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beastmode986 04-23-2013 12:04 AM

Cav-15 ar15 lowers
 
I have been looking at and comparing the new frontier armory lowers and the cav 15 ar lowers and was wondering what you guys thought about the cav 15 mk2 polymer lowers. Are they worth 150-180$? Should I get a nfa lower instead? Are they durable? Thanks!

beastmode986 04-23-2013 10:59 PM

Anyone????

Gatoragn 04-23-2013 11:23 PM

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Originally Posted by beastmode986 (Post 1224664)
Anyone????

I would not pay more than $40 for any poly lower. My LGS has Delton aluminum lowers for $120 right now. You could find an AL lower for $150 - $ 160.

beastmode986 06-20-2013 01:17 AM

Im going to bring this thread back, Would it be better to buy an aluminum lower for 100-130 or this lower for 195(The cav 15)

SSGN_Doc 06-20-2013 03:55 AM

The CavArms lowers were around in the ban years and had a good reputation for durability. Your disadvantage is that you can't swap stocks or grips. The receivers are kind of oversized too.

On the other hand you don't have to spend extra on a butt stock or buffer tube.

beastmode986 06-20-2013 04:12 AM

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Originally Posted by SSGN_Doc (Post 1281298)
The CavArms lowers were around in the ban years and had a good reputation for durability. Your disadvantage is that you can't swap stocks or grips. The receivers are kind of oversized too.

On the other hand you don't have to spend extra on a butt stock or buffer tube.

That doesn't bother me but will it be as durable as a aluminum lower? near as durable?

SSGN_Doc 06-20-2013 04:24 AM

I still prefer aluminum receivers. But I haven't seen a broken CavArms receiver.

Quentin 06-22-2013 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by SSGN_Doc (Post 1281335)
I still prefer aluminum receivers. But I haven't seen a broken CavArms receiver.

Same here, the Cav Arms lowers seem to be strong. But I'd much rather have a 7075 alloy lower. You know it's strong plus it's much more adaptable (stocks, receiver extensions, buffers, etc.)

BillM 06-22-2013 10:34 PM

Built a pencil barrel truck gun on a Cav Arms lower I got off of a prize table several years ago. It's been a good solid
little gun, no problems. It requires longer trigger/hammer pins, and the safety plunger/spring is a bit of a pain
to assemble. Would I go out and buy a CavArms lower and do it again? Probably not--it's not as versatile as
a regular aluminum one, and really not all that much lighter.

762 06-22-2013 10:55 PM

right now, i can find metal lowers for $90-$100 at gun shows. $120 at stores, there's no way i'd pay more for a poly.


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