Not a build, this is a factory Noveske Johnny rifle 10.5" SBR in .300BLK. It's #70 of 250. Unfired, with box, manual, certificate, all extras, etc. Cerakoted in Foliage Green and has Foliage Green furniture. Novekse marked Magpul mag, AAC 51T mount for SDN6 or similar suppressor. Selling it for $2500 to anyone interested. The other side of the receiver has a flat black "Johnny Rifle" logo and "70 of 250". There's a photo of John using one of these before he died and they were made around that time.
It's a very handy little rifle and with an MRO it's pretty nice and stays compact and light. Weighs practically nothing, very well thought out. The Keymod FF tube is very narrow but very solid and keeps the weight down even further while giving the rifle a thin profile. Keymod slots at 3,6,9 under the break apart covers. I'm sure it's as reliable and accurate as all their other stuff.
It would make one helluva patrol rifle given it's size and weight, and being a tier 1 factory rifle, it's accurate and reliable. It just has a no-nonsense simplicity that's valued in the field.
Hows it going folks? This is my 224 Valkyrie build. This is a pretty budget build compared to whats available out there for 224 Valkyrie factory rifles. Anderson upper and lower, Brownells BCG, STNGR 15" hand guard, Strike Industries brake and Viper fixed stock and a CMMG 24" 1:7 barrel. With the exception of sighting in, I haven't shot it for groups yet. I wanted to get some rounds through it before I did that. I have about 200 rounds through it so far and I am pretty happy with its performance.
Not self builds. But factory Noveske Infidel and Afghan. With my own add-ons
Both have heavy JP Silent Buffers.
K and M Blasting did the TiN coating
Both have Geissele SSA-E
Solid reliabilty and still shoot sub moa
Just waiting on glass at the moment and dont want to skimp. I broke in the barrel sighting in the irons. I'm not a great shot but I can hopefully say it's not the rifle that sucks but the guy pulling the trigger lol.
Noveske Gen3 Billet Lower
LMT parts kit
Geissele SD-E trigger
Talon Ambi Safety
Ergo Tac Grip
JP Enterprises Silent Capture buffer
Ace Socom Gen1 Stock
Both are ghost guns.
The QCB is on a forged lower with milspec fc group, Magpul furniture, and a Sig optic. (My truck gun.)
The long range is on a billet lower with a Black Rain Ordnance trigger and a mil surp A2 stock and buffer.
22" Black hole 1:8 twist bull barrel and a mid priced (Sightmark) scope.
Quite heavy. Can't really get in there to measure (barrel removal requires a special tool due to the monolithic upper) but I would guess the profile is the better part of an inch down to the gas block and then probably about .750 to the muzzle threads. The barrel is treated with some form of corrosion protection since it's pretty much impossible to get in there.
The upper is noticeably heavy for the length.
Getting about 1.5-2 MOA with some ammo and 3-4 MOA with others. Don't know what the Brits use, presumably SS109/M855.
RRA LPK with 2 stage
LMT SPM16 upper
Daniel Defense Omega 7.0 rail
Trijicon 1-4X Accupower
ADM Recon mount
Not shown but now on it:
Magpul MS1 sling with BFG QD buckle
Magpul MOE K2+ grip (God the GI grip irritates me)
I also have an old Aimpoint Comp C on a Larue LT150 and a Larue LT103 rear sight. Don't use them due to astigmatism. For me a LPVO with a true 1X is the answer.
Put the new 5-25x50 Vudu on my .223 precision carbine I built. Really like it so far, it seems to be on par with the T5Xi 3-15 I replaced with it.
Heres 3 groups I threw down quick just to double check my zero. I was using Black Hills remanufactured 69 SMK ammo. I’m far out of practice, and this is a difficult rifle to shoot precisely (light, and it’s thin but tall, so small inputs cause large movements), but still got sub moa out of it. I adjusted the zero after the second group, which is why you see a shift.
Here’s my shtf rifle, first build. Spikes lower with aero upper. Faxon gunner 16” mid length barrel, brownells tini bcg, compass lake nm free float tube custom mid length, repro 3 prong flash hider, brownells a1 retro buttstock, have an alg act trigger just need to slap it on and cheapo Bushnell red dot while I’m waiting for compass lake national match carry handle sight. Might mount a laser on the bayonet lug later. Picture of my mosin just because.
Here's my battery of FDE AR rifles. All are LWRC Gas Piston 5.56s' except the rifle with the MRO Patrol, which is a dedicated AR-22 using a 16.1" Tactical Solutions barrel and SS BCG mated to the Upper and Lower Receivers of an FDE LWRC DI. All (including the AR-22), have Geissele SSA-E Triggers, FDE Troy BUIS Front & Rear, FDE (Magpul) Gen 1.0 MIAD grips with the F4 Integrated Enhanced Trigger Guard, Tubb Chrome Silicon Flatwire Springs behind LWRC H2 Buffers, and sit on Harris BRM-S bipods with direct-mount, ADM AD-BP-P2 Mounts. Obviously, the AR-22 doesn't need a Buffer or Spring, but I like consistency of parts. Front-to-Rear, the rifles are:
Nothing pretty but they work.
On the right, M&P 15 with RR nat'l trigger, Troy handguard and 20" BHW barrel wearing a 2.5-10x32 PST. The left is a LMT MRP with G2S trigger and 20" Valkyrie barrel. 3-12 LRHS on top at the moment. Looking to upgrade to a Mk5 3.6-18.
Thought about getting one of PSA’s 10.5 kits and similar outfit it + light. Haven’t heard much on their pistol kits, though their 16” middy kit has been reliable for me (1,000 round test, 1% failure rate, had to clean at 600, cleaned trigger group at 800, this shot with generic 55 grain FMJ, USA made brass case)
Would you in your time with the 10.5” kit consider it enough for HD duty? Would you bet your life on it? Am considering it versus the much more expensive BCM uppers.
Note: It would not be a “training” carbine that saw thousands of rounds per year, more like 1- 2k per year if that for familiarization.
8.5" .300BLK SBR, decked the fuck out. This is the one I keep handy.
Was gonna be a USMC issue type rifle but the rail didn't fit the barrel so I FF'd it. Just a well built 20" rifle, actually made mostly from spare parts. Tenebraex noticed the eyepiece cap was the wrong on and sent me a new one, so that's a bit different.
Finally got my m110 SASS 223 copy finished. I’ve been wanting to build this rifle for years and couldn’t be happier with it. Shoots bug holes with Hornady black 75gr otm factory ammo.
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Timgunner - thanks for posting that beauty. I keep going back to it and admiring it.
I have never had or wanted a FDE long gun but just decided I would build a BOLT GUN project as FDE but thought I'd not do it with my next AR project. Your pic pushed be over the edge however and I think I will probably will.
Is yours Cerakoted (or another finish)? Is it Magpul FDE?