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Old December 3, 2012, 12:57 AM   #1
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Get another AR15 or just get a different upper?

So as much as I was excited/into/intrigued by the M1A and the mighty 308 round, in a moment of self reflection, I realized it's an absolute want and not a need.

So then my thought goes to getting another AR15. I like the 223/556 round but I am interested by the 6.8 SPC and.458 SOCOM and other rounds.

What would be the advantage of getting another AR15 vs just buying another upper?

Also, on a separate note, how much different is the M&P Sport to a "milspec" AR15? (I know about the barrel/dust cover/forward assist, but how about the internals?)

Open to general speculation or specific suggestions.

Thanks!
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Old December 3, 2012, 02:14 AM   #2
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If you hunt then a 6.8 upper would be a good thing to get. The round is good out to 300 yards for hunting. If youdo go with a 6.8 upper you will need 6.8 mags since trying to put 6.8 rounds in a .223 mag doesn't work very well if at all.

I would advise you to go with ARP or Bison since they are the two of the best as far as the 6.8 is concerned.
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Old December 3, 2012, 02:38 AM   #3
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That would be the reason for me to get another upper. One in 6.8 would be more appropriate for hunting. Buy I like the M&P Sport for the price.
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Old December 3, 2012, 06:13 AM   #4
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Get another upper, then when you get tired of swapping uppers, get another lower to go with it. When the AR-15 is just not enough anymore, go AR-10.

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Old December 3, 2012, 06:40 AM   #5
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That would be the reason for me to get another upper. One in 6.8 would be more appropriate for hunting. Buy I like the M&P Sport for the price.
The S&W Sport is an excellent rifle, I do own one and can say from experience it is reliable and very accurate. It does not have a FA or dust cover so if you fel you need them then look at a different rifle. The Sport has 5R rifling with a 1 in 8 twist and it melonite treated. Mine shoots under 1 inch all day long at 100 yds with American Eagle ammo and my hand loads. Many groups are 1/2 to 3/4 size.
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Old December 3, 2012, 10:53 AM   #6
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Get the Colt 901 or whatever their new baby is. I believe it's .308 with conversions coming down the pipe for other calibers.
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Old December 3, 2012, 07:03 PM   #7
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most folks say they will just swap uppers but in the end most spend the bucks and get a new lower too
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Old December 3, 2012, 07:34 PM   #8
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I can't see how it would be a issue to swap out uppers? Time wise or adjustments.

Takes about 30 seconds.
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Old December 4, 2012, 08:59 PM   #9
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Switching out uppers allows the shooter to maintain the same trigger pull and feel. If you're in a backward area where obtaining the serial numbered "firearm" is difficult or a legal hassle, having multiple uppers for one lower is a solution. Right now, I have more uppers than complete lowers but that's being remedied.
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Old December 15, 2012, 09:17 PM   #10
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I would just get another, lowers are cheap.
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