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  1. TexasFred

    Steel Case?

    Haha, not at all, xonlyj. And thank you.
  2. TexasFred

    New Guy Build

    Thanks folks, glad to be here!
  3. TexasFred

    Steel Case?

    Wow! Excellent info! I've owned and shot a previous (RRA) AR-15 in .223, and I've owned and shot both SKS and Sar-1 AK-47 in 7.62x39. I've just never had an AR in 7.62x39. The question stems from a long-time interest in having a harder-hitting round than .223/.556, that is still quite affordable to shoot and that works well in the AR platform. I know the answer is to hand-load, but it would sure be cool if there was a factory round in the 6.5 to .300 range that was inexpensive, plentiful, AND worked well in a standard AR action. The 6.8 SPC II was my favorite until I read that you really need a dedicated upper and magazines, which is also true of the 6.5 Grendel I hear. And neither of those are offered in a particularly cheap factory ammo. I learned that 6.5 Creedmoor is a much more ballistically robust offering, but that it is a long-action round requiring an AR-10 type platform. And again, not especially cheap to shoot. Other than the big bores (which are not cheap at all), that leaves only the 7.62x39. To be really affordable though, you'd probably have to shoot steel-cased ammo. Hence the original question. For now, I guess the .300 Blackout that I opted for is a good compromise, and I plan to build a .223 upper that I can swap out for even more inexpensive shooting :-) Fred B.
  4. TexasFred

    New Guy Build

    Thanks to Greg! (GLShooter)
  5. TexasFred

    New Guy Build

    I posted recently for "head space help/advice," but I didn't share photos of the build. Well, here they are (w/specs): Aero Precision "Texas Edition" lower receiver Aero Precision Enhanced trigger guard Aero Precision complete Mil-spec upper w/standard bolt & bcg from Durkin Tactical Durkin Tactical charging handle 16" Durkin Tactical stainless steel barrel w/mid length gas system & low profile gas block - .300 Blackout 10" slim MLOK hand-guard from AR15Handguard online Wilson Combat Accu-Tac flash hider Velocity 4lb single-stage, drop-in trigger w/KNS anti-walk pins Mil-Spec mag release, fire selector, bolt catch & front takedown pin Gun Tec rear takedown pin w/swivel Hogue FDE beavertail grip Hogue Overmolded FDE collapsible butt stock BCM Gunfighter KAG FDE Aero Precision heavy carbine buffer (4 oz) Aero Precision Mil-Spec buffer tube, buffer spring, and castle nut MagPul PMAG .300 Blk Out magazine No sights yet, but will probably go with AT3 Tactical RD-50 red dot and inexpensive iron back ups. Fred B.
  6. TexasFred

    Official Photo Test Thread

    Sorry Greg, I thought I had tried that but I guess not. Thank you!!! Fred B.
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    Official Photo Test Thread

  8. TexasFred

    Steel Case?

    How hard is steel-cased ammo on a standard AR action/receiver? I mean, do you fellas shooting steel-cased 7.62x39 ammo in your AR-15 experienced premature wear compared to brass-cased ammo? Fred B.
  9. TexasFred

    Official Photo Test Thread

    <img src="https://imgur.com/a/1KXoLF5">
  10. TexasFred

    Official Photo Test Thread

    <img src="https://imgur.com/a/1KXoLF5">
  11. TexasFred

    Official Photo Test Thread

    <img src="https://imgur.com/a/1KXoLF5"> Test 3
  12. TexasFred

    Headcase---errr... Headspace

    Thanks for the info! Really appreciate it!
  13. TexasFred

    Official Photo Test Thread

    Can I delete my unwanted posts? Specifically, the failed tests above?
  14. TexasFred

    Official Photo Test Thread

    Test 2 <blockquote class="imgur-embed-pub" lang="en" data-id="a/1KXoLF5"><a href="//imgur.com/a/1KXoLF5">Aero Precision AR-15</a></blockquote><script async src="//s.imgur.com/min/embed.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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    Official Photo Test Thread

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