Suggestions for parts - 308 AR build

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Re: Suggestions for parts - 308 AR build

Postby BigBlue on Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:59 am

OldmanFCSA wrote:Are you building an AR-10 or a LR308 ?


I guess it is best called an "AR308". The Aero Precision M5E1 upper and lower is DPMS based. DPMS 'high' profile rail. Almost all of the components I ended up going with are from or made by Aero, with the exception of the 'add-on' stuff like stock, grip, muzzle device. So I am confident it is all meant to work together. Even the barrel is made by Ballistic Advantage which is owned by Aero and makes all their barrels.

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Re: Suggestions for parts - 308 AR build

Postby BigBlue on Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:03 am

Does anyone have experience with a Larue MBT-2S trigger? They seem to be considered 'good' and at $99 may be a good choice for me. There are a couple drop-in triggers that also aren't too expensive and have great reviews (such as Rise Armament RA-140 SST @ $120) but I don't like the idea of the captured pin clips you need to use on the outside of the receiver with them.

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Re: Suggestions for parts - 308 AR build

Postby Ghost on Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:11 am

BigBlue wrote:
Holland&Holland wrote:Good for you.

Now welcome to your new addiction :twisted:


I can see how it could become one. I think my budget will keep that in check though. :-)

You might be surprised.

Looking forward to watching the progression of the build.
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Re: Suggestions for parts - 308 AR build

Postby Ghost on Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:13 am

BigBlue wrote:Does anyone have experience with a Larue MBT-2S trigger? They seem to be considered 'good' and at $99 may be a good choice for me. There are a couple drop-in triggers that also aren't too expensive and have great reviews (such as Rise Armament RA-140 SST @ $120) but I don't like the idea of the captured pin clips you need to use on the outside of the receiver with them.

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It's a great trigger. I highly recommend it.

I shoot my MBT-2S's (have many) better than I shoot my Geiselle HSNM.
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Re: Suggestions for parts - 308 AR build

Postby grimbeaver on Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:14 pm

BigBlue wrote:Does anyone have experience with a Larue MBT-2S trigger?

Have two of them. Love them. Just was bummed didn't work with the JP ambi safety I had in the one gun.
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Re: Suggestions for parts - 308 AR build

Postby Ghost on Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:48 pm

grimbeaver wrote:
BigBlue wrote:Does anyone have experience with a Larue MBT-2S trigger?

Have two of them. Love them. Just was bummed didn't work with the JP ambi safety I had in the one gun.

Interesting, they work with my bad-ass ambi’s
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Re: Suggestions for parts - 308 AR build

Postby grimbeaver on Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:07 pm

Ghost wrote:
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BigBlue wrote:Does anyone have experience with a Larue MBT-2S trigger?

Have two of them. Love them. Just was bummed didn't work with the JP ambi safety I had in the one gun.

Interesting, they work with my bad-ass ambi’s

Yeah I have the bad ambis on both now. The adjustable set screw on the JP didn't work with it if I remember right.
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Re: Suggestions for parts - 308 AR build

Postby yukonjasper on Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:58 am

+1 on the LaRue trigger. I have a second one on order. First one is in my Grendel rifle.
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Re: Suggestions for parts - 308 AR build

Postby BigBlue on Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:45 am

yukonjasper wrote:+1 on the LaRue trigger. I have a second one on order. First one is in my Grendel rifle.


Seems like the LaRue is well liked.

So what's the deal on the lead time for these? Is it a matter of a few weeks, several months, or totally random? I tried to do some research and over the past few years have seen comments that it could be 4+ months.

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Re: Suggestions for parts - 308 AR build

Postby yukonjasper on Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:37 am

double tap.
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Re: Suggestions for parts - 308 AR build

Postby yukonjasper on Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:39 am

Double tap.
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Re: Suggestions for parts - 308 AR build

Postby yukonjasper on Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:40 am

Ghost is going to be more informed than I, but my understanding is the MBT stands for Meticulously Built Trigger, so basically they are assembled and tuned by hand so it takes more time to complete one. I think I waited for a few weeks on the last one and I'm at probably that now. I did also order the cutaway lower (TAC) that allows you to see any trigger you put into it function by allowing dry fire. Don't know if that will slow down my order or not
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Re: Suggestions for parts - 308 AR build

Postby BigBlue on Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:42 am

I decided to just call them and ask. Guy said 3-5 weeks if ordered now. They won't charge CC until it ships. That isn't too bad, time-wise. I can use the mil-spec one from the lower kit until then.

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Re: Suggestions for parts - 308 AR build

Postby Ghost on Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:59 am

BigBlue wrote:I decided to just call them and ask. Guy said 3-5 weeks if ordered now. They won't charge CC until it ships. That isn't too bad, time-wise. I can use the mil-spec one from the lower kit until then.

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I have extras I could loan if you need/want one sooner. It may come faster. My Valkyrie barrels weren’t even supposed to be made according to a call to LaRue but they’ll arrive tomorrow.
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Re: Suggestions for parts - 308 AR build

Postby BigBlue on Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:12 am

Ghost wrote:
BigBlue wrote:I decided to just call them and ask. Guy said 3-5 weeks if ordered now. They won't charge CC until it ships. That isn't too bad, time-wise. I can use the mil-spec one from the lower kit until then.

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I have extras I could loan if you need/want one sooner. It may come faster. My Valkyrie barrels weren’t even supposed to be made according to a call to LaRue but they’ll arrive tomorrow.


That's mighty nice of you to offer. I'll keep it in mind. Thanks.
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