The AR15 Picture Thread

R3DN3CK

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Chrome lined or nitride? Hows it shooting for ya & what loads does it like? The RPR stock is bitchin man, nice setup. Also, 1/2x28 threads?
Chrome lined 1/2x28. It shoots like a dream anything from 52grs up to 77grs. I don't get to punch paper as much as id like so i cant say what it prefers but i've taken a liking to 75 hpbt over imr 4064 around 2875fps. That really seems to fight the wind up here and coyotes dont like it. The stock is nice but i think i may swap out a magpul prs for looks.
 
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I registered on this forum because of a recent bolt action purchase and just noticed the AR15 thread...had to whore out mine.

16" Bartlein 1:7.7. PRI handguard and RECCE rail. Ace SOCOM stock, NF 2.5-10x24 w/NF rings, Geissele SSA-E

I have an 80% M16A1 Nodak lower coming and waiting on an AEM5 suppressor.




Sweet rig, I love the Mk12 Configuration (I'm a Mod0 guy myself).
 
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Proud to submit my Mk12 Mod 0 inspired build with bonus reload bench and group data.

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- PRI Mk12 Mod0 Upper (1/7 twist)
- Colt 6920 Lower (I know... not an A1)
- Geissele SSA-E Trigger
- Larue APEG
- PRS Gen 3
- Blueforce Sling
- Badger LPMH / Harris S-BRM / Caldwell Swivel Lock
- Larue LT158 w/ 10MOA Cant
- USO Anti-Cant Device
- Nightforce NXS F1

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This was the best group from my first attempt at hand loading.
Best group I shot with BH262 was ~ .75" so this is an improvement already.
 
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Proud to submit my Mk12 Mod 0 inspired build with bonus reload bench and group data.

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- PRI Mk12 Mod0 Upper (1/7 twist)
- Colt 6920 Lower (I know... not an A1)
- Geissele SSA-E Trigger
- Larue APEG
- PRS Gen 3
- Blueforce Sling
- Badger LPMH / Harris S-BRM / Caldwell Swivel Lock
- Larue LT158 w/ 10MOA Cant
- USO Anti-Cant Device
- Nightforce NXS F1

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This was the best group from my first attempt at hand loading.
Best group I shot with BH262 was ~ .75" so this is an improvement already.
Sweet. Love Mod 0's .. is that one of SOCOM return uppers?
 

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New MSTN flagship Recce carbine, built around a 16" Proof Research CFW barrel with intermediate length gas system. SLR titanium adjustable gas block. ThunderBeast Ultra 7 .223 can. MSTN N/M BCG with fitted bolt. SanTan STT-15L billet receiver set. Fortis Switch rail. Vltor A5 recoil system. LaRue MBT trigger. Lotsa V7 titanium small parts. Nightforce 2.5-10x42 NXS in Spuhr SP-3026 mount. The basic rifle weighs just 6 LB 4 OZ. With scope, mount, suppressor, and empty magazine it's only 8 LB 13 OZ! IMG_7080.jpg IMG_7079.jpg IMG_7075.jpg IMG_7076.jpg IMG_7077.jpg IMG_7078.jpg MSTN logo-lg.jpg
 

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A new lightweight, go-fast 5 LB blaster in 5.56mm for a repeat customer: Battle Arms Development 556-LW billet receiver set; BAD 14" RigidRail; Noveske "Skinny" 14.5" barrel with titanium SLR gas block; V7 titanium Fusion brake; MSTN SuperLite DLC coated BCG with fitted bolt; Vltor A5 recoil system with A5-H0 buffer; lotsa V7 small parts in titanium & aluminum; Vltor/BCM Gunfighter 3B charging handle; LaRue MBT trigger. IMG_7090.jpg IMG_7091.jpg IMG_7092.jpg IMG_7093.jpg IMG_7094.jpg MSTN logo-lg.jpg
 
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AMGtuned

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Here's mine. Aero Precision upper and lower, AP handguard, harris sbrm, magpul stock and grip, adm recon qd mount, vortex strike eagle 1-6, 16" .223 Wylde StraightJacket barrel. 5 in 3 holes at 100 with 77gr tmk. 20180312_133630.jpg 20180312_152009.jpg 20180312_142411.jpg
 

adamjma

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British SAS upper receiver group on a standard Canadian Forces (less the FA) ambi lower. Manufactured by Colt Canada (formerly Diemaco), who have only fairly recently started selling to the public.

This is straight out of the box. Made a number of changes and managed to ding the finish already. Sigh. I guess that means that I can go ahead and cover her with Aervoe, right?

