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Contemplating an AR Build
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I've done minor mods to some of my ARs but have never taken on a build. I have the opportunity to pick up a good lower and a decent upper, all bare, over the next couple of weeks and was wondering what kind of advice you guys could give me. I'm thinking about building it in 6.5 Grendel but I am open. Thoughts, concerns, tools I might need. Open to every bit of advice I can get.Big Grin
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I finished my second over the holiday. My first I built out a stripped lower but bought a complete upper. This last one I did everything and loved every moment of it.

I was intimidated by the process of building the upper. Now I think back and laugh at myself because it really isn't that bad. Get yourself a good set of punches, an upper receiver clamshell/vise block. I use a Hammerhead wrench and then one of these from Amazon or Midway for the barrel. It worked quite well for me.

Get an adjustable gas block. Once you get it tuned right for your ammo you'll wonder why you ever shot without one.
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What about .300 Blackout or .300 Whisper? Does anyone know anything about those two rounds? Would either of them be better than the 6.5 Grendel?
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300 blackout only requires a barrel change. Uses same USGI mags, bolt, etc. Fantastic round for suppressing, with subsonic ammo. But it's expensive.

Disclaimer: I don't have any personal experience with 300 blackout but I've researched it and I'm about to build one myself.
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