I really like the side charging upper. Was thinking of getting one for my 264 lbc build.
I like targets too
That’s a nice Rifle, the only thing I don’t really like on most side charge uppers is the reciprocating charging handle on the side, or charging knob if you prefer to call it that, anyway it just makes me uncomfortable with that knob slamming back and forth every time you pull the trigger, that’s why I went with the American Spirit Arms Side Charge Upper on mine because the charging handle is free of the bolt carrier group and it folds down when not in use so it doesn’t move every time you pull the trigger.... another reason I went with the ASA is because I am a left handed shooter and the charging lever is on the left side of the rifle so it makes for easy manipulation with my trigger hand, also me being a left handed shooter is another reason I don’t want a charging knob or lever slamming back and forth at 5000 miles an hour because my face is right there on that side of the rifle, so even though my face wouldn’t be real close to the path of the charging knob or lever it still makes me uncomfortable with it being there....
But it doesn’t make the rifle any less nice, it’s still a very nice rifle and a very nice build, but I just wanted a different setup on my side charge AR I built
One thI guess I really Love about my build is the solid hard chrome bolt carrier with NiBX Bolt and Firing Pin is that almost nothing sticks to it, most of the carbon and other gunk from burning powders and stuff just blows out the front of the barrel or ejection port cover, so when you pull the carrier group to clean the rifle it barely looks like it’s been fired, there’s a little black carbon around the gas ports on the carrier but that’s about it, and what is on the carrier group can literally be wiped off with a clean soft cloth, I still use oils and cleaners but it makes it a lot easier to clean up after shooting, I shot three or four full mags through it and it looked like I only shot a couple rounds, I guess the claims of the silos hard chrome carrier being better was true, maybe the black hole barrel design also helps some too? But either way I’m glad I spent the extra few bucks to go with the solid hardened chrome bolt carrier which was an option for the upperbwhen I bought it, they didn’t offer the bolt or Firing Pin, just the carrier, anyway you all should try the hardened chrome bolt carrier if you ever get the chance, it also seems to stay cooler then a standard carrier does, anyway wish more of you guys would post pictures of your builds too