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    Need Help with Uppers

    Hey Guys I need some advice on completeing my AR. Could some one give me advice on some manufactuers.

    J&T Distributing, M&A Parts, Model 1 Sales. Does any one recommend others?


    I want a 16" chrome or chrome Moly Barrel, Flat top upper, and Car stock. Is it cheaper to buy a whole kit or parts individualy?
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    If you’re looking for the best price on a quality upper, Stag is a good choice. DPMS may also be a good option.

    I paid a little more, and went with Bushmaster because I wanted the barrel made out of 4150 steel. To the best of my knowledge only Bushmaster and Colt use 4150. Everyone else uses 4140. But many people think 4140 is good enough. It probably is, I just go it in my mind that I wanted 4150.

    I also got a Bushmaster because I wanted a fluted heavy barrel and not everyone offers that.
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    Stay away from Model 1. They are junk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JT View Post
    If you’re looking for the best price on a quality upper, Stag is a good choice.
    I went Stag and haven't looked back.

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    Vltor is making a very nice upper that I'm interested in for a build.
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    stay away from Model 1 (weak bolts) and M&A (horrible CS)

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    Thanks guys I'll try to post updates on how it goes. This will be my first AR build, I did an FN-FAL about 4 years ago. I think I will go with J&T, I'm still looking and thinking about what exactly I want.

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    I just built an AR for a buddy of mine, and we used a DPMS upper. I would definately recommend them.Great quality on all of the ones I've looked at, and they just feel good.
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    I heard that Polodent was good for uppers!
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    I'm in the process of making an AR-15 SBR. I am thinking of getting this upper from Del-Ton:

    http://www.del-ton.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=26

    2nd upper, the 11.5".

    On the AR that I have now, I have a Bushmaster Lower with a DPMS 20" upper w/chromed barrel. I will say that the DPMS is a very good product, I am very happy with it.

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    Del-ton Looks good, I'll have to check up on the Wilson barrels. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    chrome or chrome Moly Barrel
    Just make sure you know what you're buying; "chrome moly" is not the same as "chrome lined" which may be what you're after.

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    I am going to buy this one:

    http://www.del-ton.com/Stag_Arms_Low...k_p/lr1005.htm

    With all the talk of Stag, it looks like one heck of a deal

    Here is the RRA lower:

    http://www.eaglefirearms.net/Rock%20...s%20Lowers.htm

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    J&T Distributing, M&A Parts, Model 1 Sales.
    I really don't like giving advice about products that have worked for others, but not for most. I've never dealt with the above mentioned vendors, but you will have a better piece of mind I believe if you stay with proven products.

    Colt and Bushmaster uppers has given me many years of faithfull and reilable service, but there are many more that will do just as well. Rock River Arms (RRA), Lewis Machine Tool Company (LMT) would be my next choices since friends own them and they've been very pleased such as myself.

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