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flat dark earth
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Voting closed: April 15, 2022, 07:49:00 PM


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ar build, the hardest question...
« on: April 05, 2022, 07:49:00 PM »
I am having a hard time deciding.
 >:(



Its nothing crazy, just a heavy 18" barrel threaded for a can in 556.

Both is not an option... I don't have room in the truck for 2.
I always break all the clay pigeons,  some times its even with lead.

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Re: ar build, the hardest question...
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2022, 08:26:21 PM »
FDE
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Re: ar build, the hardest question...
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2022, 10:10:12 PM »
can't go wrong with basic black, it goes with everything.
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Re: ar build, the hardest question...
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2022, 06:47:15 AM »
FDE

Plain black is just so common...

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Re: ar build, the hardest question...
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2022, 11:26:43 AM »
I wonder why they call FDE flat dark earth.  Probably because it sounds cool.  It's a lot lighter than and "dark" earth I know of.  I call it tan...
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Re: ar build, the hardest question...
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Re: ar build, the hardest question...
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2022, 02:48:39 PM »
For anything that might get used in self-defense I'm going with plain "original" color, usually black.  I don't want some hot-shot prosecutor or personal injury lawyer getting the idea that I was a Tactical Timmy.  Plain vanilla.  (though my P365 does have a dark grey grip, but in my defense it was the only color I could get at the time.)  That's just me.
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Re: ar build, the hardest question...
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2022, 12:20:56 PM »
I color coded my guns (and mags and associated gear) - black for 5.56, FDE for the 6.8 SPC I built, and gray for the 300BLK.

Go with pink, or paint it like a l'il Tykes car. Whatever you like.
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Re: ar build, the hardest question...
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2022, 02:06:12 PM »
I color coded my guns (and mags and associated gear) - black for 5.56, FDE for the 6.8 SPC I built, and gray for the 300BLK.

Go with pink, or paint it like a l'il Tykes car. Whatever you like.

I do that with holsters, brown is commander length, black is full size.
I always break all the clay pigeons,  some times its even with lead.

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Re: ar build, the hardest question...
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2022, 08:22:23 PM »
can't go wrong with basic black, it goes with everything.

My thoughts exactly. You can't go wrong with the classic.  8)  And he wouldn't have to ask the missus if it goes with his outfit or not before he leaves the house.  :D

Another thing to consider if you get FDE is if it's going to be anodized FDE or Cerakoted? You can camo paint a black rifle any color you want and it's going to cost less than the typical upcharge for FDE. You can get 1 color of Cerakoted upper and lower for an extra $35 give or take, or 3 colors of Rust-Oleum camo paint for under $28 and paint the whole gun. If the paint got all scratched up it wouldn't bother me like it would if my Cerakote did. There's always more paint where that came from.
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Re: ar build, the hardest question...
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2022, 09:11:38 PM »
I am having a hard time deciding.
 >:(

Its nothing crazy, just a heavy 18" barrel threaded for a can in 556.

Both is not an option... I don't have room in the truck for 2.

So what was the decision?
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