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woody78
09-22-2011, 1:52 PM
Im looking to get an AR 15 complete upper, 16" and around $600-$800 in price, any suggestions?

dascoyne
09-22-2011, 1:58 PM
www.bravocompanyusa.com
www.smartgunner.com

Dark Mod
09-22-2011, 2:02 PM
stag arms 2ht

Badass upper, its about $650

woody78
09-22-2011, 2:07 PM
Any thoughts on this

http://cmmginc.secure-mall.com/item/CMMG-16-Bull-Barrel-Upper-w4-Rail-Handguard-1518

djleisure
09-22-2011, 2:10 PM
CMMG in general is okay, but that one has a bull barrel, so it will be pretty heavy. You should look for an M4 profile barrel.

Norcal Industries
09-22-2011, 2:13 PM
lmt for $600.

woody78
09-22-2011, 2:26 PM
lmt for $600.

Where at?

djleisure
09-22-2011, 2:29 PM
Palmetto State Armory has some pretty good deals on uppers and they use quality parts. This one is only $600 http://palmettostatearmory.com/2265.php

http://palmettostatearmory.com/images/2265a.jpg

Norcal Industries
09-22-2011, 2:29 PM
http://dsgarms.com/ProductInfo/LMTL7UB1.aspx

Droppin Deuces
09-22-2011, 2:38 PM
If you want LMT, check out Rainier Arms. Charging handle and handguards included in the $485 price. Pick your BCG up from them as well. $7.95 flat rate shipping. Hard to beat.

Press Check
09-22-2011, 2:56 PM
Colt M4 for $685 brand new.

woody78
09-22-2011, 3:01 PM
Colt M4 for $685 brand new.

Where did you find that price at?

jchen76@gmail.com
09-22-2011, 3:29 PM
Just picked up a dpms upper at midwayusa for under 400. Haven't had issues. Eats all ammo I feed it. Fit and finish is basic compared to bravocompany, but you have plenty of change leftover for accessories.

Press Check
09-22-2011, 3:37 PM
Where did you find that price at?

I purchased mine directly from Colt.

www.coltsmfg.com

woody78
09-22-2011, 4:07 PM
I purchased mine directly from Colt.

www.coltsmfg.com

I haven't seen anything from Colt for under a $1000

dascoyne
09-22-2011, 4:10 PM
Colt M4 for $685 brand new.I haven't seen anything from Colt for under a $1000He bought it in 1988.

Jyruiz
09-22-2011, 4:12 PM
Check out Parallaxtactical.com (http://www.parallaxtactical.com/store/).

Deucer
09-22-2011, 4:12 PM
He bought it in 1988.

Have prices gone up since then?

:p

woody78
09-22-2011, 4:13 PM
He bought it in 1988.

That would make sense then

msand951
09-22-2011, 4:44 PM
Lmt sounds good.
Ill sell my complete upper for 300 if your in socal ftf. Its a dpms.
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/default.aspx?productNumber=369226
just like this one . crowned barrel so good for featureless.

Noah3683
09-22-2011, 4:49 PM
Daniel Defense $750 with rail

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=XDD07309NS&name=Daniel%20Defense%20M4%20URG%2c%20v5%20LW

Press Check
09-22-2011, 4:55 PM
He bought it in 1988.

Um, yeah. I was 12 in 1988. :rolleyes:

Try a few months ago.

http://www.coltsmfg.com/ShopOnline/tabid/62/ProdID/301/CatID/35/Default.aspx

Norcal Industries
09-22-2011, 4:58 PM
Daniel Defense $750 with rail

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=XDD07309NS&name=Daniel%20Defense%20M4%20URG%2c%20v5%20LW

thats a really good deal.

woody78
09-22-2011, 5:01 PM
Lmt sounds good.
Ill sell my complete upper for 300 if your in socal ftf. Its a dpms.
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/default.aspx?productNumber=369226
just like this one . crowned barrel so good for featureless.

Im in Nor Cal, thanks though

Noah3683
09-22-2011, 5:02 PM
thats a really good deal.

