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Posted: 8/11/2010 9:59:03 AM EDT
Hey guys, long time lurker, haven't posted much. I Know S&W makes a 5.45x39 AR and upper, any other options out there? I've got an ak-74 i've built, and would like to get an upper for the ar as well. What would you recommend, and where would be the best place to pick one up? I don't need anything fancy. Thanks a ton guys.
Link Posted: 8/11/2010 10:15:32 AM EDT
Northwest Tactical had some 5.45 LWRCs made up...like everything LWRC they KICK A$$...and they're not cheap but I don't know if they have any left...it was a limited/custom run.

If you don't have the $ to stock up on cheap ammo now, it's not really worth getting an upper/another 5.45.
Link Posted: 8/11/2010 10:22:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2010 11:00:45 AM EDT by N0mad]
Stock up.... I have like 6k sitting around in tins... :-)

I think you were talking about this
http://www.northwesttactical.us.com/lwrcim6ak545x39mmupper.aspx

Man a little to rich for my blood, but looks nice

I'd ideally like a mid length upper. I'm not a fan of the short sight radius on the m4 sytle uppers, and I primarily practice with irons for 3-gun. I don't think I can spend much more than 6 on an upper however.
Link Posted: 8/11/2010 4:00:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2010 6:01:36 PM EDT by molardog]
Well....I've gathered all the following parts to assemble my kickass/cheapass 545 plinker:

Citadel M4 profile 545 barrel (non-chrome lined, carbine gas) and matched bolt.....185
Troy trx extreme tube....150
PWS FSC 556....scavenged from another build I am suppressing
bcm bolt carrier, firing pin and retainer...scavenged as well
daniel defense forged upper and fixed buis....about 215

So, for just over 500 I've got a good little project to work on....I still need some mags though and extra power hammer spring though.

I suggest building your own, if you have the tools and time.
Link Posted: 8/12/2010 6:04:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2010 6:04:38 AM EDT by N0mad]
Okay cool, I'm looking into this, Quick question for you molardog what do you think about adams arms I see they have a deal on midway right now.
Barrle bolt hammer spring mag for 299
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=734250

Where did you get your citadel barrel and bolt?
Link Posted: 8/12/2010 2:02:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By N0mad:
Okay cool, I'm looking into this, Quick question for you molardog what do you think about adams arms I see they have a deal on midway right now.
Barrle bolt hammer spring mag for 299
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=734250

Where did you get your citadel barrel and bolt?


Adams makes super nice stuff from all accounts. I do not own any myself, though.

Best price I've seen on that kit elsewhere right now is 399...or maybe 379 somewhere I can't remember. I'd jump on that if I were you.
Link Posted: 8/12/2010 6:41:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2010 6:50:51 PM EDT by ScrapHeap]
Here toy go

They make mid-length 5.45 uppers, are site sponsors, and I hear they do good work for the money.

I was looking at them recently for just that.

http://www.ar15performance.com/5_45_x_39?b=1

5.45 x 39 16" Basic mid length handguard and A2 flash

399.00
––16" Recon lightweight barrel, Nitro-carburized(black) for long life and corrosion resistance
––1 in 8 " twist rifling to stabilize the 60gr mil surplus ammo
––1/2-28 threaded muzzle
––Mid-Length length gas system
––M16 carrier with properly staked carrier key
––9310 alloy super bolt
––M4 upper receiver,
––Extended Feed Ramps to aid feeding
––Mil spec charging handle
––Test fired for function

Complete BCG add $160
A2 FH from EE $10
MAGPUL BUIS set $93 from AIM

sub-Total: $663 plus shipping and other misc charges.
Link Posted: 8/12/2010 7:57:06 PM EDT
there is a smith 5.45 on EE right now for $500 and its not mine.
Link Posted: 8/12/2010 8:02:13 PM EDT
http://www.lwrci.com/p-198-m6-ak-545mm.aspx
Link Posted: 8/12/2010 8:08:40 PM EDT
pretty sure this is more than double his stated budget.
Originally Posted By MaverickCowboy:
http://www.lwrci.com/p-198-m6-ak-545mm.aspx


Link Posted: 8/13/2010 2:45:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2010 2:45:47 AM EDT by sleepercaprice1]
Originally Posted By ScrapHeap:
Here toy go

They make mid-length 5.45 uppers, are site sponsors, and I hear they do good work for the money.

I was looking at them recently for just that.

http://www.ar15performance.com/5_45_x_39?b=1

5.45 x 39 16" Basic mid length handguard and A2 flash

399.00
––16" Recon lightweight barrel, Nitro-carburized(black) for long life and corrosion resistance
––1 in 8 " twist rifling to stabilize the 60gr mil surplus ammo
––1/2-28 threaded muzzle
––Mid-Length length gas system
––M16 carrier with properly staked carrier key
––9310 alloy super bolt
––M4 upper receiver,
––Extended Feed Ramps to aid feeding
––Mil spec charging handle
––Test fired for function

Complete BCG add $160
A2 FH from EE $10
MAGPUL BUIS set $93 from AIM

sub-Total: $663 plus shipping and other misc charges.


