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Re: Assembling an AR-15
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2015, 03:44:49 PM »
Now I'm wondering - can you assemble an AK-47 with the optics rail, hand guard, collapsible stock, and all the other goodies?  I see lots of people putting AR's together.  What about AK's?

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Re: Assembling an AR-15
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2015, 04:01:10 PM »
AK's used to be dirt cheap to build.  You could get a demilled parts kit including a barrel for $100-$150.  All you needed was a receiver flat, a jig and a shop press and you could have a functioning gun.  I got interested right as the cheap parts kits dried up.  And I couldn't see spending $200 on a kit that didn't include a barrel + $150 for a barrel, + $30 for a flat.

I attended a couple of build parties a friend hosted and saw it all done.  I just liked AR's better.

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Re: Assembling an AR-15
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2015, 06:03:19 PM »
My 458 SOCOM.

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« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2015, 05:40:54 AM »
Magazines?  I have the old steel AR magazines with the green follower, and the really old (looking) steel AK magazines.  I'd hazard a guess there's been a revolution in magazine design for these two rifles.  Which brand/model gives high reliability?  Thanks!

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Re: Assembling an AR-15
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2015, 07:29:27 AM »
Now I'm wondering - can you assemble an AK-47 with the optics rail, hand guard, collapsible stock, and all the other goodies?  I see lots of people putting AR's together.  What about AK's?

Why build why not buy?

http://www.kalashnikov-usa.com/firearms/modern-carbine-with-collapsible-stock-us132sm

They sell these at Fleet Farm in our area.

http://www.alloutdoor.com/2015/07/27/century-arms-c39v2-ak-47-100-american-perfection/




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Re: Assembling an AR-15
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2015, 11:39:53 AM »
I built my AR. 223.  I got a PSA stripped Lower with a PSA Classic "Mil Spec" lower build kit.  I bought a complete upper from Hardened Arms.  1:7 twist. I enjoyed building it. Everything of mine fit together without any difficulties or problems since then  Im probably around 1000 rounds through mine. My total cost to build this with finding pieces on sale, my upper came from a Gunbroker Auction was $468 plus Mags and sights, Magpul forward grip.

I have purchased a second stripped lower this time from Anderson Arms. I am thinking 300 Blackout or 6.8 SPC II. I will spend a little more money and time on this one.

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Re: Assembling an AR-15
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2015, 01:00:24 PM »
My 458 SOCOM.

Now that is nice.... Only thing stopping me is the cost of brass...

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Re: Assembling an AR-15
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2015, 03:41:05 PM »
You should get close to 10 reloads out of new brass. I have over 500 rounds loaded right now. It is hammer of gun but so incredibly controllable it's almost unbelievable. I just got a mold dropping a 460 grain hammer of a bullet it should run 1500-1600 FPS from my carbine.

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Re: Assembling an AR-15
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2015, 05:50:37 PM »
Magazines?  I have the old steel AR magazines with the green follower, and the really old (looking) steel AK magazines.  I'd hazard a guess there's been a revolution in magazine design for these two rifles.  Which brand/model gives high reliability?  Thanks!

I shoot mostly Magpul P-Mags.  But good GI mags run good too.