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Posted: 8/8/2017 10:26:44 AM EST
Looking for a new stripped lower, looking for something forged that either doesn't have a logo or is something different.

I'd love a seekins forged but I can't find one.   I'm not interested in Aero, the last one I bought had issues, I've had a couple Spikes and while they're great, I want something else.

Upper will be a BCM 16" with FSB.
Link Posted: 8/8/2017 10:51:57 AM EST
Aero Makes spikes...


what was wrong with your aero lower?



something different?

Mega
Nodak Spud
Link Posted: 8/8/2017 10:55:45 AM EST
Alexandria pro-fab from aim surplus.

I don't have one, but I haven't read anything negative about them.

You can probably find a no-logo spike's lower on gunbroker.
Link Posted: 8/8/2017 11:11:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/8/2017 11:12:16 AM EST by jwill242004]
Link Posted: 8/8/2017 11:20:38 AM EST
Mega is the nicest forged lower available, IMHO.
Link Posted: 8/8/2017 11:42:32 AM EST
MEGA!

Its kinda like MAGA!

But for reals, their lowers are really nice.
Link Posted: 8/8/2017 11:59:30 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Jmo371:
Aero Makes spikes...


what was wrong with your aero lower?



something different?

Mega
Nodak Spud
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Bolt catch holes were misaligned, had to be reamed and an oversized pin used.
Link Posted: 8/8/2017 12:23:59 PM EST
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Originally Posted By splunkinoob:

Bolt catch holes were misaligned, had to be reamed and an oversized pin used.
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Why didn't you talk to Aero?
Link Posted: 8/8/2017 12:37:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By endermend:


Why didn't you talk to Aero?
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Aero would have taken care of it for you.
Link Posted: 8/8/2017 1:13:25 PM EST
SanTan Tactical, anyone?

Give them a look. Very nice, and you can order them sans logo.
Link Posted: 8/8/2017 1:22:39 PM EST
http://www.rangetool.com/store/
Link Posted: 8/8/2017 1:34:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By stingray230sx:
http://www.rangetool.com/store/
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I've been leaning towards these guys with the blank one.
Link Posted: 8/8/2017 1:41:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/8/2017 1:41:51 PM EST by splunkinoob]
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Originally Posted By endermend:


Why didn't you talk to Aero?
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Simple, I could fix it myself and I wanted to get it up and running instead of dicking around with sending it off. 

Never said they wouldn't fix it, I'm sure they would have replaced it without question. 

It definitely didn't go together like my other spikes lowers - trigger pins were extremely tight too.  My LPK was a BCM enhanced so I don't think that was the issue.

Regardless, not picking up another Aero.
Link Posted: 8/8/2017 1:43:22 PM EST
I think this was stated, but I thought Aero is the OEM for Spikes Tactical.
Link Posted: 8/8/2017 2:31:24 PM EST
What about these lowers?

SPARTAN
Link Posted: 8/8/2017 2:56:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/8/2017 2:59:27 PM EST by MarkL1]
http://www.specializedtactical.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=96

Seekins...

http://www.joeboboutfitters.com/Seekins_Precision_SP15_Forged_AR15_Lower_Receiver_p/skn-sp15lower.htm
Link Posted: 8/8/2017 3:32:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MarkL1:
http://www.specializedtactical.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=96

Seekins...

http://www.joeboboutfitters.com/Seekins_Precision_SP15_Forged_AR15_Lower_Receiver_p/skn-sp15lower.htm
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Not in stock.
Link Posted: 8/8/2017 6:01:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/8/2017 6:08:27 PM EST by wormraper]
those range tool ones looks pretty nice. how would they compare to say "Aero" or "PSA" stripped lowers in terms of quality? Never heard of them before
Link Posted: 8/8/2017 6:19:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/8/2017 8:26:37 PM EST by larrys]
Im very happy with the looks of my Vorn lower. It's something different.
Haven't shot it yet but it went together fine.

It is forged, no logo and less weight as a bonus.

