YHM opinions

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by powell0892, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. powell0892

    powell0892 New Member

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    So I have decided to go with YHM lower and had orginally planned to do a BCM upper but I have been browsing and came across YHM uppers. I played with some numbers and found that I could get a YHM upper for around $775 which includes there quad rail, flip ups front and rear, BCG, and charging handle (I would also have a matching upper/lower). If I go with BCM uppper it would run me anywhere from $850-975 to get everything the YHM upper comes with. So anybody have any experience with YHM, any reason not to go that route? I understand that BCM is top notch with product and CC. Just trying to learn some more about YHM.
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    No complaints on this end. I have a few of their parts on a couple of my guns and the shop I hang out at has installed and/or assembled both uppers and lowers from them.

    I have shot a complete gun and a couple of their uppers and they performed as expected. Reliable. Accurate. Just as advertised.

    Great customer service and have never had an issue with fit or finish. A solid company in a market that is saturated with offerings.

    Hope that helps.

    JD
     

  3. powell0892

    powell0892 New Member

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    Yes sir it sure does thanks for the info. I just have a hard time dropping that much money without getting a few people saying that they have had a good experience with them.
     
  4. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    0892,

    Our friend Dillinger is correct! As always! YHM produces nothing but quality products. I have been familiar with them for years and the company I worked for used a lot of their products over the years. Good stuff! And if you can save a buck you are not sacrificing any quality at all with YHM! Sounds great!
    Good luck on you new AR~:D

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  5. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I used a lot of their parts (no receiver) & was always very pleased with them- -top shelf parts IMO :cool:
     
  6. Argyle_Armoring

    Argyle_Armoring New Member

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    I've used their BUIS and I currently use their QD Titanium Phantom suppressor.
     
  7. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    BCM has a lot of fans, as does Troy and Daniel Defense and Larue and on down the list.... They are on everyone's tongue and rightfully so.

    But Yankee Hill Machine has been in the AR business for quite awhile (Incorporated in 1975 - with zero BBB complaints in the last 3 years and an A+ rating) something that a lot of "popular" companies can't say. :cool:

    I have no problems recommending them as they have been top notch company to us.

    JD
     
  8. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    On my build, I used their lower, rails, rear flip up and the combo gas block/front sight and have had zero issues. Solid company with solid products.
     
  9. powell0892

    powell0892 New Member

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    Good stuff thanks for the help guys. I am slightly disappointed that I can't get it in a mid length but I will live. Still not 100% on going with BCM or YHM it's not about quality anymore I'm just torn for no reason I guess. No hurry though wife said I have to get it closer to Christmas seeing as how that is what Santa is bringing me this year I will have time to decide. Thanks again guys
     
  10. ryguy00

    ryguy00 New Member

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    I have an armalite ar that i installed a yhm mid length quad rail on. If i can get it, why cant you?
     
  11. powell0892

    powell0892 New Member

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    I can get any length rail that they sale but they do not make an actual mid-length gas system upper. They offer carbine or rifle.
     
  12. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    If you really want midlength you should get it. Even if YHM is good quality you really can't compare them to BCM, they're completely different companies with different products. If you compare closely there are lots of differences besides gas system length.

    Anyway, it sounds like you're in no rush so why not get a lower and build it up the way you want it and keep looking at uppers, no doubt you'll find a midlength configured the way you want it. I agree it's nice to have matching upper/lower receivers but it's not that big a deal. My ArmaLite has matching receivers but my other two non-matching ARs are actually better rifles.

    Don't forget to look at PSA too.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2012
  13. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    My last build was a YHM black diamond spector length carbine. new from YHM I think it was $1695, I think I have about $900 in my build. I did mine with YHM hard parts and flip sights, magpul stock, moe+ grip, Magpul mission sling and Topped with a Eotech XPS2. By building I was able to do all the components I wanted and in the FDE and black color scheme I was after.. I love the YHM parts and fit and finish is top knotch.

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