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LaRue Tactical OBR Carbine Conversion

ColtKid1992 ·
Good Morning:   I have purchased a LaRue Tactical OBR, 18 inch barrel, 7.62mm rifle. I was informed by the customer service desk that LaRue no longer offers their service of custom rifle builds. Probably due to the high demand for their high...
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Plasman ·
You have a couple different options. You can either go with an LR308 or AR-10 pattern buffer system. I'll outline the differences below: LR308: -AR-15 collapsible stock receiver extension. -Short LR308 buffer. -LR308 carbine action spring. AR-10: -AR-10 or VLTOR A5 collapsible stock receiver extension. -AR-15 collapsible stock buffer. -AR-10 action spring. Unless you really need the shortest position/LOP on an AR-15 receiver extension, I'd go with the AR-10 pattern parts. The OBR rifles that...
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vectorsc ·
As plasman said, the factory OBR is AR10 style. I would NOT fuck with that combination. As for the spring and buffer you should just ask larue what they use. Larue stakes their buffer tube lock plates FYI, if you are wanting it to be full on original like.
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Middlelength ·
Or LMT... should be how you want it out the gate.
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RidgeDog ·
ColtKid , I have the original OBR 7.62 from years back (the first customer deliver 18", actually) . Initially I ordered it with the CTR and riser (there is a review in here somewhere) and then changed to PRS. I vaguely remember an issue with the buffer wt and spring back then but it was quickly sorted out by the LT crew. Given that, I'd take vectorsc's advice and call CS @ LT. They may not assemble it for you but they WILL get you on the right track. I just pulled mine out of the safe and...
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FastSS ·
Buffer on my 16" was a standard H2. As others have said, I'm willing to bet that they'll get you the standard equipment if you call them. Whether or not that combination will work perfectly is an entirely different matter.
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PDtoMD ·
Following this intently. I haven't taken mine out of the box yet, but I'm also torn between the PRS option and this conversion. Let us know how you make out. They put out a statement via Facebook that they plan to be caught up with their backlog by the end of the year. If they are not willing to help you now, at that point, they are not going to have much of an excuse.
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PDtoMD ·
And just FYI, they do sell the materials needed to do things the other way around. http://www.laruetactical.com/762-adapter-kit If they told you "we no longer build custom rifles," you got a horeshit answer. You're simply asking to buy a factory part. Like nearly all companies, they have their share of less than helpful employees. As FastSS has noted, give them a call back. Tell them that you are calling because you would like to buy some factory replacement parts--see where that gets you.
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1HI4X ·
I realize this is a little old, but have a concrete answer to the topic. My OBR went through the same transformation (A2 to CTR). Mine even happens to be the same length, not that that changes anything of course. When I swapped mine out, I had to call CS as the conversion "kit" wasn't listed on the website. The kit you want is SKU 888-001. It contains: " Receiver Ext. Kit .308 - buffer tube, buffer, carbine stock latch plate, carbine stock ring w/ notch, buffer spring". That was taken...
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vulcan5 ·
Just for your reference........... Armalite 308 16" carbines come from the factory with the H3 buffer.
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theJanitor ·
Originally Posted by vulcan5: Just for your reference........... Armalite 308 16" carbines come from the factory with the H3 buffer. As did my 16" Noveske 7.62
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Re: PSA: LaRue Builder's Kits on Sale....

DLehr ·
Ohh Boy, check in on LF before turning in, end up spending almost a grand. FDE 6.5 Grendel plus a shirt. Seriously, thanks, I've been contemplating a 6.5 Grendel build. I'd like another 2 inches on the rail, but I'll live.
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cd228 ·
I'm looking at the 6.5 Grendel myself.
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DJL2 ·
I don't think I'm over the line with this...came across this today and figured it was worth sharing (yes, I bought one). http://www.larue.com/larue-ultimate-ar-15-upper-kit Don't let the URL fool you - the kits are for the entire rifle except the lower receiver, ~$900 delivered in a boutique color, ~$800 delivered in plane black, your choice of 5.56, 6.5 Grendel, .300 BO...for an additional $200, they'll set it up for you. It's an astoundingly good deal for mid quality AR components...except...
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Sans Pants ·
Thanks! That is an amazing deal, bought one in 300blk.
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cd228 ·
lpd5408 posted: Thanks. Now I have to find something to sell so I can get one How may kidney's do you have?
