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Posted: 12/31/2003 5:17:21 AM EDT
Hi,

Who makes the best lower/upper receiver out there?  I'm planning on building an M4 and only want to use the best materials.  I'm also looking for any recommendations on barrels and other parts.

Thanks and Happy New Year
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 7:54:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By syme71:
Who makes the best lower/upper receiver out there?  I'm planning on building an M4 and only want to use the best materials.  I'm also looking for any recommendations on barrels and other parts.
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On an AR, the single most important part in terms of function and reliability is the barrel.  I recommend a quality, chrome-lined barrel, which means either Colt or Bushmaster.  After that, the rest of the parts really don't matter all that much.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 7:59:37 AM EDT
Check out www.eaglefirearms.net for RRA lowers. He has stripped lowers for $85. As far as uppers I havent decided myself.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 11:12:00 AM EDT
I am well pleased with my Amralite upper. I ordered it from Del-ton some time ago.  If I was purchasing a stripped lower today, I would definitely get an Eagle (Armalite) lower from Quatico.   GOOD LUCK!!!!
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 11:23:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2004 11:24:27 AM EDT by Wingman26]
I am very pleased with the Rock River Arms lower receiver from Eagle Firearms, Chris is a good guy to do business with, to go with that I got my kit from M&A Parts, excellent products and service from both companies.

Eagle Firearms
[url]http://www.eaglefirearms.net/Rock%20River%20Arms.htm[/url]

Eagle Firearms reviews from Equipment Exchange
[url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=109&t=190307[/url]

M&A Parts
[url]http://www.m-aparts.com/[/url]

Link Posted: 1/1/2004 5:55:19 PM EDT
The DPMS are nice and black and teflon coated unlike the RRA.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 6:06:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 6:30:04 PM EDT
Yup, the barrel is the important thing, next to the trigger.  If the pull is too heavy...

Well, you know the saying about "big names".  Sometimes that's what you are paying for, the name.  Just quoting an old saying......

Link Posted: 1/1/2004 6:36:29 PM EDT
[url]www.quanticoarms.com[/url]

Armalite/Eagle Arms lowers are great and Quantico has them for $85. I have both RRA and Eagle Arms. Both are good, but the EA looks a little nicer.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 6:41:25 PM EDT
Thanks for all the replies folks, this has been helpful.  

I'll post some pics once I get the gun built.  I'm leaning towards the Eagle Arms lower.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 6:58:19 PM EDT
I vote for the Mega Gator from carrico for $89 shipped, as good as Eagle Arm, some think the the finish is better.  
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