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    Gentleman - I have been wanting to build my own AR but don't know where to begin, Example (what parts are needed exactly - Where to get them - and options)

    Preference -.223 Caliber
    No Iron Sights

    Other than that I am Open to Suggestions

    Maybee a couple of you experts could put together a short list of what is needed and where to purchase from. Please include your own opinions.

    Also have a friend with an FFL if that helps.

    Thanx to All

    CapnJack

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    This is a wonderful site but...for AR information you might check out AR15.com. Watch out for the noise level, but there are a lot (some?) of sharp people over there. Some where they have a step by step of putting one together.

    To start, you need to buy a lower and get it through a FFL (new). All the other parts can be sent to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnJack View Post
    Gentleman - I have been wanting to build my own AR but don't know where to begin, Example (what parts are needed exactly - Where to get them - and options)

    Preference -.223 Caliber
    No Iron Sights

    Other than that I am Open to Suggestions

    Maybee a couple of you experts could put together a short list of what is needed and where to purchase from. Please include your own opinions.

    Also have a friend with an FFL if that helps.

    Thanx to All

    CapnJack
    Alrighty, ill do my best to help ya out here.

    I went into this assuming that you were looking for a varmint rifle, so i hopped over to Del-Ton and whipped one up. I personally support Delton whole heartedly, as their rifles are rock solid and havent failed me yet. They have great prices too.

    The only thing i personally would change about this kit is i would ask to get the barrel in 1:7 instead of 1:9 twist. (my main rifle is 1:9 and is great for 55gr stuff but 1:7 can shoot the heaviest .223 loads.)

    Honestly, i would go tinker with their rifle kit generator and see what you like. They send you everything pre assembled except the lower. Thats about an hours work to put together.


    Item Name: 20" Rifle Kit
    Item Price: $758.00
    Options:
    20 Rifle Kit -Barrel:20" DTI 1X9 Chrome Molly
    20 Rifle Kit -Gas Tubes:Standard Gas Tube
    20 Rifle Kit -HandguardsPMS Non-Vented FF Tube
    Rifle Kit / Rifle -BC:Chrome Bolt & Carrier
    Rifle Kit / Rifle -Buttstock:M4 Buttstock - Black
    Rifle Kit / Rifle -Grips:SPR Pistol Grip
    Rifle Kit / Rifle-Carrying Handle:None
    Rifle Kit / Rifle-Flash Hiders:Phantom Aggressive End Comp/Brake
    Rifle Kit / Rifle-Gas Blocks:Single Rail Gas Block
    Rifle Kit / Rifle-Lower Parts:Lower Parts Kit with Rock River Arms 2 Stage Trigger
    Rifle Kit / Rifle-T Handle:Standard Charging Handle with Badger Tac Latch
    Rifle Kit / Rifle-Uppers:Flat Top Upper with M4 Feed Ramps

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    Brownells is a good resource on this as well

    www.howtobuildanar15.com

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    The only thing I can add is the cost of the tools are about a wash on having someone else assemble the upper. I'll be getting the tools and building some in the future, but decided for now to have WOA assemble an upper for me.

    The main thing to know is everyone is backordered, and some items such as bolt carriers may be several months before you get ahold of one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by North Polar View Post
    Alrighty, ill do my best to help ya out here.

    I went into this assuming that you were looking for a varmint rifle, so i hopped over to Del-Ton and whipped one up. I personally support Delton whole heartedly, as their rifles are rock solid and havent failed me yet. They have great prices too.

    The only thing i personally would change about this kit is i would ask to get the barrel in 1:7 instead of 1:9 twist. (my main rifle is 1:9 and is great for 55gr stuff but 1:7 can shoot the heaviest .223 loads.)

    Honestly, i would go tinker with their rifle kit generator and see what you like. They send you everything pre assembled except the lower. Thats about an hours work to put together.


