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#1 ONLINE   geepee3

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Posted Jun. 05 2018 - 06:23 PM

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Getting back to AR pattern rifles...

After shooting my BHW 18" barreled 6.8 SPC side charging AR rifle this past weekend. I decided to change the furniture back to what it was.

 

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Don't worry, that pretty wood furniture will be going on my BHW 20" barreled 6x45mm side charging AR rifle.

This upper is a hodgepodge of parts and really intended to be a beater rifle. So that's why the change back in furniture.

 

If you notice, I also installed fixed sights to the rifle. 

Want to work on my shooting discipline. Shooting the fixed sights actually makes me shoot a little slower and more deliberate.

Also found a good plinker load last weekend that is quite accurate.

These plinker cartridges use Federal pulled .270/6.8 SPC 130 gr. SPFB projectiles that only cost me $ 0.09 each.

They group quite well at 100 yards.

 

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So I with these fairly accurate plinker rounds, I should be able to work on my shooting skills a little more this summer on the cheap.

 

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Posted Jun. 08 2018 - 12:17 AM

I wished my eyes were still good enough for irons.......if I line up my trifocals just right I can get the rear sight in view of my bottom lens, the front sight in the middle lens and the target through the top one.  :yukyuk:  Lucky for me the front sight is still clear when I shoot pistol. I lose that I will be in trouble.

 

Nice shooting!  


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Posted Jun. 08 2018 - 05:39 AM

Nice.


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Posted Jun. 08 2018 - 06:29 AM

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Posted Jun. 08 2018 - 06:55 AM

I wished my eyes were still good enough for irons.......if I line up my trifocals just right I can get the rear sight in view of my bottom lens, the front sight in the middle lens and the target through the top one.  :yukyuk:  Lucky for me the front sight is still clear when I shoot pistol. I lose that I will be in trouble.

 

Nice shooting!  

 

Have you ever tried a large rear aperture, or what they used to call a ghost ring for the rear sight ?

 

The reason I ask is if the rear aperture is large enough your eye (actually your brain)  is then only having to resolve two

focus points; the front post and the target. Part of it is learning to trust yourself that although the picture your eye is seeing

is not perfect, you can still put the rounds where you want them.  Kind of like practising with a red dot sight at longer ranges, to get to the point you have faith you can do it.

 

My eyes are very kattywompus, and I continue to practice at times with iron sights. 

You never know if a red dot or scope is going to go down, or if you are going to have to pick

up an iron sighted rifle.

I'm not gonna win any accuracy contests, but I am well within minute of bad guy,

which is what I am after. 


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Posted Jun. 08 2018 - 07:32 AM

Thanks guys.

 

At 57 years old, and with progressive lenses, it can be a challenge.

But it is a challenge worth doing. 

Like John has mentioned, I may have to use the larger aperture on the rear sight.

May even modify the the smaller aperture by enlarging the opening slightly more.

We will see how it goes.

With the projectiles I reload at $ 0.09 each. It sure is affordable to pursue this endeavor. 

 

Thanks,

Glenn 


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Posted Jun. 08 2018 - 09:35 AM

Black is my favorite color on a AR15 rifle....sweet build!


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Posted Jun. 08 2018 - 01:13 PM



Black is my favorite color on a AR15 rifle....sweet build!

 

Thanks,

Need to add one of these stamps I have to the stock and clear coat it.

 

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Also need to change out the sling to black to get the full Johnny Cash effect.   :D:

 

Honestly I prefer lighter colored furniture for my rifles. Being in Florida they can heat up a little.

Am a big fan of Foliage Green for my AR's. But Magpul dropped the color a few years ago. So I only have a few matching grip and stock combos. I do have a few FDE and Olive Green grip and stock combos. 

Here are a couple more side chargers.

 

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Rifle in the rear is another 6.8 SPC with Magpul Foliage Green furniture. Front AR is a TAC 30 (30 Herrett rimless) wearing Magpul Olive Green Furniture.

Since I can't get the Foliage Green anymore, I'm moving to the Olive Green now.

But the AR in the original post will be staying in black because she wears it so well.   :wink:

 

Thanks,

Glenn


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Posted Jul. 10 2018 - 07:34 PM

You know what they say,once you go black... I'm partial to FDE myself.


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Posted Jul. 26 2018 - 06:41 AM

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Posted Jul. 26 2018 - 05:38 PM

 

Thanks,

Need to add one of these stamps I have to the stock and clear coat it.

 

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Also need to change out the sling to black to get the full Johnny Cash effect.   :D:

 

Honestly I prefer lighter colored furniture for my rifles. Being in Florida they can heat up a little.

Am a big fan of Foliage Green for my AR's. But Magpul dropped the color a few years ago. So I only have a few matching grip and stock combos. I do have a few FDE and Olive Green grip and stock combos. 

Here are a couple more side chargers.

 

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Rifle in the rear is another 6.8 SPC with Magpul Foliage Green furniture. Front AR is a TAC 30 (30 Herrett rimless) wearing Magpul Olive Green Furniture.

Since I can't get the Foliage Green anymore, I'm moving to the Olive Green now.

But the AR in the original post will be staying in black because she wears it so well.   :wink:

 

Thanks,

Glenn

B5 still has foliage green.


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Posted Jul. 26 2018 - 06:50 PM

Never Black - Rattle Can

 

Never Black?

Is that one of Magpuls new colors?   :D:

 

Need at least one of my AR's in Basic Black to be able to trigger the Snowflakes...

Thanks and welcome to the Forum

 

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Posted Jul. 26 2018 - 07:02 PM

B5 still has foliage green.

 

Thanks Joel.

Unfortunately I have no more Foliage Green Magpul pistol grips to match with that.

I'm particular with having furniture on my AR's that feel "natural" to me when I grab the firearm. Like to keep the rifles configurations as similar as possible.

Besides, O.D Green is fine with me anyway.   :bye:

 

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Posted Jul. 26 2018 - 07:09 PM

 

Thanks Joel.

Unfortunately I have no more Foliage Green Magpul pistol grips to match with that.

I'm particular with having furniture on my AR's that feel "natural" to me when I grab the firearm. Like to keep the rifles configurations as similar as possible.

Besides, O.D Green is fine with me anyway.   :bye:

 

Thanks,

Glenn

I understand. B5 Systems also makes pistol grips in case someone else wasn't aware.  Oh, and keymod hand guards in foliage green. Along with trigger guards and grip stops.  :segrin:

 

https://www.b5system...collections/all


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Posted Aug. 20 2018 - 05:57 AM

I like the ODG as well.  I scored a blem cerakote ODG lower from a local builder cheap so I picked up an Aero upper and had them coat it the same.  It isnt exactly Magpul green but more a Viet Nam era military green.  Since none of the other furniture is Magpul it doesnt matter.  I bought an ODG Hogue Overmolded pistol grip, a cheapie hydrodipped camo FF HG and initially spray painted an A2 solid stock before switching to a Rogers SuperStock in ODG.  I changed the stock just to shed a pound to make this hunting carbine as light as possible.  I used ODG flat camo spray paint to color the A2 stock and it pretty well matched everything else.so I was happy with it.  As the camo hydrodip peels off I am daubing a bit of the spray paint on the bald spots.  Eventually it will be all ODG, lol.

 

If you are not too anal about matching ODG I highly recommend Rustoleum ODG camo paint available at Lowes or HD, I forget which I bought this can from.  Its pretty close and its a durable finish with a couple of good coats.  I have also used the FDE variety and its close as well.

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