I know, no comparison. That's what I gather from the research I've done on the boards, but I can't find negative info/reviews on the DSA uppers, or specific reasons why it couldn't/should't be trusted for HD, etc. The DSA uppers seem to get referred to as good for the range, etc while the LMTs are regarded as "fit for defense/duty." So in the 16" offerings, what would be the reason(s) an LMT upper would be worth $200 more? This info is for my 2nd AR, but would be my first build. My first is an old BM AK/A2, which is a middy 14.5 + AK74 brake. She's 2000+rds of mostly steel cased ammo without failure, but I want to build something with a red dot style optic. Thanks! Bonus question: here's my gameplan so far - feel free to let me know your thoughts; am I on the right track? $485 LMT 16" 1:7 upper $130 LMT Bolt/BCG (or Spikes Bolt/BCG for $110) $50 Magpul MBUS - version2 ??? Lower ??? Aimpoint or Eotech Wanna kill these ads? We can help!