Here is the deal. I need a complete upper (bolt and all).
Specs: 16 inch barrel, 1x9 (1x8 okayish)
Light barrel profile (M4 okay, but not as good)
Who makes a good one? Who makes a good affordable one?
Rock River and Bushmaster both make this configuration. You can contact Donnie at Sableco.net for the Rock River uppers at good prices. Try gunsmoke.com for the Bushmasters. Rock River has chrome-lined barrels so either one is good now.
The gunsmoke.com gives you some software consultant service guy or something like that.