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Forward assist/ejection port cover really needed

Discussion in 'GATE AR-15 Forum' started by M249SAW, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. M249SAW

    M249SAW Rescue Jockey

    Jul 24, 2004
    Tampa, FL
    Im building my 6th AR but Im going in a different direction. Im building one for intermediate/long range shooting.

    Ive been looking at White Oak or DPMS for a 18" SASS type barrel with 1:7 twist for the heavy stuff.

    My question is I can purchase a unused DPMS LowPro upper (used on the Sporticals) for a real good price. Ive never used an upper with out the forward assist or ejection cover. My SHTF rifle has it but Id imagine for range use I should be fine. Is this a correct assumption?

  2. Constructor

    Constructor Moderator

    Dec 10, 2009
    Yes, those DPMS slick sides work fine for your intended use, the receiver is much thicker and more rigid so they can be more accurate.
    WOA barrel
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2010