The Best 3gun Rifle Build

The Best 3gun Rifle Build

In this video we show what happened with the amazing Ascend Armory Receiver set. Dave built it in to what could possibly be one of the sweetest 3gun rifle builds ever. It’s solid, fast, soft shooting and accurate, what more could you ask for. Get a closer look at the set plus all the rest of the nothing held back project. Thanks for watching!

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  1. Jory Humphreys on March 19, 2023 at 2:25 am

    I got one of their newer receiver sets when they sold a limited number at the gun show last fall. Can’t wait tit build it up this spring!

  2. Chicken Nuggets on March 19, 2023 at 2:26 am

    This Video was posted 2/2019 and you said you "just heard of them (Ascend Armory)" … So how the hell did you get one? their only online retailer is rainier arms and they haven’t had these in stock for over two years????????????????????????????????????? WTF

  3. hold 'er Newt, shes rearin' ? on March 19, 2023 at 2:30 am

    Shes a beaut! I really like AAs receivers.
    FULL ambi bolt control has become MANDATORY for me and AA is one of the few to offer a fully integrated and FULL ambi bolt control feature.
    Damn good looking too!

    Ive got a build planned for this year and will likely start with AA receivers.
    If it turns out as nice as yours ill be very happy!

  4. Winsky on March 19, 2023 at 2:32 am

    "some polish brand scope" that was hilarious

  5. A J on March 19, 2023 at 2:32 am

    4:33… Are you guys not allowed to have B.A.D levers in competition?

  6. Tina T on March 19, 2023 at 2:33 am

    That ambi bolt release is nice!

  7. Hugh Peterson on March 19, 2023 at 2:34 am

    Great setup. I have 2 SMOS receiver sets and they’re fantastic. Shame they went back to just doing OEM manufacturing but I’m sure that’s much more stable revenue. If the rifle length gas doesn’t work out for you, I would recommend an intermediate gas length (in between rifle and midlength) barrel like a Stretch 16 or Rainier’s new one. They’re a great balance for a competition (pricey though).

  8. Anthony Patrick Sibayan on March 19, 2023 at 2:35 am

    nice rifle – how much did that set up cost?

  9. Tactical Spain on March 19, 2023 at 2:40 am

    Stock mark ???

  10. Tula1940 LB on March 19, 2023 at 2:41 am

    I don’t believe you said what it’s chambered in. If you did I’m just slow.

  11. Sean White on March 19, 2023 at 2:43 am

    Nice setup .
    I wish I had more time to shoot comps man . It was so much fun .
    My comp setup was
    BCM-URG-MID-14.5" E.M.W.F.-Pinned Comp Mod 1 -CMR 12..
    I used BCM Ambi Charging Handle. I used an old Eotech 553 SOCOM with Troy / BCM Folding BUIS .
    For the lower I used an Aero Precision Lower with all ambi controls . I got a limited edition one . It came with PDQ Ambi Bolt release , BAD ASS 45° , and BCM Mod 3 GFG . I did put in a CMC 3.5 Single Stage , BAD Lever , B5 BRAVO.
    Like you I have became pretty fond of the BAD ASS short throw . I only use Single stage triggers. For the longest time I used the ALG ACT or a Nickel FCG .
    I used a Colt H2 Buffer and Spring .
    We only shot out to 200 yards so magnification really wasn’t needed. I used Freedom Munitions 77g BTHP.
    Before I starting using that setup I ran a Complete Colt LE6920 M4A1 SOCOM 14.5 Block 2. That bad boy is a tack driver . Heavy as crap but it’s still my go too for 14.5.
    I never got into it too hard where I needed to spend a crap load of money to shoot . I really just used what I had . I already had a the BCM so I just swapped barrels .
    If I were to do it all over again I’d still use the same lower but get a Noveske Afghan 14.5 Upper.
    A Co worker uses the Afghan with a Colt Lower and he wins local matches all the time . That afghan barrel is one of the most accurate barrels I’ve seen with own eyes. He is shooting 1.25 moa or less all the way to 450 yards using MK262

  12. Joshua Baker on March 19, 2023 at 2:44 am

    Love their bug bore set. Mine is built into a 458SOCOM.

  13. Shane Hess on March 19, 2023 at 2:47 am

    That’s a really nice AR about how much do you have in to that build ?

  14. Abel Nightroad on March 19, 2023 at 2:47 am

    Wow 9.25 lbs?? How is this possible. My non light AP rifle with heavy Vortex scope PST II came up about 7.5lbs without any carbon fiber parts.

