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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

.... they don't include the 4-40 set screw for the spring and detent for the safety selector..... WTH? 

Ted thought you meant for the Safety selector because of how that post was worded. Lol 

I believe what SVT meant was, "They don't include the 4-40 set screw for the takedown spring nor do they include the detent for the safety selector."
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You're correct, CF. That's exactly how I interpreted his post. I was thinking that was really weird, as it would then require a much shorter selector spring, and couldn't figure out what the benefit to that would be to justify having to use a non-standard length spring.

I can sort of see the benefit to having a set screw behind the takedown pin spring, though I'm not in the habit of ever removing the buffer tube once installed, and the end plate contains the spring just fine.
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yeah bad wording -   the rear take down pin is the one that is tapped for the set screw and is located under the grip beside the safety selector  hole. not on the rear of the receiver like most.
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

I have a UBR and mostly like it.  I am not a huge fan of the screw-in on the end, it always seems I have to over-tighten mine to make it all stay snugged up.

Otherwise, great stock, not light, but very solid.


I use just a touch of Loctite on that screw and have never had it move in use.  It was a pain to remove and reinstall on this receiver though.

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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

yeah bad wording -   the rear take down pin is the one that is tapped for the set screw and is located under the grip beside the safety selector  hole. not on the rear of the receiver like most.

Ah, I see. If it's not located on the rear of the lower receiver where it's contained by the end plate, it would then REQUIRE a set screw.
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yeah its directy beside the safety selector hole under the grip.   I've had other receivers that are on the rear with a set screw as well.   I like the set screw
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all myparts arrived today  just assembled it  8.2 lbs with my ACOG  not to bad for a large frame


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Very nice!!
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Got all my parts in but an adjustable gas block...... how I missed that I don't know. Used a standard but with the suppressor she blows back grim everywhere. 


ST did you get the 4-40 set screws?

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They are dirty, will be with the adjustable too, just not as much.
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Got all my parts in but an adjustable gas block...... how I missed that I don't know. Used a standard but with the suppressor she blows back grim everywhere. 


ST did you get the 4-40 set screws?



I did.  Grandpop had a little baggy that had 3 in it in his fastener cabinet.

I really think you could get away with not using one.  The grip itself could hold that spring in place just as it does the safety spring.  But I use one for the heck of it.   
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A loaded 20 round mag took my weight from 8.2 to 9.8  Then my 30p-1 added another lb.  Now pushing 11.  haha.  Freaking ammo, who needs it anyway. 
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Finding magpul mags for it is a chore, finally picked up a few but not sure I'll want to carry it loaded with them lol 


They are heavy. With the thermal and suppressor its not something you'll tote, far.

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I ordered some sand colored pmags then I could differentiate easily from the black ones I use in my 6.5 creed. Based on the online picture I could tell they were lighter colored than dark earth but they didn't look to bad.  But it turns out they are near white.  Why on earth they could make them that color is beyond me.  Who the heck wants a white mag.  Guess I will paint them now.  
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magazines kind of went poof again in the last few weeks. 
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Yeah and lowers are flying off the shelves too


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A .308 AR was the last one I needed/wanted.  I have 7 different calibers in ARs now.  Shouldn't need anything else so I can avoid the panics going forward, thank goodness. 
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Nice rifle Jason!
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Thanks Ted

What are you scoping yours with Graham?
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

A .308 AR was the last one I needed/wanted.  I have 7 different calibers in ARs now.  Shouldn't need anything else so I can avoid the panics going forward, thank goodness. 

I've noted lately that I have many calibers and they all take only 2 different magazines.  I noticed on a trip late last year that I had both 6.5CM ammo and 308 ammo in pmags - and, in a quick grab, they don't look terribly different.  

Be careful!

I've decided to only pack one caliber per mag type for any serious shooting work.  

I need to give some thought to how I permanently mark mags for specific calibers - then never swap them out.


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I only take out one caliber at a time for that exact reason.  A kaboom would suck indeed.  I run brown AR mags for my 300 blks, and black for 223s.  Am doing the same for my .308 and my 6.5 creed. 

The 6.8 and my two 6.8 wildcats are the ones I really have to watch, especially since they all have a 6.8 head stamp brass.  I use the same mags for all of those.  I have pretty much retired the 6.8, don't even have the barrel on a gun at the moment.  So I use SSA brass for my six5 and starline brass for my 5.56x42.  Hopefully if I mess up it will be shooting the 5.56x42 in the six5. 
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Thanks Ted

What are you scoping yours with Graham?


Still undecided.  Currently has an old Springfield 6X gov't scope on it but want to see how my thermal will work on it once I get the gas situation figured out.  If its way over gassed still after I adjust down I will put the thermal on my Grendel and scope the 308 with something else... I have several guns to scope and still ain't figured it all out.

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I had a hard time deciding as well.  I like the ACOG because of how light it is, but it has drawbacks.  I also have my Leupold VX-r patrol 3-9 I could use and it may get switched back and forth between the two.  I am also tempted to put my 1-4x accupoint on it. 

I am never content with scopes.  I want the weight of a red dot, but the versatility of a variable.  I am always switching things around. 
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Gas buster charging handle will help too.  Keep in mind there are 2 source of crap: the gas system and the bore. 

It's awesome unloading a gun after using in a humid or rainy environment and wondering who swapped your new, shiny ammo for WW1 surplus-looking ammo that looks to have been dug up recently - and surreptitiously loaded into your magazine.

You shoot suppressed, everything gets dirty, dirty, dirty.  A piston operating system helps quite a bit - reducing the sources grime from 2 to 1, but still plenty will finds its way into your gun, and some in your face.

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I have a hard time with wants/needs..... like having the low end but also love the upper mags but hate paying for high ratio as well......  My perfect scope would be like a 3-18x42 illuminated reticle, with exposed locking turrets, side parallax adjustments, capped windage.  Debate on a Christmas tree reticle or just a ranging reticle like the mil quad. All this under a $750 price tag lol


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