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Posted: 11/22/2002 6:58:32 PM EDT
I see a few good deals at the gun show this weekend, and want to know how you guys would rate the lowers. They do have a few oly arms lowers for $350, and some colt for 500, and a pre ban colt for 700. I was looking for a bushmaster but Im still looking. I did read a post awhile back about "whats your favorite rifle" but would like to know whos lowers to stay away from.
Link Posted: 11/22/2002 7:12:16 PM EDT
Those prices on post-ban lowers are way too friggin high! Cast Oly lowers stripped are around $85, forged stripped around $95!
Link Posted: 11/22/2002 8:43:57 PM EDT
I bought three of them for $79.00 each. 2 of them were out of spec and one even had to go back to Oly to be redone. I also have one of their preban rifles and one Oly parts kit. I'm a slow learner, but I will not buy Oly products under any circumstances now.
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 3:35:22 AM EDT
I bought one and the trigger pin holes were too big, and the mag well is too tight to accept all of the mags that my other ARs accept. I use it with a socom block for a 9mm upper now. It works ok for that. I wouldnt buy another one.
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 4:22:34 AM EDT
I have 3 ( a dissapator clone, a 24" Varmiter and a 50 Beowulf) rifles built on post ban forged Oly lowers and have had no problems with them I will probably buy another right after the holidays
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 7:44:32 PM EDT
Well I ended up with a PWA lower. I hope it works as good as it looks, I tried to find some more info about the company but nothing turned up. Thanks for the help guys! Chris
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 9:17:45 PM EDT
Thought that you could not have ARs in Cali?
Link Posted: 11/24/2002 7:35:59 AM EDT
I have always read alot of negative things about Oly products. But I have only had positive experiences with the Oly products that I own. I own (3) Oly Forged lowers ser # prefix JJ. I built them into complete rifles. The first two were Model 1 kits and the third was from EE parts. OSA
Link Posted: 11/24/2002 9:31:30 AM EDT
Since the prices in your post are screwy ... and you are in California... IF those were the prices then the Colt Pre-ban would be the one of choice ... For it would tend to appreciate immediately by $300.00 where the others would depreciate by $200 (unless they were complete) Ted...
Link Posted: 11/24/2002 9:59:42 AM EDT
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