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Posted: 10/2/2004 9:54:47 AM EDT
I bought a new Armalite upper of off EE the other day. I've only owned BM's and Colt in the past, but was interested in a 16" mid length upper for 3 gun matches, so I gave the Armalite a try.

It's a mid length gas system with a 16" barrel (thinnned under the hand guards), with the Armalite comp. The fit and finish was excellent.

Here're some pics:

I shot the new Armalite upper yesterday. All the recoil was directed rearward and it was very flat. It had more rearward recoil than my BM 20" with a BM Y Comp, but just as flat. It was far flatter tham my BM 16" with a Smith Enterprises brake and a carbine length gas system.

Shooting pieces of notebook paper at 25 yards, the dot of my Aimpoint never left the paper in recoil - enabling quick follow up shots.

I didn't shoot any groups - just quick doubles and triples on the notebook paper @ 25 yards from the low ready from the timer beep. It was 100% reliable.

I am very impressed with this upper and Armalites quality.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 10:06:33 AM EDT
looks good... how much did you get it for? what lower did you mate it to? more pics!

Link Posted: 10/2/2004 10:19:34 AM EDT
What did you expect !!! it's Armalite, not no bullshit !!!
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 1:51:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/2/2004 1:53:12 PM EDT by poboy]
That's good to hear because I just got one 2nd hand and added a TROY folding front sight haven't had a chance to shoot it yet thanks for the info!!!!
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 3:39:08 PM EDT
I put it on my BM lower (the one I have for my 16" BM) and mounted a Aimpoint ML2 with an Aimpoint QRP mount.

The lower is dedicated for 3 gun matches, so its has a great JP fire control group in it. I put a rail and vertical foregrip on the stock handguards - I bought both from Bravo Company on EE (great service).
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