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Old 10-15-2004, 08:00 PM   #1
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Best AR-15 lower receiver to build a rifle on???

Who makes the best lower reciever to build into a rifle??? I've heard that Fulton Armory is about the best that can be had. Could anybody give me their input before I commit to a specific receiver.
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Old 10-16-2004, 01:20 AM   #2
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fulton armory are probably good receivers, but why pay a premium for a receiver that is for all intense and purpose just as good as BUSHMASTER, ARMALITE, RRA?

a lower receiver just house the trigger group, and the stock, psitol grip and mag well......there really isn't anything spectaular about them other the the name you will pay additional for. it isn't like it will make that big of a differece in shooting it, I would be concerned with the upper then the lower receiver........that's were it really counts.

all of them are made from the same grade of alum, forged, and have the same dimmensions to them that are universal to all AR receivers.

why folks pay additional money for a COLT? because of that little pony and the name.......they are no better then the other big name makers.
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Old 10-16-2004, 03:36 AM   #3
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http://www.ar15.com/forums/board.html?b=7

I would go here and look for a lower. Ameetec has gotten good reviews, so has Mega. Ameetec is having a sale until Dec, most of them are $89. RRA can be had for 100-125. People say the RRA are as good as or better than Colt, but some of them can be tight when mating with another upper. I just bought a Mega and Ameetec from Ameetec Arms. I also bought a Colt for $250 from /http://www.sawlesales.com/

I just got the Colt to have one. I will buy the Megas from now on. The lower doesnt recieve much abuse/pressure from moving parts. If they are in spec then it shouldn't matter what name it has on the side.
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Old 10-17-2004, 05:55 AM   #4
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I asked the same question a few months ago. Bought a Rock River and it works great. Nice and tight, but had to take a little medel down by using a drill to loosen up the selector Detent, but that's when I assimbled it. The hole had burs in it or something. I used the same sized drill bit with no problem. I paid 140 for mine and just ordered another for 130 after tax, shipping, FFL, ect. Here's the link with alot of good things for ya:

http://www.battlerifles.com/viewtopic.php?t=35900

If you do it from a stripped, here's something I have used and worked great!

http://stealthboy.dyndns.org/~msherman/Assembly.html

Enjoy!
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Old 10-17-2004, 01:59 PM   #5
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Re: Best AR-15 lower receiver to build a rifle on???

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Who makes the best lower reciever to build into a rifle??? I've heard that Fulton Armory is about the best that can be had. Could anybody give me their input before I commit to a specific receiver.
I just built my first AR on a fulton lower.

Came out great. Used it with a M&A parts "DCM" upper and the finish was a perfect match between upper and lower.

Tim
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Old 10-17-2004, 04:46 PM   #6
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I just built 2 AR's on Stag Arms forged lowers and Model 1 kits. They went together well, and are nice and tight. I got the lowers for $85 each from Sarco. I had them both to the range today and no failures of any kind.

[img]http://www.ramairfreight.com/jon/M4/AR's_Small.jpg[/img]

I hear good things about Mega too.
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Old 10-18-2004, 06:39 AM   #7
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I have used Stinger and Megas with my M&A, DPMS and RRA uppers. All 3 fit and function perectly.

The Mega has an incredible finish. Great bang for your buck!
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Old 10-20-2004, 04:51 PM   #8
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I'd go with Rock River. They're cheaper and come with two stage triggers for a lower price than most others basics. If I could have any lower, it would be a JP custom with Knight internals and a two stager. Definately check out http://www.AR15.com. Best AR site there is. Good luck man.
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Old 10-20-2004, 06:16 PM   #9
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I can't believe that no one recommends HESSE....... Aren't they the best? AIRBORNE!
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Old 10-20-2004, 06:32 PM   #10
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There's one at my local pawn shop they're trying to sell for $900. They went out of business when I was still in grade school! Funny thing is it wasn't even in the AR section. It was sitting in between a $75 SKS and a Hi Point carbine. I casually handed it back after seeing the brand and asked for the Bushy Modular Carbine to cleanse me real quick.
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I can't believe that no one recommends HESSE....... Aren't they the best? AIRBORNE!
So good that they changed their name to Vulcan
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There's one at my local pawn shop they're trying to sell for $900. They went out of business when I was still in grade school! Funny thing is it wasn't even in the AR section. It was sitting in between a $75 SKS and a Hi Point carbine. I casually handed it back after seeing the brand and asked for the Bushy Modular Carbine to cleanse me real quick.

$75 SKS?!?!?!?!?

Got a number to this place?
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Not sure the number and don't have a phone book handy. They have about 20 SKS's and 20 AK's in the really really low price range. All beat to hell but still dirt cheap. KAR's, AR's, VEPR's even. One of the best pawn shop selections I've seen anywhere. It may not have been $75, but was very close. Check out some of the adds in Shotgun News. Hundreds of listings for AK's in the $250 range and SKS's in the $125 range.
If you can find it on the net somehow, it's Sol's Pawn at the downtown Omaha location. These guys even carry Knights brand new!!! Very good selection. They were trying to sell me a Beretta
Elite 2 in pretty good condition for $575.
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I used to build many match and shooter grade AR's per year along with 1911 type pistols.

There are a number of great AR lowers. Some suprising! One lower marked "Century C-15" was the same forged lower that Colt defense (military) uses.... Not to be confused with the Colt Commercial stuff....

PWA used to make great receivers... they are gone, but re-emerged as Rock River Arms....
I stock these. They are slow shipping, but they do ship.

I stock Eagle ARms.. good shooter rifles...
Armalite....

Bushmaster for a premium..... is a good lower, but really better than RRA or Century... but better than Eagle.

Knights MFG.... great whole rifle products... their receivers are as good as many. cost more than most!

DPMS forged receivers are ok....

Hope this helps....

What should you pay? This depends on if you are a licensed FFL, or if you have to pay a transfer fee, or outright purchase....

Good luck,

Gerry
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