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#6299817 - 05/15/16 11:42 PM AR-15 Upper.... Which one
mudd Offline
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Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 198
Loc: Shreveport, La
I know PSA is running a sale like normal. I have a billet lower I bought 5 years ago going to waste in a buddies safe. Has a lower parts group in it also. Nothing else so I'm looking for a complete upper non m4 style. Something with a decent barrel length. I c a lot of people running 16in being the norm from what I gather also.

Also would a 6.8 fit in the 15 lower? I know a 300 BO will. Won't b shooting no more then 200 yds with it or probably collect dust like my Ruger Precison Rifle is right now

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#6299825 - 05/16/16 12:22 AM Re: AR-15 Upper.... Which one [Re: mudd]
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A 6.8 upper will fit your lower. 16" in 5.56 or 6.8 would work great.

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#6299843 - 05/16/16 02:42 AM Re: AR-15 Upper.... Which one [Re: mudd]
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There's around 75 different calibers that will work with an AR15 lower from a .17 HMR to a .50 BMG (non-semiauto). 6.8 will work.
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#6299905 - 05/16/16 07:23 AM Re: AR-15 Upper.... Which one [Re: Toxarch]
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Registered: 06/24/09
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Originally Posted By: Toxarch
There's around 75 different calibers that will work with an AR15 lower from a .17 HMR to a .50 BMG (non-semiauto).


I can't tell if that is exaggeration of for real so I'll just ask, is there really a 17hmr upper? That would be awesome!

Mudd,
This thread will be the most useful to you if you lost a budget. Otherwise the suggestions will vary in price range. I think Daniel defense uppers are the bee's knees but they're also like 2-3 times the price of a Psa upper.

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#6299929 - 05/16/16 07:40 AM Re: AR-15 Upper.... Which one [Re: mudd]
mudd Offline
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Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 198
Loc: Shreveport, La
Cheaper the better. Nothing too extreme. Would say best bang for under 500

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#6300074 - 05/16/16 09:16 AM Re: AR-15 Upper.... Which one [Re: mudd]
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If you want cheap than stick with 5.56. AR variants are going to be more expensive.

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#6300212 - 05/16/16 10:56 AM Re: AR-15 Upper.... Which one [Re: mudd]
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Suggest getting a billet upper (same brand) to match your lower and would only set you back another $75.

If you just want it to go bang, any PSA kit will suffice. If you want a bit more accuracy then you can step up to a bit better barrel in 223 Wylde (multiple choices). If going 6.8 suggest going with ARP barrel. 6.8 is my favorite and only things unique from 223/556 is the barrel, bolt and magazines.
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#6300237 - 05/16/16 11:11 AM Re: AR-15 Upper.... Which one [Re: mudd]
mudd Offline
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Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 198
Loc: Shreveport, La
The 223 wylde uses 5.56 correct? I saw few them for sale while looking

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#6300238 - 05/16/16 11:12 AM Re: AR-15 Upper.... Which one [Re: mudd]
hdfireman Offline
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Registered: 11/29/09
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Loc: Flower Mound
Some good info here so far. If you are looking for just something to plink and play with buy a complete upper in 5.56 from PSA or someone like that. If you are looking for better quality and a 6.8 then take a look at my website. They aren't the cheapest because I don't want to sell cheap stuff. I'm also not the most expensive. I use quality parts like AR Performance, SLR Rifleworks, Aero Preceision and a few others. Good luck with you purchase and get what best suits your needs.
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The 6.8 is the #1 choice for hunting deer and hogs in an AR15

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#6300387 - 05/16/16 12:45 PM Re: AR-15 Upper.... Which one [Re: mudd]
Roll-Tide Offline
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Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 2961
With the 300 blackout, you can use your lower, mags and bolt.
You will need new mags, bolt for 6.8

I did a lot of research and went with the 6.8 spc

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#6300407 - 05/16/16 12:58 PM Re: AR-15 Upper.... Which one [Re: mudd]
Dalee7892 Offline
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Hdfireman, you build the 7.62x39 uppers? I would like this, I have that ammo will out buying a different one.

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#6300489 - 05/16/16 02:54 PM Re: AR-15 Upper.... Which one [Re: mudd]
mudd Offline
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Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 198
Loc: Shreveport, La
Friend said not to buy PSA who is a gun freak. Said barrels aren't that great and hate to c me spend the money on something I wouldn't like

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#6300506 - 05/16/16 03:03 PM Re: AR-15 Upper.... Which one [Re: Dalee7892]
hdfireman Offline
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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
Hdfireman, you build the 7.62x39 uppers? I would like this, I have that ammo will out buying a different one.


No Sir. Mainly 6.8 but will get 5.56 barrels in at times.
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#6300607 - 05/16/16 04:50 PM Re: AR-15 Upper.... Which one [Re: mudd]
jon9116 Offline
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Registered: 03/07/11
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Gibbz and matrix are nice

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#6300662 - 05/16/16 05:25 PM Re: AR-15 Upper.... Which one [Re: mudd]
mudd Offline
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Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 198
Loc: Shreveport, La
So I think I got a Sabre defense lower in which case sucks cause I can't find a billet upper since they aren't around anymore. But said if he can't locate my lower to just pay the price for this upper and build this out

http://2a-arms.com/collections/receivers/products/balios-lite

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