a good one, they are very hard to find them around here.
    Yea, pix when the dress actually shows up here. Every time I have a dress made, its saga usually makes "War & Peace" look like a JW pamphlet. Skirts are *so* much easier to deal with, but dresses are necessary for certain folkloric dances. This one is pretty simple, I made the basic dress myself, but a dance sister/teacher in California offered to put some vintage trim on it for me. I wasn't in a huge hurry for it because it was originally for a troupe there (and I moved away) - BUT it turns out that my teacher here is hot to do the same type of dance, which means the same kind of costume, so I called "Dunia" in California to get things moving again. Its a very baggy looking affair (which is why it was simple enough for me to make one) from Saudi Arabia.

    It seems the only real place to get an M1 is indeed from the CMP, and everybody here has told me to do just that so I will unless one falls into my lap in the meantime. At this moment in time, the Garand is #1 on my list of collectible, historical firearms to acquire this year - even though I'm more of a pistol kind of guy. Thinking about an FP-45 Liberator - or more likely one of the excellent replicas from Vintage Ordinance - as well. If I get one of the replicas, I'll see if any of the recoil junkies at a future SE shoot are up for firing it.

    Hey! Are you coming to the SE shoot this year? I'm hoping someone brings an M1, I'd love to try it out. Probably won't hit anything with it, but so it goes!
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    Re: Ok, one last AR build with a question?

    Quote Originally Posted by zorba View Post
    Yea, pix when the dress actually shows up here. Every time I have a dress made, its saga usually makes "War & Peace" look like a JW pamphlet. Skirts are *so* much easier to deal with, but dresses are necessary for certain folkloric dances. This one is pretty simple, I made the basic dress myself, but a dance sister/teacher in California offered to put some vintage trim on it for me. I wasn't in a huge hurry for it because it was originally for a troupe there (and I moved away) - BUT it turns out that my teacher here is hot to do the same type of dance, which means the same kind of costume, so I called "Dunia" in California to get things moving again. Its a very baggy looking affair (which is why it was simple enough for me to make one) from Saudi Arabia.

    It seems the only real place to get an M1 is indeed from the CMP, and everybody here has told me to do just that so I will unless one falls into my lap in the meantime. At this moment in time, the Garand is #1 on my list of collectible, historical firearms to acquire this year - even though I'm more of a pistol kind of guy. Thinking about an FP-45 Liberator - or more likely one of the excellent replicas from Vintage Ordinance - as well. If I get one of the replicas, I'll see if any of the recoil junkies at a future SE shoot are up for firing it.

    Hey! Are you coming to the SE shoot this year? I'm hoping someone brings an M1, I'd love to try it out. Probably won't hit anything with it, but so it goes!
    The CMP has limited numbers of M1's right now...rack grade is even sold out. They have some field grade available which is fine for $750, I forget what the next grade up is, but they had some of those for a bit more money, and sniper M1 rifles for about $3000 and up.

    I am planning to come to the shoot. My Aunt Donna lives in Hendersonville, so will probably make it a dual purpose trip. Will be with Jason and my parents most likely.
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    Re: Ok, one last AR build with a question?

    Quote Originally Posted by SIGgal View Post
    The CMP has limited numbers of M1's right now...rack grade is even sold out. They have some field grade available which is fine for $750, I forget what the next grade up is, but they had some of those for a bit more money, and sniper M1 rifles for about $3000 and up.

    I am planning to come to the shoot. My Aunt Donna lives in Hendersonville, so will probably make it a dual purpose trip. Will be with Jason and my parents most likely.
    Cool beans! Maybe we can coordinate outfits, makeup or something just for CPJ and Ned's benefit!

    My gun fund won't be topped up until September, so an M1 will have to wait until then. I love the history of these fine weapons, which is why my collection centers around WW II.
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    Re: Ok, one last AR build with a question?

    Quote Originally Posted by zorba View Post
    Cool beans! Maybe we can coordinate outfits, makeup or something just for CPJ and Ned's benefit!

