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    Talking AR15 from a 0% forging!

    Alright you guys talked me into it. i ordered a 0% forging from DSA, it should be here in a week and i can begin milling it out. it seems like it should go pretty easy for the most part as long as i take my time with it. The one part that concerns me the most is going to be locating, drilling and tapping the rear hole for the buffer tube. is there any easy way to do this task? I don't have a OJI jig so i will be marking it all out with a caliper and taking reference off a bushmaster lower. Also once i finish the lower obviously i will need an upper to go onto it. i would like to go with something along the lines of a 20" A3 flat top with a 1-9 twist. how difficult is it to assemble one from parts and get the head spacing and all right? and where should i be looking for these parts? all hints, tips, and tricks, will be greatly appriciated. i will keep you all posted on the progress once i begin.
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    if you complete a 0% forging I will worship you....well I will at least be very very impressed. I want to try one

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    I just got two of them from DSA today, it's going to be a fun fun weekend


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    fun weekend? probably many fun weekends. How much are the 0%, 30 bucks or so?

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    $20 if you buy 2


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    I think the mag well will be the most difficult, I thought they were all EDM, not milled
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    I don't think it'd be impossible with some good plans and a stripped lower by your side

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    There was a link on the homegunsmith.com forum about the process to do it, along with templates. I agree with you - the "hard" part of an AR receiver will be the threading for the rear buffer tube. Everything else is simply milling and/or drilling operations.
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    I've made 80%ers, have a jig and drill bits, taps, etc. But this DSA forging is alot of work! I'm at the non-firing movie-prop stage, with still alot of metal in the mag well to remove. All builds make us appreciate guys like Eugene, Mikhail, JMB, etc.

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    chiroone- "I think the mag well will be the most difficult, I thought they were all EDM, not milled"
    i think if you were to mill out the mag well just a bit under sized, probably run a small (1/4" or so) drill bit down each corner than file bit by bit until you like the mag fit it shouldn't be too difficult. just take your time. I'm still wondering about that buffer tube hole though. I guess i will get a better idea once the forging gets here, can't hardly wait.

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