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Old May 13, 2022, 03:49 PM   #1
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good, meh idea? got a Aero .223 Wylde Fluted stainless

Hey there,

Had a wild hair to replace a pencil PSA Freedom classic barrel only because I started having the perception of "meh" with it. Within a day of thinking of getting new, I bought a (just a copy and paste to make it easier) "Aero Precision AR15 16in .223 Wylde Fluted Barrel Complete Upper" with a stainless barrel. Obviously 1/8 twist. Atlas One free floating.


Stainless, 223 Wylde, free float, and 1/8. Only thing I kept similar with the PSA was 16" length.

Should have read more, but in what I did read, seems like I'll likely not have made a bad decision?

Any opinions? Would appreciate to hear them as I know not much on rifles.

Thanks
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Old May 13, 2022, 06:19 PM   #2
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I have an Aeroprecision rifle, .223 wylde, Ballistic Advantage 18” heavy barrel, 1/8 twist that with my best load is reliably 1/2-5/8 inch groups at 100yds. It’s also a rifle length gas system so very mild recoil. I’ve noticed the more I shoot it the accuracy has improved and the barrel has gotten easier to clean. I haven’t done anything special for barrel break in but I’m assuming it’s breaking in better as I shoot it.

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Old May 13, 2022, 10:06 PM   #3
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You won’t be disappointed in AeroPrecision anything.
Heck, even their blemished items are better than par.
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Old May 14, 2022, 06:38 AM   #4
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Aero barrels are made by Ballistic Advantage, and I have an AR with an Aero Atlas S-One handguard in it, it's a very nice handguard, no sharp edges, fit and finish are perfect. My 1:8 Wylde barrel is probably the most accurate AR barrel I have so...sounds like you made a good decision. The PSA is probably carbine length and the Aero is probably mid length, so you should enjoy a little lighter recoil as well.
Shoot it. Enjoy it. Then contact me if you want to sell the PSA.
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So my psa charging handle doesnt fit the aero upper. Google turns up a billion results of charging handles not fitting aero uppers. Deciding to ship it back or not. Just not in the mood to sand to fit a spec item.
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So my psa charging handle doesnt fit the aero upper. Google turns up a billion results of charging handles not fitting aero uppers. Deciding to ship it back or not. Just not in the mood to sand to fit a spec item.
Rise Armament makes a handle that fits Aero uppers perfectly, I've bought a few, and they're not expensive, if I'm remembering correctly, I think I paid around $30 for them.
https://palmettostatearmory.com/rise...ck-ra-212.html
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So my psa charging handle doesnt fit the aero upper.
Doesn't fit the upper--or doesn't clear the lower behind it?
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I can understand the desire to not have to modify a part that should fit in order to get it to fit....

but let me see if I understand the situation correctly, you're considering sending back a relatively major part from one maker, because a relatively minor part made by someone else doesn't fit???

Have you considered the possibility that getting another upper receiver in the future might involve all the legal steps needed to purchase a firearm?

The ATF has changed its rules, and they go into effect soon. We can, at this point, only speculate on exactly how this will change the way we buy "parts". But its not impossible that an AR upper will be considered the same as the lower, and require the same paperwork, background checks, going through an FFL dealer and all the other Federal (and no doubt state, eventually) laws and requirements in order to own.

No matter how the legal mess shakes out, I'm still a bit boggled by your willingness to consider replacing a complex and expensive part, because a simple and "cheap" part from a different maker doesn't fit....

I could understand replacing the charging handle for another one (expecting the new one to fit) but replacing the upper to fit a charging handle doesn't make sense, to me.

Am I misunderstanding your situation??
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