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dat1callidude
09-23-2012, 9:01 PM
Working on my second ar build and decided on a New Frontier poly lower...the price was right. Looking for suggestions for a good upper 5.56. open to all ideas was thinking bushmaster, i already have a colt 6920.

joker70
09-24-2012, 8:49 AM
BCM 14.5" lightweight carbine upper. You'll end up with a solid lightweight AR without breaking the bank.

mif_slim
09-24-2012, 9:02 AM
Does it matter? What's the goal of the build? Too many varies...

dat1callidude
09-24-2012, 10:36 PM
does not really matter but looking for a quality upper that can be changed from this lower to other 5.56 lowers if breakage or shtf. Goal of build have a nice quality ar that can stand the test of time....

dat1callidude
09-30-2012, 6:32 PM
still looking for other options for upper for new frontier lower.

zfields
09-30-2012, 6:36 PM
Um, any AR 15 upper.

k1dude
09-30-2012, 7:57 PM
Lightweight uppers match up with the NFA lowers nicely. The NFA lowers are so light, your AR can get nose heavy if that bothers you. I have a friend that paired up this AIM Surplus lightweight upper for $630 and it came together nicely:

http://www.aimsurplus.com/eos/images/product/XAIMCHFDDMFR90a.jpg

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=XAIMCHFDDMFR90&name=AIM+16%22+CHF+.223%2f5.56+MFR+9.0+Upper+Recei ver&groupid=368

Dutch Henry
09-30-2012, 10:09 PM
You might look at a Stag Model 3H upper. At $465, they are a good buy. Chrome lined and test fired before shipping.

bonesurf
09-30-2012, 11:12 PM
I got one paired to a PSA heavy middie
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/01/ygezu9u8.jpg

Obviously aftermarket furniture

dat1callidude
10-01-2012, 12:25 AM
appreciating the feedback....should have the funds to get it done next month. Like the BCM but no bolt carrier or charging handle kinda stinks

IronWorksTactical
10-01-2012, 12:35 AM
If you decide the stag route check out our prices. They are cheaper than stags as we are running a sale right now. I've got the 3H for 445. Shipping time is the same though as stag is backed up about 4-6 weeks. But they do come complete with charging handle and BCG as well as test fired and factory zeroed.

My personal favorite rifle started life as a stag upper. Made a few changes (added a Troy MRF rail, forward grip and aimpoint) and was literally abusive to this rifle while I taught classes with it. Never had any issues with it after 1000's of rounds through it. After 4 years of abuse I just recently aver hauled the bolt because of a FTE issue. Basically needed a new extractor spring but replaced everything anyways and now it's good to go again.



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nimo408
10-01-2012, 12:48 AM
I have a Stag 2-H on my NFL and it runs flawlessly

loosewreck
10-01-2012, 1:09 AM
I'd make it a budget build and go with something light weight and inexpensive in 5.56. Either mid or carbine gas with a pencil barrel, pinned 14.5" or 16", preferably purchased lightly used for the discounted price.

bonesurf
10-01-2012, 8:38 AM
I'd make it a budget build and go with something light weight and inexpensive in 5.56. Either mid or carbine gas with a pencil barrel, pinned 14.5" or 16", preferably purchased lightly used for the discounted price.

On this note. I did do that for a "fun gun" light weight build (arnd 5 lbs) but it doesn't meet the OP desire for a "zombie" upper if it came down to it. Carbon fiber forearm. DD 14.5 middie pencil barrel. "Blem" upper from BCM. JP lo mass bcg.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/01/uhavabyv.jpg

k1dude
10-01-2012, 9:48 AM
On this note. I did do that for a "fun gun" light weight build (arnd 5 lbs) but it doesn't meet the OP desire for a "zombie" upper if it came down to it.

I don't see anywhere that the OP stated he wanted a "zombie" capable upper.

bonesurf
10-01-2012, 9:55 AM
It's farther down. Post 4 or so. SHTF technically not zombie

k1dude
10-01-2012, 11:54 AM
It's farther down. Post 4 or so. SHTF technically not zombie

There's 2 types of SHTF. One is bug-out, which you'll definitely want a lightweight upper. The other is bug-in where a heavier barrel would be preferred.

The nice thing about the upper I posted, is it's a hammer forged FN CL CMV machine-gun steel lightweight profile barrel. It can withstand serious use.

bonesurf
10-01-2012, 2:22 PM
I meant mine. I wouldn't want to go SHTF with a carbon fiber forearm or a lo mass bcg. Otherwise I think a DD pencil is fine and frankly...most upper receivers are pretty much the same.