Choosing a PSA Upper for 1st AR Build

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Harriw, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. Mosin Bubba

    Mosin Bubba Member

    Jul 5, 2012
    Pencil vs A2, personally I really like pencil barrels, but it all depends on what you plan to do. Me personally I shoot offhand, and usually just a 20rd mag or two at a time. I don't expect benchrest accuracy, I never get the rifle very hot, and I feel the difference in weight even on a 16" gun, so pencil barrels are a natural fit. If your idea of a range day is shooting 100 rounds pretty quickly from a bench, nitride/A2 may very well be the better fit.

    Speaking of accuracy, it's like another poster mentioned. By the time you start shooting 2-3 MOA bulk ammo with a 2 MOA dot sight or irons and pulling an 8 lb mil-spec trigger, any intrinsic difference between SS and nitride is going to be unnoticeable.

    Barrel wear, I've never shot out an AR so I can't say for sure, but I'd be surprised if either one crapped out before 5000 rounds.
  2. DustyGmt

    DustyGmt Member

    Nov 7, 2016
    Green Mountains Vermont
    Well I was kind of excited to hear about the Larue SS but after watching a video it looked like it had a ton of creep and actually seemed pretty lousy. I'll stick with the 2S for Larue....

    Th Geissele is a great value too, I prefer it but at 2× the cost it's something to take into account.
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2019
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