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AR lower question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by MonkeyMan, Apr 2, 2003.

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  1. MonkeyMan

    MonkeyMan Member

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    A co-worker has a SOCOM Mfg. billet lower receiver for sale for $250. I'm a total know nothing when it comes to AR's. Opinions? The picture I saw on the web site sure is pretty.
     
  2. Handy

    Handy Guest

    An opinion:

    SOCOM sounds cool, but it is probably just a cute name borrowed from the military.

    A regular old cast receiver runs between $88 and $130. They don't tend to break or wear out and that price includes some of the best name brands.

    For twice the money you MIGHT be getting a stronger, better(?) product, or you might not. Is it worth it to you?
     
  3. Redlg155

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    Yep, they sure look sweet!
    [​IMG]


    But at twice the cost, will it do anything more than a standard AR lower reciever from a reputable manufacturer? Nope. It does however rate very high on the "Neato...Cool Beans!" factor. :D

    $250 sounds ok for a complete lower with a 2 stage trigger. The Socom Website priced the first run at $295.00. Any reason he wants less?

    Good Shooting
    Red
     
  4. Onslaught

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    The new "Stinger Arms" FORGED lowers are getting much good press on AR15.com, and they go for $89 a pop!

    http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=21&t=153544
    :cool:

    You can get "Eagle Arms" (Armalite) forged lowers for $100 from http://www.quanticoarms.com/

    www.sableco.net offers Rock River Arms stripped lowers for $95

    And if you want something "cool" stamped on your lower, there's always the RRA "US Property" marked forged lowers from Legal Transfers.(Pete in NH FFL/Dealer
    Legal Transfers 603-770-2281
    www.ar15sales.com
    legaltransfers@worldnet.att.net
    LEGAL TRANSFERS
    PO BOX 172
    PLAISTOW NH 03865)


    Your "friend" is probably trying to sell this lower because he spent $295 for it and realized it wasn't worth the extra $195 it cost him, so he's trying to recoup some losses...

    I've never had any of the problems out of my Bushmaster that this high priced lower "solves" , nor have I heard of any from friends Bushys or RRA's.
     
  5. MonkeyMan

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    Thanks for the info folks. I sort of figured it was mostly "Gee-Whiz" factor but I do know a bit about machine work so the CNC and billet factors caught my eye. I had no idea as what the stresses would on an AR lower and if it was worth the extra $$$ for all of that WOW factor. Guess I'll pass.
     
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