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Posted: 3/20/2006 4:58:36 PM EDT
Are all stripped lowers created equal in regards to quality? Im looking to build my first AR and really have no knowledge of who makes quality rifles/parts outside of the big 3 - Bushy, Armalite and Colt. Also, is there an idustry standard on design and dimensions which enables a seamless mix matching of brand name uppers, lowers, barrels, etc? (ie: will any brand lower work with any brand upper etc?)

Any tips, input, or links on inexpensive quality lowers and part kits would be greatly appreciated.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:19:18 PM EDT
The most popular stripped lowers here on the board are the Stag and Rock River Arms lowers. Two of the most popular kit sellers are J&T Distributing and Del-Ton. Kits purchased from these two companies are of excellent quality and you shouldn’t have any problems building a rifle with these combos. As far as lower receivers, check the E n’ E board for dealers. The industry sect has links for J &T and Del-Ton.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:46:43 PM EDT
Bushmaster, RRA and Stag are the top three on my list. My favorite is RRA. I get most of my stuff from Rainier Arms

Brian
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:07:25 AM EDT
I bought a Superior Arms lower for my first build that I am just finishing up on. It has a nice smooth finish and my CMT trigger parts kit fit into it nice and snug. I bought the lower from rbprecision.com and they shipped fast with no problems.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:04:50 PM EDT
Stag, Mega, Oly, RRA, Bushy, Colt, DPMS, and many many others..

Are all fine.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:45:09 PM EDT
Can't go wrong with Stag aka CMT.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 4:57:06 PM EDT
AMEETEC also makes some very nice stripped lower receivers.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:39:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 7:40:55 PM EDT by Rkangel777]
I've used three Mega lowers in builds. All have been very nice.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 8:23:55 PM EDT
If you want the best u should get Colt or Bushmaster.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 8:45:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sylwesterski:
If you want the best u should get Colt or Bushmaster.



I think you mean if he wants non-spec FCG pin holes.
Besides, Colt doesn't sell stripped lowers anyway.
Bushy stripped lowers are a ripoff, IMO.
Way to pricey.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 9:05:02 PM EDT
I've had good luck with RRA lowers. Have a Stag on order now.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 11:19:49 PM EDT
these are my new favorites GTS lowers made for Denny by CMT/STAG
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