GUN Help me pick an upper

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Which one?

  1. Olympic

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  2. Rock River Arms

    14 vote(s)
    73.7%
  3. Stag

    4 vote(s)
    21.1%
  1. GPK

    GPK Groovy OT Supporter

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    So I ordered my AR-15 lower last week (Stag with a 4 position) and I'm looking around at uppers. The local shop wants to sell me a Stag for $535 (has to be ordered). However, I've been looking around a little and have found a couple of options.

    Stag $535 + Tax = $570 Local shop

    Olympic Arms $436 + S&H = $451 - Online

    RRA CAR $495 + S&H = $510 - Cold War shooters


    So I can save anywhere from $60 to $120 over my local shop. Note these are all M4 complete uppers. Is there any difference in quality that I need to be aware of? Or just go with the cheapest to save the bucks? Olympic's site doesn't specify if their upper is chrome lined or not, so I have to assume that it isn't because of the price difference. I won't be shooting in any competitions with this rifle, it's just for fun, and for shooting stray coyotes/boars in my back yard.
     
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    ... when is the range trip?
     
  3. GPK

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    Probably not for a month at least. I want to get the AR together before I go again, but I need to help my Dad fix his Chevelle first. This of course can't happen until after EOQ.
     
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    Cannondale The Texas Rattlesnake

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    What local shop are you using?

    I would go with the RRA upper, just because I have heard good things about them for the price. I dont know anything about Olympic arms or Stag.
     
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    Black Land Guns, in between Hutto and Taylor. I'm thinking about ordering tomorrow if they have one in stock, so I don't have to wait once I get my lower.
     
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    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    voted for the RRA just because mine has been flawless over a few thousand
    rounds. Heard good things about Stag also....
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Both RRA and Stag are good, I've heard mixed things about Oly but my 9mm upper from them didn't give me any troubles and worked pretty well.
     
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    I'd go stag, oly is pure shit.
     
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    LMT monolithic upper

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    Bdog ...but do I really care?

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    LMT or CMMG... I just ordered a 11.5" MedCon CMMG w/ MI #20 handguards.
     
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    Ended up ordering the RRA upper. For the price it seemed like the best deal. I kinda wanted the Wilson Combat barrel anyway. Thanks for the input guys!
     
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    Cannondale The Texas Rattlesnake

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    There needs to be an OT AR-15 shootout at Red's, or Eagle Peak.
     
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    I'd be down, if I'm not working.
     
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    I vote Eagle Peak ... fuck Red's hourly shit
     
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    Werd. I need to buy some soft point ammo then. I've got FMJ and penatrators in 5.56 and FMJ in 7.62x39.
     
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