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Old 11-05-2010, 05:28 AM   #1
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I am thinking of building another ar next semester and was looking for ideas on it. I am going to want a target mid range rifle platform. I was thinking of keeping it a .223 and the yardage 200 to 300 possibly even 400. My goal is to build one with a full stainless steel bull barrel upper and a spikes tactical lower receiver. Is there any good places online to find the upper I am looking for? I want at least over a 20" minimum length. Any thoughts or suggestions will be appreciated.

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Old 11-05-2010, 06:13 AM   #2
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I am thinking of building another ar next semester and was looking for ideas on it. I am going to want a target mid range rifle platform. I was thinking of keeping it a .223 and the yardage 200 to 300 possibly even 400. My goal is to build one with a full stainless steel bull barrel upper and a spikes tactical lower receiver. Is there any good places online to find the upper I am looking for? I want at least over a 20" minimum length. Any thoughts or suggestions will be appreciated.

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Give Midway a look, they have a bunch of uppers on sale right now (I linked you to the 20" .223 page). There is also Rock River Arms, which I am currently looking at for a similar build that I am doing, because they are reasonably priced and it will match my RRA lower:

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Much better prices than the link I provided....saved it for myself!!

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J and T Distributing, Google it. They are the official suppplier for Doublestar. Got my 24" stainless bull barrel upper, complete, for 504.00 shipped to my door, and I got it within one week!

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J and T Distributing, Google it. They are the official suppplier for Doublestar. Got my 24" stainless bull barrel upper, complete, for 504.00 shipped to my door, and I got it within one week!
Thanks for this info I think thats where i am going to get my complete upper from. I really like the 24" stainless 1 in 10 twist.
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I have the 1:8 twist, and I like it alot. The 1:10 will like to shoot 50gr. V-Max. My 1:8 twist barrel likes 69gr. Matchkings. My father has one of their uppers on his AR in the 1:10 twist. I think the 1:10 twist barrels are ER Shaws, and the 1:8 twist barrels are Wilson Combat. Those are the two manufactures they like to spec out for barrels. Uhm, what else can I tell you. Oh, place your order by phone, try and talk to Kelly if you can, she is a sweet heart (gotta love the Southern drawl), they won't carge your card till it ships. Once you notice the charge on your card, email their sales department, and they will give you the tracking number so you can follow the progress on the UPS website. You'll have to have it shipped to your house and the driver won't deliver without a signature.

OK, that's all the info I can think of. Hope I helped. Let us know how the progress comes along.

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I have exactly what you looking for. A RR upper heavy barreled 20 in. With the 6 lbs. of lead that goes in the stock to balance it the rifle weights just over 16 lbs. without a clip in it. If your were in OH. I would make you a deal on it. It`s a tack driver but way to heavy for an old man like me.

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