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Badkharma
10-15-2011, 1:17 PM
I'm building an AR....and was going to go with this:

http://www.palmettostatearmory.com/2533.php

but I am also looking at this:

http://www.riflegear.com/p-752-riflegear-16-midlength-chf-complete-upper.aspx

Obviously the PSA is cheaper, but is the riflegear upper worth the extra cost?

It will be mated with a riflegear aggressor lower and PSA LPK (MOE).

I welcome all thoughts, biased and unbiased. :D

Sonic_mike
10-15-2011, 1:52 PM
Well since you live in kali I beleive why not go with a riflegear lower and support a California company?

Badkharma
10-15-2011, 2:15 PM
? I already have, I have a riflegear lower....I'm asking about uppers. Riflegear has already earned my business and will continue to do so. Sorry, I'm not building a rifle just because it's made with parts sold locally...I'm building a rifle & I want it to operate properly. The RifleGear lower earned my buck because compared to everything else I looked at for the price it was awesome and the customer service is top notch. I'm unfamiliar with the uppers though and I want to know what makes the RG upper better and thus justifying it's higher price.

Sonic_mike
10-15-2011, 2:24 PM
I meant to put upper sorry. have you read this thread? RifleGear upper vs. Stag arms (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=289886)

Badkharma
10-15-2011, 2:26 PM
I have not, thanks! good info!

Riflegear
10-15-2011, 2:28 PM
Its hard to make comparisons because we don't know what components are put into Palmetto's uppers. But if we had to sell our uppers on its own merits alone...

Its got a cold hammer forged 4150 steel chrome-lined barrel made by Daniel Defense with M4 feed ramps and 1 in 7" twist rifling. The bolt carrier is a full-auto profile and weighs about .8 oz heavier than a semi-auto carrier for slower cycling and smoother action. The upper receiver is type III hard coat anodized and assembled also by Daniel Defense. Its also lifetime warrantied by us for any defect in workmanship or assembly, which you can bring right into the store if its got an issue and you're local to us. I say the real value is in the quality of the barrel and bolt which really are the two most important parts. CHF barrel and a HP MPI tested bolt.

Let us know if you have anymore questions. We'll answer as best as we can.

Badkharma
10-15-2011, 2:48 PM
Hammer forged DD? I'm starting to see the extra cost justification here :D

Badkharma
10-18-2011, 8:12 PM
Well I sucked it up and bought a riflegear upper today...thanks Ryan :D