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Miltcook
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Posted: 3/7/2014 9:25:07 AM
Does PSA ever put together this type of upper? I put together several lowers (from a 10 pc. kit) and am putting together the style of rifles I want. I've finished my 16" all purpose, mounted with a bushnell 1-4x throw level scope. It's nice out to 100yrds, and really nice up close. (PSA 16" M4 Premium SS12G2 5.56mm 1:7)

I really want to put together a 18" SPR type upper, in order to reach out a bit farther and put better glass on it and hopefully get subMOA accuracy.
What, in PSA's toolbox, should I be looking out for when it comes up for sale? I'm not really interested in spending up for a Novesky or DD version. But that may be my only choice.

Milt
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Posted: 3/7/2014 9:28:58 AM
Though it's not in stock, I would expect this upper to fit your needs. Not sure if it's truly sub MOA or not, but it seems to have the right ingredients for it.

18'' stainless steel barrel, .223 wylde chamber, rifle length gas system, free float handguard, and an adjustable comp.

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/psa-18-ss-chf-223-wylde-rifle-gas-ssk-15-without-bcg-or-charging-handle-with-psa-iron-sights-1.html
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Posted: 3/8/2014 3:04:29 PM
When was the last time that was for sale I wonder. I've never built and upper, but I guess I could try.
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Posted: 3/8/2014 7:13:22 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Miltcook:
When was the last time that was for sale I wonder. I've never built and upper, but I guess I could try.


It was in stock a few weeks back. I missed it.

Went ahead and got a 18" Daniel Defense middy barrel instead. Would have been happy with either though.
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Posted: 3/9/2014 7:29:29 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Miltcook:
When was the last time that was for sale I wonder. I've never built and upper, but I guess I could try.


building uppers are fun. you'd have a good time doing it :)
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Posted: 3/9/2014 10:41:36 PM
I have that stainless upper listed. Im not a great shooter by any means and the loads I was using, wasn't match ammo. In 50 rounds through it I had to FTF or FTE problems and I had a few clover leaf three shot groups and lots of sub 2 moa groups. I only stretched it out to 200 yards though.
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Posted: 3/10/2014 3:46:14 PM
Milt,

I bought that upper in early Feb when it materialized from the PSA ether for a brief moment. They had two in stock for $699 at midnight and in the morning the price was up $100 before quickly rejoining the ranks of the unobtainable. "Temporarily Out of Stock," where "Temporary" can seem longer than an Obama year.

The quality and workmanship look very nice. The Lancer Nitrous compensator is a beautiful chunk of SS (the PSA description incorrectly specs a "Sampson" comp). The comp is tunable (PSA doesn't include the hex ports but they can be purchased from the excellent CS department at Lancer, who have mastered the art of responding quickly to emails ). The nickel boron BCG is silky smooth. I haven't had a chance to see how it groups yet but based on value, fit and appearance, I am happy! Here are some photos.














Good luck with your build!

Steve


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Posted: 3/10/2014 4:02:23 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By FollowingC:
Milt,

I bought that upper in early Feb when it materialized from the PSA ether for a brief moment. They had two in stock for $699 at midnight and in the morning the price was up $100 before quickly rejoining the ranks of the unobtainable. "Temporarily Out of Stock," where "Temporary" can seem longer than an Obama year.

The quality and workmanship look very nice. The Lancer Nitrous compensator is a beautiful chunk of SS (the PSA description incorrectly specs a "Sampson" comp). The comp is tunable (PSA doesn't include the hex ports but they can be purchased from the excellent CS department at Lancer, who have mastered the art of responding quickly to emails ). The nickel boron BCG is silky smooth. I haven't had a chance to see how it groups yet but based on value, fit and appearance, I am happy! Here are some photos.


http://i62.tinypic.com/2zgi7ns.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/opuz9h.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/fk4l5h.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/23w0efo.jpg


http://i62.tinypic.com/2ccsak4.jpg


Good luck with your build!

Steve




man thats a pretty uper.

now i have to start saving again for yet another part.. :/

:)
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Posted: 3/10/2014 6:51:56 PM
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[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By FollowingC:
Milt,

I bought that upper in early Feb when it materialized from the PSA ether for a brief moment. They had two in stock for $699 at midnight and in the morning the price was up $100 before quickly rejoining the ranks of the unobtainable. "Temporarily Out of Stock," where "Temporary" can seem longer than an Obama year.

The quality and workmanship look very nice. The Lancer Nitrous compensator is a beautiful chunk of SS (the PSA description incorrectly specs a "Sampson" comp). The comp is tunable (PSA doesn't include the hex ports but they can be purchased from the excellent CS department at Lancer, who have mastered the art of responding quickly to emails ). The nickel boron BCG is silky smooth. I haven't had a chance to see how it groups yet but based on value, fit and appearance, I am happy! Here are some photos.


http://i62.tinypic.com/2zgi7ns.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/opuz9h.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/fk4l5h.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/23w0efo.jpg


http://i62.tinypic.com/2ccsak4.jpg


Good luck with your build!

Steve


Eye Candy Steve!
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Posted: 3/11/2014 12:05:52 AM
i know what my 4th and final build will be.
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Posted: 3/11/2014 5:24:48 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By tenchi:
i know what my 4th and final build will be.


He said "final build..." is there ever such a thing? ROFLMAO
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Posted: 3/11/2014 11:33:20 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By cfstephens72:
Originally Posted By tenchi:
i know what my 4th and final build will be.


