View Full Version : Precision Upper Recommendations

07-04-2012, 6:20 PM
I'd like to build precision upper and I'm not quite sure where to start so I'm hoping to shed some light on this project.

I'd like to get a 20" barrel, something heavy to handle heat, but not a full solid barrel. I plan on scoping the upper with a 6x20 Hawke and I will be matching it with my precision lower with a match trigger.

Any suggestions on the barrel and bcg? If you have any experiences with precision AR uppers please chime in!

07-04-2012, 6:26 PM
what cal. ?
what's your price range?

07-04-2012, 6:29 PM
JP Enterprise makes great rifles.

07-04-2012, 6:38 PM
If your going to build just make sure u have a Noveske stainless barrel.

07-04-2012, 6:39 PM
+1 on the JP.

07-04-2012, 6:58 PM
White oak armament

07-04-2012, 7:12 PM
I think it would help if you mentioned your buget. a lot of good suggestions. i ve had luck with all of them, but my most accurate was my krieger 1-7.7 with good ammo

07-04-2012, 7:15 PM
White oak armament

+1 Weighs as much as a 16 inch heavy barrel. Assuming you are after a 223cal.

07-04-2012, 9:19 PM
Whoops forgot that--yes 556. I noticed the JP stuff is only 223. I'd like to shoot the hotter 556 loads occasionally.

Budget is undecided at this point as I'm trying to figure out my options...

07-04-2012, 9:25 PM
223 wylde can safely shoot 5.56

07-04-2012, 9:30 PM

Shilen select barrels and great service. If it's accuracy you are after then this is your gun.

Mine is chambered in 204 ruger but you can get what you want in any twist

Short Action Precision
07-04-2012, 10:10 PM
http://www.specializeddynamics.com/ High quality upper for a great price. Friend is shooting in the .5's. Give Scott a call and talk to him. Great customer service and a great guy to talk to.

07-08-2012, 10:40 AM
Whoops forgot that--yes 556. I noticed the JP stuff is only 223. I'd like to shoot the hotter 556 loads occasionally.

Budget is undecided at this point as I'm trying to figure out my options...

My JP CT - 02 shootS 556 just fine. It's available as an upper or complete rifle. Look into scr11 upper. side charging upper so you don't lose your site picture when you charge the rifle. The great thing about a JP rifle is that it has very little recoil. I would say it's a little more than a 22lr kick. It's just tuned nicely out the box. I can take my rifle and rapid fire at at 200 yard silhouettes and hit every time. Also had it hitting out to 600 yards. Have not had a chance to stretch it past that. Your looking at $1200 and up for a JP upper. GL and let us know what you decide.


SCR - 11


07-08-2012, 11:09 AM
Rock River and White Oak both make some really nice stuff. I have a Rock River service rifle upper that I have been happy with. Have friends with White Oak guns; they're good as well.

07-08-2012, 11:38 AM
Hands down; White Oak Armament. Well-built, excellent-shooting Uppers favored by the Service Rifle competitors.

Like this but with with a 20" barrel - only $595. Just add glass.

Or a 20" barrel for $275. Can get with gas tube and matched bolt.

With a Wylde chambering you can shoot either 5.56 or .223. You can order "off menu" and get any twist you want and request a Kreiger barrel. (they normally use Wilson match blanks chambered by Compass Lake Engineering)

07-08-2012, 12:58 PM
White oak

07-09-2012, 11:11 PM
Thanks for all the barrel suggestions guys...keep them coming. As I mentioned, I do NOT want to get a solid barrel. I'm looking for something lighter weight. I had a 24" bull barrel and it was both too heavy and front-heavy for my application.