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Del-Ton upper kit for AR-15

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Jsor, Mar 23, 2010.

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  1. Jsor

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    Is it any good? Are there any better ones that are better priced? Just tell me whatever you know about these or any other good quality uppers with a good price. Please and thank you.
     
  2. Nikdfish

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    Like mine. No problems to date, also works well with the CMMG .22 conversion ( best accuracy w/40 grain or heavier loads).

    Nick
     
  3. benzy2

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    Not much if anything out there that is better for the same money. There are corners cut that make the Elite crowd look down on the kit but for the vast majority of the users out there it is more than good enough. Mine worked great, was very reliable, and shot handloads into 1.5" at 100 yards. Not a bad little rifle. Got a hell of an offer during the Obama scare so it went down the river. If you don't require top tier equipment it will do just fine. If you only want the best it isn't quite up to snuff.
     
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    It's a fun plinker. Barrels have been hit and miss lately. Some appear to be made in middle school shop class.
     
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    I put together their 16" mid-length and like it a lot...

    As mentioned already, it's not top of the line... but it cost 40% less than a Colt, so it's not reasonable to expect the same level of quality.

    If I was an LEO looking for a duty carbine that my life would depend on every day, I'd pony up the extra $ for top shelf equipment.

    My AR is simply a fun range plinker and a SHTF contingency plan.

    This said, I haven't experinece any failures with the Delton kip build.... but I haven't pushed it hard either.
     
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    i love mine. i have had no problems at all with it. i shoot about 100 rounds a week with it and have no complaints. in my opinion, you cannot get a better unit for the money
     
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    yea there pretty good rifles as stated above not a Colt but still a good rifle in my opinion
    i think they offer a chrome lined barrel in 1/7 twist now and i think that alone makes a company's stock go up some
     
  8. Jsor

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    I want to know how these match up against RRA and Bushmaster and BCM?
     
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    they work okay
     
  10. Jsor

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    Considering the price is it really good?
     
  11. Carter

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    I had a delton. After i bought it a warranty card fell out stating they were having feed problems. As it turns out mine had a major ejection problem. Could have been a bad one but idk. id just save up my money and get something a little better.
     
  12. halfded

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    I love my Del-ton kit! I got the 16" A2 kit and haven't had a single hitch out of it. I've run it pretty hard too, dumping 5 30-rounders of 5.56, not .223, as fast as I could get back on target and get a sight picture. The objective was to try and make the rifle have any feed problems or see if any parts would fail. The rifle got so hot there was smoke/steam pouring from under the handguard ( I thought I melted my ladder rail covers). I could feel the heat through my shooting gloves which, being a $50 set of gloves, kinda says something!

    I Mounted it to a Spikes lower and the finishes match pretty closely. I haven't seen any finish wear, rust, or anything else and I don't baby my rifle. It's been in the rain, snow, dropped, tossed, and generally manhandled.I don't treat my other guns like this (except the Glock), but I feel like I'd be neglecting it if I didn't take it out to play now and then. We went for a walk yesterday to try some pistol loads. Didn't fire a round from it, just strapped it on, carried it through the brush and dropped it in the leaves to mark where my brass would land.

    No I didn't just take it out to abuse it. There's been something coming around my house lately that's big enough to drag the whole trash can off into the woods. :eek: I was kind of hoping I'd see whatever it was, give Mike (my rifle, that's what the serial starts with for some reason) his first taste of blood! I'm thinking large dog or maybe coyote, but I have these delusions of black bear that keep recurring. But, I digress...
     
  13. Jsor

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    If I am going to shoot like 20 rounds a week, will this do a decent job for the price? If I get this, what upgrades should I buy for it besides the RRA 2 stage match trigger?
     
  14. Dr.Zubrato

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    I too am interested in the quality of the del ton upper. How does the quality of DTI compare to say, DPMS? Material and treatment/parkerization wise.
    Considering getting a 16" middie upper, and popping in a failzero BCG.

    How critical is a super high quality upper? I figure I can cheap out on some parts, but splurge on bits that should be high quality.

    Do you guys notice any accelerated wear in the DTI uppers using steel cased ammo? They specifically state to stay away from steel cased, any particular reason?
     
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    Save your money on the RRA trigger and look up Bill Springfield. He does awesome trigger work without the comrpomise in reliability.
     
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    Are there any concerns or problems with the Del-Ton rifle kit?
     
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    Had them make an upper in 7.62X39 and have had no problems with it.
     
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    Delton makes fine kits. I purchased a 16" lightweight that has run flawlessly. Your question isn't very specific, what parts or pieces do you have concerns about?
     
  19. Jsor

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    Well someone wrote that you have to be careful with the certain types of ammo you run through?
     
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    Another thing that I am concerned about is that I heard that lower receivers don't really matter. That I could go with a stripped lower that is a "no named" brand and still get the same performance. Is this true? A local gun shop told me their cheapest one was a brand named "LRB" out of New York and it was $130 which is a decent deal from what I have heard in Fresno, Ca.
     
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    I had a middie with a CL'd barrel.

    It was 100% reliable with wolf or PMC after I changed to good mag followers. Those green followers are worthless.

    It was a handy plinker. I wouldn't trust it like I do my current AR, though. For value you won't be disappointed. But for performance, you need to move your budget up a tad.

    And yes, any correctly spec'd lower is pretty much the same. In fact, pretty much all lowers are just CMT lowers with the brand name's symbol on it.
     
  22. Jsor

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    Would it be best if I went with an upper from RRA? Will this Del-Ton kit do the job if I want to hunt coyotes? How accurate is it and does the barrel and everything come assembled or will I have to do that?
     
  23. benzy2

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    My 16" del-ton kit would shoot its favorite handload into 1.5". It would put many of the varmint loads into 2" groups at 100 yards. The RRA has a better reputation for accuracy. I found the del-ton to be accurate enough for me, but I wasn't hunting small game at any distance with it. If accuracy really matters I would looke RRA. They seem to be the best bet for an inexpensive build with good accuracy.
     
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    I haven't heard of them recommending to stay away from any particular type of ammo.
    Mine seems to run well with Wolf, Federal, PMC, and Hornady. It has a chrome lined Wilson bbl, and has been 100% reliable. FWIW, the gas key staking is superb on my bolt.
     
  25. Jsor

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    So if I wanted to shoot small varmints at 200 yards, could it get the job done?
     
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