Unless I'm missing something, it looks like the $399 package includes the BCG and flash hider. Is there a reason to buy another?

Link Posted: 8/13/2010 5:46:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sleepercaprice1:
Originally Posted By ScrapHeap:
Here toy go

They make mid-length 5.45 uppers, are site sponsors, and I hear they do good work for the money.

I was looking at them recently for just that.

http://www.ar15performance.com/5_45_x_39?b=1

5.45 x 39 16" Basic mid length handguard and A2 flash

399.00
––16" Recon lightweight barrel, Nitro-carburized(black) for long life and corrosion resistance
––1 in 8 " twist rifling to stabilize the 60gr mil surplus ammo
––1/2-28 threaded muzzle
––Mid-Length length gas system
––M16 carrier with properly staked carrier key
––9310 alloy super bolt
––M4 upper receiver,
––Extended Feed Ramps to aid feeding
––Mil spec charging handle
––Test fired for function

Complete BCG add $160
A2 FH from EE $10
MAGPUL BUIS set $93 from AIM

sub-Total: $663 plus shipping and other misc charges.


Unless I'm missing something, it looks like the $399 package includes the BCG and flash hider. Is there a reason to buy another?



It does NOT include BCG and FH or CH...

Link Posted: 8/13/2010 7:55:53 AM EDT
Wow guys awesome responses, Thanks so much for everyone's advice I'm looking all this over right now.
Link Posted: 8/13/2010 8:01:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2010 8:04:53 AM EDT by N0mad]
Originally Posted By QuicksilverJPR:
Originally Posted By sleepercaprice1:
Originally Posted By ScrapHeap:
Here toy go

They make mid-length 5.45 uppers, are site sponsors, and I hear they do good work for the money.

I was looking at them recently for just that.

http://www.ar15performance.com/5_45_x_39?b=1

5.45 x 39 16" Basic mid length handguard and A2 flash

399.00
––16" Recon lightweight barrel, Nitro-carburized(black) for long life and corrosion resistance
––1 in 8 " twist rifling to stabilize the 60gr mil surplus ammo
––1/2-28 threaded muzzle
––Mid-Length length gas system
––M16 carrier with properly staked carrier key
––9310 alloy super bolt
––M4 upper receiver,
––Extended Feed Ramps to aid feeding
––Mil spec charging handle
––Test fired for function

Complete BCG add $160
A2 FH from EE $10
MAGPUL BUIS set $93 from AIM

sub-Total: $663 plus shipping and other misc charges.


Unless I'm missing something, it looks like the $399 package includes the BCG and flash hider. Is there a reason to buy another?



It does NOT include BCG and FH or CH...



Okay this is confusing in the description ...

––M16 carrier with properly staked carrier key
They properly stake a carrier, then don't send it with the kit? ;-)

Never mind I read the product info again, they make it pretty clear,
Link Posted: 8/13/2010 8:10:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2010 4:41:51 PM EDT by AR-Performance]
Link Posted: 8/13/2010 8:35:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2010 9:21:37 AM EDT
Holly crap. spikes replied to my thread, that's awesome. Will aim have uppers or just complete guns?
Link Posted: 8/13/2010 11:27:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By badazzar15:
AIM will have these very soon.


That's what I'm talking about! IT seems like the complete 5.45 uppers alone cost just as much as a decent (complete) AR.
Link Posted: 8/13/2010 4:19:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2010 4:46:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2010 6:12:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By badazzar15:
Originally Posted By N0mad:
Holly crap. spikes replied to my thread, that's awesome. Will aim have uppers or just complete guns?


AIM is taking pre-orders right now. $620 shipped!


Spikes...those look nice. Are there any plans to sell stripped barrels?
Link Posted: 8/19/2010 7:19:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2010 8:51:43 PM EDT
i have a NEW Adam Arm Piston 5.45x39mm upper for sale... just let u know~~~

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=22&t=792144
Link Posted: 8/20/2010 11:23:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By badazzar15:
Originally Posted By molardog:
Originally Posted By badazzar15:
Originally Posted By N0mad:
Holly crap. spikes replied to my thread, that's awesome. Will aim have uppers or just complete guns?


AIM is taking pre-orders right now. $620 shipped!


Spikes...those look nice. Are there any plans to sell stripped barrels?


We don't have plans to sell just the barrels.


Bummer....thanks for the info.
Link Posted: 8/20/2010 1:14:40 PM EDT
Midway has the Adams Arms Piston uppers for $689 and there is a $100 coupon floating around out there that looks something like 100810 or something like that

Comes with a magazine and the wolff extra power hammer spring, the coupon does expire on the 22nd though. Ahhh impulse buying!
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 12:16:06 PM EDT
I'm still waiting on those uppers at aim... what gives. do you have to call for the pre-order I don't see them listed.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 4:02:25 PM EDT
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