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Old 09-02-2010, 09:53 PM   #11
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I bought a Rock River Arms that included a Yankee Hill Machine flip-up front sight gas block. And then I bought a YHM flip-up rear sight, giving me very compatible sights and I only had to pay out the $80 for the rear. They are on a flat-top, of course.

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chrome lined is the way to go, correct?

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Yeah, normally it's worth the extra $30-40. Longer bore life, easier case extraction and easier cleaning but may be very slightly less accurate. It's not the end of the world either way but you'll be glad you paid extra for it.

Watch out because chrome-moly does not mean chrome lined. DPMS and RRA often are the former.

Why do I always say flip down instead of flip up?
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Yeah, normally it's worth the extra $30-40. Longer bore life, easier case extraction and easier cleaning but may be very slightly less accurate. It's not the end of the world either way but you'll be glad you paid extra for it.

Watch out because chrome-moly does not mean chrome lined. DPMS and RRA often are the former.
So my upper is chrome-moly (which I was totally aware was not chrome-lined) upper (with some chrome-lined upper parts) might be a hair more accurate, but slightly harder to clean? Is that the deal?

Alright! Another reason to have more than 1, right?
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The chromed bore is very slick and hard so it is a little easier to clean and can go a lot more rounds between cleanings. Means more to the military in adverse conditions and not so much for the rest of us.

Yeah Chris no way to get around it - you've got to build another! Funny thing, too - I swore to myself I was going to build just one very flexible AR and almost succeeded. But last week I found a good deal on an ArmaLite stripped lower in town and couldn't resist. Then ordered an ArmaLite LPK and BCM milspec M4 stock kit. Should be building another lower next week! Don't really need it but it's hard to turn down the great prices on lowers lately and since it's the controlled part it's good to have it. Besides, it's fun and I'd like a lightweight M4gery maybe using a LW BCM middy upper.

I expect to marry the new ArmaLite lower to my current upper which also is ArmaLite. The current S&W lower will go to whichever upper I go for. No rush at all for the upper except that prices are pretty good now.
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! Funny thing, too - I swore to myself I was going to build just one very flexible AR and almost succeeded.
i just got my first lower put together last weekend. and im already thinkin about my next one because i know that as soon as i get a upper on it i will be wanting to build another bigger brother for her.
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LOL, my thread got renamed. Thanks for all the help guys. I was so close to buying an upper today, but i think a little more homework first.
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Warning: Thread hi-jack in progress...

Quentin--what about a different caliber, then? How about 7.62x39mm? That might be my choice for a second build on an AR-15 lower. This sounds like so much gun-fun. When you get serious start a new build thread with your plans.
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Ok Chris, I'll do that. Will be a while (I think). Looking forward to building the lower and mating the two ArmaLite receivers. Was tempted to buy a complete ArmaLite lower but their stock kit is lacking and I don't want their two-stage trigger group so went with the stripped lower and their single stage LPK. With the BCM stock kit and the Daniel Defense BCG already in the upper, this will be a better ArmaLite than ArmaLite builds! (Guess I love that company since my M16 in 'Nam said ArmaLite/Colt.)

As far as uppers in another caliber, I'm not interested myself but there are lots of good choices. I have an AK and SKS in 7.62x39 and since the whole rifle (WASR-10/63) costs less than an AR upper really think that's the way to go with that caliber (and a lot of fun!) Also I've heard it can be tricky getting magazines for 7.62x39 that work well in the AR. The newer Soviet 5.45x39 is interesting since surplus is so cheap but then it's mildly corrosive so you definitely want chrome-lined and clean religiously. 6.8 and 6.5 Grendel perform very well if you want more muscle but they ain't cheap.

But I'm out of my element here, no first hand experience except with 7.62x39 in comblock guns. Maybe this also would be a good topic for another thread!

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