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Re: The Next Build
« Reply #60 on: June 22, 2015, 08:46:40 PM »
Repeating this from another thread.  Don't know why.  Maybe cause I posted it over there and thought it might fit here better.

So we took "Miss Julia the House Cleaner" to the range with my three sons on Sunday for Father's day.   I packed a minimum of 20 rds per person (4 of us) per gun with lots of extra .223s.  Not only was it great father/sons time, but I got to watch my guns perform.

The new bolt performed flawlessly.  No hick-ups as I knew it should.   !!!

I also got to observe the different muzzle blasts of the different guns while my sons were shooting them.  Most all our ARs had plain AR2 comps and you know they worked fine, with minimal flash.  No need for those fancy, expensive attachments.  My varmint AR with it's very bull barrel and no comp gave off a fair amount of flash, but Miss Julia... WOW.

For those who don't know Miss Julia, I now call her, is a 7-1/2" AR pistol with a LeVang comp.  This comp is like an amplifier for barrels with no comp.  Actually makes the noise and flash worse.  Especially if you're down range.   I waited until the lanes on each side of us were free before breaking her out.  And after the first shot, everybody still on the line had taken a step back to see what we were shooting. 

This gun with this comp fulfills my design for a "house gun" with lots of shock and awe.   Those not directly hit with a bullet will have very serious second thoughts about advancing any closer.

So now only some hard, non-electronic sights left to mount.  I've got this nice, big, fiber optic ghost ring rear and FO front, but no way to mount them... yet.   
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Re: The Next Build
« Reply #61 on: June 22, 2015, 08:56:21 PM »
When I had a .223 barrel 12" long including the comp on my Contender it was so loud a lady cop at the range dropped her gun. I tried not to laugh but don't remember if I succeeded. I imagine the 7.5" barrel is even worse. If I ever I get an AR pistol I'll probably get about a 10" barrel.  That will give the powder a little extra time to burn.
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Re: The Next Build
« Reply #62 on: June 22, 2015, 10:34:05 PM »
I shot my 10.3" SBR at a carbine match (in a closed covered shooting area) a couple of weeks ago...it has a LeVang, and if you are behind the gun did not notice any objectionable muzzle flash or noise with just custom silicone ear plugs... very easy to handle in tight area... I was the only one there without a dot or optics... have since stuck the 1.5x16 ACOG on it for the next match.... for home defense, a set of electronic muffs would be with it

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Re: The Next Build
« Reply #63 on: June 23, 2015, 06:08:45 AM »
Les brings up a practical issue of the noise.
You might want to think about the effect on others who belong in the house.
A large percentage of police disability claims are based on firearms related hearing loss.
It might be kinder to your wife and guests to replace the comp with a suppressor.

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Re: The Next Build
« Reply #64 on: June 23, 2015, 08:00:53 AM »
...it has a LeVang, and if you are behind the gun did not notice any objectionable muzzle flash..

Must be a brightly lit range, cause this is what mine looks like.   Or maybe you have a MUCH broader definition of "objectionable."   ;)

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Re: The Next Build
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Re: The Next Build
« Reply #65 on: June 23, 2015, 10:39:08 AM »
I feel bad, Alf. I just finished a complete from parts build-up of a 6.8Rem SPC rifle, and didn't have any issues like you did. I must be doing something wrong!   ;)

Well, I did have one issue - the Stag 6.8 barrel came threaded at 1/2x36, and the VG6 comp is threaded 5/8x24. So I had to search for a solution, found an adapter that converted one to 'tuther.

I should probably post a picture or 2 . . . .
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Re: The Next Build
« Reply #66 on: June 23, 2015, 12:48:07 PM »
Yes, you should !!  ;D

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Re: The Next Build
« Reply #67 on: June 23, 2015, 04:16:01 PM »
I feel bad, Alf. I just finished a complete from parts build-up of a 6.8Rem SPC rifle, and didn't have any issues like you did. I must be doing something wrong!   ;)

This is my fourth build and the first I had problems.   Part of the problem was not going with name brand parts.  Learned my lesson.

I should probably post a picture or 2 . . . .

A post isn't real until it's accompanied with graphic evidence.    Or a copy of the arrest warrant.

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Re: The Next Build
« Reply #68 on: June 23, 2015, 09:32:39 PM »
Alf... I should have qualified my statement... I shoot steel cased Wolf for local matches, and the range was illuminated with ordinary fluorescent fixtures... I get a significantly brighter flash with M855... with the Wolf I was able to track targets without a problem using fixed sights

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Re: The Next Build
« Reply #69 on: June 24, 2015, 11:08:43 AM »
A post isn't real until it's accompanied with graphic evidence.    Or a copy of the arrest warrant.

Arrest warrant? I ain't M'ette skinny dipping in the Las Vegas fountain!  ::)  ;D

Here are a couple of snaps of the build (including the obligatory (covered) toe shot). And here's what I did, front to back:

VG6 Gamma 6.8 comp (the photos show the original Stag MD
Samson 12.4" keymod handguard
Magpul MBUS sights front and rear
Magpul AFG forward grip
Stag upper w/original barrel and bolt, plus ejection port cover; I have since gotten one that says "6.8 Rem" on the inside I will add
PSA stripped lower
CMC flat-faced trigger
KNS non-rotating trigger pins
CMMG lower parts kit
Magpul MIAD grip
Vltor BCM Mod 4 charging handle
Spike's Tactical 6-position buffer tube assy
Vltor eMod stock

Upper, lower and handguard were all Cerakoted by a local guy here in KY. All of the other FDE stuff I bought that way. I like the black highlights for the various fiddly bits. I saw a completely FDE rifle (receivers, barrel, MD, buffer tube, etc.) at the gunshow last weekend and thought mine looked better.

The target shows the first 5 rounds as I sighted it in at 25 yards with "iron" (i.e., Magpul plastic) sights and my antique eyes.
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