Got the barrel. Wow its a sexy piece. Going to order brass and dies, then begin screwing my upper together. Excited to burn powder. However, i had my sons 223 working on a scope and mounts. While i had his weapon, i left one of mine with him. He had a break in. Guess you see where this is headed. Yep, my 223, scope, case, and six fully loaded 30 round mags stolen. Damn i hate a thief. So im building two weapons at the same time. All said, i lost about 400 dollars. As soon as i get it runnimg, i will post up. Thanks GREG AND RITCH.