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#7064421 - 02/03/18 02:38 PM Impulse buy on a lower today! now what?
Olshovel Offline
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Registered: 08/04/13
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So I was out today running around and stopped by one of the local gun stores. They had a stack of Anderson stripped lowers they are selling for $50. I could not talk myself out of buying one, tried a couple of times. The main thing I kept coming back to is that I have no idea what I would want to build it out as. I have seen a couple of retro builds that I think look interesting, 20" rifle length action with Vietnam era furniture, go for something super light, add a caliber to what I allready have. Too many options. I allready have a Sig 223 and have enjoyed shooting that one. What direction would you advise I go in and why? Just thought it would be interesting to see what everyone would build out if you made an impulse buy on a lower that you had not been looking for!

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#7064516 - 02/03/18 04:30 PM Re: Impulse buy on a lower today! now what? [Re: Olshovel]
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6.5 Grendel is what I'd build. I never owned an AR but that caliber interests me....
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#7064542 - 02/03/18 05:03 PM Re: Impulse buy on a lower today! now what? [Re: Olshovel]
Olshovel Offline
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I have thought about that one. I need to look into it a little deeper.

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#7064566 - 02/03/18 05:28 PM Re: Impulse buy on a lower today! now what? [Re: Olshovel]
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Love my 6.5 Grendel. I have a 458 Socom build in the works.
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#7064656 - 02/03/18 06:31 PM Re: Impulse buy on a lower today! now what? [Re: Olshovel]
Chickenman Offline
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Whatever you do, put the right scope on it or you will never hear the end of it.

Congratulations on your purchase!
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#7064659 - 02/03/18 06:33 PM Re: Impulse buy on a lower today! now what? [Re: Olshovel]
Olshovel Offline
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Thanks. The scope thing sounds like a good story!

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#7064800 - 02/03/18 08:44 PM Re: Impulse buy on a lower today! now what? [Re: Olshovel]
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6.5 Grendel for far away.

.50 Beowolf for up close and personal.
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#7064838 - 02/03/18 09:11 PM Re: Impulse buy on a lower today! now what? [Re: Olshovel]
fgdn Offline
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6.5 Grendel, lots of fun

458 socom, hoot to shoot

9mm, takes the bulls eye out of a target at 15 yards.


next 450 bushmaster, something to think about
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#7064863 - 02/03/18 09:31 PM Re: Impulse buy on a lower today! now what? [Re: Olshovel]
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Texas is crawling with hogs. 6.5 and 6.8 are proven hog killers. Kinda helps to know what calibers u already have. I have only assumed you want to help kill hogs.


Edited by garyrapp55 (02/03/18 09:31 PM)

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#7064875 - 02/03/18 09:57 PM Re: Impulse buy on a lower today! now what? [Re: Olshovel]
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6.5 Grendel gets my vote

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#7065129 - 02/04/18 08:26 AM Re: Impulse buy on a lower today! now what? [Re: Olshovel]
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#7065226 - 02/04/18 09:50 AM Re: Impulse buy on a lower today! now what? [Re: Olshovel]
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I vote 6.5 Grendel, built two of them, I like the round.
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#7065370 - 02/04/18 11:37 AM Re: Impulse buy on a lower today! now what? [Re: Olshovel]
Big Daddy K Offline
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Love my Grendel. Fun to reload as well.
Look into a Velocity trigger for your trigger option as well. I have them in 3 ARs and really like them so far.


Edited by Big Daddy K (02/04/18 11:39 AM)
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#7065877 - 02/04/18 06:42 PM Re: Impulse buy on a lower today! now what? [Re: Olshovel]
okstatefan Offline
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Registered: 01/26/13
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Loc: Forney, TX
I'll vote 6.5 Grendel as well. I don't have one, yet.

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#7068916 - 02/06/18 09:01 PM Re: Impulse buy on a lower today! now what? [Re: Olshovel]
Olshovel Offline
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Registered: 08/04/13
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I appreciate all of the input. I keep going back and forth between a 223 wylde, 20" free floated barrel in one of the national match service rifle float tubes and furniture to have it look like a classic ar rifle. Then I would have two rifles in the same caliber, I currently have a sig m400. They would be different enough to be fun. I have been looking into the 6.5 Grendel, and have decided that if I go into another caliber that would be it, maybe build it out the same way as described above. I am going
G to start putting together a parts and prices list and see which way I end up going, it will be a long term project, only getting funded a little at a time unless I decide to sell something else off!

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