GUN new AR-15 upper V. GPU

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  1. hsracer201

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    ~1,300? fuck.

    how much do the LWRC or POF uppers go for?
     
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    that is what I am looking to get.
     
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    I wish I could afford to build and shoot a nice AR15 :wtc:
     
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    shit that's a fucking long goddamn rifle
     
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    holy fucking shit, wtf price :rofl:
     
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    nah, it just looks long. standard 16" carbine. midlength Daniel Defence rails.

    i still gotta get a flip up front and rear sight, but that has to wait till the next paycheck.

    see...it's the same length as my other carbine.

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    Try a heavier stock and see if it balances better.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    The one he posted a link to is a gas piston upper like the POF. A 16" POF gas piston is 1,050 (without rails) 1,250 or 1,350 as opposed to 1,275 :dunno:

    if gas pistol uppers were cheaper I'd love to get one.
     
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    Addax Tactical is a site sponsor of another gun board i participate on. i purchased mine before the price went up, and i also got a discount for being a member of said site. i ended up paying right around $1,100.

    i want to get home and shoot it, but i'm stuck at work all day long. <sigh>
     
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    When you get a chance could you take a picture of the gas piston disasembled, and the key of the bolt. I'm interested in how similar it is to the POF. Also how do you adjust the gas. Is it that knob looking thing on the gas block or do you flip a inset around like the POF.

    When I shot the POF I thought it had more recoil than a gas gun AR. Makes sense as you got that piston rocking the gun back and forth. Bevin at Grams engineering lightened the bolt on his and said it helped but I have not shot his. He also said the piston guns flex the barrel as they cycle which kinds of freaks me out. To my knowledge Bevin has yet to shoot the rifle for groups so not sure how it affects accuracy.

    If it were me I would of had all that shit tested and evaluated.
     
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    Which site is that?
    or just post the discount code.
     
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    whats the difference between gas powered and regular besides the obvious. Is there an advantage/disadvantage to a gas upper?
     
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    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    Less heat, less cleaning, supposed to be more reliable.

    The "advantages" aren't worth the cost at this point.

    Personally I find the whole AR GPU movement to be rather funny considering you can get the same tech for $400 in a 60 year-old Russian gun made from sheet metal and plywood.
     
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    Those brakes are fucking sweet. Nice rifle :cool:
     
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    with the price its not worth it to me. However, people think its more reliable and less prone to malfunction due to fouling.
     
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    i can tell you one thing. i HATE cleaning my rifles, which is why i went with it. it will be a LONG time before i break this one open. :)

    i am familiar as heck with a DI system, but this shit is totally new to me. it came with a frigging 20 page instruction manual. :eek3:

    i only ran 1 mag through it last evening just to check fuction, but the recoil actually did feel slightly less than a DI system. but damn, it's a .223. what recoil? :rofl:

    i had to entertain the fiance all evening today, so no shooting time. i am going to sight in my eotech in in the morning.

    more then, i reckon.

    i didn't need a GPU, i just got a nice little work bonus a few weeks ago and cut some other costs over the past month and built up a nice little stash. figured i better get it before nobama gets office. :noes:

    that, and i just think it's kinda fucking cool. :cool:

    i have 2 more finished lowers that i plan on building before years end if i can....


    i just can't make up my mind what to build... :squint:
     
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    The piston uppers on the AR platform are too new to make a ruling. When I mean new they have not been battle field tested.

    The advantage is that you get something with the accuracy of the AR with the supposed reliability of the AK. That and it's cleaner, so leass cleaning.

    As far as reliability it needs to be seen because it's not just the piston that makes the AK reliable. It's the loose tolerences. If the AK was a gas gun it would probably run just fine too. You see with the piston AR and the tight tolerences if some crub like sand found it way inside the gun, there is nothing to blow it out. The gas from a traditional gas AR does a pretty good job of blowing sand and other crud out the gun. It just deposits a lot of carbon which is a pain to clean.

    For me I'm interested in a piston upper just because it's less cleaning. Less cleaning is always good. As far as $$$ to me you have to pay to play. I would not sweat the extra cost.

    The only thing holding me back is the extra weight and the accuracy issues. Once those are addressed I would move to a piston upper. I've been thinking about a 14.5 POF upper if I can figure out some sort of handguard that would work for me. I really don't like the traditional railed fore ends as they are heavy and the rails are in the wrong spot. I need a handguard with rails at 1:30, 6:00, and 10:30 for my secondary optics, bipod, and weapon light. I've been thinking if I had a carbon fiber handguard made with a bump at 12:00 to house the piston system it would be the ill shit. Then have the upper cut for a side charging bolt, and skeltonize the bolt. The bolt is way heavy on the POF.
     
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    there is no discount code. the other site is ar15armory.com

    if you join there and then go to addax's site you automatically get a discount.

    (i wasn't advertising, just so the mod's know. i was asked, so i answered.)
     
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    thanks.
     
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    just for you yar, i yanked the bolt out and snapped a pic or 2 for ya.

    if you want something different, please just specify and i'll snap it. better hurry, i'm drinking heavily. :rofl: (and the gun is unloaded before anyone goes apeshit about mixing alcohol and unloaded guns :noes: )

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    and it looks like it is a flip-style design.

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    very cool. Bolt looks lighter than the POF. Have you took apart the gas block. Do you just flip a lever to adjust the gas
     

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