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Santan-15L billet receiver set hosting a stunningly turned out Bartlein 20" .224 Valkyrie barrel with 1x7 5R rifling by Craddock Precision. Nobody does better looking fluting than Craddock, in my experience. I like the way the Fortis Switch rail has generous venting, allowing the good looks of the barrel to be seen. I've set it up to run with a Thunder Beast Ultra-7 .223 suppressor. Can't get quieter, can't get lighter, can't shoot better than with a Thunder Beast. Vltor A5 recoil system, as usual, along with a Geissele NM trigger and MSTN DLC coated bolt carrier. The bolt is by J-P, in 6.8 SPC, the parent cartridge of the .224 Valkyrie. I look forward to throwing a scope on it and going shooting soon.

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This handy little precision blaster is built around a custom Noveske 12.5" 1x7 SS barrel with a mid-length gas system, and topped with the new Nightforce NX8 1-8x24 optic in a Spuhr SP-3026 mount. Key components include SanTan billet receiver set, Geissele SD-3G trigger, SLR adjustable gas block, Vltor A5 recoil system, V7 titanium - everything possible, and Surefire SOCOM RC2 suppressor. How about that way-too-cool KDG quick detach M-Lok rail section? They're amazing! IMG_7206.jpg IMG_7207.jpg IMG_7208.jpg IMG_7209.jpg IMG_7210.jpg
 

Wyzrd

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My Frankengun AR for 2 gun matches with Rainier barrel, PWS comp, Aimpoint T1, Magpul, Troy, CMC, JP SCS, etc.

Other pic is a new 18” AR in 223 wylde that I got from a Hide member here. Has a Rainier Ultramatch barrel, Syrac adjustable gas, Diamondhead handguard, Griffin comp, Seekins Precision receivers, Geisselle NM, JP FMOS, JP SCS, Magpul, with a Gen2 Vortex 1-6.
 

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Heres my first AR, I like shooting longer range more than short and love the MK12'S and SPR style guns. I'm a budget build kind of guy so be kind lol.

PSA complete lower came with carbine buff and std. 6 pos stock : 129$ shipped

PSA complete upper
18" SS 223 Wylde 1:7
Came with nickel boron BCG, mpi bolt and charging handle : 360$

Ergo deluxe grip
Magpul VG
Weaver SPR mount 29$ at Wally world (it's actually pretty solid).
Some rails, covers, QD bipod mount off Amazon.

traded a 12g mossberg rifled barrel I had laying around for the A2 stock kit+ FFL transer fee on the lower.
Found the 9x13 Harris knock off for 20$ in the bargin bin, it's solid. I have a few of the same but 6x9s.

Scope is a Primary Arms 4x14x44 ffp Rgrid which they dont make anymore. Ive had it on other guns and LOVE it. 4x has illuminated horseshoe, has 13 mils in the reticle also, with wind mils.

Thinking about something a tad smaller but since most of my shooting will be longer range with this gun and I plan on building a 14.5" pistol soon, I like the magnification.
The new gen 2 PST 2x10x32 has my eye for this gun.
Now I need another scope for my .22 bolt gun lol, that 13 mils was nice getting me to 300 with sub sonic ammo.

I know there are much nicer, higher end guns out there but I was on a budget and considering I think I ended up with a pretty sweet setup, it actually isn't crazy heavy. Popping the bipod off helps a lot, plus I'm 6'4", the gun feels perfect to me.

I'll be using it to bang steel and hopefully shoot some matches once I get it dialed it.
Got a good amount of Hornady Black 75gr bthp, Frontier 75s and 55 bthp. let's hope it likes that cause its affordable.
Anybody have experience shooting 55gr stuff out of a 1/7?

Now I just need to find some land out here in eastern Ohio so I can stretch it's legs. Hoping to get out to 800, and play around at 1000 obviously being realistic. I do hear these barrel are shooters. Well see I'll do a range report when I'm done.
 

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There are going to be some hearts broken by this new go-fast MSTN rig with 16" Proof Research carbon fiber wrapped barrel. Mine, for one, when I have to ship it to its new owner. Then, everyone else's who sees it but doesn't own it.

How about that Battle Arms 556-LW receiver set with new RigidRail done up in Cerakote Elite Sand by Shapeshifter Finishing? It's a "chameleon color"! It tends to pick up the color of its environment.

Other things that make this rifle run: MSTN SuperLite BCG with fitted bolt, Ionbond DLC coated down to the gas rings; MSTN QC Brake by PRI; Vltor A5 recoil system with A5-H0 buffer; SLC 7S adjustable gas block; BCM 3B Gunfighter charging handle; AR' gold trigger; V Seven titanium everything.

