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Posted: 3/28/2013 10:50:27 PM
[Last Edit: 3/28/2013 10:58:11 PM by BANE_Firearms]

THE IMAGE ABOVE IS A PAID ADVERTISEMENT
Our lower receivers are machined in-house from solid billet 6061 aluminum on a modern,
multi-axis CNC production mill.

All measures were taken to produce a receiver with a high degree of precision and dimensional accuracy
for the most discriminating AR-platform rifle or pistol builder.

The classic lines of the AR rifle are retained, with the strength and rigidity of a solid, machined component.

They are sold as "receivers", marked "MULTI" for build flexibilty, and are compatible with all MIL-SPEC parts.

Low shelf, EDM-cut magazine well, Full process Hard-Coat Anodized, MIL-8625 Type III

These are currently available for immediate shipment. Dealer / quantity pricing and custom engraving are available.

Website : BANEFirearms.com

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Posted: 3/29/2013 12:30:28 AM
Why use 6061 over 7075?
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Posted: 3/29/2013 9:40:54 PM
Very nice looking!
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Posted: 3/30/2013 12:57:58 AM
Originally Posted By RyeGun:
Why use 6061 over 7075?


Because its cheaper to get the 6061 aluminum. Otherwise, no point.
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Posted: 3/30/2013 1:03:55 AM
Originally Posted By demonsmokr:
Originally Posted By RyeGun:
Why use 6061 over 7075?


Because its cheaper to get the 6061 aluminum. Otherwise, no point.


Or maybe because it is easier to CNC than 7075 and takes hard anodizing better.
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Posted: 3/30/2013 9:21:37 AM
Thats a very good looking lower. Usually the billets get a little too crazy looking.
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Posted: 3/30/2013 9:27:29 AM
Will you offer integral trigger guards?
How much for engraving?
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Posted: 3/30/2013 2:27:12 PM
Originally Posted By N_Parker :
Will you offer integral trigger guards? How much for engraving?

We are currently working on a closed trigger-guard receiver, for those so inclined.

Engraving is currently running $25-$50, depending on the artwork.
Call us for what you're looking for, quantity pricing with dealer logos, et cetera.

Originally Posted By TheTacticalCoyote :
Or maybe because it is easier to CNC than 7075...

Many have found that 6061 aluminum is more difficult to machine, as it tends to gum, gall and grab cutters.
7075 usually makes better chips with its higher tensile strength...

Originally Posted By Engineer5 :
Very nice looking!

Thank you, sir.

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Posted: 3/30/2013 2:44:00 PM
Nice looking lower. Like the name also. Every time I say it in my head I use the voice from the character in Batman.
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Posted: 3/30/2013 10:19:52 PM
I guess I should have qualified what I said. It depends on what type of 6061. What type of 6061 do you guys use?
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Posted: 3/30/2013 10:34:28 PM
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you should host your lower art contest here


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Posted: 3/31/2013 12:01:24 AM
They look nice, but $285+ is too much for a lower. Will not be getting my money.

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Posted: 3/31/2013 3:04:14 AM
Originally Posted By BANE_Firearms:
Our lower receivers are machined in-house from solid billet 6061 aluminum on a modern,
multi-axis CNC production mill.

All measures were taken to produce a receiver with a high degree of precision and dimensional accuracy
for the most discriminating AR-platform rifle or pistol builder.

The classic lines of the AR rifle are retained, with the strength and rigidity of a solid, machined component.

They are sold as "receivers", marked "MULTI" for build flexibilty, and are compatible with all MIL-SPEC parts.

Low shelf, EDM-cut magazine well, Full process Hard-Coat Anodized, MIL-8625 Type III

These are currently available for immediate shipment. Dealer / quantity pricing and custom engraving are available.

Website : BANEFirearms.com

http://banefirearms.com/images/close02.jpg


I really hope the 6061 is a typo, the Mil Spec called for 7075-T6511 for M16 upper and lower receivers because of higher strength, hardness, and lower wear rate.
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Posted: 3/31/2013 11:16:39 AM
Originally Posted By durabo:
They look nice, but $285+ is too much for a lower. Will not be getting my money.



This.

MEGA makes a far superior billet in every way, for $200.
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Posted: 3/31/2013 1:11:32 PM


MEGA makes a far superior billet in every way, for $200.



How are Mega's far superior in every way? Not trying to argue just would like to know.
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Posted: 3/31/2013 6:04:19 PM
The picture looks great - we also need an upper to match.
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Posted: 3/31/2013 7:04:35 PM
I kinda felt $285.00 was a little high too. I was interested until I saw the price. Does look good though.
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Posted: 3/31/2013 11:20:20 PM
Originally Posted By Engineer5:


MEGA makes a far superior billet in every way, for $200.



