Del-Ton Complete Uppers Good or Bad???

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Snakedriver, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Snakedriver

    Snakedriver New Member

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    Now that my lower is built, I'm doing my research trying to narrow down my choices in complete uppers. I'm curious to know the opinions of those who have built their own AR's on whether anyone has had good succes witha Del-Ton upper. They look good and I can get a custom build ftom them in 4-6 weeks for a decent price. How are Del-Ton's for accuracy? I've decided to go for a 5.56mm, 16" mid-length, 1:9 chrome-moly barrel, no chrome lining, and standard A2 flash hider.
     
  2. Snakedriver

    Snakedriver New Member

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    24 Reads and no Replies?.......................that's a bad sign!!! :eek:
     

  3. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    From what I have read from other posts on here, DelTon makes good uppers. There kit rifles generally receive favorable reviews. If you decide to purchase a DT, I'll wager it will punch holes in paper and varmints with no problems.

    However, there are many members that are of the opinion it is better to spend the money to get a Daniel Defense, BCM (Bravo Company), etc.

    Palmetto State Armory has what appears to be some good uppers at great prices right now.

    If I wanted another upper in 5.56 right now I would order this one for $429.00

    Palmetto State Armory 16" SS Mid-length Wylde 1/8 Twist
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    When I built mine I went with a RRA upper. I'm happy, they make a good product and do it with no marketing drama.

    Rock River Arms: Standard A4 Upper Half

    $490.00 with a chromed BCG is tough to beat!
     
  5. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Sorry, not ignoring, just missed the thread. :eek:

    Nothing wrong with a DelTon upper, but they are not "mil-spec" if you wanted that or if that makes a difference.
     
  6. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    I wouldn't go w/ a delton kit. From my research, I was interesting in purchasing one for myself, by the time you equip one w/ the options available from other manufacturers you weren't saving any money.
     
  7. Snakedriver

    Snakedriver New Member

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    Thanks Canebrake, The Rock River you listed is curently my first choice. The only downside I see with Rock River is their extended delivery times. All my lower inner parts are Rock River, so going with the Rock River upper seems like a slam dunk.

    The Del-Ton is just something I stumbled upon while doing my research and thought I'd ask the experts who have done it before.

    BTW the Del-Ton websight says the upper I'm looking at is mil-spec with "T" marked receiver and "F marked" A2 front sight. The price is $100 less than the Rock River. While I'm not trying to go cheap, I'm just curious about the differences.

    Thanks for the opinions from everyone, I'm on the learning curve. :)
     
  8. Glasshartt

    Glasshartt New Member

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    We have one complete Del-ton and not complaints at all. Just ordered another kit to put on a lower that is in the safe. It was ordered Friday, I will let you know when I find out an estimated delivery time. Going with the heavy barrel 1-9 twist 16"
     
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  9. 2hot2handle

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    I went with a Del-Ton complete upper for my build and it has performed flawlessly. Fit my lower with very little play. I'd recommend it. It was one of the best priced options when I built mine 3 years ago.
     
  10. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Well i'll be damned! :eek:

    Didn't use to be that way, it's been a while, guess they have seen the light. :)
     
  11. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i didnt reply initially cuz ive never used or seen a delton product.

    i agree with cane. the rra i rank in your getting more value for the money than just about any other product.

    ill reiterate: they are definately worth the wait. the long wait times are because they offer a superb product for a very reasonable price. ive never seen a rra rifle have issues. my new rra nm upper is shooting 3/4 moa at 200yds open sights atm.

    i could have spent a few more hundred $$ for a white oak upper but i dont think i would be getting better groups.
     
  12. Snakedriver

    Snakedriver New Member

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    Awesome Jon, that's the kind of info. I'm looking for. Accuracy is my first interest in this build rather than just bottom dollar price.

    As I said to Canebrake, the RRA is my first preference, but the Del-Tons caught my interest.
     
  13. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    im using a nm upper its designed to be extremely accurate with a 20" wilson cryo air gauged barrel free float handguards with handloaded ammo. your not going to get that level of accuracy with a 16" short sight radius carbine profile chrome moly/chrome lined barrel. but its not going to be bad at all
     
  14. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    If price is the #1 consideration, I'd look at a milspec PSA or Spikes upper. So even though I was born in NC I'd skip Del-Ton and head south to SC or Florida... :p

    Even if Daniel Defense and BCM (the best choices I think) are out of your price range don't scratch off midlength and 1:7 twist...