5.56 Complete Upper Options for HBAR

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  • Bananas79

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    Apr 11, 2021
    58
    Trying to pick a new upper (5.56, 16" DI)... and wishing I could find a fairly comprehensive list of complete uppers with a HBAR barrel... I apologize if this exists on an existing thread, but after several searches I couldnt find one.

    Even if there isnt a list per se, I would really appreciate the groups feedback of available options they are aware of -

    Thanks!
     

    whistlersmother

    Peace through strength
    Jan 29, 2013
    8,919
    Fulton, MD
    Del-ton has a few hbar in both full rifle kit and assembled upper. Looks like most of their offerings are out-of-stock.

    I'm not versed enough to say where these fall on the quality line. YMMV
     

    camo556

    Ultimate Member
    Aug 29, 2021
    2,634
    I would decide your budget is and start with places like Buds, Rainier, Midway, and classic firearms, etc. to see whats actually in stock. Maybe not much. The main issue you run into that whats an HBAR, really? Sometimes they bury the barrel profile in the specs. The other issue is that some non-hbar DI rifles are legal because they use prop design, like KAK and LWRC. Many of the better uppers are only sold as a complete rifles. Some like F1 Firearms will make an upper according the MD specs.
     

    gwchem

    Ultimate Member
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    Dec 18, 2014
    3,416
    SoMD
    Is engage still selling complete uppers? I have one with a white oak barrel that shoots very well.
     

    Ammo Jon

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    Mar 3, 2008
    20,293
    Maybe it’s just me but I like customizing them to my tastes?
     

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    Virgil Co.C

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    Aug 10, 2018
    615
    In my area , Cindy’s hot shots and field traders have plenty of parts and pieces if you are going to build. FT has Aero stuff . Forget the barrels name , popular brand , FA . Faxon I believe . They also have some uppers ready done . Hanover Arms also is an option .
     

    Bananas79

    Member
    Apr 11, 2021
    58
    Thanks all!!

    Just for better clarify my status -- I currently dont have the workshop space / equipment I dream to have, so at moment Im limited to a complete upper. Brands that Im currently aware of include Colt, Windham and LWRC. I have 2 Colt HBARS, so leaning towards LWRC. But Im sure there has to be more options out there of companies that sell HBAR stamped or advertised complete uppers... so running it by group to check and make sure im not missing some awesome options
     

    SkiPatrolDude

    Ultimate Member
    Oct 24, 2017
    3,287
    Timonium-Lutherville
    Thanks all!!

    Just for better clarify my status -- I currently dont have the workshop space / equipment I dream to have, so at moment Im limited to a complete upper. Brands that Im currently aware of include Colt, Windham and LWRC. I have 2 Colt HBARS, so leaning towards LWRC. But Im sure there has to be more options out there of companies that sell HBAR stamped or advertised complete uppers... so running it by group to check and make sure im not missing some awesome options

    If you have the coin, go LWRC and don't look back.

    Or just get this and have a local shop pin and weld an extended A2 and you are good to go.

    https://www.brownells.com/rifle-par...om-upper-receiver-14-5in-5-56-prod136059.aspx

    This would pair nicely with a Colt lower and would be somewhat close to clone correct.
     

    U4U

    Member
    Dec 28, 2016
    31
    HBAR barrels and uppers galore

    Take a serious look at Bear Creek Arsenal.
    Great prices, well built and they have always been super easy to do business with. I’ve done business with them for years and they have never been anything but AWESOME!
     

    teratos

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    Patriot Picket
    Jan 22, 2009
    59,624
    Bel Air
    Take a serious look at Bear Creek Arsenal.
    Great prices, well built and they have always been super easy to do business with. I’ve done business with them for years and they have never been anything but AWESOME!

    Ummmm, yeah. Their reputation is not that stellar. Hit or miss.
     

    RRomig

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    Aug 30, 2021
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    Burtonsville MD
    I’ve done some testing with BC barrels (about 5) and they aren’t what I’d want. I do have a side charging upper with a different barrel and hand guard but not enough rounds through it yet to say. Fit was good though. I have friends and family that have BC uppers and they haven’t had any issues.
     

    Darkemp

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    Aug 18, 2009
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    PSA has a lot of options in stock and they do ship quickly. You can search by HBAR on their main site to find what you seek.
     

    outrider58

    Eats Bacon Raw
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    Jul 29, 2014
    49,508
    John, I’m interested too. That’s a nice looking piece!

    Looks like an MI CRM15 rail on a billet upper with a Surefire 'Warden' flash can.

    Just an edjumacated guess.

    No clue on the barrel or BCG...
     

    slsc98

    Ultimate Member
    May 24, 2012
    6,620
    Escaped MD-stan to WNC Smokies
    Del-ton has a few hbar in both full rifle kit and assembled upper. Looks like most of their offerings are out-of-stock….

    My go go’s for DelTon *complete* uppers (I have 5 of their 16” LtWt w 15” MLOK on PSA lowers w LaRue MBT’s in each) have been MidSouth Shooters Supply and of late GrabAGun.

    ^These^ are complete as in, INCLUDES the bcg and ch …

    OOS at moment but, sign up for MSS’s weekly sales email and they have the ones that go quick on sale 4-6 times a year):

    https://www.midsouthshooterssupply....lat-top-heavy-profile-complete-upper-assembly


    ETA: Stop the press! BattleHawk Armory (solid folk) have the DT-1013 (20” version) in stock and on sale right now!
    https://battlehawkarmory.com/product/delton-upper-receiver-5.56x45-20-bbl.-a3-flat-top-pre-ban
     
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