    Item Name: 20" Rifle Kit
    Item Price: $758.00
    Options:
    20 Rifle Kit -Barrel:20" DTI 1X9 Chrome Molly
    20 Rifle Kit -Gas Tubes:Standard Gas Tube
    20 Rifle Kit -HandguardsPMS Non-Vented FF Tube
    Rifle Kit / Rifle -BC:Chrome Bolt & Carrier
    Rifle Kit / Rifle -Buttstock:M4 Buttstock - Black
    Rifle Kit / Rifle -Grips:SPR Pistol Grip
    Rifle Kit / Rifle-Carrying Handle:None
    Rifle Kit / Rifle-Flash Hiders:Phantom Aggressive End Comp/Brake
    Rifle Kit / Rifle-Gas Blocks:Single Rail Gas Block
    Rifle Kit / Rifle-Lower Parts:Lower Parts Kit with Rock River Arms 2 Stage Trigger
    Rifle Kit / Rifle-T Handle:Standard Charging Handle with Badger Tac Latch
    Rifle Kit / Rifle-Uppers:Flat Top Upper with M4 Feed Ramps
    CapnJac

    The list from North Polar is a good one. He advised me also on a build and I wanted a varmint rifle also. I did order just about everything as listed, just a couple variations. And as LeonardC said you need to get a "striped lower" from an FFL holder. Better get one quick as they seem to be going up in price also. And start looking for ammo. Del-Ton told me 8-10 weeks for the uppers and lower parts. Good luck and THANKS TO North Polar for all his advise. Mark

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    CapnJack, why 223? If i understand it correctly, a gun chambered in 5.56 will shoot both 223 and 5.56. A 223 will only shoot 223's. Do i have that right?

    Seems to me you'd have a more versatile gun in 5.56.

    Where abouts are you in SD? I lived in the Black Hills for 8 years a few years back...

    Enjoy the build!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    Brownells is a good resource on this as well

    www.howtobuildanar15.com
    Huh, i never actually knew that site existed. Ill have to look around

    as for building a lower, if you dont mind a few scratches on a lower, you can actually do it with a few tools lying around. Heck my first lower i put toghether with some pliers a hammer and a jewelers screwdriver set i used as punches. (granted i scratched the hell out of it, but it was a learning experience. Also matte black paint covers that pretty well lol)

    thanks for the praise mark i do what i can.

    Oh on that parts list captain jack, you'll notice i put a badger tac latch. If you are going with a scope those are practically necessary since you will hardly be able to pull the charging handle otherwise.

    Oh, i forgot to mention, those del-ton kits are in 5.56 not .223. The only difference is a few thousandths of an inch, but the ability to fire military rounds. Where as you cant fire military out of a .223. The chamber pressures on a 5.56 are thousands of psi higher then .223.

    Thanks for reminding me with your post aces

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    Default AR 15 build

    Brownells also has videos for building the AR of your dreams.

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    Default .223 - 5.56

    I did not know there was a difference from .223 to 5.56 but if a 5.56 will shoot both respectably than I guess I should look at a 5.56. Does this change the list and I was unable to find Delton Rifle Generator . Wow lots of different parts to know.

    This is a wonderful site but...for AR information you might check out AR15.com. Watch out for the noise level, but there are a lot (some?) of sharp people over there. Some where they have a step by step of putting one together.

    Problem is I am addicted to this site and I really trust the honesty and Integrity of the following here.

    CapnJack



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    Thanks for the vote towards us The Arfcom guys can be a little opinionated at times.

    About the del-ton generator, you just have to go to rifle kits then click the name of the kit you are looking for. Then it pulls up with all sorts of bars and whatnot on the right side once the page loads. Guess I should have said that, sorry.

    Really, there's not much to know about an ar if you are just putting the lower together then snapping the two together. Just make sure you get your springs right, and you'll be golden. Function Check the lower before mating the upper and lower though. Arfcom has a guide on how to build a lower (thats what i did) it is a lil vague at points but it works.

    Lemme know if you need anythin else

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    Thumbs up Got-It

    Think I'm on the straight and narrow now guys -- Thanx

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    Here's an condensed archived thread that I did on trapperman dot com....


    http://www.trapperman.com/forum/ubbt..._15#Post924130

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