ok lests see what a $180 barrel will cost to build.
i am going to assume it is a standard barrel like DSA usually sells with the front sight, barrel nut and so on assembled.
so $180 for the barrel
$60 for the stripped upper from DSA
$9 for the delta ring
$7 for the ejection port cover kit
$10 for the forward assist kit
$ 5 for the front sight post kit
$12 for the flash hider
$ 2 for the sling assembly
$ 10 for the gas tube
$10 for hand-guards
now i come up with $305 not counting your going to have to ship from a couple places and the additional shipping is going to eat up anything you might save and then some.
closing details the 300 blackout barrel likely has and odd thread for the flash hider finding one will be a chore and it will be a bit more expensive that standard
this is not included in our cost estimate --my educated guess would be add $10-$15 to the home build cost--
now DSA will sell you a built upper with a stainless steel barres assembled for $315
i am at $305 for just parts not including having to find that might be "odd-threaded ' 300aac blackout FH .
even if you have to press off the front sight and add a gas block your probably still ahead on cost to just buy the upper.
that is unless you have a bunch of the parts in your parts bin to work with that you won't have to buy--
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