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Ar build advice

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by bluejackets92fs, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. bluejackets92fs

    bluejackets92fs I have bad aim

    Oct 23, 2010
    SW Ohio
    So I decided it is time for an Ar. I can get at cost a Bushmaster M4A3 flat top complete upper for 389+tax. I am unsure if it is a heavy barrel or if it is chrome lined though. I picked up an ATI Teflon coated stripped lower tonight for $75 new. I want to keep it as close to an m4 as possible. I want a flip up rear sight but fixed front sight. I want to do some small stuff like a Magpul trigger guard and Magpul stock. I kinda want a quad rail but the fore grip on the upper is a short fore grip as opposed to a longer one so the quad rail may look goofy. My question is should I spend extra on a better upper or build one from scratch some where. I want to keep it at around a $700 budget since I can get a complete parts kit from bushmaster for $40, the upper for $389 and have a lower for $75. Also does anyone have a hookup somewhere or have a business that I can get some good deals through?
  2. Jim173


    Jan 27, 2011
    If you go to gunshows around OH look for a guy Tony's Custom Uppers, not only does he make customized uppers, but he builds, and customizes AR-15s you basically tell him want you want and hell do it for you. check out his website theres not much on the page but hes got a lot of stuff he brings to shows, hes outta delta, OH. Check him out see what you think.

  3. zhix


    Jan 31, 2010
    I may have him install the barrel on an AR I have been building at a show this weekend.

    I think if you don't want to spend more than $700 that might be as good as you're going to get. The bushmaster upper more than likely has a chrome lined barrel.
  4. surf


    Jul 7, 2010
    Does the upper come with the Bolt carrier group and charging handle? What handguards / fore end? Who is this from? Maybe you can post a link or the upper your talking about.

    I personally do not care for bushmaster barrels and have found many of their chambers to be out of spec.
  5. bluejackets92fs

    bluejackets92fs I have bad aim

    Oct 23, 2010
    SW Ohio
    This is the dilemma I am in, I can't find this upper anywhere not even bushmaster website. It is through Jerry's Sports Catalog. You need a membership to log onto their site. I have no idea if it is chrome lined, if it is a heavy barrel, etc.... It is a complete upper with the charging handle and BCG. I really wish I could find it online. The part number is BFGF1009519. It is the compact had rail. It will look sharp after the magpul compact hand guard I order for it.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2011
  6. Del Ton has some nice options in your price range. You can specify chrome lined, 1/9 or 1/7 twist (depending on what type of bullets you like to shoot), and they do stake the bolt carrier keys.
  7. jrs93accord


    Jul 10, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2011