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Re: LR-10 .308 Build
« Reply #50 on: August 30, 2016, 10:08:33 AM »
The BCG should hold the buffer off the pin, something isn't right.  You could just remove the pin, but it doesn't address the issue.
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Re: LR-10 .308 Build
« Reply #51 on: August 30, 2016, 10:24:12 AM »
Ken, check your phone. Sent over pics a little while ago.
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Re: LR-10 .308 Build
« Reply #52 on: August 30, 2016, 10:51:13 AM »
Here's a pic of Shawn's rifle, and it look's pretty flush as well....



...and mine. It's not quite as bad as I thought, but still, it's recessed about .025":





So it might be that both the upper, and lower (buffer pin location) are off just enough. I think I'll just make a different pin with a little less offset than the last one.

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Re: LR-10 .308 Build
« Reply #53 on: August 30, 2016, 07:57:09 PM »
Ken no real wear on buffer


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Re: LR-10 .308 Build
« Reply #54 on: August 30, 2016, 09:11:45 PM »
So if I was to buy something already to shoot, What brand should I be looking at. I like the .308 platform, sends enough down range to do a good job. And, I already have lots of matched brass and dies to work with.

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Re: LR-10 .308 Build
« Reply #55 on: August 30, 2016, 09:22:41 PM »
Bob, I've never shot the Sig or Ruger but both have good reputation.

Some are more spendy than others.  I would personally like to buy a Larue next if not a full custom from GA Precision.  Neither are cheap. Both come with accuracy guarantees


AR-10-Manufacturers-List   

ArmaLite

Bushmaster

Colt Firearms

DPMS

DRD Tactical

Fulton Armory

GA Precision

Knights Armament

Larue Tactical

Lewis Machine and Tool

Luvo

LWRC

Mega Arms

Patriot Ordnance Factory

Remington Arms

Rock River Arms

Ruger

Sig Sauer

SOTA Arms (they call the uppers ?AR-15 7.62mm?, but really they AR-10 variants).
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Re: LR-10 .308 Build
« Reply #56 on: August 30, 2016, 09:47:52 PM »
I didn't realize there where that many! and yet you can't find ANY useful specs on them....

So, made a new retainer today, one that had less of an offset...like .025". Also did some mag release work (that was the other issue, the bolt not staying back), and ran out to my "private" shooting area after work. She ran....most of the time....40 rounds total.  I think (hope) a quality buffer will finish it off.

This is the cul-de-sac for shorter shooting, up to 200 yards.

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Re: LR-10 .308 Build
« Reply #57 on: August 30, 2016, 10:50:15 PM »
If I was to buy another (and I don't do long distance shooting) so for a defensive rifle I would look at the DPMS units. For the money I think you get a lot of rifle plus last time I checked I think they have 5 or 6 different models (meaning different variations to their receivers). When I was building mine & speaking to Midwest industries on the hand guards they were the ones who told me that was the case then which was a couple years back. Bobby a while back was commenting on their rifles in .308 on another thread as well.
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Re: LR-10 .308 Build
« Reply #58 on: August 30, 2016, 11:28:11 PM »
Bob, I've never shot the Sig or Ruger but both have good reputation.

Some are more spendy than others.  I would personally like to buy a Larue next if not a full custom from GA Precision.  Neither are cheap. Both come with accuracy guarantees


AR-10-Manufacturers-List   

ArmaLite

Bushmaster

Colt Firearms

DPMS

DRD Tactical

Fulton Armory

GA Precision

Knights Armament

Larue Tactical

Lewis Machine and Tool

Luvo

LWRC

Mega Arms

Patriot Ordnance Factory

Remington Arms

Rock River Arms

Ruger

Sig Sauer

SOTA Arms (they call the uppers ?AR-15 7.62mm?, but really they AR-10 variants).

So many to choose from. I guess I need to look around and see what is out there local. I don't have any "black guns" right now. I had a 30 carbine but sold it as it didn't look like the cartridge was what I thought I needed. I don't want/need close encounter.

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Re: LR-10 .308 Build
« Reply #59 on: September 02, 2016, 11:56:28 AM »
Got this in the mail today. Still waiting on the new buffer and spring that stlaser recommended.

You ever feel like you're trying to polish a turd? That's what it feels like with this gun.

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Re: LR-10 .308 Build
« Reply #60 on: September 02, 2016, 03:37:27 PM »
Once you get it running "right" it will no longer feel that way.....


Edit: & for the record you set yourself up for a good H joke but I held my tongue  ;D
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Re: LR-10 .308 Build
« Reply #61 on: September 02, 2016, 04:11:16 PM »
So if I was to buy something already to shoot, What brand should I be looking at. I like the .308 platform, sends enough down range to do a good job. And, I already have lots of matched brass and dies to work with.

Depends on what your budget is. I happen to like the DPMS rifles, just based on what I've seen in the gunstores.

http://www.dpmsinc.com/308-WIN-762-NATO-16-18_ep_190-1.html

I personally like the SASS and MK12 for precision style work. If you wanted something along the lines of Chief's 716, you can roll deep with the Recon, and still keep the precision role. But if you just want something to take to the range or throw in the truck, the AP4 isn't a bad choice either.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2016, 04:13:07 PM by BobbyB »
So, Bobby...being the calculating trained warrior NCO that you are.  Take the appropriate action, Execute!

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Re: LR-10 .308 Build
« Reply #62 on: September 14, 2016, 10:40:20 AM »
The new buffer and spring showed up in the mail yesterday. I got it from HeavyBuffers.com, the place Shawn recommended: http://www.heavybuffers.com/

I went with the heavy one...6.5 oz...which will allow me to suppress if I choose to someday.
This is what the owner says about it:

I strongly recommend this buffer if any of the following conditions apply:
?If you will be shooting with a suppressor. (Your gun will still run fine unsuppressed with standard ammunition.)
?If you will be shooting hot handloads or very heavy bullets.
?If you want maximum recoil reduction.
 
I'm not sure what the guys at Veriforce Tactical were thinking when they sold me these parts originally...the upper was not in spec and the buffer was less than 4 oz. From what I've read, you need at least 5oz in a 308....hmm, maybe that's why it kicked like a mule and didn't cycle right!

...old one:


 and the new stainless one which also has a piece of tungsten inside:



I put the new trigger in and took it out for a test.
And finally....it shoots great, story closed.
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Re: LR-10 .308 Build
« Reply #63 on: September 14, 2016, 10:43:09 AM »
They sold you what they had on the shelf.

Hope this cleans it up.
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