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c3 rolling
12-15-2011, 9:50 AM
It's a Del-Ton 556 complete upper with about 300 flawless rounds. I want to sell it with the Midwest industries two piece hand guard on it and the carry handle rear sight but do not want to include the flip up rear sight. The reason I may want to sell it is because I want to go for the accuracy route.
Do I need a Varmint upper to achieve this? If I bought this scope, http://www.leupold.com/tactical/products/scopes/mark-AR-riflescopes/mark-ar-3-9x40mm-t2/ , would it be innapropriate for my current AR? thanks guys.


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HK Dave
12-15-2011, 9:55 AM
$300

0351USMC
12-15-2011, 10:00 AM
$325-350

prod39
12-15-2011, 10:05 AM
300.00 and sell it to me!

ejhc11
12-15-2011, 1:42 PM
For the scope, try to get one w/4x multiplier for the magnification. 3-12x,4-16x. I have a 3-9x Burris and its good for 100yd paper targets and steel plates out to 600yds. If i were to shoot paper at 200yds I would like at least 12x power or more.

Also, look into these, reasonably priced and made for AR ballistics.
http://www.nikonhunting.com/products/riflescopes/m-223

rero360
12-15-2011, 5:00 PM
$50.00 and for that upper, Yep, not the best match.

1911su16b870
12-15-2011, 7:45 PM
IMO that is the beauty about the AR platform...keep your "carbine" upper and buy a varmint one setup with scope.

louscamaro91
12-15-2011, 7:57 PM
$325-$350.
List it at $400 and go from there.

peter95
12-15-2011, 9:15 PM
ill take it for $300

evidens83
12-15-2011, 10:12 PM
$350 max

rromeo
12-16-2011, 5:35 AM
I don't know how much the handguards are, but that upper is $350-375 new. I wouldn't pay more than $300 used.

1forall
12-16-2011, 6:53 AM
$250-$350 tops, start high then negotiate.

Barbarossa
12-16-2011, 8:04 AM
You should be able to use that scope with the upper your have.

You won't even see the front sight post.

slo5oh
12-16-2011, 3:15 PM
How far do you want to go?
Either your picture is stretched or you've already got a 20" upper. You should be good to about 600 yards with that setup and with less bullet drop than a 16" though a 16" is good to 600 yards also.
I wouldn't assume your del-ton is trash just because it's cheap. If you KNOW you want that scope get it and see how well your existing setup performs.
The real questions are, what ammo are you shooting and what barrel is in that upper?

c3 rolling
12-16-2011, 7:15 PM
How far do you want to go?
Either your picture is stretched or you've already got a 20" upper. You should be good to about 600 yards with that setup and with less bullet drop than a 16" though a 16" is good to 600 yards also.
I wouldn't assume your del-ton is trash just because it's cheap. If you KNOW you want that scope get it and see how well your existing setup performs.
The real questions are, what ammo are you shooting and what barrel is in that upper?

Its a 16 inch 5.56 barrel w/ a mid length gas system 1/9 twist. I'm actually very happy with the performance of the AR, its been nothing but perfect. I just keep hearing that Del-Ton is "lower" end stuff and since this will be my only AR I should buy a better upper to match my RRA lower. I'm only going to use it to plink at less than 5-600 yards. Right now I'm leaning to buying the scope and trying it out with the current setup and go from there. Sorry for all the dumb questions I'm a pistol guy and know very little about rifles.

baih777
12-16-2011, 7:26 PM
get the scope and try it first. if you cant get your shots to group to your liking the consider a different upper or get a bolt action.

AR scope mount. they make these for 1" and 30mm scopes

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/199560/burris-ar-pepr-1-piece-extended-scope-mount-picatinny-style-with-integral-30mm-rings-flattop-ar-15-matte?cm_vc=1548BrandPopProd

c3 rolling
12-16-2011, 8:48 PM
Thank you for the help. In the mean time I placed a WTT in the classifieds :D . Maybe something nice will comes along.

themailman
12-16-2011, 11:00 PM
You're going the "sniper" route, what does that even mean.

Sell it for $300, Im sure there is some unsuspecting noob out there needing a DTI so he can go the "CQB" route lmao.

My 16" AR shoots accurately out to 500yds, and that because its as far as Ive pushed it.

AlliedArmory
12-16-2011, 11:40 PM
About $350 with the rail.

Go with a RRA Predator 20" upper. Easily a sub .75moa rifle with match ammo. I would go with a 4-16x power or higher scope.

negolien
12-16-2011, 11:55 PM
Its a 16 inch 5.56 barrel w/ a mid length gas system 1/9 twist. I'm actually very happy with the performance of the AR, its been nothing but perfect. I just keep hearing that Del-Ton is "lower" end stuff and since this will be my only AR I should buy a better upper to match my RRA lower. I'm only going to use it to plink at less than 5-600 yards. Right now I'm leaning to buying the scope and trying it out with the current setup and go from there. Sorry for all the dumb questions I'm a pistol guy and know very little about rifles.

Dude you're fine unless you really feel the need to spend another 600-1200 bucks. I concour with some of the above posts. Your 16" will be fine just get a decent scope like a Buckmaster 4.5-14 x 40 and use decent ammo /shrug even surplus would be fine plinking..

slo5oh
12-17-2011, 12:46 AM
Its a 16 inch 5.56 barrel w/ a mid length gas system 1/9 twist. I'm actually very happy with the performance of the AR, its been nothing but perfect. I just keep hearing that Del-Ton is "lower" end stuff and since this will be my only AR I should buy a better upper to match my RRA lower. I'm only going to use it to plink at less than 5-600 yards. Right now I'm leaning to buying the scope and trying it out with the current setup and go from there. Sorry for all the dumb questions I'm a pistol guy and know very little about rifles.

To each their own.
I think you'll find that if you want to go long range you'll eventually step out of the AR platform and go with something designed more for that purpose, but yes in the long run if you plan on shooting out to 500 to 600 yards you would be better served by either a 20" or 24" upper, or a 16" with a 1:7 twist so you can throw heavier rounds downrange. Do your research before you buy or trade though. The longer uppers have the advantage of more velocity thus less bullet drop (not to be confused with "more accurate"), I know nothing of the different twists available in the longer barrels, but with a 16" the 1:7 seems ideal IMHO since it will allow you to use heavier bullets.
Here's a good thread:
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=6402939
I wouldn't worry so much about what others "think" about your del-ton upper. Yes you can buy "better" stuff for about the same $, but as a kid I was dead accurate with my $49 pellet gun where my friends were not as good with their $200 ones.

Bobby Ricigliano
12-17-2011, 2:06 AM
That build as it sits is a nice featureless rifle. I'd throw a HWS on it and keep it as is. Start your next project from scratch.

c3 rolling
12-17-2011, 4:10 PM
Thanks guys for all the help. I think I'm just going to build another rifle when the money flows again. :D