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I Need An Inexpensive (Not Cheap) Upper For An AR

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Phydeaux642, Oct 11, 2008.

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  1. Phydeaux642

    Phydeaux642 Member

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    I know, I know, "Use the search function!". I would, but there are just too many posts to wade through.

    I put together a lower recently using a CMMG lower, a DPMS parts kit, and a RRA stock. Now, I need an upper. I don't want to spend a lot of money as the gun will not be used very often (too many other guns to shoot). I want a chrome lined 16" barrel. Other than that I am open to suggestions.

    Also, what vendor would you use? Thanks.
     
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    That's a tough question! Lately there isn't any cheap, and the old saying about getting what you pay for is very true in this category.
    I've seen a few companies advertise in Shotgun News...that the best use for their uppers would be planting stakes!
    Personally, I'd stick with Bushmaster.....but here again, there are a LOT of good quality upper assemblies out there.
    You can't go too wrong with some of the govt. contractors such as Bushmaster!
     
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    One more thing, I want a flat top.
     
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    look at a GG&G upper. Good quality, good price. Or a del-ton. Or RRA, Model 1 Sales, the list is very, very long. look at the sites of the various makers, and decide which price to features "combo" you like best. it is really personal preferance.
     
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    While we're on the topic, would you guys recommend assembling a AR15 from parts if you've never even owned a firearm before?
     
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    i also suggest using stag parts.

    i wouldn't suggest that you do a full blown build, but i would see no issue with you getting an assembled lower, and buy all the upper parts and putting it all together, the lower is the hardest part for me anyway.
     
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    Look for a used one. I just picked up a used (<200 rds) Rock River Arms complete upper with bolt and charging handle for $400 shipped to me. It looks new.
     
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    check out the equipment exchange at AR15 . com
     
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    I'd use a CMMG upper. It'll match your lower, which IIRC are both teflon coated, plus with the CMMG upper you get all the features of the upper end brands but with less the cost. For instance you get a CL 1 in 7 twist barrel, M4 feedramps, MP tested BCG, and their W.A.S.P. finish on the barrel. CMMG is one of the best AR companies out there that never gets enough credit.
     
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    Give Pete a call over at ar15 sales dot com. He's a dealer for Stag and Rock River, and usually has pretty low prices. If you tell him what you're looking for, he'll tell you what he can sell you that fits your budget, and your needs.
     
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    Another vote for Del-Ton.
     
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    You can go cheap on the upper, but don't skimp on the BCG. I recommend BCM, but they have been out of stock for however long. I bought a CMT that I haven't had a chance to use yet but it is MPI'ed. I hear LMT makes a really good BCG as well.
     
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    www.ar15-kits.com has that flat top chrome lined for 484.99 shipped. ready to mount to your lower no assembly required and quality parts.
     
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    I've got a DPMS from Midway that's been good to me. IIRC it was very reasonable w/BCG.

    John
     
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    I've had good experience with http://www.jtdistributing.com

    That doesn't demean the others in any way; I haven't bought a lot of uppers or anything.

    Looks like you have lots to choose from!
     
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    Bushmaster Fall Sale - this weeks special


    http://www.bushmaster.com/fall/Default.asp

    Bushmaster's 16" chrome lined, heavy carbine barrels - headspaced, test fired, and ready for use - include short carbine handguards.

    Options: A2, or A3 with no Carry Handle
    Retail Price: $585
    Special Price: $440
    Part No: BURA3B 16
     
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