He said "final build..." is there ever such a thing? ROFLMAO


That's exactly what I was thinking. My wife laughs hysterically when I say this is the LAST thing I'll need to buy. I am done. Of course there IS that lonely stripped lower in the safe begging to be built...LOL!
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Posted: 3/11/2014 3:08:37 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By cfstephens72:
Originally Posted By tenchi:
i know what my 4th and final build will be.


He said "final build..." is there ever such a thing? ROFLMAO



this is true.

hes sadly delusional..

its ok though, we'll encourage him on more "therapy"
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Posted: 3/11/2014 4:37:28 PM
i pretty dead serious. Unless i have extra parts leftover, like a detent pin or something, i might be inclined to put it to use.
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Posted: 3/11/2014 9:16:15 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By tenchi:
i pretty dead serious. Unless i have extra parts leftover, like a detent pin or something, i might be inclined to put it to use.


well you done it now. you gonna build more :)
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Posted: 3/28/2014 2:43:37 PM
I ended up getting a DD 18" with noveske nsr rail. But this is for sale now....
http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/psa-18-chf-223-wylde-1-8-rifle-gas-ssk-15-without-bcg-or-charging-handle.html


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Posted: 3/28/2014 3:48:50 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Miltcook:
I ended up getting a DD 18" with noveske nsr rail. But this is for sale now....
http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/psa-18-chf-223-wylde-1-8-rifle-gas-ssk-15-without-bcg-or-charging-handle.html


Milt


I ordered that a couple hours ago
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Posted: 3/28/2014 9:21:40 PM
yea that one is also a nice one. so many deals right now, so few dollars.. :(
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Posted: 3/29/2014 2:37:57 AM
Your wish granted by GCO,


http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/psa-18-chf-223-wylde-1-8-rifle-gas-ssk-15-without-bcg-or-charging-handle.html
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[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Soisauss:
Your wish granted by GCO,


http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/psa-18-chf-223-wylde-1-8-rifle-gas-ssk-15-without-bcg-or-charging-handle.html



lol
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Posted: 3/29/2014 11:58:42 AM
I was really interested in the 18" SS Wylde w/BCG too but did not pull the trigger. It was pretty much exactly what I wanted but price was still a little high ($600+ at the time). I ended up ordering the 16" SS 5.56 for $339 so at least I saved myself some $$ by waiting even if I did not get to sow my Wylde oats. See what I did there Mr Obvious.
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Posted: 3/29/2014 12:02:26 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By White-Fang:
I was really interested in the 18" SS Wylde w/BCG too but did not pull the trigger. It was pretty much exactly what I wanted but price was still a little high ($600+ at the time). I ended up ordering the 16" SS 5.56 for $339 so at least I saved myself some $$ by waiting even if I did not get to sow my Wylde oats. See what I did there Mr Obvious.

With hand loads, you can still get amazing accuracy out of a 5.56 chamber. .223 wylde isn't necessary unless your trying to put rounds inside of rounds. With hand loads, good trigger, good optics, good shooter - 3/4" groups are possible all day out of a 5.56 chamber.
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Posted: 3/29/2014 9:23:39 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By White-Fang:
I was really interested in the 18" SS Wylde w/BCG too but did not pull the trigger. It was pretty much exactly what I wanted but price was still a little high ($600+ at the time). I ended up ordering the 16" SS 5.56 for $339 so at least I saved myself some $$ by waiting even if I did not get to sow my Wylde oats. See what I did there Mr Obvious.


ROTFL i did. nice one.

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Posted: 4/2/2014 2:40:08 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Raining_Brass:
Originally Posted By White-Fang:
I was really interested in the 18" SS Wylde w/BCG too but did not pull the trigger. It was pretty much exactly what I wanted but price was still a little high ($600+ at the time). I ended up ordering the 16" SS 5.56 for $339 so at least I saved myself some $$ by waiting even if I did not get to sow my Wylde oats. See what I did there Mr Obvious.

With hand loads, you can still get amazing accuracy out of a 5.56 chamber. .223 wylde isn't necessary unless your trying to put rounds inside of rounds. With hand loads, good trigger, good optics, good shooter - 3/4" groups are possible all day out of a 5.56 chamber.



I may have gotten lucky with the barrel draw but my PSA 16" CHF Lightweight 5.56 is 5 shot sub moa. I also run a BCM BCG, Geissle SSA-E and MI Gen2 (need to upgrade to the keymod now) 12". That was from when you used to be able to configure your upper from PSA (i.e. pick out handguard option etc). I was able to get sub moa groups with the PSA parts kit trigger as well. All with a Nikon p223 3-9x scope. It really likes Mk262 ammo. I need to get some hand loads going too.

I have a PSA 10.5 CHF upper I'm dying to test out as soon as my stamp arrives. I'm not expecting moa but honestly nothing would surprise me.

PSA has kept me from buying any top tier guns/uppers. I can't justify it when I have a prime example of a problem free, sub moa lightweight upper.
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Posted: 4/2/2014 9:19:07 PM
well said. ive said it before and ill say it again, if all of the parts are made to a mil spec or better standard, i just cant see a noveske being any better than a del ton or a windham or a psa, or whatever.
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Posted: 4/3/2014 1:51:46 AM
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I think there is something great about the FN barrels (especially the CHF ones). Noveske uses FN to make CHF barrels to their standard as I understand it.
The way they are made they should be tough as nails too.

This is why I'm REALLY curious about PSA's .308 stuff. I really like the Gen2 DPMS but if FN is making a .308 barrel (hopefully CHF) for PSA rifles I'll probably have to give it a whirl.
Heck I don't actually NEED a .308 AR but I'm a sucker for value priced accuracy.



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