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lpd5408 ·
Thanks. Now I have to find something to sell so I can get one
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High Exposure ·
Yup. Ordered mine yesterday. One 14.5" in UDE inbound.
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DJL2 ·
Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated. Seriously, the hardest part for me is buying only one...I'm putting together a 6.8 upper as a load test mule for my dad...despite grabbing a DD barrel on sale from Brownell, if LT did a 6.8 I'd be two down for sure. I might be anyway if I can find a use for the LT barrel separate from the rest...
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Spacetaco ·
I have a Colt 6920 and a Beretta ARX-100 sitting at my dealer of choice. I better not....I am looking....I shouldn't, what is wrong with me its a good deal. Oh I have a meeting so I will think about it....what is my credit card number. See it happens to me too. I really want the 12 inch upper but I am resisting for now.
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cd228 ·
Does anyone have hands on experience with these? Mark sent a 6.5mm rifle to a well know Grendel fan, who is saying nice things about it. But, I'm interested in LFer's opinions.
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lpd5408 ·
Well I ordered one in 6.5 Grendel black an unassembled. Hopefully that doesn't end up being a problem. I have plenty on good armorers near me and at the PD. Now to get a couple mags and some ammunition. Thinking about getting some Hornady ELR and then use that brass to reload. So I guess I'll be getting some new dies, bullets, more primers and powder.
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lpd5408 ·
I know this is not an ammunition thread but I thought it was appropriate http://www.jprifles.com/instru...Grendel%20Notice.pdf
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DJL2 ·
I caved in...it was just too good a deal AND I did just come back from an all expense paid vacation. I ordered one 18 inch 5.56 in UDE and one 18 inch 6.5 in plain old black (with UDE furniture) that will likely see a rattle can at some point. 1700 dollars in...and only another 200 dollars from having two complete rifles...the way I see it, that's 1900 dollars for two really solid rifles - that's a smoking deal. What blew my mind is that you can get 6.5 delivered for $.24 a round if you're...
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jwdlm ·
Dammit, PSA my ask...........................caved on a 6.5. DJL2 - ML's salesman of the week.
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cd228 ·
Thanks guys, that Grendel keeps looking better and better. I'm hold off though until some one posts range sessions results.
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DLehr ·
Ordered on August 7th @ 22:30; arrived this afternoon, August 16th. Packaged nicely, upon inspection everything seems flawlessly finished. I am busy moving my daughter to college out of state, I hope to get this put together and some rounds downrage next week.
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cd228 ·
lpd5408 posted: I got 200 rounds of Hornady 123 gr AMAX (6.5 Grendel) that came in yesterday. Plan on reloading some after that. Question I have and may be more appropriate to ask somewhere else, but can I use my .223/5.56 mags? I have read yes, but have to download and read no I cant. Everything thing I've read says to use 6.5 specific magazines. Larue is selling Elanders, Alexander Arms has a couple different models as well. Check the 6.5 Grendel Forum for real world user comments. The...
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lpd5408 ·
I got 200 rounds of Hornady 123 gr AMAX (6.5 Grendel) that came in yesterday. Plan on reloading some after that. Question I have and may be more appropriate to ask somewhere else, but can I use my .223/5.56 mags? I have read yes, but have to download and read no I cant.
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oldrotorhead ·
LaRue sells 6.5 specific mags. http://www.larue.com/e-lander-...el-25-round-magazine
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DJL2 ·
Where are you finding loaded 123 gn A-Max? I'd love to get my hands on some. Although, to be fair, the Hornady Black 123 gn ELD-M is a smoking deal (assuming it shoots) at around $15 a box. I ordered a case of the cheapo WPA stuff to do a bargain brand shoot out between the 5.56 and 6.5 - because the 6.5 is actually cheaper to shoot (and about even for the match ammo). I am waiting on "good" ammo at the moment as well as mags...you can jam an empty 6.8 SPC mag (not sure on 5.56) in the rifle...
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lpd5408 ·
Got my ammo from SG Ammo, but looks like they are out. Haven't got the upper from LaRue yet.
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DJL2 ·
Anyone else mic their upper (specifically the lugs that mate to the lower)? Mine mic at .5005 for the front and .5010 for the rear. I checked after I realized I couldn't mate it with my DD lower... Which mics at .490. No issues (other than a snug fit) with my Aero Precision lower.
