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Old 11-28-2010, 03:07 PM   #1
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Default Need an Upper (or two) TODAY! Would love input.

Here's the dilemma. Looks like my BCM upper will be tied up for a little while, so I'm gonna go ahead and finish off some of my my other projects.

I NEED 2 UPPERS!

I'd like at least one to really put it out to the 500 yd line. I'm not opposed to RRA, STAG, BUSHMASTER, ARMALITE, etc.

Piston driven is desirable for one possibility.

Basically Right now I have 2 complete lowers and they need to be rifles, either to sell or save while I have my BCM repaired and re-barreled.

So help a brother out! Where's all the sweet deals going down at? Any blackfriday leftovers.

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Old 11-28-2010, 03:41 PM   #2
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pistons do bad things to accuracy. since i am assuming thats what your after with a 500 yard desired range. a piston system is like the opposite effect of free floating.

ive been impressed so far with my RRA 458 socom upper. the only gripe i have is they lock-tite the free float handguards. since im not a fan of free floats due to weight issues i cussed a bit when i figured that out. quality is pretty high on the RRA upper and lower i have. the free float tube is really nice that came with it. after i get from my deer hunt im going to remove that hand guard and replace the barrel nut and free float with clamshell a2 handguards if i cant dig up some midlength triangles.

im pretty sure my next AR will be a rock river in 308.
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pistons do bad things to accuracy. since i am assuming thats what your after with a 500 yard desired range. a piston system is like the opposite effect of free floating.
The piston gun wouldn't be the 500 yard gun, although I shot a LWRC piston gun Friday and the gun's owner (may Dad) shot consistent 3/4"-1/2" groups @ 100yds.

Let me re-phrase the question by beginning with a statement:

I really like ARs. My Ar is broke. I really like piston guns. I really like distance guns. I want an upper today.

I wonder where I could spend $600-$900 and satisfy at least one of those criteria that I have.

Looking at RRA's LR HB types. Liking them
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im not sure RRA offers a piston upper. they have full rifle pistons. they do have affordable longer range uppers with lots of nice options like full chrome bcg/bolt and other options.
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OK, I'm not set on a piston!

They'd be great, but a superaccurate 20" hbar/bull would be ideal for a long(er) ranged gun. I would consider taking in anything quality for the 300yd on in gun. This gun would obviosly sport a FF (hell even 2 piece) quad rail system and optics/accessories that would aid in this range of shooting. If this turned into a piston gun, great. If not, oh well. . . .

The Bushmaster dissipator just came to me as an opportunity. I'm not a big Bushy fan, but at $750 for the rifle, that leaves me room for improvement.
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Hey diggs, I've still got my stripped upper.
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Yeah I know spitty. . . you'd have to talk me into that one. A del-ton may be one of the solutions for the "less that custom" lower, but it'll have to be complete with BCG, BARREL, etc. That way I can ditch that rifle pretty quickly at a the show or my shop at NO loss.
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Good luck, my friend.
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Good luck, my friend.
THANK YOU!

As luck would have it. (and this never happens to me) I was left with a Bushmaster Dissipator today.

Now I still need to replace the barrel on the BCM, but should it be 14.5" or convert into a distance gun? Better sleep on this one.
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Bump, for the good of my gun safe.

ALL QUALITY AR -15 PARTS ARE WELCOME TOO!!!

Spitty, I may be looking your way!
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