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  1. If you're trying to tell me that steel doesn't rust and it's impossible for steel wool to impregnate anodized finish then the only thing you two know is how to blue a firearm. I'm not the one that's confused on which is fairytale and which is science. I have better things to do than discuss basic facts. My intentions are not to offend anyone, so I'll go elsewhere. You guys enjoy your forum. Sent from my Z959 using Tapatalk
  2. You can do whatever you want for a living. Science can't be argued with.Steel in the presents of atmosphere will rust. Obviously the blueing process neutralizes the rust or removes it with the heat and/or acid process. I wasn't trying to tell you that you were wrong, just saying that steel can rust if untreated. I think we're differing over semantics. Sent from my Z959 using Tapatalk
  3. Usually with a blueing process or stock refinishing both areas where steel wool has been used is covered completely, sealing particles from atmosphere not allowing rust to develop. Just rubbing a firearm surface with steel wool and not removing or completely covering embedded particles can result in surface rust. Sent from my Z959 using Tapatalk
  4. I was told by a gunsmith a long time ago "never use steel wool on a firearm, it will embed in the steel and eventually cause rust". Makes sense, the particles left behind are untreated (uncoated) and left exposed to atmosphere and will rust. If not knowing if the visual imperfection is in the finish or the receiver itself I would be very careful.
  5. If you're going to build start with a Ballistic Advantage barrel, they are guaranteed MOA with match ammo. At least go to their website and read the FAQ section if you want to inform yourself on building AR's I just purchased a 10" .300 BLK for a recent build, couldn't be happier. BA is also in a partnership with Aero Precision since 2014, little fun fact I didn't know til recently. http://ballisticadvantage.com/
  6. https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/metal-prep-coloring/blackening-browning/aluminum-black-sku167004170-4941-11051.aspx?rrec=true
  7. After looking over the one I ordered it is slightly different in design and material than the Magpul version. The quick release buckles on the retro tactical sling I bought is loose fitting on my Magpul ACS QD barrel/socket (whatever the technical term is). I'll have to take it out and function test it. Seems like it should be ok.
  8. I'll chime in if you all don't mind. I can't speak for the expensive triggers but I do have an ALG ACT ($65.00 approx. can't remember) in one of my carbines and (2) AR Stoner Enhanced from Midway one in a pistol build (5.56/.223) and another on the bench for another build (.300BLK), both purchased on sale (Christmas) for $24.99 ea. Now, the only one I actually tested with live fire is the AR Stoner in the pistol build. The second Stoner is sitting on my bench. The ALG I just recently installed a new lower for my carbine, switched from polymer to forged aluminum, and haven't had time to test yet. Just using an inexpensive Wheeler trigger pull gauge and dry-firing both triggers they are excellent for all practical purposes, HD, SD, plinking, target shooting, hunting,etc. The ALG with the 4.5 lb. purple spring broke as advertised 3 consecutive times, I didn't test with the tan 5.5 lb spring. The AR Stoner broke at 5.5 lb. 3 consecutive times as well, both without a hitch. They both seem to have the same creep (minimal) and break WAY better than stock mil-spec triggers, very crisp and clean. When the sear is reset there is no perceived movement to break the trigger again on either of the two. The coatings on the triggers seem to be quality (read description in links below to see differences) with slight variations in appearances being the Stoner having a black in color sear and the ALG having the option of two trigger springs for adjustment in poundage. I would recommend either trigger, the ALG slightly more if caught on sale just because of the adjustability and the know quality of Geissele which is pretty much what the ALG is. But if you can grab the AR Stoner on sale like I did you won't be disappointed for a better than stock trigger. If you want the 4.5 lb trigger get the ALG, if your happy with a 5.5 lb either one is superb. Sorry if I was rambling on, Just thought I'd pass along what little info I had. Feel free to ask any questions, I'll do the best I can to answer. Here's the links: https://www.midwayusa.com/product/192807/wheeler-engineering-trigger-pull-gauge https://www.midwayusa.com/product/407819/ar-stoner-enhanced-trigger-group-ar-15-lr-308-small-pin-154-single-stage https://www.joeboboutfitters.com/ALG-Defense-Combat-Trigger-ACT-Tuned-By-Geissele-p/alg-act.htm
  9. I prefer SLR adjustable clamp-on on my builds. No fussing with RTV or thread-locker on the adjustment screw, It operates on a detent securing adjustment screw in position. You still have to use thread-locker on the mounting screws on both the set-screw and clamp-on style gas blocks. I prefer the latter due to more even surface contact with the barrel providing better (harmonics) external ballistics as best as I am able to understand the concept. Here's a link to much better explain the concept. This guy has a bunch of videos explaining Extreme Long Range shooting and some concepts carry over. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h407yVskVeM&list=PLJUaiRIEduNXoal2_PkBZi0vDCIcEPxUn&index=7
  10. Man, and to think I paid $50+ for one off Midway a few months ago.
  11. Don't forget your dust covers https://www.magpul.com/products/pmag-impact-dust-cover-ar-m4-gen-m2-moe
  12. Just thinking out loud here: That is a good light, but 1000 lumens at 3am on white painted walls is blinding. I have a Streamlight TLR1 at 800 lumens and it is too bright. It works wonderful outside so I'm thinking maybe see if a diffuser can be had for mine for home defense. Can't go wrong with Streamlight quality though.
  13. Sweet build bama. I've got the same handguard on one I built a few years ago and I'm very pleased with it, and it's been durable too. I'm not signed up with a third party picture host at the moment, maybe soon. I chose that handguard cause it's free float, lightweight, slimline, and easy to attach accessories to. Did i mention I'm very pleased with it
  14. Hello everyone. I thought I would drop in and say Hi. Thanks for having me.
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