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Old 01-21-2012, 06:24 PM
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K-16 upper

Does anyone know what kind of performance you can get out of the K-16 upper from olympic arms? I'm looking to have a 16 inch gun, but would like to stay sub moa if possible. I'm will be using it out to about 400. Thanks
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:59 PM
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Re: K-16 upper

No experience with that particular upper but have shot several different olimpic uppers. Acuracy won't change from 16"-24" it will all come down to finding right bullet your barrel likes. Example have two different barrels 1-9 twist one loves 55 grain bullets the other loves 40 an 69 and hates 55.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:23 PM
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Re: K-16 upper

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No experience with that particular upper but have shot several different olimpic uppers. Acuracy won't change from 16"-24" it will all come down to finding right bullet your barrel likes. Example have two different barrels 1-9 twist one loves 55 grain bullets the other loves 40 an 69 and hates 55.
I wasn't really worried about the barrel length effecting accuracy, but I don't have any experience with olympic. Glad to hear their build quality sounds good. Thanks for the reply.
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Re: K-16 upper

Spend your money some where else. If I had a list of everyone who made an AR15 qualty wise. Olympic arms would be on the bottom!
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:17 PM
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Re: K-16 upper

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Spend your money some where else. If I had a list of everyone who made an AR15 qualty wise. Olympic arms would be on the bottom!
seriously?...what's wrong with them?
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:35 PM
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Re: K-16 upper

Not mil spec, low production quality. I had one of there rifles when I first got into ARs. I tried to upgrade the system only to find no parts other than the ones that came with the gun would fit on it. I sold it off and educated myself that was in 1998. I have spent alot of money and time with the weapons system in the time since then. If you want an AR upper get a good one.

For example I have a Bravo Company USA 14.5" upper in one of my rifles its just a plane jane copy of the M4 I carried in the Army. It has well over 3k rounds through it and I can still hit a man sized target at 500M with iron sights. That upper cost me around 600$ new. It is 100% mil spec and maybe even a little better.

I suggest calling Grant at G&R tactical and having him build you an upper or just buy a pre built model. The options are varied to say the least. If you tell me what you want to do with it I can make some suggestions? I know you said MOA and 400 yards and for the most part thats cake for any AR.

I'm a 1-7 twist guy all the way I like heavy bullets 77g. With most hobby guns your going to get a 1-9 twist which is ok but not optimal. If I was building a LR ar in 5.56 it would have a 1-7 twist. Here is a link to the chart EDUCATION is key here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/spre...=2&output=html
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Re: K-16 upper

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Not mil spec, low production quality. I had one of there rifles when I first got into ARs. I tried to upgrade the system only to find no parts other than the ones that came with the gun would fit on it. I sold it off and educated myself that was in 1998. I have spent alot of money and time with the weapons system in the time since then. If you want an AR upper get a good one.

For example I have a Bravo Company USA 14.5" upper in one of my rifles its just a plane jane copy of the M4 I carried in the Army. It has well over 3k rounds through it and I can still hit a man sized target at 500M with iron sights. That upper cost me around 600$ new. It is 100% mil spec and maybe even a little better.

I suggest calling Grant at G&R tactical and having him build you an upper or just buy a pre built model. The options are varied to say the least. If you tell me what you want to do with it I can make some suggestions? I know you said MOA and 400 yards and for the most part thats cake for any AR.

I'm a 1-7 twist guy all the way I like heavy bullets 77g. With most hobby guns your going to get a 1-9 twist which is ok but not optimal. If I was building a LR ar in 5.56 it would have a 1-7 twist. Here is a link to the chart EDUCATION is key here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/spre...=2&output=html
I guess I should have been more specific on what I needed. Basically, I'm wanting a 16 inch version of my stag model 6. I saw the price on the k-16 and thought that it was a good deal so that's why I brought up that model. Target size is a coyote and though I want 400 yrds out of the gun I'll take more if I can get it. I don't have any experience with DPMS either so what do you think about their complete uppers? The reason I was wanting a heavy barrel is more out of habit than anything else.
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