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Old 02-05-2014, 08:10 PM   #1
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I want to build a high end rifle for accuracy. I will build it over time and based on advice I can get on this board. Can you guys recommend a billet stripped lower?? All holes and machine work would need to be completed. Thanks!
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:39 PM   #2
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I repeatedly hear Palmetto State Armory brought up. I personally would be more concerned with the markings on it, (I like 5.56 and SAFE & FIRE). Wether it's billet, or forged, I don't think it matters. The lower doesn't really help with the accuracy.
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Still want something solid though. I too hear a ton of good reviews on PSA. I just bought an upper from them but it's not in yet. Still I was thinking more high end if there is a difference. I hear a lot about Bravo Company and will look at some of those. I need to add that the lower I will build will not go with the PSA upper I just bought. I have a lower for that.

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Lmt .
louis machine and tool company.
You can also try larue.
They get their lowers made by lmt also.
Those are some that I have but I also hear good things about spike.
I'm sure if your patience somebody with more expertise thane me will sign in.

I'm doing 80 percent lowers now

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Still want something solid though. I too hear a ton of good reviews on PSA. I just bought an upper from them but it's not in yet. Still I was thinking more high end if there is a difference. I hear a lot about Bravo Company and will look at some of those.
If you were worried about high end, the upper is where you should have spent your money. To go high end on the lower and middle of the road or even lower on the upper is bassackwards.

The quality of the upper is more critical to accuracy than the lower.

Since you have a PSA upper on order, might as well stick with the PSA lower.

PSA is a great product for the money.
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The PSA upper is not going to be for the lower I am looking for. Once the lower is done I will decide which upper to go with but I'm thinking Noveske.
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I'm thinking about a high end build myself and am leaning towards Noveske also though I prefer the forged receiver for weight savings
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The PSA upper is not going to be for the lower I am looking for. Once the lower is done I will decide which upper to go with but I'm thinking Noveske.
Lower doesn't matter. Pick a roll mark you like.

As for upper on a precision build, far as I'm concerned there is only one choice http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=1611 ranier ultramatch a3 or a4. Only one I know of that is machined intentionally with precision in mind.

When I mounted my barrel and scope first group was only 1/8 moa from mechanical zero in windage. It doesn't get much better than that.

Second choice would be an upper from rra
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I want to build a high end rifle for accuracy. I will build it over time and based on advice I can get on this board. Can you guys recommend a billet stripped lower?? All holes and machine work would need to be completed. Thanks!

Nice high end billet you say?!imageuploadedbyfirearms-talk1391651260.641471.jpgMight I recommend the Seekins SP223. I love this one. It is extremely nice and well made. Plus it has an ambi bolt release. Used it on one of my latest builds.


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Lower doesn't matter. Pick a roll mark you like.

As for upper on a precision build, far as I'm concerned there is only one choice http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=1611 ranier ultramatch a3 or a4. Only one I know of that is machined intentionally with precision in mind.

When I mounted my barrel and scope first group was only 1/8 moa from mechanical zero in windage. It doesn't get much better than that.

Second choice would be an upper from rra
I have researched the RRA a lot and do like those as well. I will def look into that link. Then ask about barrels etch.
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