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My First Lower Build
« on: September 23, 2014, 03:44:31 PM »
Despite being mechanically declined (I saw something twice and it's still too short...), I managed to assemble a lower.



The upper is my dedicated long-range/varmint gun: 20" free-floated fluted barrel, side-charging upper from a Phoenix area company that's out of business now. The Fealty Arms lower has a Geiselle trigger, Ergo grip and Magpul PRS Stock, and the whole thing is capped with NC Star optics and hardware that I need to replace with better stuff.

So, suggestions for a decent sub-$400 long-range AR optic, ideally with a mil-dot reticle?
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Re: My First Lower Build
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2014, 04:12:54 PM »
Very cool.    Congratulations.

I'm pretty much sticking to Nikon Monarch series, Bushnell Legend series, or Leupold VX/FX series.



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Re: My First Lower Build
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2014, 05:58:03 PM »
Nice job Kevin, careful though - building a lower is kinda like having one potato chip.
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Re: My First Lower Build
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2014, 07:17:51 PM »
Nice.
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Re: My First Lower Build
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2014, 08:54:23 PM »
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Nice job Kevin, careful though - building a lower is kinda like having one potato chip.

Yeah, I have another lower on order from Sierra Nevada Arms that I am (im)patiently waiting for. That one I think will get turned into a 9mm pistol with a SIG brace once I get it.
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Re: My First Lower Build
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Re: My First Lower Build
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2014, 09:18:12 PM »
How does it shoot?
I like the stock but every time I look at one the price says, "Buy other stuff first. You already have a functioning stock."
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Re: My First Lower Build
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2014, 10:28:31 PM »
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I like the stock but every time I look at one the price says, "Buy other stuff first. You already have a functioning stock."

I got the stock as part of the gear for an article I was GOING to write for Shooting Illustrated (until I got hired to write for my current employer). To be honest, if I hadn't of gotten a screaming deal on that stock, I would have gone with something else.

As far as how it shoots, this is without the bipod at 100 yards. According to my friend Robb's shot group analyzer, those three are .88 MOA.

I'll take it. :D

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