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I have posted a picture of this rifle before. I did when I first bought it, and stated that it was my first AR15. I knew nothing at all about the AR style of rifle. Never even fired one and I have had guns all my life. They really never even interested me, really just bought this one on a whim, spur of the moment kinda thing.
This AR-556 was really going to teach me how they work and operate. Thought I would just leave it stock. Should have known better. Here is the list of what has been done so far, and it is really complete as I want it to be.
1. Leapers UFG Pro Slim Free Float Hand Guard ( I tried a different one but realized I wanted something Skinnier)
2. Tactical Angled Fore grip (broke my left arm as a youngster and it was not properly set so this is a must have)
3. RA-140 SST 3.5 Lb. Drop In Trigger
4. Fab Defense GL-MAG Stock Black Collapsible Magazine-Carrier Survival + 10
5. Anti-Walk Hammer Trigger Pins
6. A2 Ball .071 Diameter Front Sight Post
7. Extended Frt & Rr TDP,"Enhanced Feature", Detent Pins
8. UTG Low Profile Flip-up BUIS Folding Rear&Front Sight
9.Ambidextrous Dual Loop AR Platform Receiver End Sling Plate
10. Magpul MIAD GEN 1.1 GRIP KIT (with oil bottle)
11. Quick Release PEPR 30mm/1" Cantilever Flat Top Rifle Scope Mount
12. Barska SWAT-AR 1-4x28 Scope
13. Ambidextrous Raptor Charging
I probably will end up buying a better and little more powerful scope. Older eye's
For something that I thought I would never be interested in I have taken such a liking to this rifle. I fits me very well and just a joy to shoot.
If I buy another one I would just build it the way I wanted it from the bigging and save some money, or buy one already built that way. But I am very happy with my Ruger and it has done the job and taught me alot.
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I learned to hate the AR platform back in the 70's when I was in the Marine Corps. I wanted a M14 and could not understand why they didn't adopt the Mini 14.

I continued working on them though until about 7 years ago when I bought one just because I still could. Didn't shoot it much, pretty much stayed in the safe.

Then I scoped it and found I had a sub MOA carbine! All of a sudden the MSR became interesting to me. I built a long barreled one in 223 Wylde for groundhogs. I just finished my second complete build, this one in 300 BLK for hog and deer hunting about 1t0 yards or less. I want another in 25x45 Sharps or .277 Wolverine for deer out to about 400 yards. Plus I just bought a dedicated 9mm stripped lower to build an AR9.

Guess they kind of grew on me.
 

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My latest build. And I agree with you. Build your own. It's cheaper that modifying what you bought, and you most likely will modify it. Plus there is no better way to know your firearm.
 

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I completely agree.

Building own is way to go. Especially if you are going to use so many custom parts.

I have built 4 now.

One for me, one for nephew, one for niece. I built those for free of course.

But, I also built one for a buddy who gave me a used Nikon Monarch 3 scope for the work. Exterior was all scratched up but functions perfectly.

Will see if I can get a picture of the one I built for my nephew. I had that bad boy pimped out big time :machinegun:

Doc
 
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