So after recieving my FFL last year I finally broke down and started ordering parts for my first AR-15 build. So my initial thoughts were to buy a stripped lower and build one from scratch in 5.56 NATO. It was about this time that I started reading up on 300 BLK. The ballistics of the BLK cartridge suit my uses more and I've always been a fan of 30 caliber rounds coming from a family that hunted with 30-30s. Just something about the way the 30-30 drops a deer in its tracks has always held an appeal to me. I was taught by my father and grandfather to make my kills as humanely as possible. Having a few years of hand-loading in my experience and resources such as my father and grandfather a my disposal I decided to drink the "300 BLK kool-aid". With my new found FFL available and accounts with several wholesalers including Aero Precision I set about ordering pieces. Conveniently it was about Memorial Day and Aero was running a huge sale on their entire inventory. I was able to order a rifle almost pre-made in just 4 separate pieces cheaper than even a 5.56 NATO from scratch build would have cost me and ending up with a superior quality rifle.
First up was the lower receiver which was Aero Precision's enhanced lower cerakoted in Flat Dark Earth completely assembled with a Magpul STR stock and a MOE pistol grip both of the latter being standard black.
Next was the upper chambered in 300 BLK. My end goal is to build a suppressed SBR but because of money and time I just bought a 16" upper to hold me over til my tax stamp can be cleared by the ATF. The upper mentioned is Aero Precision's own enhanced upper with a 15" Magpul M-LOK rail system. To complete the upper I added a nickel boron coated BCG to the order and then the last piece needed was a charging handle(only part i cheaped out on). I plan to upgrade to a charging handle with larger fins at a later point possibly an Axis. Below is the assembled rifle. Still haven't picked out any optics for it but thats coming. Have just been running a cheap red dot on it for now.
Edited by Xaxus, 02 July 2016 - 09:48 PM.