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Epsilon  [Member]
9/24/2006 8:32:14 AM EST
Is there such thing as an 80% percent ar15 upper?

If so where can I get one online?
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0612Devil  [Member]
9/24/2006 8:41:24 AM EST
what would be the point? The reason for 80 lowers is for diy types and for those who want to be off the radar with their purchases. A 100% receiver doesn't require any paperwork...

eta: just askin'
RiffRandall  [Member]
9/24/2006 9:20:29 AM EST
An unfinished upper would be in a non anodized/dyed state making it easier to make the upper/lower match, esp if you're going with something besides the standard black. Like if you're building a race gun & you want it electric blue or gold.

Another possibility is with a 80% C7 style upper you could mill off the shell deflector & have a more true A1 style upper. Perhaps with a little more work a slick side M16 or transitional Airforce style upper would be possible after milling off the FA hump. Or chopping the carry handle off & leave the rear sight tower. Or milling a slot for a side charging handle....
TacticalOpsAR  [Member]
9/24/2006 9:41:13 AM EST
a RRA 9mm upper is a slickside, gas tube hole is not drilled
neilfj  [Member]
9/24/2006 11:01:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By Epsilon:
Is there such thing as an 80% percent ar15 upper?

If so where can I get one online?


Yes there is. Tannery Shop has 0%, 60%, and 70% uppers in A1, A2 and A3 config.
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