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Since the day was crappy and no one else made it to the shop I decided I was leaving early. Before I left though I decided to set up my AR barrel and chamber it. It went pretty well and got the headspace set and headed home. I dont have a gas hole drilled yet or a gas block so I just single fed it and manually pulled cases. I pretty much was just making sure they chambered properly and wanted some fired cases to measure.
I popped off about 10 rounds and the all measured really close and where within a couple thou of my unfired cases so I'm happy. Only thing I ran into was loading them into a mag as they were orginally loaded for my bolt gun.

Now to get a fixed stock and decide on what length handgaurd and gas tube to buy.
 

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Well got my gas block in and barrel drilled and my handguard fitted. I will have to take it back apart to finish the chromoly barrel and try to get some more clearance between my gas block and tube.

Heading out to see if it cycles like it should.
 

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10 rounds through a mag and all went well....my bullets will need seated just a little bit deeper so they fit the mag better. I'll clean it and mount a scope tonight if I can.

All my brass went into a nice small area just out to my right about 5 or 6 feet.
 

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And it didn't even Blow Up.....
Ya want me to help you load some ammo far it.?
Judy Brown said mine worked OK, I hid behind the house while she shot it.
 

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Jr I didn't have any willing participants to test fire it for me.....I had my safety gear piled on.
 

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Good job!

I went with a Krieger barrel shroud (no longer offered as shown). Test firing went well - guess ignorance is bliss!! (I took no particular precautions when test firing my first build :eek::rolleyes:)

These milspec (ARs) are a lot of fun to play "what if" with. With all the different parts available and different calibers and such (its like building a small block Chevy motor!):rolleyes:
 

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