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3 years 3 weeks ago, 5:35 PM

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I have a couple DPMS AR's and like them, especially factoring in their decent price. What I don't like is the minor slop between the two receiver halves.

Who makes the highest quality uppers and lowers regardless of price. Don't care if it's DGI or piston driven, just curious who makes the Rolls Royce of AR's.

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3 years 3 weeks ago, 5:41 PM

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Not to sure my self as there is a ton of makers I know SPIKE''S is one there is a banner ad on this site for 1 or more and some of the chatters here might make them to.good luck.TY

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3 years 3 weeks ago, 6:34 PM

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good AR

Les Baer, and LaRue make some pretty nice AR's.
With the proliferation of the civilian market, many custom shops have added an AR division to their repertoire.
The question is a tough one to answer though, as the AR is a dynamic weapons platform. It wears many hats and can be optimized for many different missions. I have owned LMT and Olympic Arms, neither which have given me any troubles. I know a lot of people that have experimented with frankenrifles and have great success with them.
My next build would be around a Bravo Company weapon. I think it comes down to preference. I can appreciate a Roll Royce, but, my pick up can haul more stuff and go more places than the Rolls Royce. I prefer my pick up, it has become a tool to aid in my quest for more currency.

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3 years 3 weeks ago, 6:58 PM

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with you on that Clint

Also, picking or building the correct Rifle depends on it's use...

Stomping around in triple canopy would be a pain in the ass carrying a 20 inch HBAR decked out for Long Range target shooting..

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3 years 3 weeks ago, 8:07 PM

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All good advice, but I guess I'm talking about fit and finish on the receivers. The rest can follow after.

Example, a friend of mine has 5 AR's. All have slop except his Stag Arms AR. Is that a fluke, or is Stag really good? Are there any other brands that have that precise fit and finish as far as the receivers?

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3 years 3 weeks ago, 8:32 PM

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I'm really not sure...

I have by no means checked out every builder out there, but have seen several. I don't think there really is one so-far as lowers are concerned. I've seen vastly different priced lowers that without the logo, you wouldn't even be able to tell with a micrometer. My bushmaster lower fits snug as can be with my GG&G upper, but rattles with a colt. I have also seen different quality from same manufacture's. With the uppers, depends on your use and configuration.

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3 years 3 weeks ago, 9:17 PM

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http://www.snipercountry.com/Articles/AR15_part1.asp

There is some good information in it that should get you up to speed on allot of your AR thoughts and questions. Oh, and keep asking any question you think of, only silly question is an un-asked question...

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3 years 2 weeks ago, 8:42 AM

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That is a great article for those of us with 20 questions. Alot of good info in there. THX

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3 years 3 weeks ago, 11:03 PM

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Thanks everyone.

Thanks everyone.

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3 years 3 weeks ago, 6:50 AM

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Noveske, LaRue, Colt and BCM get my nod...for specialty, specialty, grunt and grunt use respectively.

The 1st 2 manufacturers really get the platform off it's knees for precision work, and the latter 2 make rifles that most others strive to. LMT and Spikes also makes some top-end guns but I have little or no experience with their stuff.

I've seen consistent problems with Bushmaster and OlyArms (improper gas key staking, broken small parts b4 the 3k round mark, etc. in the Bushies, catastrophic failiures of poorly cast parts and out-of-spec small parts in the Olys), but then again I have bad luck period.

In a very competitve market like AR builds, I see mostly people getting what they pay for. Getting what they actually need vs. want, ISD hit that nail on the head. Mission drives gear selection, not the other way around.

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3 years 3 weeks ago, 4:40 PM

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BCM, Noveske, Colt, LMT, KAC, LaRue, Daniel Defense are all good for D.I. All of those will be durable and "battle ready" using mil spec parts. If you're talking about fit and finish, I'm sure there are some beautiful custom queens with a price tag out there, but who knows how they will hold up over time. I've talked with a lot of people who claim there absolutely no carrier tilt issues with Barrett, LWRC or POF anymore but I don't have much experience with piston AR's. Obviously HK 416 is up there. I'm working on a BCM/LMT combo if I can ever save the $$ to finally finish it. I would just throw a wedge in your DPMS and shoot it till it don't shoot.

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3 years 2 weeks ago, 8:07 AM

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Also, there's this company called Armalite. They make pretty decent ones. ;)

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