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Posted: 8/7/2011 6:38:28 PM EST
If money was not an issue...which billet lower would you choose to make abuild with....except Magpul. Thanks everyone!
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Posted: 8/7/2011 6:41:25 PM EST
ARFCOM lower
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Posted: 8/7/2011 6:51:44 PM EST
Just curious as I'm newly infected by BRD, what is the advantage of a billet lower over an aluminum? Are they more durable?
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Posted: 8/7/2011 7:17:35 PM EST
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Google AXTS and thank me later.

Originally Posted By wiggibr:
Just curious as I'm newly infected by BRD, what is the advantage of a billet lower over an aluminum? Are they more durable?


Billet is still aluminum, much more machining is done though compared to a forged aluminum part. Not sure about the advantages, but they are generally heavier and just plain look better.
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Posted: 8/7/2011 7:22:46 PM EST
Larue Tactical ....
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Posted: 8/7/2011 7:23:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By Engel12626:
Google AXTS and thank me later.

Originally Posted By wiggibr:
Just curious as I'm newly infected by BRD, what is the advantage of a billet lower over an aluminum? Are they more durable?


Billet is still aluminum, much more machining is done though compared to a forged aluminum part. Not sure about the advantages, but they are generally heavier and just plain look better.


Thanks for the info, I just wasn't sure. I can't believe I forgot that billet was a type of aluminum...
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Posted: 8/7/2011 8:02:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By Engel12626:
Google AXTS and thank me later.

Originally Posted By wiggibr:
Just curious as I'm newly infected by BRD, what is the advantage of a billet lower over an aluminum? Are they more durable?


Billet is still aluminum, much more machining is done though compared to a forged aluminum part. Not sure about the advantages, but they are generally heavier and just plain look better.


I actually was going to ask abou tthem. They look nice, but any good?

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Posted: 8/7/2011 9:58:37 PM EST
Mega!

But I am biased
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Posted: 8/7/2011 10:12:00 PM EST
I have two Sun Devils. Next up is probably going to be a Larue.
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Posted: 8/7/2011 11:03:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By Mattyvac:
ARFCOM lower


I would go with this.
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Posted: 8/8/2011 1:24:44 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Engel12626:
Google AXTS and thank me later.

Originally Posted By wiggibr:
Just curious as I'm newly infected by BRD, what is the advantage of a billet lower over an aluminum? Are they more durable?


Billet is still aluminum, much more machining is done though compared to a forged aluminum part. Not sure about the advantages, but they are generally heavier and just plain look better.

Billet allows non standard shaped lowers without having to go through the expensive of the set up required for a forged lower. In theory I guess they are not as strong but I doubt it's a difference that matters in the real world.

I have an arfkom billet lower that I have not picked up yet, I think that's the coolest lower around, but I have not seen these axts lowers before and haven't quite figured them out het
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Posted: 8/8/2011 4:52:33 AM EST
Originally Posted By Harley1:
Larue Tactical ....


This
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Posted: 8/8/2011 4:59:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By engineer201:
Originally Posted By Harley1:
Larue Tactical ....


This

It's a nice looking lower, I'm sure it'll work just as well as anything else if that's your preferance. I have an old pre ban billet lower that has no finish on it but it's fine otherwise
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Posted: 8/8/2011 5:20:54 AM EST
I prefer the Mega lowers...but really as long as they are all in spec, best is a personal preference.
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Posted: 8/8/2011 5:28:31 AM EST
Mega is pretty nice.
The arfcom lower is very nice also.
Lots of Larue Koolaid in this thread. YEs, it is a nice lower, but I would hardly say it is the best.
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Posted: 8/8/2011 5:30:28 AM EST
I'm a fan of the Larue. Have one on a MK 12 Mod 0 build and another on the BCM 14.5" EAG upper.
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Posted: 8/8/2011 5:31:19 AM EST
Larue is the next lower I will buy.
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Posted: 8/8/2011 5:36:11 AM EST
I like the arfcom lower. They are paying magpul to use their design, so it'll be as close to one as you can get with out the hefty price tag. You can get them stripped for a pretty small price, but their built lowers are pretty nice for the options they come with. Of course I do like my magpul lowers more, but I guess that isn't here nor there.
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Posted: 8/8/2011 5:38:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By Harley1:
Larue Tactical ....


this ^
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Posted: 8/8/2011 8:59:57 AM EST
Does anyone know anything about Quentin Defense billet lowers? I'm looking at one for my current build, but I don't hear a lot about them, so I'm skeptical.
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Posted: 8/8/2011 9:13:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By pennjones:
Does anyone know anything about Quentin Defense billet lowers? I'm looking at one for my current build, but I don't hear a lot about them, so I'm skeptical.


as long as a lower is within specs, it's fine.
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Posted: 8/8/2011 9:15:47 AM EST
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Posted: 8/8/2011 9:23:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By Maxwell600:
http://axtsweapons.com/products/AX556


I hear they had to get Magpul's permission to use that design on the magwell.
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Posted: 8/8/2011 9:28:26 AM EST
Originally Posted By Engel12626:
Originally Posted By Maxwell600:
http://axtsweapons.com/products/AX556


I hear they had to get Magpul's permission to use that design on the magwell.


maybe as a courtesy...not required i'm sure.
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Posted: 8/8/2011 9:36:17 AM EST
I have a tactical innovations T15BDX and a mega lower, both billet. The mega is the first design with the curved trigger guard instead of the "semi" curved version they have out now. They're both awesome lowers. I also have spikes, Noveske's and KAC SR15E3's all forged. They KACs are my favorite.
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