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Old 12-10-2012, 6:18 PM
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Default where to get 80% ar10 receiver?

so i want to start a 308 build but I am having a rough time finding a 80 percent receiver. it seems that all the companies producing them are back ordered for quite some time. does anyone know where to obtain one? thanks for the help
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To be clear, you are looking for a LR308 80% lower, not an AR10 80% lower. Just making sure we are all on the same page as both types are available. There is a Quentin Defense 80% group buy floating around on the forum. That might be your best bet though you will still have to wait.
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Well I was thinking about an ar10 on a DPMS format, but I really havent done a ton of research on it. Not really sure what the difference is. I do like the DPMS format that is just a larger ar15 receiver
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Well I was thinking about an ar10 on a DPMS format, but I really havent done a ton of research on it. Not really sure what the difference is. I do like the DPMS format that is just a larger ar15 receiver
By and large, the DPMS format is cheaper and there are more options. Armalite tends to be more pricey, has fewer mfg options and mags are more expensive. Armalite has released an AR-10 lower that takes pmags, but my understanding is that it also takes a different upper and there are no 80% versions yet.. If you want armalite, KT ordnance is the only game in town. If you want DPMS style, then you have Quentin Defense and Tactical Machining. You can also check to see if colfax tactical has any.
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check out http://vadertactical.com/
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Gunbroker.com has them from time to time
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PM Vaderspade on here. I got mine from him and he does custom engraving also
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The QD 80% seems to have some issues. They can be overcome but it's more work.

My TM-10 80% only had one easy to solve issue, a slightly undersized BHO plunger hole which I fixed by turning down my BHO plunger in 5 minutes with a dremmel and a piece of sand paper. Newer TM-10 80% lowers may not even have that issue.

So for the easiest possible build, get a TM-10 80% lower and machine it at Dark Soul's CNC build party.

It will cost a little more than a QD but you'll save a lot of hassle.

When it comes to 80% AR15 lowers, I like my QD (also finished at Dark Soul's CNC build party).
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Everyone is claiming after January... I have over 50 on back order. The demand now is ar15 mostly so they all have been focusing on the 15 for now. They all seem to have ramped up production on the 15's but left the 308 by the wayside. So for now we all wait...
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If anyone knows where there are any in stock?
I'd a appreciate it.
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If you want armalite, KT ordnance is the only game in town.
http://www.elitetacticalweapons.com/80-receivers-jigs/

I used these guys for an Armalite pattern 80% lower. It's more involved than your standard 80% as there is more drilling and milling to do than normal. Bolt catch channel, bolt catch pin, rear detent holes and buffer retainer pin are some of the extras needed with these. He will also do engraving for a small fee. Turnaround time was about 7-10 days. Definitely recommend as it's really hard to find an 80% in Armalite pattern.
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http://www.elitetacticalweapons.com/80-receivers-jigs/

I used these guys for an Armalite pattern 80% lower. It's more involved than your standard 80% as there is more drilling and milling to do than normal. Bolt catch channel, bolt catch pin, rear detent holes and buffer retainer pin are some of the extras needed with these. He will also do engraving for a small fee. Turnaround time was about 7-10 days. Definitely recommend as it's really hard to find an 80% in Armalite pattern.
Thanks for sharing that. I have been looking for an alternative to KT. Now I know where my next 80% will be coming from.
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Thanks for sharing that. I have been looking for an alternative to KT. Now I know where my next 80% will be coming from.
Glad I could help

I just gave him a call (Robert) and discussed the possibility of an Armalite pattern .308 80% lower capable of accepting Pmags. He's going to work on it and give me an update after the new year.
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http://www.elitetacticalweapons.com/80-receivers-jigs/

... It's more involved than your standard 80% as there is more drilling and milling to do than normal. Bolt catch channel, bolt catch pin, rear detent holes and buffer retainer pin are some of the extras needed with these.
Thanks for the link Skeeter!
The bolt catch pin is a ***** 'beetch' to drill (very long, small diam. deep hole) EDITED: Holy **** you can't say ***** on this site? WTF?
Was the front pivot-pin detent hole drilled? That is almost as difficult.
Everything else is easy.
Did diagram instructions come with it, or where did you get the schematics for the Armalite?
I've done several 15's, and guided many more homebuilders' 15's, from Colfax Tactical - Larry has done a superb job in the instructions. Colfax (Redmond Black Rifle now) is only doing the DPMS LR308 lowers and has NO plans on doing the Armalite's, no matter how many times I offered to take him to lunch.
I've been looking for the Armalite pattern for many years aside from KT.
KT was difficult to deal with, slow to respond, antiquated.
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Was the front pivot-pin detent hole drilled? That is almost as difficult.
Yes it was already drilled. And yeah, the bolt catch pin hole was a pita. No directions or schematics. It's a complete do it yourself paperweight.

As for anyone reading this, he is already swamped with orders so don't go and try ordering 10-20 at a time. This is also a much more involved project than your normal 80% ar15 paperweight. Really easy to ruin a $200 piece of aluminum.
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