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Affordable AR Upper

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Mamertine, Feb 29, 2012.

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  1. Mamertine

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    I'm in the market for an affordable AR upper. DPMS has some in the sub $500 range that I am looking at. What else is out there in that price range?
     
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    Check Karri's guns - upper for under $400. Karri's also has a barrel kit and upper that can be had for $300 (you put it together). You might want to check Palmetto State Armory, the equipment exchange on ar15.com and the rifles for sale on this site. Be patient - you can find a great deal on an upper if you look around.

    Paul
     
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    Midway has a DMPS A3 flat top on sale for 372 at the moment.
     
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    I just got a CMMG. Haven't shot it a whole bunch yet but so far... Very nice.
     
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    According to the folks at AR15.com, Lewis Machine and Tool is the best. They are mil-contact and super expensive.


    LMT also makes (on contact) M&A parts uppers. I picked up a mid-length for $300. Given the price & who makes them, I honestly don't know why those uppers aren't more popular. Maybe it's their crappy website.



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    Palmetto has some that are sub-500. At any given time there are a few DPMS for < $500 available on MidwayUSA.
     
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    Surplus ammo and arms has sub $500 uppers. I just got a 16" HBAR upper complete with bcg and charging handle for $420 plus tax and shipping. Runs great so far :D
     
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    JSE Surplus is another good place to pickup a quality upper at a great price.
     
  12. Sergeant Sabre

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    There are FAR better uppers available in that price range. Palmetto is one. BCM is just above it, but for a few dollars more for a BCM, you will get a huge improvement in quality over DPMS
     
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    Nothing wrong with DPMS, if that is what you want, buy it...
     
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    palmetto state armory, slow shipping sometimes, but you won't be dissapointed
     
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    Ah, you're behind a little bit. The fanbois have moved on to Noveske and BCM.

    M1Sales and Blackthorne are the only two makers I tend to avoid. In all fairness, I probably would buy a used M1S if it were cheap.

    PSA for the win.
     
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    Del-Ton Inc. will sell you an upper from $400. They will sell you a "kit" with everything except a stripped lower for just under $500. They are a decent company to deal with as well.
    Best, Dave
     
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    +1 for PSA
     
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    Make sure you are apples to apples when comparing uppers as some include bolts and some do not which explains the wide variance in prices. I recently ordered a model 1 in the russkie caliber.
     
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    they're all good, we've got two of the DPMS oracles and the run just as good as our spikes or stags do, for $379. at midway they are a bargin.
     
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    fwiw, i had much better luck with DPMS stuff than i did w/ Bushmaster... if it was me id just buy a used Mini14 and get to shooting.
     
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    Holy crap, do some more reading before you go with that thing for $439, when for the same price you can have something with that actually has an HPT/MPI bolt, HPT/MPI barrel, a 5.56mm chamber that is actually in-spec, and a properly-sized 0.63" gas port so it isn't terribly over-gassed, and that's just to start. Plus, are you sure you want an A2 upper?
     
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  24. Girodin

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    For that price I would get a PSA. They seem to be to be the best bang for the buck AR right now.
     
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    If ur just wanting something cheap to shoot with less than a 3" moa then it really doesn't matter wat u get...anything mil spec will shoot under 3" moa...if u want under1" prolly gonna have to go match gradr
     
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