Stuff I learned, here and offline about my thinkins on maybes acquirins (but maybe not)...
VAST generalizations. Correct me if I am way off base on these.
Stag Arms makes a lefty upper, and are decent middling price/quality on left or right. I don't think I'll need a lefty AR. It'd only be a problem if the extractor threw brass toward my face. Adjustments would have to be made...
Word on the street...
Daniel Defense is spendy but good
DPMS is cheaper in price.
Rock River, Smith &Wesson, and Olympic Arms are middle of the road price and quality.
A1 and A2 is post type sights, with differences in how you adjust the rear. A4 is flat top.
I'll probably want a 16 inch barrel with maybe a 1:8 twist for middling bullet weight or compromise, 1:9 for heavy 72gr bullets, 1:7 is mil standard w/ 55gr milsurp ammo. Prolly easiest to find 1:7 barrel twist and just live with that. I won't be reloading 80gr bolt action target bullets. [update: see comments]
I'll also need to TRY a bunch a buttstocks to get one I can cheek weld best. Ah well. I like the idea of one (VLTOR? ya.) that has tubes laterally for battery storage. I like the adjustable cheek-piece kind too.
Not that I'm getting one. I just want to be prepared so that some day, maybe... If the mood is right...
Well, no harm in looking at stripped lower receivers and such. Those things are practically commodities. Probably won't get any cheaper. Just a lower... I can stop at any time.
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