Building an Aero Precision 308 from parts

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Re: Building an Aero Precision 308 from parts

Postby Holland&Holland on Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:14 pm

TommyMN wrote:So is the 308 carbine buffer tube the same as a carbine ar15 tube?


Yes but an adjustable gas block is not a bad thing to pair it with.
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Re: Building an Aero Precision 308 from parts

Postby unfitmother on Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:49 am

TommyMN wrote:So is the 308 carbine buffer tube the same as a carbine ar15 tube?

BB & HH, you guys seem to have gas on your mind. Flatulence problems lately?


TommyMN, there are multiple sizes, but one can use the same size buffer tube on an AR15 as an AR10. Because the BCG is longer for some long-frame ARs, there are shorter buffers to compliment.
I know a guy who shortened the buffer tube on his AR pistol, added a LAW folding adapter, and then used a AR10 buffer and cut down the buffer spring to get it all to work and still come in under 26 inches 8-)

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Re: Building an Aero Precision 308 from parts

Postby Holland&Holland on Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:22 am

unfitmother wrote:
TommyMN wrote:So is the 308 carbine buffer tube the same as a carbine ar15 tube?

BB & HH, you guys seem to have gas on your mind. Flatulence problems lately?


TommyMN, there are multiple sizes, but one can use the same size buffer tube on an AR15 as an AR10. Because the BCG is longer for some long-frame ARs, there are shorter buffers to compliment.
I know a guy who shortened the buffer tube on his AR pistol, added a LAW folding adapter, and then used a AR10 buffer and cut down the buffer spring to get it all to work and still come in under 26 inches 8-)

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You are correct. I misread that as carbine length gas tube. Good info here^
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Re: Building an Aero Precision 308 from parts

Postby TommyMN on Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:30 am

BigBlue wrote:
TommyMN wrote:So is the 308 carbine buffer tube the same as a carbine ar15 tube?


In my research I don't think I ever saw a distinction between AR15 and AR10 (308) gas tubes. In fact, the Aero gas tube product page says: "Stainless Steel Gas Tube for AR15 & AR10 rifles".

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So gas tubes and buffer tubes are the same?
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Re: Building an Aero Precision 308 from parts

Postby TommyMN on Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:33 am

unfitmother wrote:
TommyMN wrote:So is the 308 carbine buffer tube the same as a carbine ar15 tube?

BB & HH, you guys seem to have gas on your mind. Flatulence problems lately?


TommyMN, there are multiple sizes, but one can use the same size buffer tube on an AR15 as an AR10. Because the BCG is longer for some long-frame ARs, there are shorter buffers to compliment.
I know a guy who shortened the buffer tube on his AR pistol, added a LAW folding adapter, and then used a AR10 buffer and cut down the buffer spring to get it all to work and still come in under 26 inches 8-)

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Thanks for the help. I can use my aero carbine tube then. When aero runs their buffer tube kits it’s cheaper to buy the kit than few separate parts. So i have extra carbine tubes
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Re: Building an Aero Precision 308 from parts

Postby BigBlue on Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:35 am

TommyMN wrote:
BigBlue wrote:
TommyMN wrote:So is the 308 carbine buffer tube the same as a carbine ar15 tube?


In my research I don't think I ever saw a distinction between AR15 and AR10 (308) gas tubes. In fact, the Aero gas tube product page says: "Stainless Steel Gas Tube for AR15 & AR10 rifles".

BB


So gas tubes and buffer tubes are the same?


Sorry, I misread it. Oops. I was tired.

For buffers, I don't know exactly. Aero offers different kits for AR15 vs AR308. I'm not expert enough to know whether some are interchangeable though.

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Re: Building an Aero Precision 308 from parts

Postby TommyMN on Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:21 pm

So gas tubes and buffer tubes are the same?[/quote]

Sorry, I misread it. Oops. I was tired.

For buffers, I don't know exactly. Aero offers different kits for AR15 vs AR308. I'm not expert enough to know whether some are interchangeable though.

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I’m using all aero parts so ill just give them a call
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Re: Building an Aero Precision 308 from parts

Postby BigBlue on Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:08 pm

TommyMN wrote:I’m using all aero parts so ill just give them a call


You can even chat with them online. They respond quickly.

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Re: Building an Aero Precision 308 from parts

Postby TommyMN on Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:17 am

BigBlue wrote:
TommyMN wrote:I’m using all aero parts so ill just give them a call


You can even chat with them online. They respond quickly.

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Their service has been great. For their price point they are amazing
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Re: Building an Aero Precision 308 from parts

Postby Holland&Holland on Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:22 am

TommyMN wrote:
BigBlue wrote:
TommyMN wrote:I’m using all aero parts so ill just give them a call


You can even chat with them online. They respond quickly.

BB


Their service has been great. For their price point they are amazing


I agree, I have been very happy with everything I have dealt with them on.
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Re: Building an Aero Precision 308 from parts

Postby BigBlue on Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:52 am

$40 off their .308/7.62 nickle-boron bolt carrier group today.

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Re: Building an Aero Precision 308 from parts

Postby FJ540 on Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:05 pm

That's a nice looking rifle you've got!

How does it shoot?
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Re: Building an Aero Precision 308 from parts

Postby Ghost on Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:18 am

Did you get your trigger?
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Re: Building an Aero Precision 308 from parts

Postby BigBlue on Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:01 am

FJ540 wrote:That's a nice looking rifle you've got!

How does it shoot?


I haven't taken it out to shoot yet. From the time I finished it until late this past week it was back to cold and snowy and just wasn't something I wanted to be outside shooting in. Now the nice weather is here and I've had a very busy weekend. But I hope to have it out later this afternoon for it's shakedown cruise.

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Re: Building an Aero Precision 308 from parts

Postby BigBlue on Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:01 am

Ghost wrote:Did you get your trigger?


No, no word on that yet. I guess the 3-5 week estimate was not actually accurate. No big deal though.
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