FN Herstal Firearms banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
72 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Finally got my stamp back for an EFFEN90 receiver I purchased in October. I did not strip a regular rifle to assemble it, but put it together with parts from MGW and had the take off barrel from my other PS90 (which I replaced with a CMMG) cut down and threaded by Tros. I think it turned out really well, and putting the barrel in was a lot easier than web searches led me to believe. Had the whole thing together in under 10 minutes. I did want to ask a few questions. Which optic should I go with. I tried an Eotech Exps2 and a Vortex Venom. Both are great optics, but I like the reticle on the Exps2 better, but the size of the Venom is nicer on the smaller receiver. Any other optics suggestions? Anything I should worry about before firing it? I don't have gauges for 5.7, but don't anticipate any problems since both the barrel and bolt are FN. Hopefully the photo's show up. Thank you, Jake

IMG_2889.jpg IMG_2892.jpg IMG_2894.jpg
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,526 Posts
Nicely done. Congrats.
 
  • Like
Reactions: dank

·
Registered
Joined
·
72 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
The tolerances were perfect in the one I received. I thought it would be hard putting the big spring in, but it was a non issue. I ran my cleaning rod down from the muzzle end, captured the springs and the button, then ran the barrel back over the cleaning rod, then removed the cleaning rod once it was all through. Once my form was approved, it took about 10 minutes to put all of the parts together. One small issue I had was that the charging handles end up really close to the side rails. I removed the left rail from mine, since I wasn't using it, and have had no issues. Another option would be to add an extended charging handle. If you put a large accessory on the rail, it might be harder to charge from that side even with an extension. The height of the top rail is perfect for an AR height optic. I put an EoTech Exps2 on for a while and it was perfect. I currently have a Vortex Venom and had to put on a riser. I will try to upload a couple of pictures, hopefully they work.

View attachment 130331 View attachment 130333 View attachment 130335
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
22,109 Posts
They look great!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
128 Posts
I use a Holosun HE510C-GR Elite on my Effen90 SBR. It is a mid-full size open reflex “red dot” sight with green reticle. The housing is titanium which is good since I often knock into things. You can cycle through three reticles: dot, circle, circle with dot. The green is very bright (only surpassed by a green ACOG reticle on a bright day). It
comes with sleep function and shake-awake, not to mention it is solar powered, then runs off of an onboard capacitor (that is charged and recharged by the solar panels), and finally once those two are dead, battery power. AND you can retrieve the battery from the side. They claim on medium brightness this setup with battery will last you 6 years.
QD mount for Piccatinny rail, and priced somewhere between a Vortex Viper pistol red dot and an RMR (closer to the Vortex).

I couldn’t be happier with both of mine and highly recommend it as the best bang for
your buck on optics.
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top