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Post by RRCmdrBennett on December 9th 2015, 9:47 pm

The fwd sight on your gas block is aluminum right?  The magpuls I bought said do not mount on gas block may melt. The aluminums were over $130. I bought the polymer peep sights and added a $40 quadrail to mount just prior to gas block. Given you want Vietnam era style rifles you'll want to keep pic rails off the forearm.

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Post by Phillip Gross on December 9th 2015, 10:35 pm

Ordered them off Amazon and they're aluminum, but they weren't $130!
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Post by Claymore on December 9th 2015, 10:46 pm

Phillip Gross wrote:DPMS... any good? Sportsman's Warehouse has the DPMS Oracle .223 Rem for $449.99 tomorrow with 30 rnd mag.

Good grief! I just looked, and those things are supposed to retail for $700.00.

You got two of them?

I think that your local Police Department should be doing a Theft Report on those transactions...........

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Post by Phillip Gross on December 9th 2015, 11:19 pm

You know what's scary, and illustrates your previous point is that when I type in "dpms any good" into google, this thread comes up...
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Post by Claymore on December 10th 2015, 12:09 am

Danke Sehr!

Good research job, Phil.

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on December 10th 2015, 2:03 am

How much did you pay for aluminum sights on Amazon?  What brand?  Ones I looked at were Daniel Defense. Fin is good and cheap on guns and has a markup on accessories.

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Post by Phillip Gross on December 10th 2015, 6:16 am

$13.00

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Features: Quickly detachable low-profile front sight tower A2 square post assembly to fit all Picatinny/Weaver style rails Designed to be used with handguard rails or high-profile gas blocks Thumb nut with locking retention Precision elevation adjustments to enhance shooting accuracy Specifications: Material: Aluminum Weight: 2.1 ounces Pieces: 1 Rail Type: Picatinny/Weaver Dimensions: 1.4 by 1.9 by 1.75 inches (L x W x H)
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Post by RRCmdrBennett on December 10th 2015, 12:24 pm

$13 used?

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Post by Phillip Gross on December 10th 2015, 12:53 pm

New. Here's a link to it on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Spec-Standard-AR-15-Front-Sight/dp/B008L6BCIO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449769940&sr=8-1&keywords=ar15+front+sight
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Post by RRCmdrBennett on December 10th 2015, 6:49 pm

The reason for price difference is mine are flip up backup sights from Magpul that can be adjusted on front and back sight. I assume only the back sight on your handle style is adjustable when zeroing in?  Mine were made to stay on if you added a scope.

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Post by Phillip Gross on December 10th 2015, 7:30 pm

Yes, the carry handle rear sight is where you make the adjustments. I actually need to get some flip up sights for mine in the case that my optic battery dies at a bad time.
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Post by RRCmdrBennett on December 10th 2015, 8:10 pm

Mr. Electrician should be able to tell if his batteries are getting weak and never run out of juice!

Definitely a good idea. You never know if your optics could get scratched or damaged too.

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Post by Claymore on December 10th 2015, 11:05 pm

Yeah, it's hard to wrap your tongue around one of those flat batteries to touch both posts, to see if it still has power.

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on December 10th 2015, 11:23 pm

I am sure Philip can manage. I imagine he battery testers in his line of work.

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Post by Phillip Gross on December 11th 2015, 10:01 pm

RRCmdrBennett wrote:I am sure Philip can manage. I imagine he battery testers in his line of work.
Shoot! All my skills get used up on customers. You know that the cobblers kid's go barefoot...
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Post by Claymore on December 11th 2015, 10:28 pm

Tell me about it.

When I was a Parachute Rigger, I made beautiful custom repairs to other folks' rigs.

Mine looked like it got dragged behind a truck (never had time to get around to it, and besides, I knew that it didn't have to be pretty to be safe).

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Post by Phillip Gross on December 16th 2015, 7:06 pm

I think they ended up looking pretty good with those sights.

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Post by Phillip Gross on December 16th 2015, 7:18 pm

What are your thoughts on having them engraved to personalize them for the boys? The pros in my mind are that it would be a special memory being their first MSR's, and it would eliminate any mix ups between the two since they're identical other than serial #'s. Are there any cons to having them engraved other than resale issues down the road? I doubt they'd ever be selling them anyway.
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Post by RRCmdrBennett on December 16th 2015, 10:09 pm

Could engrave the fwd sight as its cheap to replace if resold. If I had an MSR as a boy never bo sold or traded. 

To be Vietnam era that stock would solid traditional shape right?

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Post by Phillip Gross on December 16th 2015, 10:13 pm

Yeah, it's far from a legitimate Vietnam Era model. Just going for a semblance.

I did think about maybe just having the side of the carry handle engraved. Still debating.
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Post by RRCmdrBennett on December 16th 2015, 10:17 pm

Carry handle is a good idea.

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