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Posted: 10/26/2006 8:14:04 PM EST
Which receiver would you choose for an AR build (SPR)?

The list of candiates I have so far is:

RRA
Stag Arms
DPMS
CMT

The top of my list so far is the RRA arms matched flat top upper and lower that Brownells sells for $250.
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 8:19:13 PM EST
CMT is the same as Stag and that would be my choice.
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 8:48:55 PM EST
I'd go with whichever one was cheapest and had the best logo in my opinion. Usually, that's DPMS, but I'm going DoubleStar (DSC) on my next one.

Forged lower == forged lower. Looks (finish color, logo, text, etc.) are about all that's different between those in the list.
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 9:11:11 PM EST
On that list I would go with the Stag...best logo in my book...I'm a animal lover..taste that is.
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 9:15:32 PM EST
I used RRA for my build, but the next one will be a Mega.
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 9:42:30 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 9:50:12 PM EST
Daniel Defense on a Stag Lower.
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 9:50:56 PM EST


flip a coin
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 9:54:52 PM EST
I just got done with a Superior Arms stripped lower build. I got the lower at a SUPER price (I think Rob likes me?). Let me rephrase that - I rode my bike ('87 Yamaha FZR1000) out RB Precision and pulled up to the shop. The first thing Rob says to me is that he always wanted that bike when he was younger. We shot the shit for a while and I signed some paperwork, then he asked me if $75 sounded good. At the time they were $85 so I said GREAT. I handed him a handfull of money and he gave me change and the receipt. The bottom line on the receipt was $75!!!
If you want a really good deal - Ride your old bike out the Quad Cities and talk to RB Precision!!!
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 10:24:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2006 10:25:15 PM EST by river_rat]
Robert and Krista are good people. Have dealt with them many times. Met them in the early days of the business and they have always treated me good.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 2:07:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By engineer2001:
I'd go with whichever one was cheapest and had the best logo in my opinion. Usually, that's DPMS, but I'm going DoubleStar (DSC) on my next one.

Forged lower == forged lower. Looks (finish color, logo, text, etc.) are about all that's different between those in the list.


+1...love the DoubleStar logo...(Dragon Silhouette).

-Jbot
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 2:44:44 AM EST
Can't go wrong with RRA
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 2:46:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By fullauto4u:
Can't go wrong with RRA

Agreed
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 4:18:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2006 4:19:54 AM EST by godofwar7]

Originally Posted By skyclark:
I used RRA for my build, but the next one will be a Mega.


+1 for the Mega I love the finish on mine and the Logo is Pretty cool. Very dark black in color.

ETA: The EE has some for sell.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 5:34:37 AM EST
Global Tactical by CMT/Stag
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 5:39:55 AM EST
The project is a Mk 12 Mod 0 clone and the reason RRA was at the top of the list is I can get a handpicked matched upper and lower with tolerance of +/- .0005" for 250.00.

I gather that there isn't a big difference among the many receivers available on the market and all will have similar performance characteristics with the variations being in personal preference (logo, etc)?
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 8:32:49 AM EST
Just got my mega upper about 10 min ago and slapped in on the mega lower and its a precise fit. same color and finish (ordered from to different locations). and total cost with ffl transfer fee is $255 in my hands.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 9:19:09 AM EST
+1 on the Stag Lower

I have 2 and both seem top of the line. For my next build might have to try a RRA.
Really like the RRA logo, but hate to leave stag lowers due to the good luck I have had with them
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 11:16:46 AM EST
GTS (Stag)
DPMS
Ameetec - great deal going on. Ordered 2 of the complete lowers for $200/
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 11:19:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By SpotHogg:
The project is a Mk 12 Mod 0 clone and the reason RRA was at the top of the list is I can get a handpicked matched upper and lower with tolerance of +/- .0005" for 250.00.

I gather that there isn't a big difference among the many receivers available on the market and all will have similar performance characteristics with the variations being in personal preference (logo, etc)?


In that case go with any of the lowers mentioned but go with the stealth LaRue billet upper.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:40:56 PM EST
I have several LaRue products and they are fantastic. But, what makes their upper better than the others mentioned here?
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:28:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2006 1:28:39 PM EST by shawn21]

Originally Posted By SpotHogg:
I have several LaRue products and they are fantastic. But, what makes their upper better than the others mentioned here?


Milled not forged and tighter tolerences
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 3:29:46 PM EST
Stag Lower + Daniel Defense Upper from Rainier Arms!
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 3:45:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By shawn21:
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Originally Posted By SpotHogg:
I have several LaRue products and they are fantastic. But, what makes their upper better than the others mentioned here?


Milled not forged and tighter tolerences


It makes sense that the lower really doesn't affect accuracy in the sense the upper receiver does.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 3:50:07 PM EST
Has anyone built using the DPMS stainless lower?
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 3:59:47 PM EST
I'm looking for a POF myself. But from your list....I'd choose the RRA. That's been my second most wanted for a while now.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 4:09:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GA-Dawg:
I'm looking for a POF myself. But from your list....I'd choose the RRA. That's been my second most wanted for a while now.


What's the first?
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 4:14:49 PM EST
I just added a poll -- it would be great if everyone would weigh in on this. Comments in addition to a vote will be more helpful. Thanks!
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 4:18:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2006 4:20:49 PM EST by SpotHogg]
Quoting skyclark: "I used RRA for my build, but the next one will be a Mega."


Why are you going with the Mega next time?
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 4:18:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By SpotHogg:

Originally Posted By GA-Dawg:
I'm looking for a POF myself. But from your list....I'd choose the RRA. That's been my second most wanted for a while now.


What's the first?

Sorry..the POF is my #1 for my next buy right now. I voted for the RRA. All my other builds have been on DPMS and Bushy. From your list, I have handled all but superior arms. All are nice. I don't like the front of the magwell on the Megas but they are pretty nice. Can't bet them on price either. All are nice quality. It really comes down to your budget and aesthetic value.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 8:40:21 AM EST
Well, here's my conclusion...I'm going with a RRA lower and a LaRue upper. Thanks to everyone for their input.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 8:55:39 AM EST
Stag Arms
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 8:57:24 AM EST
Double star
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:47:56 AM EST
MEGA gets my vote

RRA or DPMS would be next

Stag then, b/c of the price
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:50:41 AM EST
Ranch!



Oh, I mean DPMS! You need more options in the poll, but I know it won't let you edit it.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:58:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
If you can lay your hands on a Old CMT Lower, I would grab it up fast.

Otherwise of the ones listed I would take the DPMS Lower



I have built up 5 LRB Arms lowers, and I like them alot


I like the LRB lowers, they are rare & you will never see that many of them + LRB has an excellent reputation for the M14 rifle that will hopefully carry over to the AR.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 11:39:33 AM EST
i've worked closely with the Superior Arms folks on several projects now. they have been super to work with and i love their engraving options.

they get my vote.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 11:50:40 AM EST
CMMG
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