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  1. Could it be the wrong spring was used? I am new to this also, but had the opposite problem hard to rotate. It did clear up though. In you photo, the detent is visible. Is there any tension on it if you push on it with a punch? Definitely a rookies 2 cents... welcome to the board, lots of great help here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I used a drill press on my first lower removing most of the material using plunge cuts. The 4 inch XY vise from HF will hold the piece in place during the cleanup. Then the Dremel until you are happy with the results. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Getting ready to mill the third lower soon, still not sure on the caliber for it yet [emoji851][emoji2957][emoji12] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. If you are going to be using the hand drill, you will want to ensure that you hold it somewhat straight/plumb during the drilling. I would still use the drill press even without the vise. Vertical is easier to control. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. It is still an inexpensive rifle [emoji23]. The ammo is technically consumables and should be removed from the equation. Welcome to the group and much success to you. I too lurked for awhile soaking in the knowledge. I have a third build in the box waiting on a caliber choice. My first build was a 5.56 in black (scary I know). Then I read that .30 was the minimum caliber for hunting whitetail (I know, shot placement is key). So I built a .300BLK in FDE. Just do not know what is next. All have been inexpensive builds. Got the bug and I like it. [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I am building my first AR from a 80% lower. It was going to be a 5.56 budget build. I bought two lowers, just in case I messed one up... Then I decided it was going to be my hunting rifle. That's when I found that I needed a minimum of 30 cal... Now my first build is going to be a .300 BLK... I'm just here for the lessons learned so I don't end up with too many spare parts (parts bought without knowledge).
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