Lima 2
Link Posted: 8/8/2017 7:14:22 PM EST
MEGA and don't look back!

Yg
Link Posted: 8/8/2017 11:15:05 PM EST
Splunkinoob.

I had help with my first lower build recently, we used an AERO lower with an LWRCI LPK . This one below. Good learning experience. We had to clean up the trigger guard some with a Dremel and a couple of the pins I was told were pretty tight but it turned out pretty good and locks up tight with an LWRC Upper. Was able to get a couple mags through it the other day and it ran good. Did you have any issues with your trigger guard install with those BCM LPK ?

https://www.lwrci.com/p-456-deluxe-lower-parts-kit.aspx
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 12:00:48 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Peteh:
Splunkinoob.

I had help with my first lower build recently, we used an AERO lower with an LWRCI LPK . This one below. Good learning experience. We had to clean up the trigger guard some with a Dremel and a couple of the pins I was told were pretty tight but it turned out pretty good and locks up tight with an LWRC Upper. Was able to get a couple mags through it the other day and it ran good. Did you have any issues with your trigger guard install with those BCM LPK ?

https://www.lwrci.com/p-456-deluxe-lower-parts-kit.aspx
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Trigger guard was fine - never had a problem with a Bcm kit outside of the Aero lower.
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 12:05:18 AM EST
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Originally Posted By endermend:
I think this was stated, but I thought Aero is the OEM for Spikes Tactical.
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they are, as well as many others
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:39:05 PM EST
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Originally Posted By endermend:
I think this was stated, but I thought Aero is the OEM for Spikes Tactical.
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Wouldn't Spike's get the raw forgings?

It sounded like OPs problem was later in the manufacturing process.
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 7:11:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By splunkinoob:
Looking for a new stripped lower, looking for something forged that either doesn't have a logo or is something different.

I'd love a seekins forged but I can't find one.   I'm not interested in Aero, the last one I bought had issues, I've had a couple Spikes and while they're great, I want something else.

Upper will be a BCM 16" with FSB.
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So...between the dozens of arfcom vendors, the EE, the internet and gun magazines....you can't seem to be able find a lower for yourself ??




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Link Posted: 8/9/2017 9:30:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 78JeepCJ:



So...between the dozens of arfcom vendors, the EE, the internet and gun magazines....you can't seem to be able find a lower for yourself ??




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Find me a forged seekins in stock, then talk.
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 9:32:07 PM EST
Some people spend way to much thinking and not enough time doing...

Link Posted: 8/10/2017 1:33:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/11/2017 8:03:44 AM EST by stingray230sx]
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Originally Posted By wormraper:
those range tool ones looks pretty nice. how would they compare to say "Aero" or "PSA" stripped lowers in terms of quality? Never heard of them before
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I bought two a while back, built one into this: very happy no issues with the lower at all, I also have a rifle built with an aero lower, and 2 spikes Crusader lowers, no issues with any of them....I DID have an issue with a aero upper I bought from Monmouth, but it was replaced with no hassles at all, and the replacement is on this Crusader lower built rifle[second pic]






close up of Crusader lower:
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:44:40 PM EST
I just bought an Alexandria Pro Fab lower from Aim last week.

Looks good, went together fine. I like the no rollmark look.
Link Posted: 8/14/2017 7:31:12 PM EST
I have a Range Tool lower and love it. Very solid, easy build and no issues. I really like the no-rollmark look.
Link Posted: 8/15/2017 10:57:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Zaitsev01:
Wouldn't Spike's get the raw forgings?

It sounded like OPs problem was later in the manufacturing process.
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Originally Posted By Zaitsev01:
Originally Posted By endermend:
I think this was stated, but I thought Aero is the OEM for Spikes Tactical.
Wouldn't Spike's get the raw forgings?