  15. Marshall R on March 19, 2023 at 2:47 am

    *Has a $2000 scope, doesn’t know how to pronounce the brand* lol

    Great video! A lot of things I’d like to copy on this build, however I’d maybe go with Radian or ADM for the lower, because I like their (slightly) more understated styling.

  16. MrHannible on March 19, 2023 at 2:48 am

    Looks cool but it’s over a pound heavier than my 308 ar with a 3 x 9 hunting scope same length and it doesn’t even have a pencil barrel.

  17. Jacob on March 19, 2023 at 2:49 am

    Do you use adjustable gas blocks? If so, what brand? If not, why not?

  18. The Watcher on March 19, 2023 at 2:51 am

    my 3gun rifle uses the same receiver set and its amazing and the warranty the company offers is bar none but i was lucky to have my set up hold at a even 8 lbs but i am going to be swapping some things out thats going to bring me to 7lbs give or take if i i can keep the balance if the areas i want

  19. mykalbee on March 19, 2023 at 2:54 am

    Great looking rifle. I really like your setup especially that ubr butt stock, it just looks cool. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Jerry Suarez on March 19, 2023 at 2:54 am

    Can you add a item/accessories list? Love the set up.

  21. Kentucky Justice on March 19, 2023 at 2:56 am

    Really nice weapon. I don’t know that I would go with the rifle length gas system, but you know what you like, and I totally understand your philosophy behind it. I wonder if it would soften your rifle up more by using a JP single gas ring and captured buffer spring system? Good video. "Thumbs up" from this Kentucky boy.

  22. R Shinn on March 19, 2023 at 2:56 am

    i’ve been wanting an ascend set for quite a while. sad to say, i’m most likely giving up on the wait. been probably close to 5 months now and i’ve had all the parts to my build ready to go. i’m in the market for another lightweight billet set, and i’m looking for suggestions

  23. Jason Ashcraft on March 19, 2023 at 2:56 am

    Great video. I’m new at building the ar. Can you explain where lock tight is needed throughout the build? And how many different types you should use. Ty

  24. john K on March 19, 2023 at 2:59 am

    Nice video. My local 3gun is less then 100 yards. Any advice on optics?

  25. Bluegrass on March 19, 2023 at 3:00 am

    Are they still around? When I go to the website I get the message that the shop is unavailable, and everywhere you go that sells their products shows the receivers out of stock and have been for some time now.

    My apologies if you covered it in the video I wasn’t able to watch it in its entirety.

  26. ComeOnPelican91 on March 19, 2023 at 3:01 am

    Killed me when you intentionally mispronounced Swarovski haha

  27. Glenn Q on March 19, 2023 at 3:03 am

    First time seeing this and its surprising how many decisions we share in our 3G builds. Well done.

  28. ballparkweiner1 on March 19, 2023 at 3:03 am

    I’m not a 3 gunner, never had the time. I learned 2 things, I never heard of or saw Ascend Armory Receiver sets, (they do rock) and I never saw a 16 in. barrel with a rifle length gas block. I guess I’m just a pedestrian Mil-spec guy. Another great review and video Dave. Thanks!

  29. gradyhue on March 19, 2023 at 3:05 am

    How was the upper to barrel fitment? Did you have to heat the receiver to get the barrel in?

  30. Earthworm Castings on March 19, 2023 at 3:06 am

    %^#,,,keep your eye’s on the left-wing anti-2A Politician’s & DOJ of your State!

     California DOJ Gun Confiscation with Sam Paredes of GOC GunGuyTV
    Published on Feb 25, 2019

  31. noone on March 19, 2023 at 3:07 am

    Wilson Combat Rifles for me all day, every day! 💯💯🙂🙂👍👍

  32. Reno’s Nutzz on March 19, 2023 at 3:11 am

    Can you please tell me where to get a new trigger pin for this lower sense it seems to be proprietary ????!

  33. dim vol on March 19, 2023 at 3:13 am

    great set up
    which other rail can be used for this receiver set with out do to extra job

  34. Trung Nghĩa Đỗ on March 19, 2023 at 3:16 am

    if one is left handed and can use or shoot a gun?

  35. tactical renegade on March 19, 2023 at 3:17 am

    And you cant hardly find a rail that will fit it I’ve went through 3 trying

  36. Taz on March 19, 2023 at 3:18 am

    Ever try a stretch 16 barrel? I love mine.

  37. Paul Hughes on March 19, 2023 at 3:20 am

    Cool build.

  38. HPcrazycarl on March 19, 2023 at 3:21 am

    Good video man and that is a beautiful gun man!!!!

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