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    update from Troy!!!

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/893322862


    read it all before you ask any questions!!
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    Although quality looks good, this is too bad. With the cost of the rifle kits now (~$500 on GB) and this kit ($375 to start) and eventually a barrel (Guess $250?) this is over $1100 before you can strike an arc, mill a slot or work on any modifications for semi. I guess it is a different beast though for someone's collection.

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    for most of us who got kits they were $299 to $359.

    i think after the dust clears barrels are gonna be about $350

    same on these builders kits... they are not cheap. but what you get for the price is VERY complete & very doable for garage level skills.

    granted this is not in everyones budget, but people can get whatever part they need & make the rest. some people just need the rails, others just the shell. not sure what the prices will be on that vs as the group.

    we have several guys who are making their own flats & pressing them out at WG. some of them just want rails.

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    didnt get anymore vids done.... crappy weather...

    but Serbu posted this to his 70/90 group= its Troy stamping out some of the shells.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/321599488916849
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    eh erm....

    centerfire has kits for $399 & Troy shipped out 30 more of these builder sets today. wont be many more shipped out for about a month, he has to do his real job.

    but if you are on the fence about this gun? get a kit now while you can!!


    as Blackwing said: it will cost you about $1,000 to build this gun. which is not a big deal if you have ever built a PSL, PKM, Gory, Maxim or any other high end kit.

    the drawback most people THINK is that this is "another AR". eh well uh... not exactly.

    think if an AK/AR/CETME all got together at a friends party.. then 9months later you have junior here & we will call him an AR70/90~!

    AR mags, AR ammo.
    AK reliability & operating style system.
    Cetme style shell & rails

    it really is a very solid platform. it doesnt shoot like an AR. has the best factory bipod ive seen for being out of the way & functional.

    definitely gonna do another one of these & improve my workmanship, then go back & go over this one again too.

    it really is time for me to get rid of all the AR's (again).
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    so here is the 556 brass green tip high powered stuff.

    have no clue what batch it is or any of that stuff, it just seems to be hotter than any other 556 ive got.

    i purposely went slow & it did fling these about 35' away ... it actually threw them so far that we could only find 4 of them.

    the rim, case edge & all of the "hangout" zone look perfect. no swell, no deforming or anything else that we were looking for.

    the neck is good, but the rim up front got bent all to hell when it hit the side of the receiver & that was before it threw it the 35'

    as soon as this was done? switched over to the standard gas port setting & put the rest of the mag down the pipe. It still ran just fine & that cut the ejection down to about 25'. will run on this setting for a while now.



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