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question on AR upper

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by duck911, Nov 7, 2008.

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  1. duck911

    duck911 Member

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    Hi all,

    I just bought a built-up RRA NM 2-stage trigger lower from a local gun shop.

    My long range plan is to put a heavy .223 fast twist varmint upper on it for long range prairie dog work.

    In the short term though, I'd love to get a shorter carbine barrel just for plinking. (I know, I know, a 2-stage trigger on a carbine-length AR........:eek:)

    So, I am looking for a complete upper with acceptable accuracy and reliability for a good price. A few searches here have lead me to Del-ton.

    I saw this upper:

    http://www.del-ton.com/AR_15_Barrel_Assembly_p/dt1011.htm

    Now, I know it's not going to be a tack driver but for general close-in range work, does this sound like a good deal at $395? I have no idea if this would be a decent upper or not.

    Also, this is listed as a "barrel Assembly" - is it an assembled upper or an upper parts kit?

    thanks!

    --Duck911
     
  2. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

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    Del-Ton calls complete uppers "Barrel Assemblies", and they say on the website that they include the bolt carrier group. So, yes, just drop that complete upper onto your lower.
    Del-ton makes good stuff for recreational / plinking use AR-15s. The upper you linked is a 20" rifle length though. I'd spend $10 more and get an actual 16" carbine length upper.
    http://www.del-ton.com/AR_15_Barrel_Assembly_p/dt1014.htm
     
  3. duck911

    duck911 Member

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    Thanks!

    I saw looking at the 16", not sure why I posted a link for the 20".

    They have some 16" carbine barrel assemblies for the same price.

    Looks good to me!

    --Duck911
     
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