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Any idea what this upper is worth?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Cole125, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    Quick question guys,

    I've got a Rock River Arms 20 inch Varmint stainless bull barrel upper with about 200 rounds through it I am thinking about selling. Paid $600 for it new a year ago.

    Any idea of what it would be worth now?

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  2. 12131

    12131 Monkeyboy CLM

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    But, if you take a chance and wait until after November 6th, it could be worth much more.:supergrin:
     
  3. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    There is an idea. Nothing at all wrong with the upper, just bought it for a SPR type build, and I want to upgrade to a Noveske Rouge Hunter or LaRue Stealth upper that will be just as accurate at half the weight.
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2012
  4. This,

    All the cool kids want 16" uppers, so selling a 20" upper is a bit tougher.

    If the barrel is too heavy you could send it to adco to be turned down. That would be cheaper than selling it and buying a larue.

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    Last edited: Oct 24, 2012
  5. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    True, and that's a idea. I'll look into getting the barrel turned down, thanks. Another cost effective thing I could do is replace the barrel with a Noveske Rouge Hunter or similar match grade lighter profile barrel...
     
  6. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    A lot of the weight also comes from that heavy-assed aluminum tube handguard, too. My dad has one of those uppers, and it is definitely a pig.
     
  7. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    Yeah with a Burris 4-14 scope w/PERP mount, Harris Bi-pod the damn rifle is a boat anchor. It does shoot sub MOA with cheap 55gr ammo, half MOA with match ammo.

    Pretty much I want a long range AR, SPR, DMR, whatever you want to call it that weighs under 9 LBS.
     
  8. smokin762

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    A coworker of mine put together his first AR last year. He decided to go with a 20” Bull Barrel. I asked him if he planned on Varmint hunting or doing some long distance shooting. He said no, he thought it just looked cool.

    I asked him not long ago, how he likes it. He said it was too heavy and he doesn’t shoot it much. I told him he should sell it and buy a lighter upper. That way he will find excuses to go shooting instead of why not to go shooting. :faint:
     
  9. mjkeat

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    It has nothing to do w/ cool. There really isn't much use for that type of upper.