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Lmt vs colt lower

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  1. AJepperson

    AJepperson Member

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    Hi I got a colt upper receiver for Christmas last year. I have an 80% lower with a colt trigger on it at the moment but I really feel I need a better lower for it. Right I found a complete colt lower for $399 and an lmt lower for $369. Which lower would be a better buy for my colt? Or should I just get a stripped $40 Anderson lower and transfer my parts over?
     
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  2. MistWolf

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    Are those prices for a stripped lower? You can get a Colt OEM lower on Gunbroker for $345 plus $40 shipping
     
  3. AJepperson

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    Those are for complete lowers only the Anderson is stripped. I fixed it.
     
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    The lower receiver is a parts holder, keep it under $100 with a $200 trigger and a Good LPK. Let your vanity be your guide. Unless there is a flaired magwell or your life could on its strength when you use it as a club. I paid $300 for a Alexander Arms lower, it doesn't do anything better than the lowers I get 25 miles from my house and I can watch him mill it out if I want to.
     
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    What is making you think that one functional lower is better than the next?
     
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    Unless there is something physically wrong with a lower, there is no performance benefit to switching. AR money is almost always best spent on trigger, barrel, BCG, optic and ammo.
     
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    This. While I would avoid any cast or 6061 lowers in general, and feel that polymer ones are appropriate only in certain circumstances and with their shortcomings well known, an in-spec forged 7075 lower is an in-spec forged 7075 lower, no matter what roll mark (if any) it bears.
     
  8. AJepperson

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    Thanks for the help everyone. I’ll just go with an Anderson lower for now. And then maybe get a colt another time just so I can have a full colt rifle
     
  9. Walkalong

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    When I started out asking about ARs, everyone told me, except for Hesse and 6061 lowers, that a lower is a lower, pick a logo you like and get it. That said, there are some differences in how mag wells are cut etc, but I have multiple brands of lowers and they all work. Anderson is one of them. I built two for my sons.

    Too the original question, either would serve you well, but if you like the parts you have now, transferring them to a stripped lower will work too.
     
  10. tarosean

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    more than that.. otherwise they wouldn't sell wedges.
     
  11. Walkalong

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    lol, yea, but I have had good luck with my mix and match uppers/lowers. I guess all mine are "in spec". Dunno.
     
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