Yes it is and it doesn't come up on the site no matter how you search for it without the direct link. I had reserved sharing the info until I finalized my choice for another new upper. I decided on a 14.5" light mid instead so I'm no longer concerned about it selling out lol

CK_32
09-22-2011, 5:28 PM
Bcm gets my vote

woody78
09-22-2011, 6:10 PM
Daniel Defense $750 with rail

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=XDD07309NS&name=Daniel%20Defense%20M4%20URG%2c%20v5%20LW

Wow that is a great deal.. Thanks

What did you end up getting instead?

dieselpower
09-22-2011, 6:12 PM
Colt M4 for $685 brand new.

they were $799 at Midway USA last week.

Noah3683
09-22-2011, 6:23 PM
Wow that is a great deal.. Thanks

What did you end up getting instead?

I got a Daniel Defense 14.5" lightweight mid-length. Basically same thing 1.5" shorter

keson
09-22-2011, 6:24 PM
BCM or LMT

Peter.Steele
09-23-2011, 6:05 PM
Just ordered one of these (http://palmettostatearmory.com/2307.php) today from PSA, along with 1,000 rounds. 20" 4150 barrel 1/7 w/MI free float HG and low-pro railed gas block. $529.

Supposedly it's a Wilson Combat barrel? I really wanted the stainless CHF FN barrel w/15" railed HG for $599, but they were out of stock, and I needed to make some carefully hidden saved up money go away before the Mrs un-hidded it. :D

Sonic_mike
09-23-2011, 6:33 PM
lmt for $600.

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-Standard-16-LIGHT-WEIGHT-Upper-Receiver-p/bcm-urg-car-16lw.htm

plus a riflegear $99 lower and a lpk you want and your close to home.
http://www.riflegear.com/c-94-stripped-lower-receivers.aspx



I'm going to get in of these lowers and build a featureless rifle soon.

fmunk
09-23-2011, 6:35 PM
Spike's dynacomp elite from aimsurplus. Best quality value.

cayotehunter
09-23-2011, 7:20 PM
Specialized Dynamics makes some top notch stuff for good prices. And the customer service cant be beat.

WilliamAnderson
09-23-2011, 7:40 PM
Spike's dynacomp elite from aimsurplus. Best quality value.

It's what I bought. Haha, haven't shot it yet though. I just ordered a NiBoron bolt and it's in the mail. The quality of this upper is AMAZING
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=476131&highlight=williamanderson&page=2

woody78
09-23-2011, 8:24 PM
So I have narrowed my choices down to these uppers

http://www.stagarms.com/product_info.php?cPath=14_24&products_id=243

http://palmettostatearmory.com/2265.php

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=XDD07309NS&name=Daniel%20Defense%20M4%20URG%2c%20v5%20LW

Any of these have any negatives or positives that would stand out more than the other?

sirsloth
09-23-2011, 9:26 PM
So I have narrowed my choices down to these uppers

http://www.stagarms.com/product_info.php?cPath=14_24&products_id=243

http://palmettostatearmory.com/2265.php

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=XDD07309NS&name=Daniel%20Defense%20M4%20URG%2c%20v5%20LW

Any of these have any negatives or positives that would stand out more than the other?

I would get the Daniel Defense

Noah3683
09-23-2011, 9:46 PM
So I have narrowed my choices down to these uppers

http://www.stagarms.com/product_info.php?cPath=14_24&products_id=243

http://palmettostatearmory.com/2265.php

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=XDD07309NS&name=Daniel%20Defense%20M4%20URG%2c%20v5%20LW

Any of these have any negatives or positives that would stand out more than the other?

