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What's the best deal on an upper right now?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Kadetklapp, Mar 7, 2013.


  1. Kadetklapp

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    If I were going to do a build, who would the brain trust here suggest for the best upper? I'm looking at R Guns or JT. Looking to spend $500-ish on a complete m4 heavy upper, flat top, no sights.

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  2. ddbtoth

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    Keep an eye on PSA and Aim Surplus-uppers will pop up and be gone in a hour. Good luck!
     

  3. Gunnut 45/454

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    Get on what ever waiting list you'd like! You might have a better chance of getting all the parts and do it yourself! Haven't seen a "Complete" upper in quite awhile! Everone I've seen is sans BCG and charging handle!:whistling:
     
  4. stilinsm

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    I have Alertbox setup on Firefox monitoring the various upper pages. Get atleast a ping or two everyday of full uppers in stock.
    They ship fast too.. next day typically.
     
  5. NBT

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    PSA has an upper in stock at the moment...doubt they will be there long..bit more than $500 though...
    http://palmettostatearmory.com/inde...led-upper-without-bcg-or-charging-handle.html

    16" Barrel length
    "Machine Gun Steel" Barrel
    Hammer Forged barrel
    5.56 Nato Chamber
    1 in 7" twist rate
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    M4 Feed ramps
    PSA SQR 11" Free-float rail
    Mid-length Gas system
    A2 Flash Hider
    Forged upper receiver
    "Covert" unmarked upper
     
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  6. larson1122

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    Get on the email notification lists at Bravo Company. They've been putting up small batches fairly regulary and have added the option to add a BCG and charging handle with your upper purchase.
     
  7. K. Foster

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    Anybody have any info or opinions on that SQR rail??
     
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  8. Kadetklapp

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    Wow. Rguns uppers with bcg and a selection of hand guards, barrel specs, and color beat a lot of those others.

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  9. stilinsm

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    yeah...before you get all giddy about rguns, you might want to check this thread first
     
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  10. KalashniKEV

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    It looks exactly like an SWS rail with smaller holes.

    Palmetto/ SQR:
    [​IMG]

    Noveskse/ SWS:
    [​IMG]
     
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  11. K. Foster

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    Very similar, thank you.
     
  12. Cole125

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    PSA does nothing to secure their low profile gas blocks on their uppers.
     
  13. Warp

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    This exactly.

    Watch BCM's site and sign up for email notifications on all of the uppers. The 16" mid-lengths (no rails) especially. $459 for the 'complete' upper, lately with an option to add a BCM BCG and gunfighter charging handle for another $270.

    Can't beat that.


    You couldn't pay me to run an rguns upper or BCG, and I sure as hell won't ever be giving them any money.
     
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  14. ColdBlooded

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    I have Google Chrome and I have a page notifier that alerts me whenever the page changes on the BCM Uppers web page. I have it sorted by availability, so whenever any upper becomes available, it moves to the top of the list, and the page notifier informs me. Pretty slick.
     
  15. KalashniKEV

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    ...except that they never hit the page. Just sign up for the inventory alert.
     
  16. Warp

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    You haven't been paying attention.

    BCM uppers have been in stock for an hour or longer multiple times in the past week. On the website. Even with the BCG + gunfighter CH option...an hour plus on the sight.

    What doesn't happen reliably is an email notification that you get in time.

    Just watch this thread:
    http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=100661


    When BCM uppers come in stock, somebody will quickly post it there
     
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  17. ColdBlooded

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    This!!!

    I have posted the availability of uppers multiple times.
     
  18. KalashniKEV

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    No, because I already have all the uppers I need and would rather buy ammunition when I can find it.

    On Ammunition, I have recently scored several times with lots that were pre-sold through notifications, and never hit the site.

    Apparently BCM's corporate procedures aren't as reliable as their rifles... which is surprising.
     
  19. FatBoy

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    People have been waiting for months for "in stock" BCGs from R*. Then they tried(not anymore) that $100 restock fee if you canceled the order. I was never a fan anyhow; do what you wish with your cash.

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  20. Warp

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    Okay, so maybe you aren't shopping for a BCM upper so you aren't paying attention, I don't know...

    ...but BCM complete uppers have spent many hours, continuous, in stock, on the website, multiple times in the past week or two. With a BCG + charging handle add-on option (when you couldn't buy a BCG by itself)

    And I can virtually guarantee a complete BCM upper will be on the website at least once this week.
     
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