Post by radioflyer777 on May 22, 2015 12:12:37 GMT -8
Well, I finally finished my 7mm-08 project -- she's ready for the range!
BHW 20" standard 7mm-08 barrel w/ straight fluting under the hand-guard. Spike's Tactical upper/lower receivers Lancer carbon fiber stock Pri Gen III carbon fiber handguard BCM grip and charging handle AIM NiB BCG Bushnell Elite 3-12x44mm FFP Mil-Dot scope Duracoat is Ultraflat Tactical Dark Earth
Post by radioflyer777 on May 22, 2015 15:13:09 GMT -8
The empty weight was just under 10 lbs before mounting optics. I went with the rifle length gas system, which added to the barrel weight, and is 3+ lbs. Overall, it is still very manageable, and feels good when handling. In hindsight, I would probably go with a mid-length gas system and more aggressive fluting if I was building a combat rifle. Since I intend to mostly use this for bench rest shooting, a little extra weight is a good thing.
The Spike's lower is partly DPMS compatible, however, the bolt catch, mag release and pivot/takedown pins are not. The pivot and takedown pins are included with the lower receiver. The bolt catch is Armalite AR-10. The PSA PA-10 bolt catch appears to be identical to the Spike's bolt catch. Spike's (& Primary Arms) sell a complete LPK, however if you have extra lower parts laying around, the only needed parts that are not AR-15 compatible are the bolt catch and the mag release.