All are good options but the Daniel Defense is far superior. The palmetto has an equivalent barrel and bolt, but the DD rail is machined better, much lighter, and narrower. Oh and the Palmetto upper is also out of stock and that was a limited run on that barrel, so it will likely never be back in stock. The stag isn't bad, but not on the same level

WilliamAnderson
09-23-2011, 10:37 PM
All are good options but the Daniel Defense is far superior. The palmetto has an equivalent barrel and bolt, but the DD rail is machined better, much lighter, and narrower. Oh and the Palmetto upper is also out of stock and that was a limited run on that barrel, so it will likely never be back in stock. The stag isn't bad, but not on the same level

I'm going to ask why the DD is far superior to the Spikes option I listed.
The spikes upper has a CHF barrel just like thee DD.
I'm sure FN knows what it is doing when they make CHF barrels.
I'm assuming the far superior part is in it's quad rail?

Noah3683
09-23-2011, 10:49 PM
I'm going to ask why the DD is far superior to the Spikes option I listed.
The spikes upper has a CHF barrel just like thee DD.
I'm sure FN knows what it is doing when they make CHF barrels.
I'm assuming the far superior part is in it's quad rail?

Well for one he didnt ask about the spikes right there and he is looking for a 16". Why is it that when someone has something they are so quick to go on the defensive? The spikes wasnt on his short list plain and simple. His choices were narrowed to stag, palmetto state, and daniel defense

Noah3683
09-23-2011, 11:16 PM
For $50 difference on the complete upper and the fact it seems op wants a rail. The daniel defense is a better value as well. That still isnt to knock the spikes. In fact i will be ordering the 14.5 with vortex shortly

Dan92407
09-24-2011, 12:52 AM
So I have narrowed my choices down to these uppers

http://www.stagarms.com/product_info.php?cPath=14_24&products_id=243

http://palmettostatearmory.com/2265.php

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=XDD07309NS&name=Daniel%20Defense%20M4%20URG%2c%20v5%20LW

Any of these have any negatives or positives that would stand out more than the other?

I'm sure any of those uppers would serve you well. The Palmetto and Daniel Defense uppers will still need BUIS so you have to add that to your budget. If it were my choice I would probably get the Daniel Defense. Thats a real nice upper for the price. Go big or go home right? BTW I have a Stag 2HT upper and it has performed flawlessly since I've had it.

Agent Tikki
09-24-2011, 9:24 AM
http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-BFH-16-Mid-Length-Upper-Receiver-light-weight-p/bcm-urg-mid-16lw%20bfh.htm

My vote goes for the DD of the three. I honestly don't understand the combination of a LW barrel and a full quad rail. To me, it negates any advantage of a light weight barrel.

woody78
09-24-2011, 10:49 AM
Ordered the DD, thanks for all the advice

captbilly
09-24-2011, 10:50 AM
So I have narrowed my choices down to these uppers

http://www.stagarms.com/product_info.php?cPath=14_24&products_id=243

http://palmettostatearmory.com/2265.php

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=XDD07309NS&name=Daniel%20Defense%20M4%20URG%2c%20v5%20LW

Any of these have any negatives or positives that would stand out more than the other?

If youare looking to use thi rifle for playing around, or with the idea of using if for self/home defense then any of them will do the job. If you are looking for superior accuracy (hunting or target) then you could do much better, and for as little or less money. The one from Palmetto says it has a hammer forged barrel, which may be durable (I don't know that it is) but is not likely to be particularly accurate (builds stresses into the barrel). The other two have a bunch of cool looking, but none to useful rail space, that isn't going to make for the most comfortable hand hold. You could put a vertical hand grip on the rail, but that would make anothepiece to get caught on things. I personally would save the quad rails for a gun that I had good reason to want to attach things to (lights, lasers, grenade launcher?)

WilliamAnderson
09-24-2011, 4:12 PM
Well for one he didnt ask about the spikes right there and he is looking for a 16". Why is it that when someone has something they are so quick to go on the defensive? The spikes wasnt on his short list plain and simple. His choices were narrowed to stag, palmetto state, and daniel defense

My bad. I was dumb and got mixed up. :facepalm: Sorry.

Noah3683
09-24-2011, 4:30 PM
My bad. I was dumb and got mixed up. :facepalm: Sorry.

Lol it's all good, and like I said I'll be getting one myself but with a vortex. I do think Daniel Defense does have a little nicer finish between the two, but it's not glaring.