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Just trying to blend in...

RobertTheTexan ·
This was the 2nd AR I painted. It's not creative or pretty, but I think it works. It also didn't take very long. I like this paint because it blends in almost year round but if necessary I can hit it with a couple of shots of dark forest green. This was before I transitioned completely to Aervoe paints. I find Aervoe to be more durable than what I used here (Krylon, Rustoleum). I guess it's not invisible, but also I'm about 4 feet away. Next time I'm out training, I'll take some longer...
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PSA: LaRue Builder's Kits on Sale....

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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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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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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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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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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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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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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cd228 ·
Targetsportsusa.com
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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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High Exposure ·
I was going to post this too, but I wanted to get my order in first.
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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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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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DLehr ·
Call them? That is what I did, talked with an actual LaRue and placed my order. I'm kind of upset at DJL2 for originally bringing this sale to our attention. Thanks to his efforts I'm out 1200.00 and still have to buy a scope, not to mention getting a sufficient supply of 6.5G brass by converting factory ammo to brass, then getting the RL550 set up to load 6.5. I'm in pain here.
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jwdlm ·
"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." Make sure you are not logged in when you add it to the cart - log in after and you should have no problems.
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High Exposure ·
I had the same. I ended up having to call them. Super easy and fast, and I got better instructions on proceeding since my FFL wasn't on file.
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DJL2 ·
I did manage to get it ordered...still not exactly sure what the technical difficulties were. FFL holders go one of two ways: 1. Here, take a copy in case you need something transferred 2. Have them get in touch with us, you cannot have a copy under any circumstances Sadly, all my local options are option 2. I think the folks at LaRue might be more user friendly, so I'll make a call to them when I get a chance to address that side of it. If it makes you guys feel better, my ~$1000 LaRue...
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LiquidTension ·
Kinda wish I hadn't seen this thread. Now I'm out a grand This on the same day I found a new X300U-B for $189. There goes my disposable income for the quarter...
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FastSS ·
I did some pricing for .308 builds and the LaRue is cheaper than buying the parts from Noveske. Honestly, I'd like to see some weights and dimensions.
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smp444 ·
Put my .308 upper kit together today. Still awaiting lower ordered 9/15/17.
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DJL2 ·
I'm fairly certain they got the every single upper kit's worth of order volume in about 24 hours...might take them a minute to catch up...
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DLehr ·
Called LaRue today to check on my lower. I was concerned because my order was still marked 'Compliance Call Julie.' The guy I got a hold of told me that Julie had gone for the day (it was 4:45 Texas time). He told me that she had a huge stack of FFL facs on her desk to work through and that what was time consuming was that many of them didn't reference the order# or even person that the FFL was providing the info for. After I checked I realized that the instructions weren't very clear:...
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DJL2 ·
I did some follow-up with my LGS - I'm confident they'll get it sorted. I'm waiting on some backordered ammo right now, so I've a little time. It shoots just fine with the CMT lower anyway...might just leave it and hang onto the lower.
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cd228 ·
My 6.5mm Grendel upper is now inbound. According to the website, they ship with a carbine weight buffer. Is that true? Do they function well with it? I am considering getting a vltor or BCM A5 extension to go with it but I cannot find anyone who has used an a5 with a larue upper.
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DLehr ·
My 6.5 Grendel has a carbine buffer. Works fine. I really enjoy shooting this rifle. Sub MOA easy. Rounds 4-6 on my sighting in target clover leafed at 100. Dinging metal at 200 results in a black smear in the middle of the plate to paint after 5 or 6 rounds. Did I mention I like shooting this thing? Hopefully they'll get my lower shipped soon.
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LiquidTension ·
Is this any cause for concern? The blue/grey area between the rails is also on the right and left side of the upper. It acts like oxidization. Oil and a shop towel will remove it but it turns the towel the same bluish color. Did anyone else get an upper like this? I don't care what it looks like, but if it's a bad anodizing job I'm mildly concerned about it.
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Dorsai ·
Antiseize grease?
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cd228 ·
thanks for that info, I thought carbine was light, but now I realize that Larue knows what they are doing and I should just use what they send. I had a wacky Idea about swapping back and forth between a 6.5mm and 5.56mm upper with no buffer change. FYI My brother is waiting on a Larue lower as well. He called them the other day and got told they were waiting for a new batch to come in. Apparently, a lot of people jumped on the lower offer.
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DLehr ·
Yes, I checked with them and mine is out for painting.
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jwdlm ·
Has anyone who ordered a lower receiver from Larue gotten theirs yet? Thanks
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DJL2 ·
I've not received my lower. As to the discoloration...I didn't notice anything like that on mine. However, in honor of Pat, it got rattle canned with Aervoe shortly after assembly.
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High Exposure ·
No lower for me yet. I sent an email a couple weeks ago. They asked for patience and stated they are getting them out the door as fast as they can. For reference, I got mine in UDE.
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Sans Pants ·
I have received two but they were ordered within hours of availability being announced. I think they greatly underestimated demand on these.
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fourfourjr ·
Got the lower CD228 ordered on 9/12/17. Color is black and in .308 cal I got no email or heads up it just appeared at my FFL
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smp444 ·
Mine came this weekend! 7.62 ultimate upper/lower, Trijicon Accupower 2.5-10x56, YHM LTA can I've had for a while Not a bad setup for $3100 total... now I need to shoot it
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DLehr ·
Well my lower arrived today and I swapped the MBT out of the receiver I had been using and installed it in the LaRue lower, also swapped the RE, stock and grip. Very pleased with the o'all finish and color match (yeah, I know) also how solidly the upper and lower mesh together - no play whatsoever. The lower receiver exchange shouldn't impact how it shoots, so color me happy with my complete LaRue in 6.5 Grendel.
 
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