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What's the best value in a stripped AR lower?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by cracked butt, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. cracked butt

    cracked butt Well-Known Member

    Looking to buy a stripped AR lower as a project. Are some better than others or are the differences in prices related to who's name is stamped on them and/or the finish on them?

    What's the difference between a cast and forged receiver qualitywise?
  2. -C4-

    -C4- Well-Known Member

    They are all "basically" the same. Personally I would get a Stag, Mega, Superior, RRA, or Bushmaster. Most likely the receiver will be an aluminum forging that is annodized. I usually will throw a layer of Norrels or GunKote on a new reciever because I think it holds up better, matches the upper and the lower (colorwise), and the annodizing makes a great surface to bond to.


    EDIT: More money doesn't mean better. You can easily spend a lot of money on a receiver, but just remember, it is just a box to hold parts.
  3. waterhouse

    waterhouse Well-Known Member

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