How are Mega's far superior in every way? Not trying to argue just would like to know.


While I don't really believe in saying any lower is "superior" to another - assuming we are talking about a comparison between lowers that are in spec and function as intended the first time, I will say that some of Mega's lowers are ambi compatible and the integral trigger guard is better from a purely economic standpoint - one less thing you have to buy.

Mega is also a KNOWN company with a proven track record and proven customer service.

Then there is the whole subjective "looks" of the thing.

I look at it this way - I have a company I never heard of trying to sell me something that looks exactly like a plain jane forged lower for 3 times my personal "value" I put on stripped lowers. Or I could just wait for Mega's back order to come in and have a subjectively "better" lower for 2/3 of the cost.... Or I could go over and wait for Stonefire to get more Seekin's lowers for $130 - these would be "stronger" and "better" looking to me. Or I could just watch and wait for the bottom to fall out of the market and just see what happens.

Again, I see no need to pay that money for that lower.
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Posted: 3/31/2013 11:55:16 PM
very nice looking lower,, the integral trigger guard will be nice when it comes out,, flared magwell would be nice to. At the moment i would probably rather have a Noveske gen 2 for $249 but if it had a flared magwell i would probably consider both.. not that magwell makes much of a difference, but sets it apart..... like the company name too. BANE
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Posted: 4/1/2013 7:18:58 AM
I'd be interested in a matched set upper&lower.
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Posted: 4/3/2013 4:13:06 AM
Those are sexy
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Posted: 4/3/2013 7:36:23 AM
Originally Posted By WSAR15:
I'd be interested in a matched set upper&lower.


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Posted: 4/4/2013 12:16:01 AM
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I like the lower and I do like that it retains the lines of the average forged lower, while adding soft edges.

But between the price and lack of integral trigger guard, I won't be buying any. Billet lowers that don't come with an integral trigger guard always seem to look 'off' once an aftermarket one is installed. And with Mega already being established with a great track record, I see no reason to pay 30% more.
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Posted: 4/5/2013 12:03:45 AM
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I will give my 2 cents on the lower since I just built one up tonight.

Bought it a few weeks back on a whim since it was the only one available at my local gun shop when I asked if they had any lowers in stock. Serial number is <100 so I guess you can call me an early adopter Initially the price was higher-$300 at LGS (if I recall correctly on their website had them at $350 when I bought it) but the LGS owner gave me a discount price which was down to the website price of $285 today. Still, even with the discount the price was not comparable to a Mega or most other billets from what I've seen.

Initial impressions (this is my 6th build, but 1st with billet). Decent finish. Decent lines. Assembly went together relatively smoothly with a PSA Magpul STR build kit, so it appears in spec. Passed the function tests, but haven't fired it. This lower is going to be set aside until I can get another upper for it.

Pros that I can see-Pretty much in spec (based on the assembly with lower build kit, not by any measurements taken with calipers), it was available during the panic period time when the only other lowers available were polymers (albeit at a higher price, availability is not really an issue today compared to forged lowers and billets probably in a few months). Looks decent overall, finish looks nice and it has the lines that tell others it is a billet lower (if that is important to you). Customizable-Taking with the owner of the LGS, they will be offering customized art works (as mentioned above with added cost) or if purchased in qty at same price (I think Qty was 10+, but only really applicable for group buys I guess-when I picked it up they were starting a group buy with the crossed cannon logo similar to the Springfield armory logo-Damn RI gun laws with their 7-day wait). LGS owner told me they are working on integrated trigger guards when I picked it up also.

Cons (so far)-Price. Nothing spectacular about the roll marks or anything else about the lower to really justify $50-$75 price over other billet lowers if they are available (at the time of purchase they weren't). No added features like set screw for rear takedown spring or those lowers with screw to adjust trigger. If they can nudge the price down to compete or offer something the other billet lowers don't have it would help. Buffer tube was somewhat difficult to screw in. It was a mil-spec dimension buffer tube from PSA and I tested it against another forged lower from PSA I have and it screwed in relatively easily on that lower. Maybe the buffer tube or the lower-can't tell.
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Posted: 4/5/2013 9:31:55 PM
Nice to see another lower on the market right now. Sun devil makes 6000 aluminum lowers and haven't heard complaints.

That said these aren't anythig new and I can't see why the price tag is so hi. I can get a forged noveske for 100 less.
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Posted: 4/6/2013 12:48:30 AM
I had an opportunity 4 months ago to start making billet uppers and lowers and for a SMALLER biz $285 is not great, but definitely no out of line for BILLET. I don't know a thing about BANE but Mega is a large company that does much more than make firearms.
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