The ultimate AR' scope, the Nightforce NX8, rides around in the ultimate AR' scope mount, the Spuhr SP-3026. Daytime bright on just setting #7 of a total of 10, this scope does it all from 1X to 8X.

What do you think of the new MSTN fitted case, just in from Patriot Cases this past week? Beats a cardboard box and yesterday's newspaper! The rifle deserves it. IMG_7267.jpg IMG_7268.jpg IMG_7269.jpg IMG_7270.jpg IMG_7271.jpg IMG_7272.jpg IMG_7274.jpg IMG_7275.jpg IMG_7278.jpg MSTN logo-lg.jpg
 
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My first build.
-Rock River Upper & Lower
-Rock River BCG
-Wilson Fluted Heavy Varmint Barrel
-Epsilon VG6 Brake
-Strike Ind. Strike Rail
-Magpul PRS Stock
-Vortex Scope Mount
-Sig Sauer Tango4 4-16x44

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Chrazy-Chris

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Santan-15L billet receiver set hosting a stunningly turned out Bartlein 20" .224 Valkyrie barrel with 1x7 5R rifling by Craddock Precision. Nobody does better looking fluting than Craddock, in my experience. I like the way the Fortis Switch rail has generous venting, allowing the good looks of the barrel to be seen. I've set it up to run with a Thunder Beast Ultra-7 .223 suppressor. Can't get quieter, can't get lighter, can't shoot better than with a Thunder Beast. Vltor A5 recoil system, as usual, along with a Geissele NM trigger and MSTN DLC coated bolt carrier. The bolt is by J-P, in 6.8 SPC, the parent cartridge of the .224 Valkyrie. I look forward to throwing a scope on it and going shooting soon.

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Which gas block is this? Is it quick adjust without tools? Great looking rifle!
 
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My favorite AR build in my safe, the Mk12 Mod 1.



Upper:
Centurion Arms Mk12 18" stainless barrel
Colt upper receiver
Colt bolt carrier group
PRI Gasbuster charging handle
Colt rifle gas tube
Badger Mk12 gas block
Allen Engineering brake and long collar
KAC FF RAS Rail with covers and VFG
KAC front and rear irons
KAC bipod adapter
Harris SBR-M Bipod

Scope
Nighhtforce NXS 3.5-15x50 F1 with Horus H-58 Reticle
Nightforce 30mm 20 MOA Unimount.

Lower
Brownells A1 style lower
Geissele HSNM DMR trigger
Colt LPK
Ergo Original Grip
Colt buffer tube, spring and buffer
Colt A1 Type E stock
Colt 20 round mags
 

Baron85

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A few of mine.
Top is mega receivers 18" Odin barrel 223
Next is 10" 458 socom spikes billet gen2 receivers and vers 50 can
Next seekins lower 8" 300blk
Bottom quarter circle 10 5" 9mm with liberty mystic can.


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snbyiggidy1

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Yes just do it. Seriously though That one is a 300 blk. It is my second short barreled AR. The first is an SBR so building this one was really no different other than less money spent and no wait time. I would say don't over think it quality parts and you should be good to go. Running a pistol length gas system with carbine buffer and spring. Has been flawless.
 
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donho00

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AR15 precision build

Noveske Upper and Lower
Noveske 15 inch NSR
Gen 2 PRS
JP timed brake
JP 18 inch 223 wylde
JP LMOS
JP Silent Buffer
Geissele National Match

Shoots BH 223 77smk like lasers. But switching to FGMM Berger 73gr 20180310_170847[1].jpg SPR4-14.jpg
 

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I love building 14.5" mid-length gas blasters! Here's one made for hard use, too, suppressed, with full mass DLC coated Young Manufacturing M16 weight bolt carrier plus Vltor A5-H1 recoil buffer and standard pinned Noveske gas block. Thanks to the light weight of the Noveske "Skinny" HFCL barrel, BAD 556-LW receiver set, 13.5" RigidRail, plus lotsa V Seven titanium parts, the entire weapon with Aimpoint T-2 plus empty mag weighs just a half ounce over six pounds.
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Hundo

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JT billet receivers
Jt 15" handguard
spikes lpk
spikes buffer kit
odin works 16" 1/7 ss barrel
fail zero bcg
bcm gunfighter charging handle
rise armament trigger
ambi saftey, mag, and bolt release
magpul str stock
harris bipod
burris full field 1-4 with Burris pepr mount
Nice rifle!!!
 
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