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    DSA any good?

    Looking for a cheap upper for a beater AR and was wondering if anyone had any thought on DSA?

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    Question Same question ?

    I was just considering buying DSA's mid length upper with the fluted barrel to start a new project. Can someone share some first hand knowledge on guality, fight, accuracy etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgood1013 View Post
    Looking for a cheap upper for a beater AR and was wondering if anyone had any thought on DSA?
    I bought one of the uppers they have advertised for $275. Finish is great...matched up fine with my Rock River lower. So far I only have around 500 rounds through it but haven't had any issues and accuracy is on par with several other brands I have. I don't think you will be disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_accuser View Post
    I bought one of the uppers they have advertised for $275. Finish is great...matched up fine with my Rock River lower. So far I only have around 500 rounds through it but haven't had any issues and accuracy is on par with several other brands I have. I don't think you will be disappointed.
    My only thing with dsa is their post about ammo warning on their web-site?

    do not use:
    chineese , russian steel case.. ok.. no wolf ammo. crap anyways.. i no use...
    chilean nato.. cavim from venezuela, cbc from brazil, indian from state. or 70's production israeli 7.62... that's about it.. so far.. not really sure who buys that stuff.

    I reload my own 223. do they give out a spec sheet saying hot hot I can make my loads? heavy?.... I would only say. get a stag beater for 450bucks or so.

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    I saw too about the ammo

    I have a bushmaster and must have put some 3000 rds of wolf steel ammo through it with no problems. I saw the warning on DSA's website and was wondering what the big deal was. there might be some additional wear but for that price when it wears out just get another one. This is just going to be a beater anyway. I think RRA has the same warning.

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    I saw that too about the ammo

    I have a bushmaster and must have put some 3000 rds of wolf steel ammo through it with no problems. I saw the warning on DSA's website and was wondering what the big deal was. there might be some additional wear but for that price when it wears out just get another one. This is just going to be a beater anyway. I think RRA has the same warning.

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    DSA

    From what I can find...DSA's were built by LMT for this company. DSA is known for their FAL Copies and I feel pretty good about my recent purchase of a ZM4 lower. Fit and finish looks to be very good...I too would be interested in learning more about this company.
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    DSA are gtg

    I'm ordering a barrel from them for $180 for my first build. I have read reviews about them from other sites and so far what I've heard is good. I think Thompson Center makes the barrels for DSA. No worries.

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    I got a ZM4 upper last fall. Seems to work great. I wanted to try out the nitrided barrel. Less than 1000 rounds through it but mine works fine with Wolf ammo. David

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    FWIW, I got a Daniel Defense receiver last year that was marked DSA. Daniel Defense confirmed that DSA makes receivers for them on occasion, I was happy with the quality of the receiver, just wasn't happy with paying $150 to get a Daniel Defense receiver made by someone else.

    -matt

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    Some people were having trouble with the DSA barrels unscrewing. They didn't put the pin far enough into the thread.

    There's something about it here:
    http://vuurwapenblog.com/2010/04/12/...ervice-issues/

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_accuser View Post
    I bought one of the uppers they have advertised for $275. Finish is great...matched up fine with my Rock River lower. So far I only have around 500 rounds through it but haven't had any issues and accuracy is on par with several other brands I have. I don't think you will be disappointed.
    About the same here, stag lower. No issues so far.

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    i bought my bcg from them for my first build, and it has been flawless, ive been trying to justify buying a bcg from bravo but the one i have keeps going, and going, and going
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    look out for the dremeled feedramps!

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    Pics...?

    Quote Originally Posted by polymorpheous View Post
    look out for the dremeled feedramps!
    I am looking to buy an upper in the near future...Can you elaborate more on this statement please...Pics available etc...?
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    About the ammo warning.

    Pretty much ALL AR makers have that same warning though. My Bushmaster had the whole don't use Wolff blah blah, voids the warranty blah blah.

    I just finished a DSA build. This is the DSA $275.00 dollar upper, with a few enhancements! Yes, the rail (DD Mk18 RIS II) cost more then the whole upper and the BCG together. Actually, a couple things on that gun cost more then the whole upper lol!

    Only shot it twice (200 rounds) so far so good.

    Last edited by Roadblock; 05-11-10 at 09:51.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rat31465 View Post
    I am looking to buy an upper in the near future...Can you elaborate more on this statement please...Pics available etc...?
    http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.htm...f=118&t=458552

    here's 55 pages of info for you.

    also, 87gn wrote a bit about them on his blog

    http://vuurwapenblog.com/2010/04/12/...ervice-issues/

    if you are looking for a quality upper for a damned good price, may i suggest spike's tactical? $475 after coupon code.

    http://www.spikestactical.com/z/inde...roducts_id=384

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