AR Upper Question

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  1. lonewolf23c

    lonewolf23c Active Member

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    If I buy an AR chambered for .223, can I swap out the upper at a later time for say a 6.8? Or do I have to buy a whole new AR for each caliber?

    Thanks,
    Bill
     


  2. crazy_taco

    crazy_taco New Member

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    You can swap it out if you buy an upper in 6.8 SPC.

    As far as I recall, all you need to do to convert your existing upper to 6.8 is to replace the bolt head, barrel, and maybe the magazine to ones made for 6.8. (PRI makes mags better suited for 6.8, and feed better than regular AR mags made for .223/5.56.)
     
  3. lonewolf23c

    lonewolf23c Active Member

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    That's kind of what I thought was it was just a swap to 6.8 upper parts. Thanks.
     
  4. SC-Texas

    SC-Texas Moderator Moderator

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    I always reccomend more AR lowers, but yes, you can certainly swap out uppers. Taht is the beauty of the AR-15 system.

    Its like LEGOs for adults.
     
  5. lonewolf23c

    lonewolf23c Active Member

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    Cool, thanks, I was planning on picking up a couple more lower's later on. Oh but AR's are so much more fun than legos ever were.
     
  6. fuelfather

    fuelfather Well-Known

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    You can even put a 5.7mm, 50BMG, or a 50 Beowulf as well
     
  7. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

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    Yep. By pushing two pins, you can go from .223 to .22 long rifle to .50 BMG to 9mm and back to .223 all in less than ten minutes if you want.
     
  8. ConnRadd

    ConnRadd Active Member

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    From what I understand, all I would have to do is buy this item above (for example); Take the Upper off my current AR-15 and put this on. Then just slap in the 6.8 magazine and I'll be ready to roll???
     
  9. Flight954

    Flight954 Active Member

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    You forgot 458 SOCOM:devil:
     
  10. TomCat0197

    TomCat0197 New Member

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    Yes, that's all you need to swap to 6.8 (well ammo helps too.) :p
     

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