Hey guys- I’m really looking forward to AR-MPR! I can’t wait to get this build under way, and I’m looking forward to the experiences that we’ll share. I just wanted to give you all more details regarding what this project is about, why I’m doing it, and how long it’s going to take.
The seed for this project was planted when I started using the RCBS pistol bullet feeder. I got to thinking about the RCBS rifle bullet feeder, and why it would make sense to get one (read: how can I justify having one?). That made me think about high-volume rifle shooting, which lead me to think about semi-auto rifle, and that made me think “I need an AR-15!”. You know, there can be a fine line between “need” and “want”, but if I’m going to be loading up 1000’s of rounds of .223, don’t I “need” something to shoot it in?
Well, it didn’t take long for me to progress towards “why buy one when you can build one”. What better way to learn the AR platform than from the “inside out”. So that’s how this project got started. And this project will finish with a wide array of progressive reloading equipment, bullet feeders, case feeders, and more. In this case, it’s not just about the destination, it’s about the process as well. Might as well take our time and enjoy the journey, that’s my thinking.
And what are the goals of this project? The first goal is to learn the AR platform as a shared experience with the online community. The second goal is to take on the .5 – .75 MOA semi-auto challenge – it’s not going to be easy. Third, it’s about examining the wide variety of products and systems related to reloading for the .223 / 5.56 cartridge. There’s so much to cover that it’ll be hard to pick what to show and what not to show (hint- need your feedback here). Finally, I’ll be building an online resource (http://ultimatereloader.com/ar15) that will serve as a reference for future readers and contributors.
So how long is this project going to take? Well truth is, I’m not entirely sure. I would rather take the time to do things right, and for me that means engaging you all in conversation, creating studio-quality HD videos, blogging, and so on and so forth. So, I guess it’s going to take as long as it’s going to take to do it right. How’s that for a vague answer?