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dedub
03-21-2012, 10:25 AM
I'm looking for a 16" complete AR flat-top upper assembly (including BCG and Charging Handle) in 5.56 for less than $400. Midway has an Oracle DPMS on sale for $373, but it's out of stock and doesn't look like it'll be in until July. Does anybody know of a place that has something in stock? Thanks in advance.

Sumo99
03-21-2012, 10:28 AM
http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ar-15-05/complete-uppers.html

dedub
03-21-2012, 10:32 AM
http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ar-15-05/complete-uppers.html

I've looked at PSA. Thanks. However, most of their cheaper uppers do not have a low pro gas block. Plus, once you add BCG and Handle, they're over $400. My search continues....:)

Baconator
03-21-2012, 10:36 AM
Looks like JSE is out of most stuff too. There was a thread about a pre-election "run" on parts starting already.

gun toting monkeyboy
03-21-2012, 10:48 AM
Midway just listed them as available. If you want one, now would be a good time.

Keep checking at midway. They have a couple of DPMS and other brands that meet your criteria. They are out of stock, but they sometimes get stuff in sooner than they state. If you really want to make sure that you get one, and don't mind the wait, order one from them now, and as soon as it comes in, they will ship it. If, on the other hand, you need to have one right now, I would cruise the for sale sections here and on some of the other AR boards. I would say that we are likely to face more shortages as the election gets closer though. People are hedging their bets on an Obama second term. One where is is free to run amok without worrying about getting re-elected. That means more shortages of uppers, parts and magazines until after November.

-Mb

p.s. Midway does have this one in stock. It is the sportical model, so it lacks the FA and dust cover. But it is in the price range. I have the bull barrel version of this one, and it has proven to be a reliable plinker for the past several years.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/416788/dpms-ar-15-sportical-flat-top-upper-assembly-556x45mm-nato-1-in-9-twist-16-light-contour-barrel-chrome-moly-matte-with-glacierguard-handguard-single-rail-gas-block-flash-hider

Sumo99
03-21-2012, 11:06 AM
I've looked at PSA. Thanks. However, most of their cheaper uppers do not have a low pro gas block. Plus, once you add BCG and Handle, they're over $400. My search continues....:)

Ahh, somehow I missed the part where you said with BCG and CH.
Yeah, add the low pro gas block and prices tend to rise.

Garrman
03-21-2012, 11:32 AM
How about $409.97?

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ARR641-1.html

Dark Mod
03-21-2012, 11:36 AM
Dont Most of Del-Ton's uppers cost exactly $400 including charging handle and BCG?

http://www.del-ton.com/ar_15_barrels_s/4.htm

m35a2
03-21-2012, 12:09 PM
Try this guy,
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=431377

vega
03-21-2012, 12:16 PM
How about $409.97?

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ARR641-1.html
Will they ship to CA?

Arkangel
03-21-2012, 12:46 PM
Will they ship to CA?

No. It is "against their policies".

Arkangel
03-21-2012, 12:47 PM
Give TDS a call. I think they have their $399 upper sale going on. It probably won't have the low pro gas block, but you could always upgrade later.

gun toting monkeyboy
03-21-2012, 1:32 PM
(bump) Midway has them, see my post above.

dedub
03-21-2012, 3:20 PM
Thanks everybody for the advice.