i'm gonna get a **** ton of hate for that statement, but its true. I absolutly hate that company. In 2018 i blew $1800 with them. ammo, mags, rds, 3 kits, 2 10.5 inch pistol kits and one 16 inch middy kit.
i've had to send two of the uppers back immediately. the middy upper had a horribly canted fsb. you couldn't zero with irons it was that bad. one of the 10.5 pistol uppers was so ridiculously out of spec you couldn't close it on a lower. I sent both those uppers back, Psa fixed the cant on one and replaced my brand new 10.5 upper with one containing a used bolt carrier. and the fsb is slightly canted on that one too but atleast i could zero. needless to say i was less than happy. Especially since the middy's barrel is trash. it shoots with ball ammo, 5-6 moa. the 10.5 with the cant shoots 3-4 moa with the same ammo.
fast forward to last week. I finally said **** this pos and ordereda new barrel, a dissy barrel assembly from windam. chrome lined nato chamber, yeah its 1/9 but i don't care i only shoot 55s and 62s anyway. i'm thinking, yeah i'll just rebarrel this psa upper.
well let me tell you 2 things...1 i think i know why this thing might be experiencing some accuracy issues and 2 psa can go **** a duck because the god damn barrel nut is torqued to well above 150 ft lbs. how do i know this? because right now its clamped to my reloading bench which weighs atleast 150 lbs and i am lifting the bench up trying to get the nut off. its squeaked twice and moved a couple of milimeters and thats it. i can see the barrel flexing as i attempt to break torque on the nut. un ****ing belivable.
the 3rd kit was perfect. sights straight and no issues to my knowledge. that kit went to a freind.
i should have spent more money and bought from a better company. all you guys out there with BCM and DD bagging on the poors with PSA, next time someone says "psa is great" feel free to copy and paste this. i should have bought that $800 6920 i saw two years ago.
Yea, the old "buy once cry once" thing, right?
I can say I've read enough about them that I'm OK buying their small parts and as a reseller, but I don't yet buy into them as a manufacturer. I think they cater to the cost first line of thinking and for me that don't hunt on core components.
Nor are you the only guy with complaints. It does seem to be a minority, but I wonder how much of their stuff gets shot regularly.
Anyway, I'm sorry you're feeling screwed over. Good luck getting it dialed in!
Can you get a heat on it? (heat gun) I wonder if somebody used locktite on it...