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Sturnovik
03-06-2012, 9:12 AM
I'm loving my poly bushmaster upper but will probably upgrade to a metal/aluminum upper for the sake of durability (although it sounds like these bushmasters take a beating?).

I'm hoping for a 5.45 upper but am trying to figure out if its worth it to go piston or DI for a 5.45 upper and how hard is it to find mags for it? I figured the ASC mags (I believe thats the brand) are rated as the highest but may be hard to find pinned mags. Spikes has a upper thats coated in melonite that may help with corrosion with corrosive ammo, anyone tried it?

Sturnovik
03-06-2012, 10:22 AM
Oh and the budget is 600 tops.

Loner
03-06-2012, 8:18 PM
http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=XSTU4260MLS&name=Spikes+Tactical+%2216+Mid-Length+5.45x39+Upper+Receiver&groupid=55

Your best bet when it's back in stock.

EvoXRiley
03-13-2012, 4:34 PM
regular .223 pmag work fine for my 5.45 upper, i have the smith and wesson and works perfectly.

NorCalK9.com
03-13-2012, 5:26 PM
ak74 mags work well! Lol
My friend uses his pmag I believe

RAMCHARGER
03-13-2012, 5:29 PM
I'm pretty sure Riflegear has 10-30 mags for there

BroncoBob
03-13-2012, 5:36 PM
I'm pretty sure Riflegear has 10-30 mags for there

^^^^^^ this

till44
03-13-2012, 7:17 PM
I've heard the ASC mags work best but I have used just about any mag I had on hand with my S&W upper with great luck. You have to download the mag some but they work fine.

I'd skip the extra cost of a piston system and put it towards ammo. You'll need to break the gun down for a deep clean everytime you fire it. The piston just adds more parts to clean and from what I have seen, doesn't keep it that much cleaner. I simply flush mine with hot soapy water afterwards, dry, and oil. No rust/corrosion yet and it doesn't take long to do.

Sturnovik
03-13-2012, 9:36 PM
Yea I'm leaning toward smith or bushmaster. Both look nice and sounds like some pmags and asc mags work well.