Originally Posted by Gus556
Okay, lets ask you guys as I love seeing what people like.
I am about to buy a new upper for my AR.
I want a 24" Stainless Steel free floated barrel. A-3 Flattop (I dont need the bolt carrier group nor the charging handle but if it comes with one, I can always use it).
$500 or less is the pre-req. (wifes rule....SHE just bought an M-1 Carbine taking away from my AR fund).
So, what should I get and where should I get it from?
I've heard good things about these:
J & T Distrib. AR15 24" upper
Specially in the 1:8 twist. Unless you are thinking of shooting lighter grain varmint rounds, then go for the slower 1:10 twist. But the barrels are offered from ER Shaw, and be had plain bull or fluted, ported or not. And starting at $399.99, gives you a little to spare for other options. J & T is the parts side of DoubleStar AR's, they are the same company.
Another good option is Model 1 Sales:
Model1 Sales 24" Upper
This one starts at $460, so still a little left for options, and they do offer some also.
And one more, but you'll have to add to your minimum price a bit.
Midway USA DPMS 24" Bull Barrel upper
They are priced at $564, come in 1:8 twist, stainless bull barrel, w/ free float tube handguard.
Hope that helps.