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Gas pistol AR uppers

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Crow1108, Mar 9, 2008.

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  1. Crow1108

    Crow1108 Member

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    Currently weighing my options for getting a gas pistol upper for my AR. I know Bushmaster wants around $1k for one. Are there any less expensive with comparable or better quality?
     
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    Bushmaster is gearing up to ship gas piston conversions for $400. Estimated ship time (for whatever that's worth) is supposed to be by the end of May.

    I have an LWRC in 6.8...awesome. I also have one of the Bushmaster piston rifles in .223. Also awesome. Can't recommend either highly enough.

    Don't know of a cheaper one, though.
     
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    cost on these is a hard bit to swallow; if they are treated with all the chem/metal treatments like POF does, they seem to be pretty costly.
    If remmy/bushy can bring the cost down, that would be great.
     
  4. Click Click Boom

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    The Bushmaster IS A POF upper!
     
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    right, and hopefully , with them being more mass produced, they can bring cost down even more.
     
  6. Crow1108

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    Thanks for the responses guys. I'll probably put the money down for the $400 conversion kit.

    Click Click Boom: Sorry for my ignorance, but what is a POF upper?
     
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    POF=Patriot Ordinance Factory
     
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    Is there any word on any accuracy differences using the piston uppers?

    I've heard mixed reviews. Some owners claim a difference, and others claim no difference.

    I frankly don't see how it could affect accuracy much-- being such a small, low-mass piston. But I'd still like to hear comments. Call it my "Need to Know." (OK trivia experts-- what movie did that come from?)


    -- John
     
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    tell me more of these $400 conversions...
     
  10. Click Click Boom

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    The POF rifles use a real nice really expensive barrel. I shot three five shot dime sized groups @100 yards with a 1-3 CQ/T scope on a friends POF upper/Stag lower. I was impressed.
     
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    I think dimes at 100 yards is about as much as I'd ever expect from an AR. Seems that Click Click Boom answered that one. :)

    -- John
     
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    "Seems our friend T-Bird won't be joining us this evening on account of a slight case of death."

    The Crow, baby!

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    YES!!!

    I was wondering if anyone would get that. Great movie!


    "I feel like a little-bitty worm on a big F___'in hook."

    "A little-bitty worm on a big F___'in hook? Boy, your mama ought to be proud."



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