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aegis305 ·
Sans Pants posted: My apologies if this is improper subject matter, I have two set to be delivered tomorrow. I feel like these deserve better than the Aero lowers I have used in the past. What do you recommend for stripped lowers? SMOS used to make the original Larue lowers. They are sweet and not festooned with all sorts of garish logos: https://www.smosarms.com/colle...?variant=36758272199 This CMT lower is also very nice, also devoid of a lot of lettering and logos....plus it is ambi: ...
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Sans Pants ·
My apologies if this is improper subject matter, I have two set to be delivered tomorrow. I feel like these deserve better than the Aero lowers I have used in the past. What do you recommend for stripped lowers?
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Sans Pants ·
Fantastic, thanks!
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DJL2 ·
I was wondering the same thing of necessity...I tried two more lower receiver today, batting .500. Aero fit (tightly) and test fired without issue. Spykes fit (at LGS)...loosely even. Daniel Defense and some other machine lower I cannot remember did not. $300 for a lower is...not inconsequential...not when I have no confidence it'll fit.
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DJL2 ·
I went with a matched set from CMT (I've got a project I can use the upper for), found the best price on Rainier Arms. There's lots of people in the billet lower game...I'm not accustomed to spending more than a matched set for just the lower...but, hey...we'll see how it goes. Of note, LaRue is now offering AR-10 builders kits...@$1300 for the kit...Gnnnnn.....
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DJL2 ·
Just to check back in - the CMT lower mates up nicely and everything is working just fine now.
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lpd5408 ·
I just got back from a week of training and a week of vacation and my 6.5 Grendel kit was waiting for me. Have to work this weekend so it looks like Monday I get to build a freedom dispenser. I have an Archer Manafacturing lower that on initial inspection will work. Besides upsetting the fit and finish crowd is there and problems with a billet upper and a forged lower?
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DLehr ·
lpd5408 posted: I have an Archer Manafacturing lower that on initial inspection will work. Besides upsetting the fit and finish crowd is there and problems with a billet upper and a forged lower? I don't think so, I used a Alexandria Pro-Fab lower on mine - nice and snug, almost too much so.
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DJL2 ·
Oh, different note, where's everyone getting their ammo? You can scope Hornady Black pretty easily for around 17-18 bucks a box, and that seems to shoot well. However, I don't see too much else for factory offerings, save SST and WPA....unless you go somewhere boutique (a la Precision Firearms).
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cd228 ·
DJL2 posted: Oh, different note, where's everyone getting their ammo? You can scope Hornady Black pretty easily for around 17-18 bucks a box, and that seems to shoot well. However, I don't see too much else for factory offerings, save SST and WPA....unless you go somewhere boutique (a la Precision Firearms). Targetsportsusa.com
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DJL2 ·
As long as the lower receiver mates to the upper and positions the internals properly, the process used to make it is a non-issue. In theory, you can exchange forged and billet receivers of multiple makes without issue...in practice, of course, different specifications, tolerance stacking or different tolerances all together can create mischief. There's a tremendous amount of standardization for AR-15s and it's pretty amazing... Lets do this conversation with bolt guns for fun: "So, what I...
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DJL2 ·
1st Group, 2nd Session (3rd overall), shots 33-35 That's what my first, third, and fifth groups looked like. Groups two and four were an inch each. This is definitely shooter limited performance right now - I suspect .5-.75 is roughly what the rifle would do with someone more competent behind it. Every group so far has been 2+1. My Chrono data for the ELD-M got eaten, so I need to re shoot that...might do a couple five inch groups and try not to muck it up.
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DJL2 ·
I keep trying to order my lower...getting an error...must. get. lower. It'll complete my super cool color scheme where none of the colors match at all...heh.
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High Exposure ·
I was going to post this too, but I wanted to get my order in first.
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Sans Pants ·
FYI for those tha have bought or are planning on buying a builders kit, you can now buy stripped lowers. http://www.larue.com/larue-bil...mp;mc_eid=57864d2122
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cd228 ·
I was just running over here to post that lowers were AVAILABLE!!. But, Sans Pants got here first. I guess you can run faster on the internet without pants.
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cd228 ·
So I ordered mine and a case of Horandy Black from targetsportusa (200rnd/$185, free shipping). Now to wait. Has anyone tried one of these with an A5 extension?
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