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#5631135 - 03/02/15 07:24 PM Building an ar15
shark 25-06 Offline
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Finally got everything to build my lower. I ordered my stripped upper yesterday and i cant wait to order all the upper parts. anyone ever build a 7.62x39 ar?
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#5631146 - 03/02/15 07:28 PM Re: Building an ar15 [Re: shark 25-06]
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No, but when I do build one, that's exactly what it's going to be.
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#5631164 - 03/02/15 07:33 PM Re: Building an ar15 [Re: shark 25-06]
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Im 300 into it and have a full lower and a stripped upper. Hope to keep the build under 600
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#5633180 - 03/03/15 09:42 PM Re: Building an ar15 [Re: shark 25-06]
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Yep. And it shoots flawlessly and very cheap ammo! Make sure you buy the enhanced firing pin. Also if you plan to use reduced weight trigger springs thats fine but you will need to use full power or extra power hammer springs.


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#5633524 - 03/04/15 07:49 AM Re: Building an ar15 [Re: shark 25-06]
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I'm currently working on my upper. All I have at this point is my 6.8 barrel. what stripped upper are you running? and what budget rail are you thinking?
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#5634940 - 03/04/15 09:14 PM Re: Building an ar15 [Re: shark 25-06]
shark 25-06 Offline
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Ordered the stripped upper from daytonatactical.com only question is do i run a 16 or 20 inch barrel?
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#5635159 - 03/05/15 12:16 AM Re: Building an ar15 [Re: shark 25-06]
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Very little difference in speed. I'd run a 16".
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#5652912 - 03/15/15 10:13 PM Re: Building an ar15 [Re: shark 25-06]
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Settled on a 16. Now im waiting on alot of stuff to be delivered. Now i wanna put it together and shoot it. Ive never owned or even shot a 7.62x39 and i have no idea why i decided to build one on an ar platform.
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#5652921 - 03/15/15 10:16 PM Re: Building an ar15 [Re: shark 25-06]
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Originally Posted By: shark 25-06
Settled on a 16. Now im waiting on alot of stuff to be delivered. Now i wanna put it together and shoot it. Ive never owned or even shot a 7.62x39 and i have no idea why i decided to build one on an ar platform.


Because ammo is cheap, and it's a better hunting round in basically every way than the .223.

When I get around to building an AR it'll be a 7.62. I miss my AK.
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#5653063 - 03/16/15 06:45 AM Re: Building an ar15 [Re: shark 25-06]
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I'm clearly out of touch with the semi-auto world, but I didn't even realize parts were readily available to build an AR in 7.62x39. That's pretty cool.

Caribou is right that ammo is dirt cheap and it's a better hunting round than .223. I love my SKS. Might have to add an AR in 7.62 to my ever-growing "want" list now...

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#5653986 - 03/16/15 06:00 PM Re: Building an ar15 [Re: shark 25-06]
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Wish i could build a 30-30 ar
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#5654017 - 03/16/15 06:21 PM Re: Building an ar15 [Re: patriot07]
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Originally Posted By: patriot07
I'm clearly out of touch with the semi-auto world, but I didn't even realize parts were readily available to build an AR in 7.62x39. That's pretty cool.

Caribou is right that ammo is dirt cheap and it's a better hunting round than .223. I love my SKS. Might have to add an AR in 7.62 to my ever-growing "want" list now...


There are a ton of calibers available for the AR platform now. The most common ones, off the top of my head:

.223/5.56
7.62x39
5.45x39
7.62x51/.308
6.8spc II
300 blackout
9mm

There are barrels chambered for just about anything nowadays, though. 243 wssm to 300 win mag, even. It might be worth looking into if you aren't a fan of .223, but like semi-autos.

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#5654021 - 03/16/15 06:25 PM Re: Building an ar15 [Re: shark 25-06]
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Originally Posted By: shark 25-06
Wish i could build a 30-30 ar


You can. It's called 7.62x39. Lol
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#5657916 - 03/18/15 10:58 PM Re: Building an ar15 [Re: shark 25-06]
shark 25-06 Offline
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Thats as close as i can get so its what i did lol
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