I put this together to try and develop my long-range shooting skills. Unfortunately, by the time I had all the parts together, I no longer had access to an area where I could set up long-range shots of 300-600 yards. So, my loss can be your gain!
This is an M&A "Flat-top" Upper mated with an M&A 24" barrel (this was a special order; it's not one of the standard offerings listed on their website). I replaced the front sight post with a DPMS 4-rail gas block, then added a Brownell's Flip-up Front Sight for times when iron sights would be appropriate.
I added a Yankee Hill Machinery 4-rail Free-Float Hand Guard (with protective covers that you can arrange as desired). I then added a GPS "Grip-Pod", to allow control of the rifle when on the move; the Grip-Pod's built-in bipod provides reasonable stability when at a stationary firing position.
The most expensive part of this set-up is the Trijicon AccuScope (3-9 x 40), attached to a removable carry handle so that the scope could be quickly mounted or stowed, as conditions dictated.
The scope is NOT offered with this upper, but is available for sale; see my other listings!
It's had about 100 rounds fired, but I was never able to get a good feel for its long-range capabilities, as the longest range at my gun club is just 100m. However, I have no doubt that the set-up can hit at long distances in the proper hands!
The online prices to purchase all the items works out to around $850, (not counting S/H fees). Given the little use, and a pretty good job of putting the system together (if I do say so myself), I'd like $700 for it. That sounds like a lot when you can get a complete AR-15 for less, but special-purpose items will cost more than the pre-packaged rifles available. Do a little on-line pricing to see what it would take to build a long-range upper and I think you'll agree that the asking price is very reasonable.
So, if you're in the market for sniping/varmint kills at long ranges, this is the upper for you!
Thanks for taking a look!
I do not have an FFL, so ensure that your FFL guy will accept from a non-FFL holder (some Dealers accept only from other Dealers). It will be shipped USPS Parcel Post unless you prefer Priority. Since I do not have an FFL, I cannot use UPS or FedEx.