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Posted: 8/28/2005 10:55:33 AM EDT
Ok, I'm starting my first AR build very soon. The STAG Arms lower is on order and I already have a Bushmaster lower parts kit. Where else do you buy parts kits and is the cost savings worth it? I will be using a 6 position collapsable stock for this build and would like a 16" flat-top upper. Who would you purchase the upper from? Currently I have a Bushmaster and Fulton Armory AR in the safe. I'm inclined to stick with Fulton Armory for the upper, but would be willing to take suggestions.

Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 3:51:34 PM EDT
Well, do you want to build it up by buying a upper here, a barrel there, and bolt/carrier assembly over here, or are you just wanting to get an entire kit?

I would suggest a kit of your choice from J&T or Del-Ton. They can be had with chrome-lining for about $500 you would also end up with an extra LPK if you went this route.

If it were me, I would buy a CMT 6 pos, stock for $70 (high side estimate), CMT flattop upper from Bravo Co. for $95 (or $99 w/M4 ramps), and a 16" barrel that is chrome-lined from various places for less than, say, $230ish, and a Bolt/carrier/charging handle assembly for $130ish (can be found cheaper, but I'm using high prices to set a ceiling for what you could pay).

That would put you in at about $530ish (probably lower with the right parts)

You could buy a complete RRA upper for just over $400 from ADCO that is chrome lined, but you'd still have to get a buttstock which would push you back up around $500.

Many options available, but if you decide to piece one together, you'll also have to buy $60-$70 in parts if you don't already have them.

Good luck,

Link Posted: 8/28/2005 4:01:23 PM EDT
JSESURPLUS has everything you need for just the right prices, trust me you cant find cheaper anywhere.
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