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Old 02-23-2012, 6:12 PM
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Default Best AR Upper for the money?

What is the best quality AR Upper for the money.
Complete with bolt carrier etc.
$500 or less.?
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Old 02-23-2012, 6:32 PM
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JSE Surplus or DSArms
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Old 02-23-2012, 6:33 PM
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I'm not aware of any that I would call "best quality" at that price. The best deal I know of under that price is I built 2 of these and am happy with them.
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Old 02-23-2012, 6:36 PM
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If you want a shooter and basic rifle that has good over all fit and finish but is not Billet machined or custom bla bla bla.
Del ton
We got a M4 flat top upper 16" Hbar with a double rail gas block for $526 shipped with the LPK included. Oh and the upper was head spaced and test fired.
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For under $500 with BCG

Probably this one
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Old 02-24-2012, 1:03 PM
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PSA has nice complete uppers for 419. You can get 16" or 14.5" they alson have carbine and midlength. Then buy a moe hand guard and you have a sweet upper
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I would defiantly check out if I were you. I couldnt be more happy with mine, the finish and function of them are superb, they should be charging a lot more. I wish I could of had my upper with me in Iraq instead of the pos I had.
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Old 02-25-2012, 2:10 AM
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Slightly more you can go with a upper. Basically a rebranded Daniel Defense for less cash. Love mine.
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Old 02-25-2012, 6:09 AM
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My DPMS upper from JSE has been amazingly accurate, got the 24" bull barrel. I have heard people say that DPMS is not very good quality, but I am sure pleased with it. Under 500, and more accurate than I am.
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Old 02-25-2012, 4:53 PM
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One of the highest quality but low budget places I like is redxarms. Good service, very low prices, and they will tweak or swap items if you call them. I have built 4 great shooters with their uppers. They are shipping me their AR 308 upper for my first LR-308 DPMS build.

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Del-ton is the best bang for your buck. For under $400 you can get a complete upper in many styles.

I have some in stock for sale today starting at $375.

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Old 02-25-2012, 5:11 PM
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- Knights Armament
- Noveske
- Colt/BCM
- LMT (only because they don't produce a mid-length gas upper yet)

In that order. And I NEVER pay attention to price, when QUALITY is involved.
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Old 02-25-2012, 5:23 PM
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Originally Posted by goldfinger View Post
JSE Surplus or DSArms
If you get a JSE upper, be prepared to put some work into it to get it running (most likely at least an upgraded extractor spring & O-Ring, then again thats a worth while upgrade anyway)...

In that price range, I'd probably get a Pallemeto State Armory Upper or a Del-ton... For the money, they're decent.

If you wanted a quality upper you should be looking at Daniel Defense, KAC, Noveski, BCM, LMT, maybe Colt.
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