So I'm starting to piece together the rest of my parts for my semi-custom 7mm-08 AR-10 build. I've got the lower done already, went with a Geissele G2S fire control group, and a Magpul Rifle stock and grip.
Ordered the barrel last week from these guys: http://www.x-caliber.net/
Should be fairly nice, they've got good reviews from what I've read online and the cost is a little more reasonable than some of the other custom barrel makers. I went with the 22" 1:9 twist. They were running a half price special on Cryo last month, so I went ahead and threw that in for another $40. Should have the barrel in a couple of months.
Tonight, I saw that AIM was running a 10% off sale, so I grabbed a rifle length gas tube and a 15" ALG handguard. I was considering a 17" handguard since I have a 22" barrel, but the only one that I liked was the JLD Enterprises model, and it was double the price.http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?groupid=4503&name=ALG+Defense+Ergonomic+Modular+Rail+(EMR)+V3+M-LOK
Now the part I am stuck on is what to do for the muzzle device. The barrel will come threaded with the standard AR-10 pattern threads, but I'm not sure what to go with. I'd rather not have a super loud muzzle brake, and I'd prefer something that didn't have sharp spikes on the front since I don't want it gouging into everything. Any suggestions?
I'm also still struggling with what to do with the cerakote color. I'd like to do something a little odd and go with a dark blue, but I'm not sure if I want to just do the furniture or if it would look better doing the metal parts or various combinations of the two. The barrel will come as polished stainless, but I'm thinking I'd probably like to get that coated a dark color.
Once the parts all get here, I'm thinking of sending it to Gundoc to get the upper assembled, then have it all cerakoted and slipstreamed.