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Old 03-12-2011, 01:21 PM   #41
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I believe you could do much worse then buying an upper from Stag. Stag Arms is part of CMT, Connecticut Machine and Tool and has supplied lowers and uppers to many of company's over the years. Prices and warranty are out standing too.

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Old 03-12-2011, 03:08 PM   #42
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In your price range I would get a Spikes Tactical (carbine or middy) for $800.
Take your time do your research. Take peoples advise for what it is. I bought my first AR to have a pro built AR with a Lifetime Warranty by Daniel Defense. My next 2 i built with comlete uppers that are guaranteed. The lowers are super easy to assemble but you dont have to go that route if your not comfortable with it.
Guys like Quentin are only trying to help you get the most for your money. I would not burn bridges that have a wealth of knowledge on the other side.
Good luck in your search
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:50 PM   #43
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The OP hasn't updated this thread in six months, hope he does someday.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:36 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by DrumJunkie View Post
I have as Star 15 made by Double Star here in Ky. They don't seem too popular with a lot of AR gurus but I can honestly say I've loved this rifle from day one. It's a no frills M4gery but it shoots straight and can reach out there pretty well.I have all of 600.00 in it (not counting the glass but it's a cheap one anyway). They make both basic rifles and some custom jobs, some of which I've got to shoot and all I can say is WOW! These guys have been in business a good while but didn't start selling whole rifles till around 2000. Their parts do go into some of the bigger name rifles if I'm to understand it right. Buds has a Star 15 for 659.00.

The others have given some excellent advice. I just thought I'd toss this in to add to possibilities.
I have an Double Star M4 Upper for my Black and Bluegrass gun.
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Gonna shoot it for the first time today!!

I Purchased one from Double Star at a local gun show. Big mistake was NOT taking the lower with me to test fit. The Upper I purchased was EXTREMELY lose. 1/4 gap between receivers. I was VERY concerned. Contacted the guys at Double Star, sent it back. The tried it on one of the lowers they had there and they were shocked too. Test fitted several for me and sent me a WINNER.

Tight fit, This M4 Upper with a 16" barrel. I put the 4 rail on it, but the refunded my shipping and got it to me within 3 days return UPS.

As far as their customer service is concerned I am ecstatic!!!!!

Can't wait to shoot it.
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