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Old August 10th, 2018, 12:40 AM #11
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The first post in this thread sets a single parameter , that of inexpensive . Potentially whole lot of other parameters can overlap .

What does "good" mean to you , in the context of this project ? Probably functional ? 4140 vs 4150 vs 416 , chrome lined ? Milspec ? High expectations of accuracy using suitably accurate ammo ?

The go to answer for really inexpensive is to check everyday for the daily specials from PSA . These can be unbelievably cheap , but you have to jump on what you want quickly . But multiply not lending to instant gratification . You have to wait for a daily special to match what you want . It's been noted by many , they are leisurely in building and shipping the cheap on sale items, and probably won't play daily email updates .

The Del Ton in this thread is standard MSRP . For that basic price range , a half dozen or more advertisers in each issue of SGN can hook you up .

Until the recent reshuffling of tables at Chantilly gun show , Tony's Customs LLC was located across the aisle from MSI . You could order ahead of time and pickup at show to save shipping, or Tony assembles them to order on the spot . Subject of course to other walk in orders in the que .
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Old August 10th, 2018, 12:42 AM #12
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The first post in this thread sets a single parameter , that of inexpensive . Potentially whole lot of other parameters can overlap .

What does "good" mean to you , in the context of this project ? Probably functional ? 4140 vs 4150 vs 416 , chrome lined ? Milspec ? High expectations of accuracy using suitably accurate ammo ?

The go to answer for really inexpensive is to check everyday for the daily specials from PSA . These can be unbelievably cheap , but you have to jump on what you want quickly . But multiply not lending to instant gratification . You have to wait for a daily special to match what you want . It's been noted by many , they are leisurely in building and shipping the cheap on sale items, and probably won't play daily email updates .

The Del Ton in this thread is standard MSRP . For that basic price range , a half dozen or more advertisers in each issue of SGN can hook you up .

Until the recent reshuffling of tables at Chantilly gun show , Tony's Customs LLC was located across the aisle from MSI . You could order ahead of time and pickup at show to save shipping, or Tony assembles them to order on the spot . Subject of course to other walk in orders in the que .
Good to know, thanks!

I'll add PSA on my 'daily' website to check for deals. Might get lucky with something interesting!
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Yup, just find a deal and slap a bolt in it. No gauging needed.
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Yup, just find a deal and slap a bolt in it. No gauging needed.
Do you find good deals often on PSA? Or it's more like 'once every few months' kinda thing?

As in, a lot of websites have daily sales but the items that go on sale... no one really buys.
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And regularly check JSE Surplus also .
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Old August 10th, 2018, 01:31 AM #16
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And regularly check JSE Surplus also .
Awesome, haven't heard of them before, added!

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Ronan,

You want is the following:

-Cheapest Upper you can buy
-Harbor Freight Stamp Set
-Sledge Hammer
-Vise Grips
-Nickle Boron BCG
-One Piece Gas Ring
-KNS Firing Pin Retaining Pin
-KNS Pins
-3 Extractor ORings
-Frog Lube
-1/4" drill bit

Here is how you improve the upper to ANTIFA Milspec:

-Stamp HBAR on Barrel with Stamp Set and Sledge Hammer. If you dent the bore, it's ok. It improves accuracy.
-Loosen the Gas Key Bolts 1/4 turn. Is allows upper flatulence to help create an air cushion around the Carrier.
-Install 3 orings on the extractor. No tools allowed.
-Crimp the Gas Tube with vise grips in 3 places. This is called the Uranus modification.
-Install One Piece Gas Ring, Titanium Firing Pin, and Firing Pin Retaining Pin. They are awesome!
-Drill the gas port to .250. you need more gas after the Uranus mod.
-Fill the entire upper with frog lube. It pairs well with BO and patchouli.
-Cut your Buffer Spring in half. Now you have 2 buffer springs for other ANTIFA comrades.
-Reverse the Hammer Spring. Allows more thrusts per squeeze.
-Install KNS Pins and lubricate with rocksett. You don't want rods falling out of your holes.

Profit
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Old August 10th, 2018, 02:23 AM #18
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Ronan,

You want is the following:

-Cheapest Upper you can buy
-Harbor Freight Stamp Set
-Sledge Hammer
-Vise Grips
-Nickle Boron BCG
-One Piece Gas Ring
-KNS Firing Pin Retaining Pin
-KNS Pins
-3 Extractor ORings
-Frog Lube
-1/4" drill bit

Here is how you improve the upper to ANTIFA Milspec:

-Stamp HBAR on Barrel with Stamp Set and Sledge Hammer. If you dent the bore, it's ok. It improves accuracy.
-Loosen the Gas Key Bolts 1/4 turn. Is allows upper flatulence to help create an air cushion around the Carrier.
-Install 3 orings on the extractor. No tools allowed.
-Crimp the Gas Tube with vise grips in 3 places. This is called the Uranus modification.
-Install One Piece Gas Ring, Titanium Firing Pin, and Firing Pin Retaining Pin. They are awesome!
-Drill the gas port to .250. you need more gas after the Uranus mod.
-Fill the entire upper with frog lube. It pairs well with BO and patchouli.
-Cut your Buffer Spring in half. Now you have 2 buffer springs for other ANTIFA comrades.
-Reverse the Hammer Spring. Allows more thrusts per squeeze.
-Install KNS Pins and lubricate with rocksett. You don't want rods falling out of your holes.

Profit
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Thread on the PSA upper Hbar legal just came up a day or so ago. Excellent price
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Good to know thank you.

What about 14.7" with pinned/welded flashhider, any thoughts/experience?

Or am i really just going through a lot of trouble for an inch...
They have irked me on a few advertising and price mistakes over the years but I cant complain about their quality for a mid line AR. I have a couple built on their uppers that have run flawlessly for thousands of round. Their finish is also fairly good with the caveat that it doesn't always match well with standard black anodizing if you care about that.
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