PDA

View Full Version : SOTA ARMS uppers


madonaldson
04-22-2012, 7:04 PM
I was just wondering if anyone out there has purchased a complete upper from SOTA arms. They got a great price on their uppers, I was looking into buying one of their 300 blackout uppers @ $439.99. I just wanted to see if anyone here has dealt with them and how their experience was and the over all quality of their product. I've looked a bit on here and heard mixed reviews, but if anyone has any recent experience with them and can tell me about it I would really appreciate it. Thanks

tpc13
04-23-2012, 7:40 AM
Bump

CIV Tactical
04-23-2012, 7:46 AM
I used to get BCG"s from them until the last batch I got. Each carrier group had a problem with the bolt camming. It would barely move in and out of position by hand. I mean they were practically stuck in the carrier. I had to ream out each carrier for them to function properly. If one of those BCG's came in my upper and I didnt know what I was doing I would have a headache.

sharxbyte
04-23-2012, 8:13 AM
Mine is on order; haven't received it yet. I'll quote myself here so you can see some of the info I found.

artoaster
04-23-2012, 8:48 AM
Yes, I'd like to read some feedback on SOTA Arms and about their quality.

sharxbyte
04-23-2012, 9:09 AM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=560086

My thread^

Review v
Full page (http://www.msgunowners.com/t23122-sota-arms)

Re: SOTA arms???
by Buyusa on Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:11 am

I purchased a 7.62x39 upper from them last month. The price they list includes the shipping. The barrel is a Wilson barrel all components seem to be well made. It feed well with ASC mags. Using Tula ammo it had a 50% FTF rate. I turned the firing pin in a drill press and a small flat file and now have 0 FTF after 200 rounds. The upper is as accurate as my Colt 5.56 at 100 yrds in a lead sled. I just ordered the 300 blk out. BTW Karri's gun has lowers cheap. Same manufacturer that makes them for Spikes. I April they go down to $159.99. I assembled they are $149.99.

Note: this quote is 7.62x39; for those that don't know, most AR's need some modification or other to reliably feed cheaper ammo. On the thread, there are people who have purchased the 300 BLK uppers.

Another thing to note is that recently sales have picked up and they are being slightly slow. I don't mind (too much) waiting for my upper, but it will be frustrating if you don't know you're in for a wait.

madonaldson
04-23-2012, 11:23 AM
thanks for the info. sharxbyte, i hope the upper gets to you soon, and works well for you. when it does show it would be awesome if you can give some feedback on how shooting it turns out for you. i appreciate the shared info posted so far

Yugo
04-23-2012, 11:27 AM
just received 2 Sota uppers from a guy here on the forum (im looking at them) will be back when I get my LPK's tomorrow and shoot them this weekend to give you my feedback.

Speedpower
04-23-2012, 12:38 PM
:useless:

Somebody got to do it! :43:

sharxbyte
04-23-2012, 1:35 PM
I'll be happy to share pics and info when I get it. Thanks Yugo, Anxiously waiting!

madonaldson
04-23-2012, 6:26 PM
:useless:

Somebody got to do it! :43:


shoot i don't want a worthless thread, haha. pictures would be awesome guys. thanks again for feedback everyone.

SURVIVOR619
04-23-2012, 6:32 PM
I ordered two SS 5.56/.223 uppers from them mid March.. As of today, nothing yet. Did not think they'd be this long. I've communicated with some people on another forum who've had nothing but positives to say. Though I am now a bit concerned after reading CIV's comments about the BGCs... :eek:

aghauler
04-23-2012, 7:49 PM
tag

sharxbyte
04-23-2012, 8:53 PM
I ordered two SS 5.56/.223 uppers from them mid March.. As of today, nothing yet. Did not think they'd be this long. I've communicated with some people on another forum who've had nothing but positives to say. Though I am now a bit concerned after reading CIV's comments about the BGCs... :eek:

Know what you mean. On the forum I linked, the people who ordered end of Feb and early March just received theirs, and they were told that it was due to a recent increase in orders... I figure it will come when it comes and I'll just drool over the pictures and save up ammo until then...

sharxbyte
04-23-2012, 10:12 PM
Hello
Your order is in process. We are waiting for our bolts to come back from the plater which we expect to be late this week. That should put your product in line to ship next week. We will shipp sooner if at all possible. Sorry for the timelines. We are trying to improve our shipping times.

Thanks for your patience
Sota Arms Sales


Just got this an hour ago. emailed the on Saturday. Not bad overall.

cyco13
04-24-2012, 7:22 PM
Tagged for updates. I've been wondering about these uppers as well.

SURVIVOR619
04-24-2012, 7:26 PM
Just got this an hour ago. emailed the on Saturday. Not bad overall.

Yeah man!! I hope it proves true for the both of us!! Patience is a mutha!!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Yugo
04-24-2012, 7:30 PM
will be back with range reports but look good so far I bought them from another calgunner he assembled them
146901

146904

SURVIVOR619
04-26-2012, 7:59 AM
My uppers have arrived!! Will post pics later!



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

SURVIVOR619
04-26-2012, 5:26 PM
http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j362/SURVIVOR619/DSCN0120.jpg

http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j362/SURVIVOR619/DSCN0121.jpg

http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j362/SURVIVOR619/DSCN0122.jpg

http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j362/SURVIVOR619/DSCN0127.jpg

sharxbyte
04-26-2012, 10:39 PM
*wipes drool off keyboard*