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#4187430 - 04/14/13 11:15 AM Re: SOTA Arms Complete Upper Review [Re: txmikenlisa1]
AaronM58 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 2569
Loc: W. Texas
I've had my SOTA 5.56 stainless upper for just over a year and love it. No problems to speak of whatsoever.


#4239010 - 05/07/13 11:51 AM Re: SOTA Arms Complete Upper Review [Re: AaronM58]
lhe3 Offline

Registered: 05/05/13
Posts: 61
lookin good

#4265242 - 05/19/13 06:49 AM Re: SOTA Arms Complete Upper Review [Re: lhe3]
007FJ Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/12/12
Posts: 48
Loc: Angleton, TX
Big Duck is first rate. I bought a 5.56 on the first and a 300 on the second group buy.

Sadly I haven't shot either one yet due to all kinds of things blocking my free time.

Glad everyone is happy with them!


#4267931 - 05/20/13 01:33 PM Re: SOTA Arms Complete Upper Review [Re: 007FJ]
PiePuncher Offline

Registered: 09/18/09
Posts: 233
Loc: Fort Worth
I still have yet to have any issues and I have been shooting it regularly. The accuracy has been excellent and most of my shooting has been at 100 yards.
I still find SOTA to be a quality product.

#4706951 - 10/30/13 11:15 PM Re: SOTA Arms Complete Upper Review [Re: PiePuncher]
Rusty Luck Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/30/13
Posts: 3
Anyone have an update? Or a follow up review? I'm looking into getting their 300Blk upper for a PSA lower...

#4709001 - 10/31/13 03:17 PM Re: SOTA Arms Complete Upper Review [Re: Rusty Luck]
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Registered: 08/20/07
Posts: 2284
Loc: Corinth, Texas
I love my Sota 300blk complaints!
Never look a monkey in the eye

#4713178 - 11/02/13 09:10 AM Re: SOTA Arms Complete Upper Review [Re: LG]
Vern1 Offline
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Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 1573
Loc: Pettytown, TX, US of A
SOTA makes good stuff - and stands behind it with excellent customer service.

My friends have two of their uppers in 5.56 with stainless barrels.
They have been very reliable and hold 1" at 100 yards until you really heat up the barrel.

I had one of their very first batch of 7.62x39 stainless uppers and it is a good shooter easily holding 1" with Wolf HPs.
The bolt spit a couple of lugs after a few hundred rounds.
I contacted JoAnne at SOTA and she asked me to send in the bolt or take pictures.
I took good pictures and sent them in.
She said they had a batch of bolts in 7.62x39 that missed heat treatment and the one I had was one of them.
To my surprise, I had a new bolt, cam pin, firing pin and pin retainer in my hands in 3 days!!!!
And this was back during the crazy times a few months ago.
The upper gets shot a lot with nasty ammo and still runs like a sewing machine.

I am hesitant to purchase an AR upper in 7.62x39 but would buy another one from SOTA!
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#4733966 - 11/09/13 11:32 AM Re: SOTA Arms Complete Upper Review [Re: Vern1]
PiePuncher Offline

Registered: 09/18/09
Posts: 233
Loc: Fort Worth
9 months later, anyone have any issues or complaints? My upper is still rocking and rolling. No issues and it has eaten everything thrown at it. I have mainly used it at the range and used it for beaver, nutria, bobcats, and coots. (I get bored every so often and shoot coots in the cove behind the house....)
I would definitely not have an issue buying another sota upper at the right price.

#4924063 - 01/21/14 11:14 AM Re: SOTA Arms Complete Upper Review [Re: PiePuncher]
afirefighter1 Offline

Registered: 02/16/11
Posts: 81
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
I didn't buy any SOTA parts on the group buy but did take their parts I assembled to Louisiana on a 3 day hunt this last season and brought back a 180lbs hog, a 150lbs Doe, and a 8 point buck with a 15-3\16" spread. I was using their stainless 300blk barrel and uppers. I hear they are close to releasing their lower rec that will match the profiling of their upper rec here in the next 4-6wks (per Joann).

Their product function well perhaps better than i can shoot. So that would be sub-me (as I am not capable of MOA)...

Edited by afirefighter1 (01/21/14 11:16 AM)
Edit Reason: I'm stupid

#4924361 - 01/21/14 01:13 PM Re: SOTA Arms Complete Upper Review [Re: PiePuncher]
TxAg Online   content
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Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 2648
Loc: Hunt in Llano Co.
This is good info. I have debated ordering a 7.62x39 upper from them many times. And yes, I know all the potential issues that a 7.62 upper can have. Still might give it a try.

#4924726 - 01/21/14 04:01 PM Re: SOTA Arms Complete Upper Review [Re: PiePuncher]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 11/12/12
Posts: 285
Loc: Houston, TX
Does SOTA make a 6.8 SPC II? If so I'll have to jump on the next group buy, IF it happens again.
A real hunter never returns empty handed. Spending time in the wilderness temporarily satifies the soul, but leaves us longing for more.

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