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Please help me find the right upper for my RRA lower!

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by DrtyHarry, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. DrtyHarry

    DrtyHarry

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    NJ/VT
    Hey guys,

    I picked up a RRA complete lower with a two stage trigger job a few years back. I was going to invest some time and money and build the upper to my liking. Well, I have not had the time to do so....so I basically have this lower receiver just sitting in a box. I'm looking to buy something to slap on, and I don't know what make/brand of uppers to look at.

    I've decided I want to stick with a 16" A4 set up with quad rails and flash suppressor. And I want it as light as possible. I'm not sure what twist ratio barrel I should be looking at (in 16")...or brand. The rifle will be used for home defense and I'm going to want to add a pistol forearm grip, laser, light, etc....thus wanting a quad rail....of medium length.

    I plan on putting a red dot scope and finding a long range rifle scope for hunting/target. I also want to take it to the range for fun, and perhaps do a little bit of hunting with it as well.

    Will most new/complete uppers match with my RRA lower? Any smithing required? And if you guys could name a couple places that make complete uppers for me to look at, I'd very much appreciate it! The bells and whistles I'll do myself. Thanks in advance.



    Harry
     
  2. TedG

    TedG Infidel USA

    Any major manufacturer's/distributor's AR upper should fit fine with your RRA lower. Google the different brands, check out GB and other sales sites, and pick the one you like best..... (in no particular order, and no preference is being suggested)

    BCM
    Colt
    Spikes
    Stag
    PSA
    CMMG
    Delton
    Noveske
    Bushmaster
    Rock River Armory
    Daniel Defense
    Smith & Wesson
    Armalite
    DPMS
    LMT
    and a bunch of others :wow:

    Good luck!
     

    Last edited: Nov 30, 2011

  3. DrtyHarry

    DrtyHarry

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    Thank you my friend! Are there on-line stores that stock complete uppers? (optics and lights excluded of course). And lastly, anything I should keep clear of? Types of barrels flaking, heat issues, weight, etc? Oh, and what ratio twist do I want on a 16" barrel? Thanks!!




    Harry
     
  4. TedG

    TedG Infidel USA


    GOOGLE and SEARCH are your friends. You'll get an education too!
     
  5. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

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    Apr 7, 2011
    Arlington, VA.
    Go to BCMs web-site ande make your selection of a quad-rail 16" mid-length upper. Relax on all of the other worries you have. If you buy a BCM, you'll be o.k.
     
  6. DrtyHarry

    DrtyHarry

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    Sep 26, 2007
    NJ/VT
    EXACTLY what I was looking for, thanks so much for the help....now on with the decision making!! :)




    Harry