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11/22/2017 10:05:29 PM
Posted: 10/20/2004 5:36:39 AM EST
I'm trying to decide which upper would be best for my DPMS carbine. I got it from a friend and its a new, post ban. It currently has the A1 upper & 16" barrel with birdcage flash hider on it. I'll use it for target shooting & plinking. Would it be better to get an A2 upper, or flat top w/ detachable carrying handle? Thanks.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 7:02:30 AM EST
flat tops are almost always better than anything else...

this is my gun
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 7:10:17 AM EST
+1 for flat tops. Lots of scope options.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 7:41:00 AM EST
For carbines IMHO:
#1 Flattop (most flexible for optics)

#2 A1/C7 type uppers (sturdy sights that work great for carbines - especially as the elevation adjustments for the A2 uppers are calibrated for 20" rifles using M855.

Link Posted: 10/20/2004 7:48:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 7:49:51 AM EST by kitty78]
good points guys. I guess I'll go out and break in the A1 then. Eventually I want a nice Flattop and Bull barrel uppers, but the only reason I got this was b/c the price was too good.

How accurate do you guys find the 16" carbines to be as compared to a regular A2 w/ the 20" barrel?

P.S. Jar3ds that is a SWEET! looking AR!
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 8:31:57 AM EST
non-chromelined barrels in my opinion are just as accurate as chromemoly barrels... you don't start seeing differneces until Stainless steel comes into play

chrome or SS for me ONLY
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 9:05:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By kitty78:
How accurate do you guys find the 16" carbines to be as compared to a regular A2 w/ the 20" barrel?


Depends on the barrels used. For barrels of the same quality I find no difference to 100y. At longer ranges the added MV helps reduce the wind drift.
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