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thrillhouse700
09-10-2010, 12:39 PM
I notice many of you 308 guys are building your uppers. Is it cheaper than buying a complete upper? what are good manufacturers for 308 uppers? Any good sites to browse as far as price go? I checked out midway and they have a few. Just wondering since there are AR-15 uppers everywhere and I don't see a ton of 308 uppers.

Killawhale415
09-10-2010, 12:43 PM
What lower are you using?

thrillhouse700
09-10-2010, 12:56 PM
oh sorry, forgot about that. Well if I go with the jd group buy then i wont have to worry about it. Other than that I will go with tact machining.

anothergunnut
09-10-2010, 5:24 PM
Rguns.net has good prices on DPMS uppers.

supermario
09-10-2010, 7:40 PM
Im sorry for budding in, but are DPMS uppers any good? Is there any "bad" 308upper. I would love to buy an LMT or POF but cant afford one. Anyhow, how does these 308 uppers/rifle compare? Armalite, DPMS, Fulton, Bushmaster ORC 308, Remington R25.
I dont include the other top end becus they are expensive. I would like to hear from people whom have them and can vouch for their reliability.

Capita159
09-10-2010, 8:03 PM
I use DPMS parts on my JD upper and CMMG MK8 lower. Other than a super tight fitted bolt, the rifle shoots well and very straight.
Midway was selling 16" DPMS complete LR-308 upper for 650ish. That means you can build the whole rifle for under 1200. I just wish DPMS lowers was off the ban list.

thrillhouse700
09-10-2010, 11:14 PM
Im sorry for budding in, but are DPMS uppers any good? Is there any "bad" 308upper. I would love to buy an LMT or POF but cant afford one. Anyhow, how does these 308 uppers/rifle compare? Armalite, DPMS, Fulton, Bushmaster ORC 308, Remington R25.
I dont include the other top end becus they are expensive. I would like to hear from people whom have them and can vouch for their reliability.

Its all good and your not butting in. I was going to ask the same thing :) Ask away I'm here to learn and I am ok with people asking questions here also. I want an 18" ar-10 and DPMS was the only ones I really saw a lot of.

Rekrab
09-11-2010, 1:14 AM
The DPMS are definitely good to go. They're not as accurate as others and the price tag reflects that. But they're very rugged and will make great shooters provided you're not wanting to compete with bolt guns.

I personally have a 16" DPMS upper on my TM lower and love it.

thrillhouse700
09-11-2010, 7:38 AM
On the flip side what kind of tools and know how would one need to build a stripped upper?

qaz5109
09-11-2010, 6:45 PM
i paid alot for my upper fulton titan sidecharger with a 1-12 twist 20" kriegerbarrel and ben cooley break im pretty sure i could have found a cheaper option but i really wanted the titan

nagorb
09-11-2010, 7:06 PM
On the flip side what kind of tools and know how would one need to build a stripped upper?

I've never built a .308 but did a 5.56. Its easy if you have the correct tools, punch set, ar multi tool, upper receiver vice block, and possibly a barrel vice.

I don't think the tools are interchangeable though.

X-NewYawker
09-11-2010, 7:19 PM
My first CA build was going to be and Armalite AR-10T upper on a Noveske lower.
Then I got into 5.56 and wasted the last year.

RobT2K
09-11-2010, 7:44 PM
I have the 18" Fulton armory upper with a 1-10 stainless criterion barrel. It has been very reliable with 3 types of surplus ammo, and 3 different weights/types of factory hunting ammo. I'm very happy with the accuracy also.