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Posted: 3/3/2016 7:50:14 PM EDT
A2 lowers are everywhere these days, but they all seem to be covered in huge trademarks with skulls and spiders and atomic symbols and shit.
Does anyone make something cleaner, like Nodak does with A1 lowers? Something with fairly conservative trademarking?

Secondarily, does anyone make a Grey A2 lower?
Link Posted: 3/3/2016 8:09:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tumerboy:
A2 lowers are everywhere these days, but they all seem to be covered in huge trademarks with skulls and spiders and atomic symbols and shit.
Does anyone make something cleaner, like Nodak does with A1 lowers? Something with fairly conservative trademarking?

Secondarily, does anyone make a Grey A2 lower?
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Not sure how clean is "clean", but Anderson, Delton, and Delaware all are pretty simple with just the manufacturers mark on the Magwell. Normal Safe/burst selector.
Link Posted: 3/3/2016 8:18:26 PM EDT
Nodak sells an a2 lower. PSA used to sell one, called it a "stealth" lower, but they haven't had them for awhile.
Link Posted: 3/3/2016 9:30:50 PM EDT
Check out McKay Enterprises

http://www.mckay-ent.com/

Link Posted: 3/3/2016 9:42:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By finnfan:
Nodak sells an a2 lower.
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Derp, I'm so used to looking at their A1s that I figured all AR lowers were in the same spot. Didn't occur to me to look for a different button.
Link Posted: 3/4/2016 2:57:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Tumerboy:
A2 lowers are everywhere these days, but they all seem to be covered in huge trademarks with skulls and spiders and atomic symbols and shit.
Does anyone make something cleaner, like Nodak does with A1 lowers? Something with fairly conservative trademarking?

Secondarily, does anyone make a Grey A2 lower?
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NoDak offers their A2 lowers in black or gray. My NoDak gray A2 lower is almost a perfect match with the early Colt A2 gray uppers.

Link Posted: 3/4/2016 4:04:44 AM EDT
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Hijack question. Does anyone make a big front pin grey A2 lower cheaper than the used colt alternative?

Matching this.

Link Posted: 3/4/2016 9:00:07 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By bfmcleaky:
Hijack question. Does anyone make a big front pin grey A2 lower cheaper than the used colt alternative?

Matching this.

<a href="http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/jimdgreat1/media/20150916_073618_zps6ye01qsn.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc492/jimdgreat1/20150916_073618_zps6ye01qsn.jpg</a>
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I have never seen an aftermarket large hole A1 or A2 lower made. The issue is that the standard pivot pin (.250") dictates that the lowers be made to use them and not the odd-ball .315" pins like Colt used on the Sporters. There is an adapter bushing to use a large hole upper with a small hole lower. I used one on a 602 clone build I did using an old SP1 upper and new Nodak Spud lower.
Link Posted: 3/4/2016 9:34:40 AM EDT
I have a few black McKay A2's and one grey NDS A2. A plus for the Mckays are they're usually always available and cost $68 plus $18 shipping IIRC
Link Posted: 3/4/2016 11:20:36 AM EDT
Not my pic but I have several LRB lowers. I find their rollmarks less distracting than many.

Link Posted: 3/6/2016 1:37:53 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Pro2ndAm:


NoDak offers their A2 lowers in black or gray. My NoDak gray A2 lower is almost a perfect match with the early Colt A2 gray uppers.

<a href="http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/pro2ndam/media/Projects/Colt%20727%20Clone/DSCN1380_zpsef806596.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj634/pro2ndam/Projects/Colt%20727%20Clone/DSCN1380_zpsef806596.jpg</a>
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Originally Posted By Pro2ndAm:
Originally Posted By Tumerboy:
A2 lowers are everywhere these days, but they all seem to be covered in huge trademarks with skulls and spiders and atomic symbols and shit.
Does anyone make something cleaner, like Nodak does with A1 lowers? Something with fairly conservative trademarking?

Secondarily, does anyone make a Grey A2 lower?


NoDak offers their A2 lowers in black or gray. My NoDak gray A2 lower is almost a perfect match with the early Colt A2 gray uppers.

<a href="http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/pro2ndam/media/Projects/Colt%20727%20Clone/DSCN1380_zpsef806596.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj634/pro2ndam/Projects/Colt%20727%20Clone/DSCN1380_zpsef806596.jpg</a>


Very nice!
I picked up a gray nodak A2 blemish lower a few weeks ago that I'm so happy with I sent in a form 1 to make it a SBR
Link Posted: 3/7/2016 1:34:40 AM EDT
The Aero Precision lowers are very nice. Not grey, but nice. Unobtrusive stamping marks.
If you want a matched upper and lower set, they are fitted really well. Currently out of stock but DOA arms will have them in 2-4 months. they are wonderful for a nice build.
Link Posted: 3/8/2016 12:01:19 PM EDT
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These guys.
www.rangetool.com
Link Posted: 3/8/2016 2:58:59 PM EDT
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These guys.
www.rangetool.com
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No markings on the mag-well is a big plus; but things looks a little cluttered around FCG Just my 2 cents
Link Posted: 3/10/2016 10:19:53 PM EDT
I just got a McKay Enterprises lower. Very plain. Completely satisfied.
Link Posted: 3/14/2016 11:36:20 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By bluecar:
These guys.
www.rangetool.com
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how would you get these?, seems like they sell to other retailers only? no way to purchase I could find on their webpage?

