I got a good deal on a hand lapped Noveske 8.2" upper from my SOT when I was buying. Too nice of a deal to pass up. It's been great.
With AR prices so low, it would be hard to beat the price of some complete uppers available right now unless you wanted a match barrel or something.
It is far more important to be able to hit the target than it is to haggle over who makes a weapon or who pulls a trigger.
— Dwight D. Eisenhower