Cheap and Good Uppers--Any ideas?

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  1. aslinged

    aslinged
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    Has anyone got the scoop on good complete flat top uppers? Local or on the net. I've checked all the regular outlets but thought I'd ask here before buying anything.
     
  2. 9mmD

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    How cheap IS cheap :bluelaugh:
     
  3. aslinged

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    Fair question, I guess under 500 would be cheap.
     
  4. toolfan

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    Midway sells a selection of DPMS uppers for sub-$500.

    Most are "out of stock" but I seem to remember them having at least one flat top in stock @ ~$480 when I was shopping last week.
     
  5. aslinged

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    Yep, I just checked at Midway before starting the thread and you're right most of the interesting stuff is out of stock.
     
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    $265 + $115 or so for the BCG and you're out the door for $380. Not bad.
     
  8. aslinged

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    delton---400
    dpms 450-500
    RRA --- 475-500
    stag----465-500
     
  10. SnackCracker

    SnackCracker
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    You can have cheap.
    You can have good.
    But you can't have cheap AND good.

    For only a bit more cash(~ $115), you can build a MUCH better AR:

    BCM Carbine upper

    But hey... some people don't want to spend the extra dough, and are happy driving a Hyundai to save a couple bucks. :dunno:
     
  11. aslinged

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    Actually it goes like this: Cheap, Good, Fast. Pick any two.

    Cheap and good can be done, but it ain't gonna be fast.

    That said, we're on the same page with BCM.
     
  12. aslinged

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    Actually it goes like this: Cheap, Good, Fast. Pick any two.

    Cheap and good can be done, but it ain't gonna be fast.

    And sometimes a Hyundai is exactly what you need. Depends on the mission.

    That said, I agree BCM is one the best deals going with respect to balancing price and quality.
     
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    Not really. But you should check using a go/no-go gauge if you're purchasing from different manufacturers. You won't be able to do anything about it if it's not headspaced correctly aside from swapping barrels as the lugs are machined into the barrel.

    If things are in spec, you should be able to move the BCG from upper to upper without issue.

    If you have a Chrome lined barrel your only option is to switch bolts and see if you get lucky. If you have a non-lined barrel and you're short, you can ream the chamber out until it's correct, but if it's long, you should return the barrel and get a new one from the MFG, and since it's new/unfired shouldn't be an issue.
     
  15. bluecz97b

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    Stag has been around for a long time. They make a great product and they're uppers come with the BCG and CH. It is a true complete upper and quality is 100%. Don't overlook them, the only reason they're cheap is because they're not greedy.
     

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