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Posted: 9/24/2013 8:34:07 PM EST
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Found some on GB for a good price, they go by "Hardened Arms". Not any feedback on them online that I can find. Delton has some that are priced pretty good but they have no bcg nor bolt. Can anyone give some good advice on the best A2 style FULL UPPER for Best Price/Best Quality. Thanks

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Link Posted: 9/24/2013 9:08:18 PM EST
Never heard of them.


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Link Posted: 9/24/2013 9:29:05 PM EST
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Never heard of them.


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Same here
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Link Posted: 9/24/2013 9:36:53 PM EST
Is this the place your talking about?
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Link Posted: 9/24/2013 11:51:06 PM EST
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No, but its the same company. They had uppers for under 400 bucks on Gunbroker but they didn't mention "Yankee Hill" until I saw the website. Do yo guys any suggestions on a good upper that wont break the bank that don't have any reputation of problems? I would think they all work the same but here in NC some local company (Rogio or roxio I think ) made Uppers and they literally would crack and Bcg's would mess up very early after buying. Just wondering what Lower end Brand Names (Lower end as in lower price) are good Uppers vs High End Colt's etc etc??

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Link Posted: 9/25/2013 12:14:28 AM EST
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Link Posted: 9/25/2013 1:37:11 AM EST
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Same here
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Same here

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Kind of makes you think maybe they are no good, huh?

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Link Posted: 9/25/2013 6:15:07 AM EST
Second PSA.

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Kind of makes you think maybe they are no good, huh?
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Same here

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Kind of makes you think maybe they are no good, huh?
not as much as some of their slogans on their webpage such as "buy with confidence - 2 year manufacturer warranty" while most offer a lifetime warranty and I understand a select few do not but when you are new to the game, you probably should.
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Link Posted: 9/25/2013 7:40:00 AM EST
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Link Posted: 10/1/2013 6:02:12 AM EST
Well I pulled the trigger & bought oone of the Hardened Arms uppers in 300 blackout. I'll run through the pases & post a report on what I think of it, mine should be delivered today.

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Link Posted: 10/1/2013 8:57:39 AM EST
PSA is easily the best bang for the buck going.

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Link Posted: 10/1/2013 9:06:30 AM EST
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Edit- missed this conversation completely. Didn't realize it was for a full upper.

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I wouldn't buy it just cause of the gay NASCAR sticker all over it. I wish this fad would die out.
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Link Posted: 10/2/2013 3:51:47 AM EST
Well the Harden Arms upper came in last night & my 1st thought is its ok, not the guality of some AR's I have but it was a good price. One thing that stood out was the rear take down pin was very hard to get in & out (I had to tap it) I'll work on getting it loosen up. I'll take it to the range tonight & see how it shoots.


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Link Posted: 10/2/2013 8:11:46 AM EST
PSA has two really good deals on uppers right now.
If you are in the Huntington, WV area check out Herd Tactical. www.herdtactical.com 304-302-0509
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Link Posted: 10/2/2013 12:50:17 PM EST
My vote is PSA.


Looking forward to the range report!

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Link Posted: 10/2/2013 2:53:17 PM EST
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Definitely a Cerakote candidate there

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Link Posted: 10/3/2013 4:40:57 AM EST
Well I did not get out to the shooting property until late & had meeting with the club members so by the time I finished up it was dark. I fired off 3 rounds just to see if the gun would shoot (will go back to sign in) & one thing I noticed was that the gun was not picking up the next round. So it shot, it ejected the shell & did not take another from the mag. Now the only mag I had was a Magpul 20 round, which I've had feeding problems before in my 223, so it could be the mag. I would just rack another round in & it would do the same thing.
I had fire cleaned the gun so it was well lubed & was shooting 220 gr Remington subsonic's.
So much more shooting is needed & will do that this weekend, stand by.

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Link Posted: 10/3/2013 5:27:27 AM EST
Magpul 20 rounders have a reputation of problems for some reason. Sounds like you're doing the right thing w/ a mag change.

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Link Posted: 11/11/2013 9:41:59 AM EST
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sdeshazo,
I wanted to check with you to see if you have had a chance to get out to the range any more with your Hardened Arms upper? I've been watching a couple of auctions that they have on Gunbroker for a 300 AAC upper and I'm trying to find out if anyone has anything really bad to say about them. Thanks in advance.

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Link Posted: 11/11/2013 10:32:20 AM EST
My haredened arms 7.5" pistol upper should be here next week. From what I saw and read It should fit the bill with my low budget pistol build. I let eveyone know how it does when I take it to the range. 375.00 with BCG and charge hadle out the door was a pretty good deal I thought. gun broker of course.

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Link Posted: 11/11/2013 4:57:02 PM EST
Hardened Who?

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Link Posted: 11/11/2013 9:49:06 PM EST
Why even consider an outfit like that?
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My exact thought, but if nobody tried the new builders and manufacturers we'd have no BCM, DD, Noveske, Larue, Spikes, PSA etc
We'd all own A B C rifles.

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Well I did not get out to the shooting property until late & had meeting with the club members so by the time I finished up it was dark. I fired off 3 rounds just to see if the gun would shoot (will go back to sign in) & one thing I noticed was that the gun was not picking up the next round. So it shot, it ejected the shell & did not take another from the mag. Now the only mag I had was a Magpul 20 round, which I've had feeding problems before in my 223, so it could be the mag. I would just rack another round in & it would do the same thing.
I had fire cleaned the gun so it was well lubed & was shooting 220 gr Remington subsonic's.
So much more shooting is needed & will do that this weekend, stand by.
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forget the p-mags for the 300 blackout , while they are great for 5.56 they are not the best mag for variants. the rib on the inside tends to push bigger diameter and longer bullets to the center and can cause malfunctions. there will be somebody come along and claim theres work great all you have to do is file the rib . just get some lancer mags or use g.i. mags and this will solve the feed problem . If your shooting 220 grain remingtons unsuppressed through a 16 inch carbine gassed gun it may not function. I would try a different mag before I done anything and run some super sonics through it just to see . go check out 300 blackout talk there is plenty of help there if you run into more trouble.

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Link Posted: 11/12/2013 4:02:25 AM EST
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Guys sorry for the delay in posting this but I'm very happy with the Hardened Arms 300 BLK upper, I'm shooting sub MOA out to 100 yards with my 1st 130 Hornady spire reloads, it cycles great & for the money its hard to beat. Its going to be my go to deer/hog gun this season.
Had my 9 & 6 year old out shooting it yesterday & they loved it, low recoil & they were both drilling the paper at 100 yards, time to get them in front of some animals :-)

Its not Mega or Noveske but if you want to get into 300 BLK on the cheap like I did I'd recommend it. One thing I will replace soon is the hand rail, I like a 15 inch rail but other than that I added a Vickers Combat sling & really like this gun & round. I used a Black Forge lower that I got from a LGS for $69 bucks, so the total is a very affortable set up.

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