Originally Posted by ccase39
Can someone recommend a good LBK that equals the integrity of the RRA lower?
What is "the integrity" of an RRA lower?
It's a basic entry level lower. The same as a $60 PSA or $90 Spike's. Not cerakoted, billet, or glazed in unobtanium. It's just like any other basic forged lower, with a logo you either do or do not like. Please understand that. RRA makes a decent product, but they're a company I'm not fond of dealing with. If you like the roll mark/company and find the price agreeable, it'll be a fine choice for your rifle. But if I'm building a $1200+ rifle, I'll build it on a sexier platform (Umbrella, Noveske, etc) that will pay dividends if I ever decide to sell it.
I recommend PSA lower build/parts kits. If you're buying a LBK, simply choose the one with the stock you prefer. I like the PSA/Magpul STR kits for many builds, and they can be had for around $150 when on sale. For whatever reason, PSA's milspec triggers have always been pretty great in my experience. I've worked with DD, RRA, Spike's, and CMMG LPKs...none of them are terrible. But for the last couple years I've built exclusively with PSA kits. Best bang for your buck. In my opinion their price works for a $600-800 build, yet their quality works for a $2K build.