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In this podcast, Ryan discusses the update on Jason’s precision AR-15 rifle build and he announces the winner (on price, at least) of his and Jason’s “El-Cheapo” AR-15 build.  Spoiler alert: one of the Cleckner boys built the AR-15 for under $400!  Ryan also talks about some of his preferences for eye and ear protection and answers listener submitted questions concerning how to paint rifles and bipod and bag selection.

 

COMPLETE BUILD LIST FOR RYAN AND JASON’S “EL-CHEAPO” CONTEST ENTRIES:

Jason’s Build PRICE SOURCE
Lower Receiver $50.00 Layke Tactical        Blem Lower. Only available when in stock. Call for details
WWW.Layketactical.com
Lower Parts $44.99 brownells                           complete lower parts kit
http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/receiver-parts/parts-kits/lower-parts-kits/ar-15-lower-parts-kit-prod80171.aspx
Buttstock $49.99 rimary Arms       Rifle stock kit
http://www.primaryarms.com/zm48988-a/p/zm48988-a/
Upper Receiver $67.99 Sato Arms                         upper reciever with dust cover and forward assist
http://sotaarms.com/component/jshopping/product/view/3/11?Itemid=0
BCG $79.77 Primary Arms                 Complete bolt carrrier group
http://www.primaryarms.com/bcg-15/p/bcg-15/
Charging Handle $12.99 Primary Arms   Anderson charching handle
http://www.primaryarms.com/am-27-assm/p/am-27-assm/
Barrel $79.99 Palmeto State Armory
http://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-ar15-5-56-carbine-16-1-7-no-thread-22-deg-crown-compliance-barrel.html
Gas Tube $8.99 Primary Arms                      Gas tube
http://www.primaryarms.com/rf-c-gastube/p/rf-c-gastube/
Muzzle Device N/A  Barrel does not have threads for one8.99
Handguard $26.99 Amazon        7 inch hand rail with barrel nut
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M58R2IF/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A39YJDG6L98X2F
Sight/Optic $17.99 Amazon      red dot sight
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WQPDA5O/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2IWH4IDL65GOV
Gas Block $10.00 Lake tactical       gas block blow out of old stock. When purchased 10 left in stock
WWW.Layketactical.com
TOTAL $449.69

 

 

 

Ryan’s Build PRICE SOURCE
Lower Receiver
Tennessee Arms Co Hybrid $42.99 http://www.primaryarms.com/ta-ar15-black/p/ta-ar15-black/
Lower Parts Kit
Wise Arms $37.99 http://wisearms.com/products/wise-arms-lower-parts-kit
Buttstock
Target Sports Full stock kit $39.99 https://www.cdnnsports.com/ar15-collapsible-stock-6-position-commercial-usa.html?___SID=U
Upper Receiver
Anderson Slick $39.95 http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=XANA3LWT
BCG
DS Arms $74.99 http://www.primaryarms.com/zm485018509-a/p/zm485018509-a/
Charging Handle
Anderson $12.99 http://www.primaryarms.com/am-27-assm/p/am-27-assm/
Barrel
Wise Arms $69.99 http://wisearms.com/products/16-stainless-5-56-barrels
Gas Tube
Radical $8.99 http://www.primaryarms.com/rf-c-gastube/p/rf-c-gastube/
Muzzle Device
A2 Flash Hider $6.32 https://sotaarms.com/component/jshopping/ar-15-upper-parts/120508224635120510082058?Itemid=0
Handguard Freefloat
Sniper Mini 4″ $18.95 http://justrails.com/products/mini-4-free-float-handguard-for-ar-15m4
Sights/Optic
NcStar Red Dot $8.40 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000S6CYFK/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Gas Block
MAS Defense $16.99 http://shop.masdefense.com/750-LOW-PROFILE-GAS-BLOCK-ALUMINUM-750ALPGB.htm
TOTAL $378.54

 

 

Ryan’s “El-Cheapo” rifle:

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“El-Cheapo” Build Rules:

  1. Lower must be “stripped.”  No pre-assembled lowers.
  2. Upper must not have barrel installed.  May purchase with ejection port cover and forward assist installed.
  3. If the part belongs, it must be used.  e.g. if the barrel isn’t threaded, a muzzle device isn’t necessary or if there’s no space for a forward assist, then one isn’t necessary.
  4. Components must be available to the general public.  No “buddy deals” and no home-made parts.
  5. No auctions – firm prices for parts only (sale items are ok).
  6. Shipping and tax are not included (this is to normalize our efforts in two different parts of the country).
  7. Must fire two 30-round magazines without a malfunction (including locking the bolt to the rear after each magazine)
  8. Must be able to shoot a 10″ group at 50 yards using bulk/commercial ammo.
  9. Cheapest complete rifle that meets ALL of the above rules wins.

 

 

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