New here: Sharing my AR-15 and 10/22 builds

NsainoNsaino New MemberPosts: 6 New Member
Just thought I would share my builds with everyone.

AR-15:

A little bit of background on the rifle- I built this rifle when I was 18-19 years old. I've never been big on buying guns "off the shelf" so I decided to take matters in to my own hands. Plus, I wanted something unique. Something that would get a lot of praise at the shooting range, as well as hold .5"-1" groups at 100-200 yards. This is what I came up with.

I started out by designing the rifle with Brownell's Build Your Own AR-15 program.

I started out with a stripped receiver from Aero Precision

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After that came a DPMS parts kit, DPMS panther grips, and a Magpul PRS stock

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Then came the upper. Again, I wanted something unique so I decided to go with a side charging upper from Alexander Arms and a side charging bolt carrier from Young Manufacturing

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After that came the barrel and gas tube/block. Since I was wanting an MOA-Sub MOA rifle, I decided to give Krieger a call and order one of their stainless steel match barrels. 20". 1-7.7 twist.

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Making room for the gas tube.

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After the barrel was installed I threw on a fluted hand guard from JP. I wanted something with heavy fluting so the barrel was able dissipate heat more efficiently.

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When it was all said and done, I added an Aplen Apex XP Extreme Performance scope. 6-24x50 w/ side parallax adjustment.

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Took it out to the range for break in the next day. Came home with this. This was at 100 yards. (The 2 black dots were my fault)

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And then had fun with it from there.

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10/22:

A little bit of background on the rifle- I actually built this rifle for my girlfriend when I was 18-19 years old for one of our anniversaries. I wanted her to have something unique. Something that would get a lot of praise at the shooting range, as well as hold .5"-1" groups at 50-100 yards.

This is what I came up with:

Went to one of our local pawn shops and picked this up for way to much money. I told the guy I was going to be getting rid of everything but the action but that didn't phase him.

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Took everything apart and took the action down to a local engraver and had her name engraved on it

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Next, I ordered a Terminator thumbhole stock from Stocky's as well as a barrel. Again, I wanted her to have something unique so I did some looking and found a company that sold helical fluted barrels.

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After it was all assembled I topped it with a Vortex 7x35 scope.

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Hope you enjoyed reading. I look forward to hearing any feed back you might have.
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    Nice work.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 970 Senior Member
    Great pics and work!!!
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  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Good show man! Great entrance and Welcome aboard! Do you like gladiator movies? Ever seen a grown man nekkid? Spent time in a Turkish prison? If not, you've got some homework ahead of you......:tooth:

    On the AR........you might want to look at a Tubbs grip and ditch the hockey puck. I would say go for an Ergo but it looks like you're set up for range work and not CQB like one of mine (I have two, a heavy target and an M4-gery). I did the hockey puck until I found the Tubbs through the guys here.
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  • centermass556centermass556 Senior Member Posts: 3,508 Senior Member
    I think you may fit in here....nice
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Very nice, and welcome!
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  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,353 Senior Member
    Love the side charging handle! Will this work on any AR Upper?
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,985 Senior Member
    Welcome to the gun nut asylum, membership can be addictive .

    Neat guns and quite a grand entrance :up::up::up::guns::guns:

    BTW: what kinda groups will that modified 10/22 do?
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  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,788 Senior Member
    Welcome...How do you feel about Savage nuts?

    D
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  • NsainoNsaino New Member Posts: 6 New Member
    Love the side charging handle! Will this work on any AR Upper?


    The side charging bolt carrier will not work with a regular AR upper. If you are wanting to use a side charging bolt carrier you need a side charging upper receiver as well.
  • NsainoNsaino New Member Posts: 6 New Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Welcome to the gun nut asylum, membership can be addictive .

    Neat guns and quite a grand entrance :up::up::up::guns::guns:

    BTW: what kinda groups will that modified 10/22 do?


    At 50 yards it will hold a 3-5 shot group well under a .5" assuming that I do my part correctly. I haven't had a whole lot of range time with it at 100 yards but the few times that I have taken that far it held around 1"-2" depending on the wind. I've been meaning to take pictures of the targets but haven't gotten around to it.
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,353 Senior Member
    Do you have to first remove the finger bolt to remove the carrier group out the back?
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,009 Senior Member
    Nice work and good shootin'!! I'm not much into ARs and 10/22s but I like what ya did there. But be careful, or Zee will wind up hating you, too!!:tooth:
  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Posts: 3,947 Senior Member
    Aloha and welcome to the loony bin. :up: on the gun work.
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  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    Those are a very slick couple of guns. Great work.
  • 41magnut41magnut Senior Member Posts: 1,158 Senior Member
    Bravo on 2X very nice builds.

    Welcome aboard.
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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    Nice rigs!
    Welcome.
    Ernie

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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,583 Senior Member
    Nice work and good looking rifles. Welcome!
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  • NsainoNsaino New Member Posts: 6 New Member
    Do you have to first remove the finger bolt to remove the carrier group out the back?


    Yes, you have to remove it. The bolt carrier will not come out with it still attached.
  • bhl2506bhl2506 Senior Member Posts: 1,847 Senior Member
    Nice looking rigs you have! Welcome to the funny farm. Plan on doing anymore builds?
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  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Where did you find the side charging upper and bolt?
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  • NsainoNsaino New Member Posts: 6 New Member
    bhl2506 wrote: »
    Nice looking rigs you have! Welcome to the funny farm. Plan on doing anymore builds?

    Yes, as a matter of fact I am. My next build is going to be another AR chambered in .300 Blackout which will utilize an integral suppressor (assuming I can find the correct barrel). I've also been throwing around the idea of building a Remington 700 chambered in .308. I sold my only "people friendly" bolt gun (7mm-08). Now my only bolt gun is a .300 Weatherby Mag. With ammo tt $80 a box, it's not so fun to go "play" with.
  • NsainoNsaino New Member Posts: 6 New Member
    Where did you find the side charging upper and bolt?

    The upper receiver came from Alexander Arms. Alexander Arms (to my best knowledge) is who originally came up with and designed the side charging upper for the AR-15 platform. The bolt carrier came from Young Manufacturing.
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,353 Senior Member
    Okay you machinist/inventors our there, your job is to develop a bolt carrier group that has a swing out charging handle. Something that fits flush until you need it with a detent, spring loaded. Put your finger in the hole and pull it out and charge. After which, it springs back flush. You can do it. I know you can.
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • shootershooter Senior Member Posts: 1,186 Senior Member
    Very nice looking rigs that appear to be well thought out. Welcome to the forum.
    There's no such thing as having too much ammo, unless you're on fire or trying to swim!
  • RimfireRimfire Senior Member Posts: 807 Senior Member
    Welcome aboard. You'll fit in nicely.

    Love the build pics.
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,051 Senior Member
    I would just like to say... I really, really, really like that AR. That's basically what I want to build, eventually. Really digging on that.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 9,459 Senior Member
    Okay you machinist/inventors our there, your job is to develop a bolt carrier group that has a swing out charging handle. Something that fits flush until you need it with a detent, spring loaded. Put your finger in the hole and pull it out and charge. After which, it springs back flush. You can do it. I know you can.

    How about........ http://www.tactical-life.com/magazines/tactical-weapons/adcor-defense-m4-upgrade/
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  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,353 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »

    That's a whole nuther nut. I'm talking about just a new style bolt carrier group. Of course, one would have to have the upper that allowed for side charging.
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,552 Senior Member
    Nice work. Welcome aboard.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,727 Senior Member
    Nicely done on both counts, welcome. BTW, if you can build like that, you can reload for that Weatherby:up:.
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