In Part 2, High Master Glen Zediker writes about important considerations in choosing a barrel for your AR-15, including contours, length, life expectancy, crowns, cryo treatments, and chambering choices. Read this article article to learn more.
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Shooter’s Log writer, Dave Dolbee has compiled a top 10 list of ARs—in no particular order—for 2104 with at least one notable exception. Can you spot it? Match your top 10 list against other readers and see how your list compares.
Making the AR-15 rifle shoot a little tighter is not that difficult with attention to detail and a little elbow grease. Step by step, cut-and-dry methods work well with America’s rifle. Check out this post for suggestions on tweaks to everything from the receiver to the grip.
The AR-15’s bolt and carrier are the heart of the rifle, so knowing the ins and outs of the bolt carrier — weight, platings and coatings, firing-pin hole size, and bolt choices — can make your AR run more smoothly and reliably. Read this post to discover how to keep your AR-15 working properly with the right bolt carrier assembly, firing pin holes and firing-pin retainers.
AR-15 barrels vary greatly between manufacturers, and even models in some cases, and one of the most common variances is the ‘rate of twist.” Understanding how the rate of twist affects your results and how to find the best ammunition for your AR-15.
Purchasing a factory AR-15/MSR certainly satisfies your need for instant gratification. Perhaps you are new to the black rifle world and intimidated by the seemingly never-ending array of choices on lowers, uppers and parts that buying stock just seems easier. However, building your own AR-15 rifle satisfies in the long term. To start, you will need a lower receiver. The lower receiver is the part of the gun that makes it a gun and comes with a serial number. For your first entry-lever AR-15 build, the Del-Ton stripped lower will handle hundreds of thousands of rounds.
There is a reason why the AR-15 is the best selling rifle in the United States. For its versatility, flexibility, modular design, and ease of use, everyone from beginners to expert shooters love the AR-15—the modern sporting rifle. The love for the AR-15 derives from how easily it is to customize and change. It goes from self-defense to competition to hunting to plinking with a few minor adjustments and accessories. Accessories and add-ons are widely available. Created by ArmaLite Chief Engineer Eugene Stoner the semi-automatic AR-15 uses either a direct gas impingement or gas piston system to operate. Originally chambered for the .223 Remington/5.56 NATO round, now you can find AR platforms in a variety of calibers such as .22 Long Rifle, .300 Blackout, 6.8 SPC, and .450 Bushmaster.
You get a special connection with something you make yourself. This statement holds especially true with firearms.
Last year, we did a series of videos on how to put together a complete lower receiver of an AR-15. As most of you know, the lower receiver houses the magazine catch, bolt catch, pivot pin, fire control group, trigger guard, selector, grips, pins, and the buffer tube.