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Gary O
10-08-2012, 10:45 AM
I have just returned from Sacramento Black Rifle and viewed several stripped lowers that ran from $100 to $200. When I asked the young man behind the counter what explained the difference in price, he said "the quality of anodizing" Huh? What say you? What is your lower of choice to use in a milispec build?

deviljon
10-08-2012, 10:47 AM
My choice is whichever one fits my budget and has the rollmark I like.

-hanko
10-08-2012, 10:47 AM
I have just returned from Sacramento Black Rifle and viewed several stripped lowers that ran from $100 to $200. When I asked the young man behind the counter what explained the difference in price, he said "the quality of anodizing" Huh? What say you? What is your lower of choice to use in a milispec build?
Armalite.

-hanko

CK_32
10-08-2012, 10:49 AM
In some maybe but most its just roll mark on which happens to be on sale that week/month

Datdarkness
10-08-2012, 10:51 AM
whatevers on sale and has a cool logo you wont get tired of... They are all pretty much exactly the same thing, literaly most are made by the same machine.....

gun toting monkeyboy
10-08-2012, 11:00 AM
I would go with whichever one is cheapest. All the lower does is hold parts in place. As long as it is within specs, it really isn't going to matter that much.

-Mb

bender152
10-08-2012, 11:16 AM
When it comes to lowers, I couldn't care less about the brand. As long as it's in spec and doesn't have an outrageously ugly roll-mark, then it's good enough for me.

However, when it comes to barrels and BCGs, that's when I pay attention to the brand.

EL_NinO619
10-08-2012, 11:19 AM
Stag, best lower, best fit.

Jarhead
10-08-2012, 11:19 AM
Stag

Enfield47
10-08-2012, 12:02 PM
They are very few differences between the various lowers, pick the one you like best. Here is a link to an article I found a while back about the various lowers available http://www.ar15.com/forums/forum.html?b=3&f=12.

ExtremeX
10-08-2012, 12:07 PM
It really doesn’t matter… Aero, JD, Mega, Stag… all pretty much the same until you start looking at billet lowers.

Some have slightly different finish… from a functionality difference it’s all the same.

Just look at em, pick by price or looks. Pretty hard to screw up buying a lower.

SA227driver
10-08-2012, 12:14 PM
Armalite.

-hanko

+1 what hanko said. I went with a Aero Precision stripped lower, $85. Some people think it was Armalite's way of getting around the lists of banned "assault weapons". Been very happy with it on my featureless rifle.

21SF
10-08-2012, 12:23 PM
Spikes for me

Zartan
10-08-2012, 12:39 PM
Drooling over a MEGA Maten billet lower as of late

ExtremeX
10-08-2012, 12:54 PM
Drooling over a MEGA Maten billet lower as of late

Now those are really nice...

I really like Mega products, even their standard lowers seem like they upped the bar a little...

jpm804
10-08-2012, 12:58 PM
My choice is whichever one fits my budget and has the rollmark I like.

^^^ this .... its just nice that there is alot of choices and price points for everyone.

ArkinDomino
10-08-2012, 3:00 PM
Anything JD makes is good. My favorite in my possession is the Spikes pirate logo (I've been drawing skull and crossed swords since I was a kid). I'd like to get a mega lower set and maybe one of those new Noveskes. The ultimate would be the magpul billet lower...

Norcal Industries
10-08-2012, 3:04 PM
go to robbie at golden state tactical and get a complete lmt lower. safety selector is flawless and even the buttstock is tight. excellent fit and function on all the parts and a pretty smooth trigger too.

rromeo
10-08-2012, 3:28 PM
My rifle is a Spike's lower. I bought it because it had the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor.
It works fine as far as I can tell, although I've only fired about 5,000 rounds.
My next lower will be from a local shop, and his are made by JD.

tanakasan
10-08-2012, 3:48 PM
Spikes, JD and a gen2 Noveske...

All function great but like the look of the Noveske.

Robert

new1911
10-08-2012, 3:52 PM
mega arms is about the same price as every other quality lower receiver but has 2 addition features (gator grip, tension screw).

filthy phil
10-08-2012, 4:04 PM
http://i.imgur.com/RS9p5.jpg

Gary O
10-08-2012, 4:15 PM
Why this particular Noveski? Thanks....

IronWorksTactical
10-08-2012, 4:21 PM
mega arms is about the same price as every other quality lower receiver but has 2 addition features (gator grip, tension screw).

See this is what I'm thinking. People always say they are all the same. Which a mil spec for the most part are but many companies make lowers with slightly beveled mag wells and added tension screw to keep the upper to lower tight (not talking billet because those are all different). For $125 that's a hell of a lot of lower compared to a mil spec of the same price in my opinion. What do you guys think when mega adds something like that to the mix.


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thud916
10-08-2012, 4:26 PM
+1 on Noveske. I bought a Noveske Chainsaw lower from Sacramento Black Rifle a few months back and have been happy with it. I prefer it because of the built in trigger guard and the flared mag well.

IronWorksTactical
10-08-2012, 4:41 PM
+1 on Noveske. I bought a Noveske Chainsaw lower from Sacramento Black Rifle a few months back and have been happy with it. I prefer it because of the built in trigger guard and the flared mag well.

Exactly what I mean! I can only assume the other comments are about mil spec correct? Very nice features.


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stix213
10-08-2012, 4:46 PM
JD is made in CA

tanakasan
10-08-2012, 5:19 PM
^^Yeah, that too!

Robert

AeroEngi
10-08-2012, 5:25 PM
Go with the Calguns lower made by JD Machine. Not only will you get a great lower and support a CA-based company but you'll also be contributing to CGF.

Jet Setter
10-08-2012, 5:31 PM
I like my NFA complete lower. Affordable, light, durable, and did I say affordable. When in stock, you can get them $145 OTD with DROS.

wash
10-08-2012, 5:46 PM
I prefer to make my own from a pre-anodized 80% paperweight at a CNC build party and if I want markings, laser etch it myself.

Paperless and pride of ownership are my reasons.

AlbcAlbrr
10-08-2012, 9:15 PM
I pick the brand of lower to match the brand of upper I would be attaching it to.

triggs75
10-08-2012, 9:37 PM
Seekins precision ambi lower

I really like ambi bolt release built in as a lefty and of coarse like the look of it. I will be definitely be purchasing another one soon.

http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/8491/img1861y.jpg

Chad

jpm804
10-08-2012, 9:39 PM
^^ sorry to go off topic but that is one nice Dissy setup :thumbsup:

triggs75
10-08-2012, 9:45 PM
^^ sorry to go off topic but that is one nice Dissy setup :thumbsup:

Thanks. :)

filthy phil
10-09-2012, 3:25 PM
Why this particular Noveski? Thanks....

Noveske sells blemish lowers to the public, their perfect samples go on their guns. Its known as a chainsaw, as thud said. I chose noveske because their barrels are about the finest made and I want an all noveske gun for my 1st build..
The lower was just $150 for the gen1
gen 2 is $200

JDPhx501
10-09-2012, 3:31 PM
Addax billet lower has the coolest roll mark and love the fact it says San Fernando CA.

However I just bought a Benelli so the 80 dollar Aero was just as good functionally.

MrPlink
10-09-2012, 3:39 PM
home made with no marks, no numbers, no nada :43:

luchador768
10-09-2012, 3:48 PM
I have more dollars than sense, I've only been getting Noveske lowers recently. They all do the same thing though.