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Tell me about Noveske lowers.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by VaGunNut, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. VaGunNut

    VaGunNut New Member

    Mar 27, 2011
    In your opinion what is the most sought after Noveske lower and what parts kit would you install? Which upper is a perfect match for Noveske?
  2. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    Oct 23, 2004
    i suppose the gen2 ones. the vltor uppers are very good fits and what noveske uses for their premium rifles. but you are paying a lot for the name with their normal ones. i think the gen2 has the flared magwell, but otherwise is quite similar to a regular lower.
  3. Auto426

    Auto426 Member

    Jun 8, 2010
    The Gen 2 lowers have a flared mag well and an integral trigger guard, but otherwise fit all standard AR parts. I also second the suggestion of Vltor uppers for the Gen 2 lowers, as the flared magwell is a good aesthetic match for the squared off Vltor upper.

    As far as their normal lowers go, you pay a premium for the roll mark. The vast majority of AR lowers all come from a handful of sources. You can get a lower of the same quality for less, but it won't have the Noveske cross on the side.

    As far as lower parts kits go, there are numerous sources for mil-spec kits. The only suggestions I have is maybe look into an after market trigger such as a Geissele or ALG Defense ACT unit.
  4. 12131

    12131 Participating Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    God's Country (TEXAS)
    I love the Noveske FFL (aka, Gen 2). The perfectly matched upper for it? A Noveske upper, of course.
  5. Lloyd Smale

    Lloyd Smale Participating Member

    Jan 23, 2003
    Munising MI
    Ive put a few ars together and for the most part a lower is a lower. IF you want to pay twice as much to have that name on it go for it but dont think your getting a vastly superior lower. Its not the forgings that make a noveske a better gun its the parts they use and the quality of there barrels. That said there a great ar but in my opinion an overpriced ar. theres just not that many parts in an ar that can be improved on to justify twice the price of a colt. But then thats just a personal opinion and many will disagree.
  6. mic_poo

    mic_poo New Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    I was looking at the Gen2 lower for a while, but handling a standard lower and the Gen2 at the same time, i decided i didn't want the extra weight and didn't think the flared magwell was worth the extra mass... but i was going for a light build.
  7. Browning

    Browning Participating Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    DFW - TX
    I like the Gen II's just based on the flared magwell for faster reloads.

    Wish the trigger guard was a bit larger (some sort of 'Winter Trigger'), the one they have in there as slightly too small.


    For instance something like this...


    ...or even this would be better.


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