Why are Noveske Gen2 lowers so expensive?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by LaiePoi, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. LaiePoi

    LaiePoi New Member

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    Just wondering why these lowers are so expensive compared to other forged lowers. It just has a flared magwell and forged in trigger guard. Is it just because its a Noveske? Is it worth that high price tag? Wanted one but went with the spikes lower instead.
     
  2. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Theyre not terrible expensive, what price did you see it at
     

  3. LaiePoi

    LaiePoi New Member

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    $250-299 for the first grade and $209 for the chainsaw. It's not terrible but is it worth that over other forged ones in the $100-150 range?
     
  4. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    It's Noveske. You're paying for the name, the roll mark, and the meticulous quality control.
     
  5. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    +1 especially on the QC
     
  6. locutus

    locutus New Member

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    Then they're as good as a Colt????
     
  7. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Better in my book. At least when comparing them to my Colt service rifle.
     
  8. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    As far as rollmark, I'd rather have Colt. No doubt Noveske does a little extra finishing and is a desirable lower but you also can get a nicely flared magwell for much less in the $125 S&W or JD Machine Tech (which did my $100 Valkyrie Arms lower). I also have ArmaLite and they didn't smooth out ridge lines or flare the magwell as well. I would compare a few lowers firsthand and choose the one you like. I suppose we could gather data on quality/finishing of various lowers and add to the first post of the lowers sticky.

    Spikes probably does a good job on their lowers. It's been a while since I've seen one and I didn't do much of an inspection.
     
  9. LaiePoi

    LaiePoi New Member

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    Spikes probably does a good job on their lowers. It's been a while since I've seen one and I didn't do much of an inspection.[/QUOTE]

    The Spikes lower is really nice I'm just not completely impressed with how it mates with my VLTOR MUR upper. The fit prob isn't all that bad but I can feel and hear it rattle and its a little much for my liking. Wish there was a tension screw on it. Heard the Noveske gen2's fit tight with the MUR only reason why I asked about it
     
  10. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Spike's... had too many and i got bored already. But i have to admit.... the quality is top notch!!
    Noveske is awesome.. i don't mind paying extra for the rollmark.. to me the rollmark is epic.
    One thing i haven't accomplished... getting a DD stripped lower, which it would never happen. :(