Third Installment of Build of the Week was contributed by Tony R.  A pretty clean and straightforward 2-stamp build, with good component choices (IMO, that is).  I don’t have any experience with Holosun, and personally am not a fan of top mounted lights, but this is not my build.

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    • Seekins lower,
    • Aero upper,
    • SLR Rifleworks rail with hand stop,
    • 8in CMMG barrel,
    • Strike Industries stock,
    • BCM Gunfighter charging handle,
    • Fail Zero BCG,
    • Holosun ACSS,
    • Ergo grip,
    • Hexmag,
    • Inforce WMLx,
    • Griffin Armament midsize blast shield over taper mount brake
    • Optimus suppressor.

    Tony states, “It’s a little heavier than I hoped for but still my favorite rifle.”

    Comment below to ask Tony questions about his build.

    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

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