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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-28-2017, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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My 2A matched upper and lower came in. I'm dropping them off today along with the handguard & buffer tube to get cerakoted. It will probably be 1-3 weeks until I get them back.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-02-2017, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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Got the cerakoted parts back on Saturday morning and pretty much finished the build. I'm only missing a bolt carrier and some sights. I'm really happy how the build came out. The finish looks really great. Depending on the lighting it looks like a dark earth color or a nice metallic.

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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-22-2017, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Here are some pics:

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Did you order 2A barrel directly from them or from a vendor?

I just picked up my Xanthos set yesterday. Best price I found was a LGS that is a 2A dealer. I might get the 2A 6.5 Creedmoor barrel due to it's weight. I'm considering getting a Proof Research CF barrel, but that 2A barrel is pretty light and it's already threaded. Hard to justify $800 + for a Proof barrel and they aren't even threaded.

Why is your scope mount so far back on the receiver? The whole purpose for a cantilever mount is to have the optic forward.
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Did you order 2A barrel directly from them or from a vendor?
The upper, lower, barrel and bolt are all 2A that I purchased directly from them.

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I just picked up my Xanthos set yesterday. Best price I found was a LGS that is a 2A dealer. I might get the 2A 6.5 Creedmoor barrel due to it's weight. I'm considering getting a Proof Research CF barrel, but that 2A barrel is pretty light and it's already threaded. Hard to justify $800 + for a Proof barrel and they aren't even threaded.
I'm interested in 6.5. Creedmoor and might do a second upper in the future. Let me know how it works out for you.

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Why is your scope mount so far back on the receiver? The whole purpose for a cantilever mount is to have the optic forward.
Eye relief. The scope is a Nikon M308. I set the buttstock to a comfortable length then mounted the scope. If I move it any more forward the eye relief goes to crap. This is my first Nikon scope. I might upgrade to something better down the road but for now it will do.
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That...is a gorgeous looking rifle! I've been kicking around the idea of building an AR this year, and I want it in .308 which is how I stumbled here. Given the current and likely future political climate, I'd greatly prefer it be a ghost. Is there any place to find an 80% 2A xanthos lite lower? I can't seem to find one on Google...or a jig anyway.

Edit: I think I'm gonna go 5D Tactical for the unfinished lower and matched upper. I'll probably buy that and their jig in April.

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