Thank you for the reply. Truthfully, this is the only forum that I make regular posts on. So, I'm happy to hear that my efforts are appreciated.
This is the rifle in it's present configuration, for use in my subsonic load development.
I built it using a DPMS Lower and Upper receiver. I matched the pair at a gun show for a good tight fit. The barrel is an E.R. Shaw that I bought from Model1Sales. It is sold as their 16'' C.A.R. 7.62x39mm Chrome Moly Heavy Barrel, 1-10'' twist, 11 degree target crown, with gas block front sight base. I also bought a 7.62x39mm bolt from Model1, but if I had known about MGI's enhanced 7.62x39mm bolt, I would have bought it instead. I had the barrel threaded to 5/8x24 tpi and recrowned for a Yankee Hill Machine (YHM) Phantom Q.D. mount/flashhider #YHM-3302A. The forearm is also a YHM part #YHM-5000 with a YHM Front Flip Sight Tower/gas block #YHM-9394. I removed the Model1 gas block so I could use the YHM Smooth Carbine Forearm and front sight. It makes a really sweet combination. The butt stock is made by Command Arm Accessories (CAA). I like it because of the built in battery compartment and permanently attached rubber butt pad. It holds 4 CR-123A lithium batteries. My Night Vision Scope is powered with CR-123A's. So backup batteries are always with the rifle. The scope on it right now is a Tasco Mil Dot target/varmint 2.5x10 power. It's a cheap scope but it works well. It's mounted in a very cheap UTG scope mount, but only because the Armalite scope mount I ordered is presently back ordered. The rear sight is a cheap Chinese copy of the A.R.M.S. Swan low profile 40L BUIS. I prefer the A.R.M.S. sight but, I don't expect to use the rear iron much on this rifle so I bought the Chinese copy at 1/4 the cost of the real deal. Admittedly, I'll probably buy another A.R.M.S. 40L to replace it, but not anytime soon. My next purchase will be the MGI Enhanced Reliability Firing system for7.62x39 -Firing Pin & Bolt. You can find it here:
http://www.mgimilitary.com/store/index. ... 0e05bea6f6
I have found the the standard firing pin in the AR-15 7.62x39mm bolt will not always reliably fire cheap ammo, for instance Wolf ammo. I was experiencing a failure rate of 50% or better with the standard bolt/firing pin combination. Yet, the same cartridges that would not fire in my AR function perfectly in my AK. The AK has a much larger firing pin face. This is what MGI has done with their bolt/firing pin combo, increase the diameter of the face of the firing pin and of course the hole in the bolt is larger, also.
To finish the parts list, I like the Hogue overmolded pistol grips and I install Rock River 2 stage trigger groups in my lowers.
This photo is of the rifle, with my Gen 3 Night Vision Scope, before my CAA buttstock came in.
I think that finishes the parts list pretty much. And, of course, I'm using C Products magazines. I have a 10 rounder that works great. I'm waiting for my 30 rounders to arrive. All in all, I'm very pleased with the rifle. It shoots well, I like the balance of it, and the fit and finish of the parts I've chosen. As soon as I get my MGI bolt and C Products magazines, I'll be a happy camper.
Oh, and I have a DPMS .308 carbine in the works. I'm waiting on a barrel to finish that project. Next, I'll be looking at .308 Win. subsonic loads, but thankfully, there's a lot more information on this forum on subsonics for the .308 Win. I'm already reading every post I can find from guys like johndoe3 and artful and a bunch of other users whose names I don't recall at the moment.