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OT: My EBR Build

kito109654

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I know it's off topic and I'm sorry but I'm super stoked about it so I have to share this with somebody!

This is just a bit of documentation of my first AR15 build (more like assembly). First up is a parts list:
Upper:
Mega Machine Shop Forged Upper
Daniel Defense Cold Hammer Forged 16" 1:7 Stripped Barrel
BCM Bolt Carrier Group - Auto
Midwest Industries 10" Free Float Quad Rail Handguard
Midwest Industries T Series Trim Ring
BCMGUNFIGHTER Charging Handle (Med. Latch)
YHM Low Profile Gas Block
Carbine Length Gas Tube from BCM
BCM Forward Assist Assembly
Ejection Port Cover Assembly from BCM
A2 flash hider and crush washer (for now)

Lower:
Mega Machine Shop Forged Lower
DPMS Lower Parts Kit
Ranier Arms Modified Magpul Enhanced Trigger Guard
Magpul ACS Collapsible Buttstock (Black)
Milspec Buffer Tube Assembly
Magpul MOE Pistol Grip

Optic:
Eotech XPS 2-0

Here are some pictures of what I have so far.
Hand matched MEGA upper and lower receiver from Carrico'z ARmory right here in WA!








Locking lugs on the Daniel Defense CHF barrel

A preview of the barrel on the receiver

My order from Bravo Company





All of the rest of the parts have been ordered so this project should be completed soon.
 

kito109654

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Sounds like a nice plan. In 5.56? There are some great choices for midlength barrels. Are you going to build all of it or are you looking for a complete upper with those specs?
 

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EBR? Oh, I get it. Evil Black Rifle. LOL. Looks like a great project. Hey, maybe that's just the ticket for sneaking another one in under the nose of SWMBO*.



* She Who Must Be Obeyed. :D
 

colt45ws

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kito109654 wrote:
Sounds like a nice plan. In 5.56? There are some great choices for midlength barrels. Are you going to build all of it or are you looking for a complete upper with those specs?
Yeah, 5.56. Ill probably build all of it.
 

kito109654

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GreatWhiteLlama wrote:
Looks like fun :)

Will you be going with an A2 iron site?

If so, do you know if it will interfere with the optics?
A carbine length gas system w/ a 10" rail would not be compatible with an A2 front sight post. The rail would have to be no more than 7". I specifically chose a stripped barrel because I planned on running an optic and don't want sights in my optic at all. However, to answer your question, an A2 would give a center or lower 1/3co-witness with an unmagnified optic such as an Aimpoint or Eotech depending on the mount. No idea what would happen with magnified optics.
 

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kito109654 wrote:
Wow, David, that is a very low serial number! Gotta love that unmistakable mega finish.
That is just a stock photo. Mine is around 150 or so. But they were made only for one distributor (JC Weaponry) and I believe originally was started on SigForum.com (hence the SF in the serial number).

Got it about 14-15 months ago now for around $130.
 

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Oh, okay, that's still low. I like the no-logo, very clean. But I've been a fan of the Mega logo from the first time I saw it. Way better than the Spikes Tactical "spider." Blech.
 

kito109654

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I simply wont have time to take good pictures for probably a couple weeks so here are some living room pictures so you guys can see what she looks like. I have no pictures from before I RAN HER HARD so she's got some scuffs and scratches. :D All part of the beauty! I could not be more happy about how this gun runs, I think I did darn good for a first build. And now that I have some experience with her I've made a little shopping list of accessories to come soon (feel free to weigh in on my choices):
-A high quality quick-detach vertical foregrip like LaRue's FUG or the Tangodown Stubby VFG.
-Troy 2-point sling and sling mounts
-Rail covers, probably larue index clips, I'm open to ideas here.
-LaRue offset 1" quick-detach light mount holding a Fenix (not sure on model yet)














This last picture has me thinking about chopping her to 14.5 and pinning a FH. thoughts?
Sorry about the quality of these, I officially promise better pictures by the end of the month. :)

So who wants to shoot her? :D :D :D Gravel pit meet?
 

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kito109654 wrote:
-A high quality quick-detach vertical foregrip like LaRue's FUG or the Tangodown Stubby VFG.
-LaRue offset 1" quick-detach light mount holding a Fenix (not sure on model yet)
Just a suggestion, but if you are going to run both a light and a VFG get a pressure switch.
 
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