Okay. Upper is finally on the way. It is less than Ideal, but for the price I couldn't pass it up.
Del Ton 14.5" upper with pinned phantom for under $300.
What can I say, I could not pass it up. With baby Caenus being born two weeks ago, I am slightly shy on spending $620-ish on a BCM 14.5" upper or a 16" upper for a little less plus ammo. It is going to cost him $15 to ship it and I should have it whenever he gets to UPS to ship it (from Texas). I am not super thrilled with the 1/9 twist as I originally intended to stock 70+ grain HP ammo, but I'm sure I'll be able to find something it likes to shoot and I've found some 69gr HP's at Ammo to Go. First I'll probably stock up on M855.
Since it is lacking a BCG, I will spend the extra cash to pick up a BCM BCG
. I have a spare charging handle laying around here somewheres. For about $370 I am getting a 1/2 Del-ton, 1/2 BCM upper. I didn't think I could beat that so hopefully the BCM BCG will work well with the Del-Ton. Does anyone know of any issues with that combination of BCG/upper?
I know the Del-ton is lacking some of the other features that would make it pro grade (like M4 feed ramps, F marked front sight post, etc), but I think this will make a nice compliment to my LR308 as a go to rifle.
Total cost for this build is right at $600 including shipping. Not including 7 mags and the Eotech, which I already had.