POTD: Built from an 80% Lower

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Geoff writes …

Some time ago I had my 1 and half ARs on the Weekend Photo. I finally finished the 300 AAC Blackout, so now have 2 complete rifles. (and somebody asked about the suppressor, yes, registered with BATFE on a Form 1 and approved by Diane R. Wood, 1/15/2015)

Ares Armor 16″ 1:8 twist, pistol length gas tube, low profile gas block.

Polymer80 GenII Phoenix nylon reinforced 80% lower finished.

PSA Freedom Lower Build Kit.

PSA 5.56 HPT/MPI Full Auto BCG and Mil-spec forged charging handle.

PSA A2 5/8″X24 .308″ flash hider with crush washer.

Stripped upper (unknown) and forward assist/dust cover kit.

Millet Tactical scope mount.

PSA M4 Style Carbine handguard I added a bottom rail for the bipod.

Crosman CenterPoint 4-16X40mm. Red/Green illuminated Mil-Dot reticle variable parallax 5 yards to 100 yards to infinity.

UTG TL-BP78Q Super Duty Tactical OP Bipod quick release rail mount.

Thanks Geoff. It looks good.

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  • Joe Ker Joe Ker on Jul 09, 2015

    Good job man. Like the choice of 1:8 for 300blk. I would be remiss if I didn't recommend that you should drop the $25 on a MOE or BCM grip however. I don't think you'll regret it.

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    • @no Ergo, period end of discussion. I've tried stock WTH grips, a MagPul, the Ergo is like sweet., good angle, great texture and very grippy, a pleasure to shoot. Ditto for their stock.