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Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by turkeyfever, Apr 18, 2019.
Who make the best match set upper and lower?
You didn't say what the size of your checkbook was. The best for the money I found was Aero Precision. Forged receivers but look like billet. They have a lot of features built into them that more expensive receivers don't have. Built two 6.5 Grendels and am very happy. I know you can spend a lot more money.
$1,000 to $1,500 whole rifle
Lot of good used for lot less on AR15.COM is snipershide. No need to go crazy. Get 1-8 or 1-7 twist.
If you are going to shoot subsonic make sure you get pistol gas length gas and 1:7 twist
Honestly "best matched set upper" isnt as important as a good quality barrel and properly headspaced bolt.
I built mine on a cheapo $40 upper and lower and it shoots great -- I have yet to finish my subsonic hand loads but factory s&b 200gr fmj subs will print sub moa @ 100 yards any day and my 110 tac-tx supersonic handloads are about 3/4 moa @100. I dont shoot mine at anything alive past about 150 yards but I sometimes plink steel at 300 with subs for fun to test my shooting "drop" ability -I have mine zeroed at 100.
The cartridge is a niche, but fun to shoot non the less-- it's not for everybody and definately has its limitations, but all cartridges have some
If you are looking for "premium" pricing with a name on it you can definitely pay quite a bit if that's your thing, but if wanting to build on a budget then a good bolt and barrel can be pared with budget items and still have an accurate firearm.
I'd have to add to that a good trigger. Those mil-spec things just don't cut it. A stock that is tight is another must. You pick up a gun and it rattles doesn't give you much confidence.
I've used PSA nitride barrels in both pistol and carbine gas length, as well as Faxon and even a bear creek barrel. One PSA shot slightly better, one slightly worse than the Faxon, and all were sub moa with handloads from a rest, using milspec grade receivers and geissele triggers. It seems to be a very forgiving cartridge.
I have three different 300 blackout’s. The first one is a Ruger American rifle bolt action. This is definitely the way to go if you want to shoot subsonic suppressed. It is much quieter than the AR’s.
The second rifle is a BCM 16 inch with standard forged receivers. I get the desire to spend money and make a really nice rifle, but we’re talking about something that has a useful range of 300 yards really. The ultimate in percision is not that beneficial for this caliber in my opinion.The 16 inch barrel is for a longer that is necessary to take a vantage of all of the powder capacity. And a pistol length barrel makes a lot of sense, other than for hunting and legal issues.
A pistol in this caliber is a different animal altogether. To me it is a very capable gun for relatively short range hunting and self-defense. With a 9 inch barrel, and a folding stock, mine easily fits in a backpack.
I built mine on a mega arms upper and lower. I’m rather glad I went this route for purely aesthetic reasons.
Go to rainier arms and find whatever you want, but I would consider weight before precision given the application.
I put together a BO from various parts I picked up locally. Decent parts. It functioned fine, was accurate and I enjoyed doing it. But I bought a 7.62x39 upper from Sota, not expensive at all, and like it much better. It shoots and functions great with a tad bit more umpfff. With 5 round hunting magazines it works great. I just like the 7.62 a lot better.
I also like ap. You can by ap 300blk for 550 600
Just built a 6.5 grendal on Aero upper lower matched set. I always use more expensive names but I am honesty surprised at the quality. This is one of my first budget builds, I usually spend 3x this much on builds. Check out Aero.
Cross Machine and Tool is my go to these days, they are made in TN, and their quality is top notch. I built my 224 Grendel on one of their billet uppers, and I love it.
Aimsurplus has the best CMT prices around.
Decided to buy a bolt gun.