Posted 05 February 2011 - 09:55 PM
This is my first post in the AR-15 Forum, because this is my first AR.It started out as a 6.8mm build, but my buddy lost interest in it and sold it to me. He was going purely tactical on it. I wanted a standard .223 varmint rifle. It sat in my safe for about 18 months, and I recently picked up a Bushmaster upper (flat-top).I mounted a Nikon Buckmaster 4.5 x 14 - 40 scope. I went through the break-in on it today, but it was too windy to try to zero the scope. I started out with cleaning the bore and firing one round, and then cleaning again. I did this 3 times and then began to notch it up with 3 round groups, 5 and eventually ten. I fired a total of 100 rounds without any proplems.The collapsible stock is neat, but not practical for this set-up. I considered going with a standard AR-15 stock. My friend told me that this stock might be too long for a scope. The stock I have works only if fully extended.Also, the charging handle is a little hard to get to between the upper reciever and the scope. I am considering an extended handle.I am familiar with the platform from my military years, but I have never owned one and know very little about the parts that make them work. Any suggestions?