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  1. If you're just concerned about shooting it, then the simple answer is: you can feed it 5.56 NATO or .223 Rem ammo. Buy some ammo, hit the range, and enjoy your rifle. But if you're interested in technical details, here's some more info. Anderson is a "budget friendly" manufacturer. Their products are not junk; they're generally well regarded. But it's not high-end stuff. For your average Joe, it will be just fine. The .223 Wylde chamber is a "best of both worlds" design. It retains the accuracy of the .223 SAAMI chamber, while also allowing the use of 5.56 NATO without risk of dangerous chamber pressure. Long story short, you can use .223 Rem or 5.56 NATO ammo with no worries. The 1:8" rifling twist in the barrel is also a "sweet spot". It will shoot bullets down to 55 grains without risk of spinning the bullet too fast. Plus it can stabilize bullets up to 77 grains. A large majority of the bullets used in .223 / 5.56 fall within that range. So it's a good compromise. The BCG, of course, is designed for the .223 / 5.56 casing. So any chambering based on the .223 / 5.56 casing will fit your BCG. However, different chamberings will require different barrels, and maybe different magazines. But you shouldn't need to worry about that, unless you plan to convert the rifle to a different chambering. Also, welcome to the forum.
  2. And this is why my AR-15 "bench gun" has a 22" barrel. Also +1 for finding what ammo your gun likes. That's pretty important.
  3. I've been debating .300BLK vs 7.62x39 for a potential future project (all hypothetical at this point). Usage scenario will probably be hunting hogs, and possible home defense. Also considering a fairly short barrel (around 11.5 - 12.5"), to drop onto an existing pistol lower... so I only have to build an upper. Actually, 9x39 looks interesting. But not sure if I'll be painting myself into a corner with that.
  4. IMO, the .223/5.56 in pistol format is a hard pass. The ballistics suffer greatly, and muzzle blast is obnoxious. Seems like you're looking for a "ranch gun". I think .300BLK would be better for that.
  5. Your existing AR should have a standard upper receiver. So you should be able to swap any handguard onto it, as long as you have the appropriate barrel nut. You don't have to buy another receiver, unless you want to. As mentioned above, many free-float handguards will come with a barrel nut. Or at the very least, they'll tell you which one to get.
  6. Yeah, the receiver should be fine. While different handguards require different barrel nuts, the barrel nuts are all designed to fit onto a standard upper receiver.
  7. Depends on the brand and model. Some mfgrs make free-float rails that attach to a standard barrel nut. Many use proprietary barrel nuts. It gets even more annoying when a proprietary barrel nut needs a proprietary wrench. It's a good idea to do some research before making a buying decision, so you know what you're getting into.
  8. I always thought single-stage vs 2-stage was a personal preference thing.
  9. As a general rule, .300BLK will work in .223/5.56 mags. However, there's a risk of stuffing the wrong ammo in your rifle, if you aren't paying attention. That could really ruin your day. Also, some of the larger 7.62mm projectiles may not fit in the .223/5.56 mags. The .300BLK magazines address both of those issues. For example, the Magpul ones have "300 BLK" stamped on the side. Plus the front of the mag has more room for larger projectiles.
  10. Looks like you checked to see if the handguard is in line with the receiver. But is the barrel centered in the handguard? Check the gap between the barrel and handguard, at the end of the handguard. If the barrel and handguard are aiming in different directions, your sights will be way off.
  11. Brownell's has Aluma-Hyde tutorials on YouTube.
  12. Noveske and DD are both top tier mfgrs. And both of those rifles seem to have very similar features. The Noveske comes with sights, but costs more. The price difference could buy sights for the DD. Aside from that, either one should be fine. That said... you're OK with Keymod? They both use a Keymod rail. And Keymod is falling out of favor. It's been superseded by MLOK. Just a thought.
  13. Like mentioned above, they're both good. If the DD is more to your liking, get it. You won't regret it. That said, my first civilian AR was an ArmaLite M15A4. I still have it, never gonna sell it.
  14. And then you have to buy more spare parts, because the spares got used up in the build. It's a vicious cycle.
  15. I don't keep many spare parts; no need for them (IMO). That said, the things that commonly wear out are the extractor and gas rings. But it should take many thousands of rounds to wear them out. Personally, I'm more concerned about having cleaning supplies on hand, and being able to clear malfunctions. It's also a good idea to have some tools on hand, in case something works loose. For example, if your gas block uses set screws, have a tool to tighten them. Same goes for the pistol grip screw, the screws in the scope rings (if you have a scope), etc.
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