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AR Upper Receiver Question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by chrisslamar, Dec 28, 2006.

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  1. chrisslamar

    chrisslamar Member

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    I was wondering where the difference comes in when it comes to upper AR receivers? I've seen a many different ones on Gunbroker and sites of the sort, and was wondering if there were any functionality differences between diferent manufactuers, and if so what kind? Thanks a bunch.

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  2. Chipperman

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    Just talking about the upper receiver itself, and ignoring the barrel and charging handle...
    You have:
    forward assist vs no assist
    A1 sights vs A2 sights vs flattop vs removable handle
    brass deflector vs no deflector
    mag release fence vs no fence

    There are other differences/options, but those are the main ones.

    Some manufacturers will have all of these options, others just a few.
     
  3. chrisslamar

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    I understand the different options that are offered, what im mainly wondering is if you were to take 2 different uppers with the same options on them and compared a name brand, such as a Rock River Arms which prices at $160 for an A2, vs a non name brand, which you can find on Gunbroker for around $80, why what would be the differences? Thanks for all the help.

    -- Chris
     
  4. dm1333

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    This thread seems like a good place to start educating yourself. I've been asking a lot of the same types of questions myself.

    34 Ways to Cut Corners on Manufacturing an AR15 ( 1 2)
     
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