of course, I did not try to email them, just curious

doug

**EDIT** my bad, they have a "store" tab I did not even notice.......
Link Posted: 4/6/2016 6:35:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bluecar:
These guys.
www.rangetool.com
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these are back in stock, and on sale for 55$....I bought two, woohoo
Link Posted: 4/6/2016 7:05:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By stingray230sx:



how would you get these?, seems like they sell to other retailers only? no way to purchase I could find on their webpage?

of course, I did not try to email them, just curious

doug

**EDIT** my bad, they have a "store" tab I did not even notice.......
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Originally Posted By stingray230sx:
Originally Posted By bluecar:
These guys.
www.rangetool.com



how would you get these?, seems like they sell to other retailers only? no way to purchase I could find on their webpage?

of course, I did not try to email them, just curious

doug

**EDIT** my bad, they have a "store" tab I did not even notice.......


I might have to get a couple from them...anyone ever gotten one from them? In spec?
Link Posted: 4/6/2016 10:09:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2016 10:16:10 PM EDT by bluecar]
Yes & yes.

I have used them on my Model 604 until the Nodak showed up.

Model 727 & 651 builds.

18" SPR build, and a 9mm Mk18 SBR build.

And (2) future SBR builds.

Best, BC



Link Posted: 4/14/2016 9:55:02 AM EDT
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I might have to get a couple from them...anyone ever gotten one from them? In spec?
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Originally Posted By Jmo371:
Originally Posted By stingray230sx:
Originally Posted By bluecar:
These guys.
www.rangetool.com



how would you get these?, seems like they sell to other retailers only? no way to purchase I could find on their webpage?

of course, I did not try to email them, just curious

doug

**EDIT** my bad, they have a "store" tab I did not even notice.......




I might have to get a couple from them...anyone ever gotten one from them? In spec?


they shipped mine on a Friday, on Monday my lgs FFL called and they were ready for me when I got off work, I couldn't be happier, the fit and finish is great on these, sorry I don't have a online foto storage to post pics, but trust me, im a big aeroprecision fan and these are just as good, and at 55$ each well worth the money!!
Link Posted: 4/14/2016 11:30:16 AM EDT
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I might have to get a couple from them...anyone ever gotten one from them? In spec?
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Originally Posted By Jmo371:
Originally Posted By stingray230sx:
Originally Posted By bluecar:
These guys.
www.rangetool.com



how would you get these?, seems like they sell to other retailers only? no way to purchase I could find on their webpage?

of course, I did not try to email them, just curious

doug

**EDIT** my bad, they have a "store" tab I did not even notice.......


I might have to get a couple from them...anyone ever gotten one from them? In spec?


I have 7 of them. They're nice.


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Link Posted: 4/15/2016 7:28:09 AM EDT
For the ultimate "clean" lower, have you considered an 80pct lower? Believe it or not, it wasn't nearly as hard to complete as I'd first imagined.

Link Posted: 4/15/2016 2:02:38 PM EDT
LMT has a really clean lower .
Link Posted: 4/15/2016 11:29:00 PM EDT
I'm trying to decide what lower to go with for an A2 service rifle competition build, myself. On one hand, the Anderson lowers do not have the safe-fire markings on the right side but on the other hand, the logo doesn't bother me and I've used them with no complaint before and they are available for under $40
http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=F1ANSL&name=Anderson+Manufacturing+AM15+Multi.+Cal.+Lower+Receiver&search=anderson ($35.95 if you have a home ffl ).

I don't know. It would make my decision much easier if I found out that there were A2 lowers issued that didn't have ambi fire control markings.

The other issue is a properly t-marked upper (for a plinking A4 upper). Photos of the Anderson uppers I've seen look etched rather than lasered and so I was thinking about a t-marked Aero flat top upper. They look clean unlike other uppers I've seen. Here's looking at you mega
Link Posted: 4/16/2016 9:08:54 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By sicgunguy:
I'm trying to decide what lower to go with for an A2 service rifle competition build, myself. On one hand, the Anderson lowers do not have the safe-fire markings on the right side but on the other hand, the logo doesn't bother me and I've used them with no complaint before and they are available for under $40
http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=F1ANSL&name=Anderson+Manufacturing+AM15+Multi.+Cal.+Lower+Receiver&search=anderson ($35.95 if you have a home ffl ).

I don't know. It would make my decision much easier if I found out that there were A2 lowers issued that didn't have ambi fire control markings.

The other issue is a properly t-marked upper (for a plinking A4 upper). Photos of the Anderson uppers I've seen look etched rather than lasered and so I was thinking about a t-marked Aero flat top upper. They look clean unlike other uppers I've seen. Here's looking at you mega
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It's my understanding from Augee that all of the select fire M16A2 family of rifles had markings on both sides of the lower and a "tick" mark on the selector
Link Posted: 4/16/2016 11:23:42 AM EDT
You can get an unmarked lower if you go 80%. If you look around a little you can get it with any markings you want added to it.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 5:08:06 AM EDT
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I got my range tool lower today. $55 shipped isn't too bad. Anyway, nothing seems wrong with it mechanically and I'm happy with my purchase (I chose it for an A2/4 lower). However, a few of the cuts have noticeable ridges that clearly didn't get deburred. The forging itself doesn't seem to be quite as precise as a cerro forging and I actually didn't see a forge mark on it at all. Also, I'm sure mine is a fluke, but there are matching dings on either side of the FCG pocket where I assume someone got a little agressive with whatever gauge they use to check it but it's hardly an issue. Like I said, I bought it because the price was right and it had markings that I wanted for my build and I'm happy with it. Going forward however, I think I will stick with Anderson lowers. I've never had any issues with them and they can be had for under $40 all day.
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