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Posted: 10/3/2004 2:50:53 PM EDT
I was researching the best Lower Receiver for the money. What do you guys think is the best quality for the price that you pay? Also any thought on the best kits suppliers for the money. Thanks in advance

Mike
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 2:51:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2004 2:53:52 PM EDT by MT_Pockets]
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 3:31:21 PM EDT
I am new to this and currently building my first AR. I looked at Colts, Bushies, Armalite, all in person and then saw a Mega. The mega had a more consistent finish, sharper lettering and darker black. I went Mega lower and upper. Waiting on my Krieger barrel right now!
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 3:32:58 PM EDT
I built 3 Stag lowers. They were $79 a piece. Great fit and finish.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 3:41:02 PM EDT
From the info that i have read on this thread AmeeTec's are the cheapest at $90 each. Can anyone comment as to the quality of there lowers? Where would I find a webpage for MEGA?
I think a just want a Standard 20" HBAR AR-15 A2 for my first build, Where would you guys think the best quality for price is for those. Again thanks in advance the info so far has been great

Mike
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 5:08:47 PM EDT
As long as it is forged and in spec, the brand doesn't matter the least bit. Lowers do nothing more than hold parts, they in no way affect accuracy. For that matter, you will never ever break a properly manufactured cast lower, despite what you may hear.
Bushy
RRA
DSA/LMT
DPMS
Armalite

All the same. Pick which roll marks you like best and you are done.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 5:21:51 PM EDT
Currently I own a Bushmaster. The latest rifle I am building is based on a Fulton Armory lower and upper. The upper has been on order for 2 weeks and the lower will go on order this week. From what I have seen of quality, all my future AR projects will be based on Fulton Armory.

Good luck
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 5:26:21 PM EDT
Check out the MEGA lowers at http://carricozarmory.com/
I have 2 on the way $89 each shipped. My transfer dealer will transfer both for $25 total.

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Link Posted: 10/4/2004 5:29:36 AM EDT
Essential Arms are also making their lower once more, not certain of the price, but $85.00 sounds close, there is an ad in SGN.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 5:38:59 AM EDT
Go with a Stag Arms lower.. I love them, I own several and there the best fit and fininsh I have ever seen!
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:06:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MaineAR:
Currently I own a Bushmaster. The latest rifle I am building is based on a Fulton Armory lower and upper. The upper has been on order for 2 weeks and the lower will go on order this week. From what I have seen of quality, all my future AR projects will be based on Fulton Armory.



MaineAR, I have been considering a Fulton lower as well. Have you seen their surface finish firsthand? If so, is it pretty similar to Bushmaster's (non-purple) finish? Thanks.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:47:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:59:41 AM EDT
MEGA's are awesome.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:38:53 AM EDT
How about Ameetec? I just ordered three of their recievers today.
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