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Offline fordguy_85

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New Project
« on: February 25, 2014, 08:43:53 AM »
Finally got around to getting an AR lower to build... I intend on making this one for some hunting, but mostly target shooting, so it'll likely have a longer,  heavier barrel than the average carbine.


Plus, I have another on its way to build Mrs. fordguy one unbeknownst to her...
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Re: New Project
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 11:31:45 AM »
Way cool! I wish I could get my wife interested enough for me to build her one.
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Re: New Project
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2015, 03:53:50 AM »
I know this thread has been dead for awhile, but I did just recently finish this build... Went with an Aero Precision upper, PSA 16" 6.8SPC II barrel, ALGDefense M-lok free-floating handguard, and a Nickel Boron bolt carrier group. I have a 4-16X40 scope on it for deer hunting as well.

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Re: New Project
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2015, 08:29:24 AM »
Looks nice. Great job! ::whoohoo::
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Re: New Project
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2015, 10:42:41 AM »
6.8, nice, looks sharp!

Let us know how she handles once you take her out on a proper date. 
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Re: New Project
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2015, 02:38:46 PM »
Here is my best group from the other day...



100yds
115gr Federal Fusions
1.040" from outside to outside. Wish I would have had a sled to see what she's really capable of, but that'll have to wait until I borrow my BIL's
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Re: New Project
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2015, 06:37:32 AM »
Pretty good shootin', Tex.
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Re: New Project
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2015, 07:06:21 AM »
Nice.  She should be really good up 350 yards and able to reach out 400-500 yards easily enough...heard of people going higher but it starts getting silly anywhere over 500 I suspect even for a serious shooter.  Rough guess is she should double your range over a 5.56, especially if using Barnes TTSX or Hornady 120 SST rounds, which IIRC on the various AR forums gets high praise.  You got a good 'un.

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Re: New Project
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2015, 04:31:42 PM »
Thanks guys!

Libertas, I intend to try several different projectiles, and I'll be handloading to reach the accuracy potential... The 6.8SPC has a max point blank range of 261 yds with a 224yd zero and no deviation greater than +/-3" with 115gr ammo, so out to 500yds or so shouldn't be out of the question at all...
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Re: New Project
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2015, 06:26:12 AM »
Awesome!   ::beertoast::
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Re: New Project
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2015, 08:42:33 AM »
Next up....do an 80% lower because you can.
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Re: New Project
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2015, 09:30:59 AM »
Next up....do an 80% lower because you can.

Friend of mine wants to do that....with a file. He's retired so he's got the time.
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Re: New Project
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2015, 10:29:01 AM »
Next up....do an 80% lower because you can.

I've been seriously considering it, but want to get a drill press first...
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