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The Lance
10-30-2012, 16:58
I am a proud owner of an AR15 I originally bought it because I could not pass up the amazing deal I got for my first rifle. I purchased it from my local gun club/forum for an awesome deal of 580buck it came with a 20 inch stainless super bull Rguns Upper with free float rifle length handguard and a Surplus Ammo and arms complete lower Originally with an A2 Stock which I recently swapped out to a 6 position Collapsible carbine stock.http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8466/8139768685_5da59020a0_c.jpg

However the problem lies with me going hunting soon and purchasing this rifle for the purpose of hunting and well having a great range toy.

I have been a huge pistol guy for a few years and shoot IDPA.

So I want to turn this rifle into an all arounder of which I can take to 3gun competitions and mount my scope back on and hunt with it when I need to.



So here are my options
Buy a Completely different Upper that is of better quality and ditch this one.
Or Buy a Quality chrome lined barrel and mount it to the upper

bmoore
10-30-2012, 17:27
DSA has horrible shipping times/customer support. I am still not totally understanding your question but..........Sell your DPMS upper for whatever you can get for it. Shell out whatever it takes to buy this one. Take it from a guy who has done the AR dance, just buy a nice quality one in the first place and you will be happy.

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-M4-16-Upper-Receiver-Group-p/bcm-urg-m4-16.htm

Whatever upper you decide on, put this BCG group in it.
http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-Bolt-Carrier-Group-MPI-Auto-M16-p/bcm%20bolt%20carrier%20group%20auto%20mp.htm


Have you tried shooting sticks for the "hunting upper"? I use them for coyote calling and they are nice and mobile but you can really dig the rifle in and squeeze off an accurate shot when needed.

seattlesetters
10-30-2012, 17:38
bmoore is the man. He gives good advice.

Bravo for Bravo Company.

USMCsilver
10-30-2012, 18:20
Just sell me that old A2 upper for what you've got in it and start from scratch with something you want.

You'll be happier that way.

I need a beater. PM sent. :)

The Lance
10-30-2012, 18:41
DSA has horrible shipping times/customer support. I am still not totally understanding your question but..........Sell your DPMS upper for whatever you can get for it. Shell out whatever it takes to buy this one. Take it from a guy who has done the AR dance, just buy a nice quality one in the first place and you will be happy.

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-M4-16-Upper-Receiver-Group-p/bcm-urg-m4-16.htm

Whatever upper you decide on, put this BCG group in it.
http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-Bolt-Carrier-Group-MPI-Auto-M16-p/bcm%20bolt%20carrier%20group%20auto%20mp.htm


Have you tried shooting sticks for the "hunting upper"? I use them for coyote calling and they are nice and mobile but you can really dig the rifle in and squeeze off an accurate shot when needed.


thanks man I think I'm gonna sell both uppers and get the BCM stuff then. Thanks for the help

Warp
10-30-2012, 22:59
BCM is always a good decision.

surf
10-30-2012, 23:29
*Edit - Interesting as I started typing this earlier before the original post was edited. Below was the response.

The bull SS barrel is a pig. The forend may not help but that barrel is very heavy and more of a bench barrel and definitely not a hunting or 3 gun barrel. The DPMS upper, while not a horrible deal is not something that I would consider a steal at $200 and I personally would not touch it for half the price you paid. I am also not a fan of the optic choice on a hunting or 3 gun rifle. It will not take the abuse. You might get away with that on a dedicated open pistol, but not a rifle.

Selling them is a good choice. They are not quite the deal that you might think they are.