These lowers?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by lbwar15, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    What do y'all think about these lowers for my next builds? One will be built primarily for 5.56 and will need to be durable and dependable. It also might find itself with a few other uppers such as 7.62x39 and .50 beowulf. The other will be for long range and spend most of its life with a 6.5 upper. But that could change.
     

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  2. Quentin

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    They seem to be of acceptable quality at a good price. Never heard of a complaint from Surplus but I have no first hand experience with the company.
     

  3. lbwar15

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    What would you recommend? I know you are one of the ones on here that can build these things blindfolded riding a horse in less than 5 min.
     
  4. bige91603

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    For the price they are amazing deals
     
  5. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    They have a 3 pack also. I might just git it. Can never have to many lowers.
     

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  6. Quentin

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    Nothing stands out as wrong with those but I'd recommend handling as many lowers as you can, paying particular attention to flared magwells, good finish work and properly placed/smoothly drilled holes. Of course pick a rollmark you'll be proud of. The best forged lower I've bought is the S&W. I have a billet that I like too but would normally select forged.
     
  7. lbwar15

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    Well that's grate. I already have a S&W lol. My first (and only) AR is a M&P 15. And I found one local I dont know how much they wonted tho.
     
  8. Quentin

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    Well then you know first hand what a good lower looks and feels like. If yours is a Sport then the main difference between its lower and a stripped S&W is the Sport has an integrated trigger guard. Look at the flaring of the magwell, that's one thing you should demand of any lower.

    Stripped S&Ws usually go for $110-130.
     
  9. lbwar15

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    Mine is not the sport. I bought my AR at a spur of the moment thing. I have always wonted one but did not know much about them. My uncle was sealing his bc he needed money. I asked him if it was a good AR he said yes. I knew it had to be a good AR bc it is S&W. And the look on his face when I walked out with it. Other than that I don't know anything about it until I did research and joined FTF. Now I'm finding out this its just even more exciting. (Is there any thing you would do to it to make it more reliable? All I have done is add the B.A.D).
     
  10. bige91603

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    More reliable? B.a.d. are to make locking and releasing the bolt quicker. S&W are reliable stock, you can upgrade it to your liking. Different stock, quad rail, optic, fore and aft grips. Etc
     
  11. arashid630

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    S&W is hands down great I have one as well you can also look into RRA & Spikes Tactical I've found them to be very reliable & look into a .458SOCOM upper while you are shopping for a "truck stopper" upper receiver. Spec Ops picked that up because it uses an existing Mag vs the .50 BW
     
  12. lbwar15

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    Just something people trust more. Maybe a one BCG is better than the one in it. I have no doubt in my AR but if there is something I can do to make it better I won't to hear about it. I am still fairly new to the platform. I know what the b.a.d ifs for. And I thank I'm going to put MOE furniture on it. My current configuration (utg quad rail) seems very heavy for an AR.
     
  13. lbwar15

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    I have bin looking at the .458. But I believe the .50 BW can use the same mag as 5.56 (10rds). But I could be wrong.
     
  14. arashid630

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    That was exactly the reason why Spec Ops picked that up.... I guess I didn't mention it earlier it does use an existing GI mag it holds 9 rounds safely 10 is pushing it. It also comes with a stronger buffer spring
     
  15. arashid630

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    Where have you looked? Try GD distributors in austin Texas tell them "moe" sent ya if you'd like, they are great people specialize on AR products huge supporters of People deployed as far as helping us get stuff
     
  16. lbwar15

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    Well thanks ill defiantly do that.
     
  17. arashid630

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    The .50BW as far as I know if you wanna use a GI mag you have to modify it
     
  18. lbwar15

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    Moe? I thank I have heard a buddy of mine say that name Will Casey usmc ring a bell?
     
  19. arashid630

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    Sorry to it doesn't just an old co worker named Casey(army) rigs a bell :/
     
  20. Quentin

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    Man you've got to do a better job with your grammar and wrong words, it gets old translating you. You want to hear about it or you won't hear about it?

    If you're asking if you should buy another BCG, well that's up to you. Some people keep a spare but honestly it tends to morph into another AR. BCM is the best but your S&W BCG should be pretty good. You might look at an H buffer, a cheap and wise upgrade for the M4gery. Maybe even H2 since carbine gas and a 16" barrel slam the action back pretty hard.

    The B.A.D. doesn't increase reliability but many people like it. MOE upgrades are cheap and smart.
     
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