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Offline Txhillbilly

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I built another AR,It should be my last one. LOL
« on: April 07, 2018, 01:23:12 PM »
I had a box full of parts that I bought for a friend's build but he would never bring me a stripped lower to build it on,so I decided to just build me a new one. I decided to build a 6.8 SPC II this time.

Parts list includes-
Aero Precision lower
LuthAR adjustable stock
Rifle length buffer tube/spring/buffer
Mil-spec parts kit
3# Drop in Trigger
SAA upper
SAA Nitride coated bolt carrier
ARP 6.8 Super bolt
15" M-Lok low profile handguard
18" White Oak Armament mid-length gas Match barrel
QD 1/2" riser
30mm Burris Signature Zee rings - Medium
Weaver Classic Extreme 2.5-10x50 scope

Not wanting another "Black" rifle,I decided to paint this one in Riptile camo. I sanded and taped up everything to be painted,then prepped it for painting.

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After painting and assembly-









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Re: I built another AR,It should be my last one. LOL
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2018, 01:25:20 PM »
A few more pics-










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Re: I built another AR,It should be my last one. LOL
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2018, 01:48:28 PM »
Nice.  I'm thinking transportation shouldn't be your primary job Txhillbilly.

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Re: I built another AR,It should be my last one. LOL
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2018, 02:16:30 PM »
Nice.  I'm thinking transportation shouldn't be your primary job Txhillbilly.

Thanks,I retired from truck driving on March 2nd. I grew up in a custom Corvette shop,and have painted since I was a teenager. My best friend has wanted me to come work at his shop for years,and we worked out a deal a couple months ago,so I'm back into restoring cars and building hot rod's & race cars.

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Re: I built another AR,It should be my last one. LOL
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2018, 02:21:51 PM »
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"it should be my last one".......uh huh, sure, yeah right, that's it

(be sure to post pics when you finish your next one..... :th_thicon_lol:            )
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Re: I built another AR,It should be my last one. LOL
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2018, 04:09:40 PM »
Nice build. Is that a Weaver 2 Super Slam perched on top of that? Tried to find one a couple of years ago and was told that Weaver quit making them.
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Re: I built another AR,It should be my last one. LOL
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2018, 04:33:09 PM »
TXhillbilly,

Even though I'm no particular fan of the AR, I like yours.
(I traded my AR-15 for a Remington Model 7615 & was HAPPY to do so.)

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Re: I built another AR,It should be my last one. LOL
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2018, 05:17:44 PM »
I'll agree to that; the paint job looks pretty sweet.

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Re: I built another AR,It should be my last one. LOL
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2018, 12:11:31 PM »
that reminds me that I have an AAC stripped upper that I need to build out.

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Re: I built another AR,It should be my last one. LOL
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2018, 06:32:07 AM »
I keep telling myself to stop but...

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Re: I built another AR,It should be my last one. LOL
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2018, 04:56:02 PM »
Love the paint job, what type/kind of paint did you use?
I call my AR-15 Anne; she's pretty and likes to accessorize. My AK-47 is known as Frank, he won't stop no matter how dirty he is. Oh and when the gov't comes look'n for 'em, they be hid'n in the attic!

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Re: I built another AR,It should be my last one. LOL
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2018, 11:03:09 AM »
Love the paint job, what type/kind of paint did you use?

Mostly rattle can, and outlined everything with my air brush.  Then put two coats of matte clear on top.