New 3gun/hunting project

Discussion in 'AR15/10 Rifles' started by hawkhill, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. hawkhill

    hawkhill Official LRH Sponsor

    Messages:
    24
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2012
    So I went out this past weekend and shot a three gun match,all I have ever shot was precision bolt gun matches. well I am hooked, had a great time with a bunch of great guys burning through some powder and lead. Naturally now I have to build an AR rifle as I have already signed up for another match next weekend. Fortunately I have a couple sets of billet upper and lowers and other parts at the shop now I just need barrels, so I have started making a couple ar barrels I have taken pics of my progress, they are coming along great, 8 twist, rifle length gas sysems. I have lightened them up under the handguard, I have a bad shoulder and don't like a lot of weight. They should be great for hunting also, I am already thinking of other calibers to build,won't be able to sleep tonight.
    Pic 1 blank ready to start contour
    Pic 2 finished contour under hanguard and undercut for barrel extension/ this pic was to be last
    pic 3 turned front section and got the gas blocks fit
    I will post more pics next week of threading the barrel and cerekoting my parts and accuracy testing the barrels. Take care
     

    Attached Files:

  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,381
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    Very cool, don't forget to update in the future.
     
  3. hawkhill

    hawkhill Official LRH Sponsor

    Messages:
    24
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2012
    Hey guys here is an update on my project,its coming right along!!!
    pic 1 is setting up to thread and chamber
    pic 2 checking headspace on my barrel extension
    pic 3 my fresh assembled an cerekoted billet set and my 2 barrels with extensions on and gas ports drilled.
    Hopefully I will get the muzzle brakes on tomorrow.
    my forearm will be in in a couple of days,I will get it cerekoted and we will be ready to shoot !!!take care Shawn
     

    Attached Files:

  4. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,381
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    Who's upper is that?
     
  5. hawkhill

    hawkhill Official LRH Sponsor

    Messages:
    24
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2012
    That is a matched set made for us by defiance machine. They do some fantastic machine work.
     
  6. hawkhill

    hawkhill Official LRH Sponsor

    Messages:
    24
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2012
    Hey guys here are the pics of the final stages of my build, I will try to go out tomorrow and get some range time but it is so dang cold out. The top 2 rifles will become the Hawk Hill models HXC (X-Tended Range Carbine) they will be offered in several barrel lengths, caliber options and cerekote. Can't wait to shoot them, will sight in the EOTech tomorrow for the match sunday. Stay tuned for more rifles planned for the near future. Take Care Shawn
    Pic-1 final contoured barrel with threads
    Pic-2 dry fit of all parts now to engrave the barrels with logo
    Pic-3 logo and caliber done
    Pic-4 close up of logo and EQ-15 muzzle brake modified for this build(pretty cool)
    Pic-5 All 3 builds, top has the 18in barrel, middle has 14.5 with pinned and welded brake to make length, bottom has 20in barrel with magpul accessories.
    Pic-5 close up of carbines
     

    Attached Files:

  7. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,381
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    Wow they look supper nice, good luck at the match tomorrow.
     
  8. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,381
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    How was the match? How did the guns run? I meant to ask you who's BCG you used?

    JOn
     
  9. hawkhill

    hawkhill Official LRH Sponsor

    Messages:
    24
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2012
    The guns ran great I will try to post some video, it was so cold I didn't wait around to see how I finished but I will let you know.
     
  10. hawkhill

    hawkhill Official LRH Sponsor

    Messages:
    24
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2012
    Jon- I was running the failzero BCG on mine.
     
  11. hawkhill

    hawkhill Official LRH Sponsor

    Messages:
    24
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2012
    Hey guys, The match I shot this weekend was awesome, we shot targets from about 20-300 yds with the new rifles. I didn't drop a single target for a time penalty, cleaned the course and ended in 3rd place, not to bad for a new rifle sighted in saturday with about 1/2 hour of daylight. I only shot one group at a hundred it was well under1/2 moa, probably .3 range with hornady 50gr factory shells. but I will take some target ammo to see what they'll really do soon as I get a decent day. I am going to build a DMR next for a DMR match coming up I'll keep you all posted. Take Care Shawn