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Posted: 8/22/2011 6:01:41 AM EST
I am thinking of buying a Del-ton bbl assembly. What is the word on them?
Link Posted: 8/22/2011 6:14:34 AM EST
Not the best. For a little more money you can get a PSA upper and it'll be "better quality" Palmettostatearmory.com
Link Posted: 8/22/2011 8:59:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/22/2011 9:00:06 AM EST by altopwescap]
I have a DTI carbine upper, it ain't "flavor of the month", but I've never had a FTF or FTE with it. More than can be said for the current "flavor" darling.
Link Posted: 8/22/2011 9:40:43 AM EST
Del Tons are fine..You wont have any problems.
Link Posted: 8/22/2011 10:19:01 AM EST
I've built several rifles using Del-Ton kits. Not flashy, but consistently good rifles.

That said, I just got a PSA 16" SS, 1:8 mid-length with all the bells and whistles for $429, and it is pretty darn sweet.

Here is a pic on a CAV Arms lower with Gen 1 Night Vision...


- AG
Link Posted: 8/22/2011 10:39:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/22/2011 10:39:34 AM EST by MagnusM4]
You've been here since 2004 and this is only your 2nd post?

To your question...my opinion is that PSA is a much better value than Del-Ton. PSA isn't much more money.
Link Posted: 8/22/2011 11:03:58 AM EST
I've had my delton upper since about april, and have shot about 2000 rds through it so far with no problems at all. I have no reason to, but I'm now starting my second build, using mainly bcm and dd parts, not that I wouldnt do another delton, just want to change it up and Im now addicted
Link Posted: 8/22/2011 12:54:14 PM EST
I am a lurker, so what?
Link Posted: 8/22/2011 8:20:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/22/2011 8:20:53 PM EST by EdHaney1]

Originally Posted By markoshea:
I am thinking of buying a Del-ton bbl assembly. What is the word on them?


You'll like DelTon. You'll like most uppers. I like DelTon and currently own two. I haven't handled a PSA. I've owned and handled Bushmasters and Colts and I liked them all.
Link Posted: 8/22/2011 8:51:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By spiderbob:
Not the best. For a little more money you can get a PSA upper and it'll be "better quality" Palmettostatearmory.com


Please back this up with some facts or I'm raising the BS flag.

OP head over to deltons industry forum and you'll find plenty of happy customers.

Link Posted: 8/22/2011 9:02:45 PM EST
I own 8 AR's

At least 5 of them have Del-Ton Uppers.

1 - 20 Inch
2 - 16 Inch Middy's
1 - 16 Inch Carbine
1 - 11.5 Inch (SBR)

They are ALL Good-To-Go!!! IMHO

Never had a problems with them....

Final thought, couldn't be happier with them...
Link Posted: 8/23/2011 1:06:44 AM EST
Originally Posted By DanNH:
Originally Posted By spiderbob:
Not the best. For a little more money you can get a PSA upper and it'll be "better quality" Palmettostatearmory.com


Please back this up with some facts or I'm raising the BS flag.

OP head over to deltons industry forum and you'll find plenty of happy customers.



I have two Deltons and one PSA, all are excellent shooters.

I am also waiting for the facts on why my Deltons are not as good as my PSA.
Link Posted: 8/23/2011 1:22:36 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/23/2011 1:45:24 AM EST
Originally Posted By markoshea:
I am thinking of buying a Del-ton bbl assembly. What is the word on them?


Didnt you get your question answered in your thread about half a page down from this?? http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_4/545961_Del_ton_vs_PSA.html
Link Posted: 8/23/2011 6:14:07 AM EST
Love my Del-ton 20", 1/9 Govt. profile A2...have ~ 500 rds thru without an issue, works for me so far.
Link Posted: 8/24/2011 6:19:35 AM EST
I havnt had a problem with mine yet seems decent I dont shoot alot as some here do but it never gave me a problem and i ve shot wolf through it
Link Posted: 8/24/2011 6:46:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/24/2011 12:06:40 PM EST by spiderbob]
I used quotes because it is perceived quality. The delton uppers will usually be CMV while PSA chrome lined, 1:7 twist vs 1:9, lead-lapped so when you get it the upper is GTG, no break in period, it's not much of a difference but it is what it is. If you plan on using heavier grain bullets than a 55gr maybe grab the 1:7, also Chrome lined will last longer. Increased life of the barrel = more bang for you buck. For your Delton upper you will have to pay $45 more for your upper to be chrome lined making the PSA upper cheaper than the delton. Also PSA has great customer service and custom builds the upper for you. No handguards, no BCG, no flash hider? everything is configurable. If you plan on putting on the zombie killer dust cover and don't want to have an extra laying around ask them to leave it off. They will quote you how much without those items. No unnecessary items laying around that you purchased and won't use.
Link Posted: 8/24/2011 6:50:16 AM EST
Actually one of my Deltons' is a 1x7 chrome lined. Deltons' are gtg.
Link Posted: 8/24/2011 6:54:24 AM EST
The only issue I have with my Del-Ton upper is the shoulder was not properly cut at a 90 degree angle. Other than they are GTG.

I went to attache the AAC brakeout mount, and it just wouldn't work. It's fine if you are just leaving on the instaled flashider though.
Link Posted: 8/24/2011 6:55:06 AM EST
They will both go bang when you pull the trigger. I just think what PSA offers for your money has a slight advantage.
Link Posted: 8/24/2011 11:24:08 AM EST
Since PSA is the new kid on the block, they've decided to go after DSA and Del-ton's market. But Like the rest, demand and production cost will take their toll.
Link Posted: 8/24/2011 11:42:11 AM EST
Originally Posted By altopwescap:
Since PSA is the new kid on the block, they've decided to go after DSA and Del-ton's market. But Like the rest, demand and production cost will take their toll.


While this is possible, hopefully PSA has done their business model homework and learn from the mistakes of others. They have a very good thing going at the moment and
there is no reason to think that this cannot continue.

Don't drop the ball PSA!
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