    My gun fund won't be topped up until September, so an M1 will have to wait until then. I love the history of these fine weapons, which is why my collection centers around WW II.
    I would love to coordinate outfits and makeup for the guys lol. Chris will love it!
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    Be patient, they just received 99,000 M1s. I think 13,000 from Turkey and the rest from Korea. Thank you President Trump. Best way to get one is from one of the stores.
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    Re: Ok, one last AR build with a question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michakav View Post
    This place has some for $300 but will have to wait 6-12 weeks.....https://ritchsprecisionguns.com/prod...ry/ar-15/6x45/
    Thanks for the link. Had not seen that one. But, $300 is base price for a standard profile, unfinished or machine finished barrel. Add in a little more barrel profile and finish and we start approaching the $400 mark again. But, that is one of the better base prices I’ve seen. I do like the fact you can get them with 1/2x28 threads. Better to pick from one of the hundreds of 223 muzzle brakes and have it bored for the 6mm bullet. Lots more options that way. Still, $300 is a bit more than I’d like to spend on a barrel. I can do a heavy stainless barrel in 223 for half that price.

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    Re: Ok, one last AR build with a question?

    Quote Originally Posted by BAMAAK View Post
    Be patient, they just received 99,000 M1s. I think 13,000 from Turkey and the rest from Korea. Thank you President Trump. Best way to get one is from one of the stores.
    Now ya got me thunkin' about re-arranging my finances, and stopping by the southern store on my way to Jerry's. Its more-or-less on the way there, and I can shoot my new M1 at the shoot!
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    Re: Ok, one last AR build with a question?

    Better brush up on your dance skills before you stop at Anniston- - - -buying a milsurp from them involves MONTHS of jumping through hoops. I've just about given up on the idea, and I've got veteran status AND a C&R license. Is that arrogant REMF donkeyhole named Orest still running the place?
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    Re: Ok, one last AR build with a question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Teach View Post
    Better brush up on your dance skills before you stop at Anniston- - - -buying a milsurp from them involves MONTHS of jumping through hoops. I've just about given up on the idea, and I've got veteran status AND a C&R license. Is that arrogant REMF donkeyhole named Orest still running the place?
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    I've got all the documentation per the CMP website - so what's their problem then? Just the usual REMF shullbit? Sounds like I'm gonna need to call them before I start making too many plans...
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    Re: Ok, one last AR build with a question?

    Quote Originally Posted by orchidman View Post
    204 Ruger. Its different, extremely accurate, extremely fast, minimal recoil, uses standard bolt face etc, the ammo looks 'cute' cos its so small, whats not to like............?

    Edited to add: Your dad can reload for it and will invent new cuss words when trying to load projectiles if he has fat fingers
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    Re: Ok, one last AR build with a question?

    224 uses the same lower but different magazines, you'll need to buy 6.8 SPC magazines. Also I think you'll need a specific upper, the 224 has a bigger rim. The 22 Nosler, has a near identical case, but a rebated rim. So it needs the 6.8 mags but everything else is the same

    300 BO will use all the same equipment you've already got. But...if it is not interesting without a can....

    6x45 is a handloads only proposition

    25x45 Sharps, has factory ammo. A 25 caliber in the 223 case. Same BCG, mags, lower, etc, just new barrel. Same as the 204, just a new barrel.

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    Another option, 6.8 SPC
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    Re: Ok, one last AR build with a question?

    .300 BO is basically almost a semi-auto (similar ballistics, slightly less bullet weight) .30-30 IMO. Totally adequate for most hunting (hogs, deer) at 200 yds or less. Nothing wrong with that!!

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    Re: Ok, one last AR build with a question?

    Quote Originally Posted by zorba View Post
    I've got all the documentation per the CMP website - so what's their problem then? Just the usual REMF shullbit? Sounds like I'm gonna need to call them before I start making too many plans...
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    Re: Ok, one last AR build with a question?

    Quote Originally Posted by BAMAAK View Post
    The only thing you need is to be a CMP member or a member of an affilated range.
    Yep, that's what the web page sez, I'm gonna join up with the Garand Collector's Association - takes care of the membership req and sounds fun and informative too.
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