It sounded like OPs problem was later in the manufacturing process.
No. Spikes isn't an actual manufacturer. Like many other company's in the AR game, they have parts made for them by actual shops per the specs/prints they provide.
Link Posted: 8/16/2017 9:59:38 AM EST
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Originally Posted By mattvon:
I have a Range Tool lower and love it. Very solid, easy build and no issues. I really like the no-rollmark look.
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and Mike at RangeTool is great to deal with as well.......
Link Posted: 8/17/2017 8:43:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/17/2017 8:46:38 PM EST by 871JZ]
If you're looking for something different, grab a KAC stripped lower. I love mine and it's something not everyone and their brother will have. Plus, I love the SR-15 markings and Knight's crest rollmark.



Link Posted: 8/19/2017 8:13:38 AM EST
get a Mega forged lower with the tensioning screw to remove slop between upper and lower.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 9:31:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2017 12:22:22 PM EST by JDennis]
Dsg arms have Mega forged lowers on sale for 85.00. That's a great price for a great lower.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 1:04:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2017 1:05:33 PM EST by WSAR15]
I just bought a Noreen U/L set. The billet lower was $39.95 at Brownells and the uppers from AIM @ $49.95. The overall U/L fit and finish is exceptional! Lower receiver markings are quite muted but there. Note that there is no Forward Assist on the upper. I will build a 6.5 Grendel!
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 1:13:21 PM EST
I have 3 upper/lower sets from Noreen, they are nice sets, but be aware they are 6061 and not 7075. Some people don't like the 6061 sets.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 2:45:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2017 2:47:16 PM EST by WSAR15]
I agree, yet I have read pros and cons, but for shooting at the range I feel they are fine and I prefer the feel/weight.
I wonder why billets are typically made from 6061?
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 4:02:07 PM EST
http://www.mckay-ent.com/ar-15-a2-lower-receiver.html

No logo. Simple.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:33:29 AM EST
Nothing wrong with a 6061 billet set for most people's uses.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:09:24 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 12:11:21 PM EST
Hundreds of thousands of the first M16's that went to Vietnam were 6061 and they worked fine, the reason the Military changed the specification on the M16 was not due to it being soft. It was a corrosion issue that came up in the wet environment in which war was being fought. 7075 handled the wet/hot environment much better than the 6061.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 4:34:23 PM EST
Thanks DaveP1
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:44:47 PM EST
Anderson
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 1:45:05 AM EST
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Originally Posted By me2sc:
http://www.mckay-ent.com/ar-15-a2-lower-receiver.html

No logo. Simple.
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Nice lowers but they have been out of stock for the longest time.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 5:14:16 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:03:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/22/2017 6:04:21 PM EST by 871JZ]
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Originally Posted By SailorJ:
Shoot me an email I'll check tomorrow and see if we have any of these left without a logo. Rob@righttobear.com

Stripped lowers for $29.99 (Free shipping 5 or more)
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What a deal. You can't beat a stripped lower for $30. And buy from RTB with confidence. Great company to deal with. Excellent selection, prices, customer service, and ship times.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:07:20 PM EST
A lower is a lower is a lower. Pick one from a good known company with e graving you like.
Aero, Mega, Spikes, Knetic, Anderson, PSA and others mentioned all are GTG.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:23:28 AM EST
I believe a key to a good lower is the U/L fit but mainly the accuracy in the machining and placement of the holes etc.
A few years back, Shotgun News ran an evaluation (AR15 Lower Shootout) on ten lower brands a couple years ago. If I recall properly, CMMG and the Anderson were rated highly. If you want a copy, shoot me your e-mail and I'll send you the PDF.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:24:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/23/2017 11:21:55 AM EST by wormraper]
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Originally Posted By SailorJ:
Shoot me an email I'll check tomorrow and see if we have any of these left without a logo. Rob@righttobear.com

Stripped lowers for $29.99 (Free shipping 5 or more)
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dang, like DANG that's a good deal... I know you can't tell who the mfger is that makes them for the differing companies, but it says it will be from a 14 brand "pool"... do you mind listing the brands so I can get a grasp on if I've had experience with them before? If they're solid I'd be in for 5 of them (you can't have enough lowers)
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 6:21:53 PM EST
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