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Old 09-13-2018, 8:34 AM
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Default Palmetto 18" barreled uppers on sale, worth it?

All,

I've had a stripped lower collecting dust in the safe for 15 years and at some point I'd like to build. I already have a stock M4gery, so I was hoping to build a nicer long barreled rifle to compliment it. A friend pointed out that Palmetto State Armory has some 18" barreled uppers on sale in the $280-$370 range and I wanted to get an opinion on whether they're in the realm of what I'm looking for, or if I should consider a different brand.

The three basic ones I'm considering:

https://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-...165447683.html

https://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-18-rifle-length-223-wylde-1-7-nitride-15-lightweight-m-lok-upper-with-nickel-boron-bcg-ch-516447357.html

https://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-...516447357.html

They all look very similar. The first one has a set of MBUS included and 4150V Chrome Moly. The middle one has a 416R steel barrel, the last one has a Nickel Boron coated BCG and CH and 4150V Chome Moly. I don't have any experience comparing the barrel steel options.

None have a chrome lined barrel, there seems to be some lack of agreement on its value.

This rifle will only be used for target/bench shooting, and I really only have range access out to about 250 yards. Not really looking into uncommon cartridges (6.5, 6.8, Blackout, Valkyrie, etc).

So, what do you think? Should I be considering something else in this price range? They don't really have much in the way of 20" barreled uppers or heavy barrels, neither of which would I mind while shooting from a bench.

Thoughts?

Ryan
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