Originally Posted by ejones338
I personally have an AR built with many SI Defense components and I also know many others that do as well. Personally I cannot find any reason to go with anything else. I have had it for a couple of years now and it has performed flawlessly round after round. I will be building another using their components.
Also as far as buying a stripped lower from them and building your own it is not overpriced. A complete lower or rifle from SI might be expensive, but they are worth the money if you want a quality dependable rifle.
Thanx, I think that seals the deal. I'll order a Model1sales upper kit in 6.8 SPC or 6.5 Grendel (saves some $$ if I assemble it myself and no FFL needed), 20in fluted varminter bbl, full length gas tube, with a SI stripped lower, and Geissele trigger group. Hopefully it'll save me enough $$$ to buy reloading dies and a bunch of brass. Unless someone can talk me into something different before my tax return gets here.
Anyone got a feeling on the Grendel vs the 6.8SPC. It looks like they'll both do the job I need them to do. I think the recoil will be tolerable for my wife with either of em, but bullet/brass availability seems like it might be an issue (I'd like to tailor loads to the critter, so a good selection of bullets would be nice). Is there going to be any difference in barrel life, brass life, etc. I'm leaning on the SPC so far... but not tied to it yet.