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Thread: Thinking about new A2 or A1 upper.

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    Love the A1
    Lightweight, streamlined and simple

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade04 View Post
    Bear in mind, the upper Tony's has is not an A1. That is just what they call it. It is a M16A1E1/C7 type upper that was originally developed as part of the M16A2 series. Some refer to it as an A2 upper with field sights. An A1 upper does not have the brass deflector (Brunton Bump). The M16A1E1/C7 uppers were used on 700 series carbines (primarily the 723 and 733) and some very early M16A2s (M16A1E1).
    I hate to admit this in front of a purist like yourself, but my A1 and CAR-ish clones have the Brunton Bump and 1:7 twist barrels. [seppuku to follow]

    I am a southpaw for shooting and don't care for the brass bouncing off my face! Endured it for 4 years as an Army grunt, now I don't have to (although I do have one of those gay snap-in brass deflectors but refuse to mount it!). As far as the twist rate, you can't see it and I can shoot ANY 5.56 load out there, not just limited to M193 rounds.

    On a side note, I bought one of the Brownells XM177E2 uppers, stupidly thinking that for some reason 35 or so years in the future would make the brass not hit my face. Nope!
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    Plus you can play GI Joes with them. Feeling like an IDF carbine? Get out the bands or stop and shop at Zahal. Watching Black Hawk Down? Pull 'em off. 80s theme? Either or. 723? Check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketeer61 View Post
    Plus you can play GI Joes with them. Feeling like an IDF carbine? Get out the bands or stop and shop at Zahal. Watching Black Hawk Down? Pull 'em off. 80s theme? Either or. 723? Check.
    Yep, got those! lol
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