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Posted: 10/8/2005 8:17:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2005 10:29:17 AM EDT by slamfire1]
Ok AR Gods, I need some info on which the major lower receiver manufacturers are and how do they rank among themselves.  I would also like to know what resale companies (RRA, Bushmaster, etc) use who’s lowers and such.      
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 9:29:03 AM EDT
draw straws, flip a coin, pull numbers out of a hat.

lately they all are up to par and all have their minor blemishes like anything else thats human made.

but i like these in this order

Link Posted: 10/8/2005 9:38:54 AM EDT
Actually what I am asking is, what companies actually fabricate the lowers receivers for companies like RRA, Bushmaster, Ameetec, Etc.    
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 9:44:41 AM EDT
For what i know, CMT manufacters STAG (CMT's retail seller, real cheap, real nice), COLT, BUSHMASTER, RRA, and a couple others possibly.

I know Essential Arms and Cav Arms manufacter their own lowers.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 10:25:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2005 10:52:18 AM EDT by slamfire1]
Ok, so far we have the following:  

1) Continental Machine and Tool (CMT) – Bushmaster – Colt – Rock River Arms – Stag Arms  

2) Armalite – manufactures own lowers

3) Essential Arms – manufactures own lowers

4) Calvary Arms – manufactures own lowers

5) Lewis Machine and Tool (LMT) - ??????

6) L.A.R. Manufacturing  (LAR) (LARGrizzly) - Spikes Tactical - Bushmaster ????  

Corrections and additions to the list are welcome/needed please!  
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 10:45:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2005 10:46:22 AM EDT by DK-Prof]

I thought Bushmaster started making their own in-house (used to subcontract out to LAR, didn't they)

Pretty much all forged lowers seem to be pretty comparable, as far as I can tell.  So it's really just a matter of cosmetics and personal preference.  CMMG's lowers are really nice - I forget who they contract with.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 10:51:26 AM EDT
I also heard LAR made Bushmasters lowers.  Can anyone else confirm whether LAR or CMT made lowers for Bushmaster?    
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