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Which Ar-15 lower receiver?

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Well I seem to have gotten the Black Rifle itch. After 2 Mini-14's in various configurations I figured on getting an Ar-15. This is Due to (1)better accuracy @ 100 yard shots from straight out of the box (2) parts and magazines are more plentiful and cheaper than the mini.

This will be a hands on assembly project in order to (1) Save some frogskins (2) gain some insight about the operation of the ar-15. I am looking mainly for quality and durability in the parts @ a decent price range.

So the big questions are:

Which lower receiver should I purchase?

Which upper Assembly should I purchase. I prefer to get a 16 inch barrel with chrome lining as I hear they last more rounds.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as this will be my first Ar.:ar15: :ar15: :D
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Here's one heck of a luscious looking lower for ya!!!


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Originally posted by GreenLantern@Aug 8 2003, 05:31 PM
Have to disagree w/ you on the special weapons. I personally think mine is on par with a true HK as far as quality goes. Though I guess with one SW gun you could say my experience is somewhat limited. Granted, I have not heard good things about their customer service.
current little discussion about Toad Bailey :lol: of Speshul Wupons lil "SW5" :blink: ....I could dredge up a lot more, but not now.

GL, have you put many rounds through it? without one (ok, or two or three or many) hiccups?

His rep precedes him, and it is always better to be forewarned...................which is what this is.
I haven't had a single stoppage or jam that I can recall. That's with about 200 rounds through it, being a mixture of Portugese mil-surp, Radway mil-surp, and some new/remanufacture American Eagle ammo. I've mostly used those alloy/alum mags but I also have one steel mag.

In one respect you could say that 200 rounds aren't enough to gauge reliability, but on the ohter hand you could say that stoppages are likely to occur when the parts are new and tight. So far, so go.
I have about 1000 rnds of Hansen/IMI boxed M855, clearly marked as to date of mfg by Israeli Military Industries. I don't know if Hansen is handling it now or not. Haven't seen any of their ammo for a few years now.
Only Botach (west coast) and Widener's are authorized US distributors of IMI/Israel Military Industry ammuntion and components.

IMI is great stuff, in 5.56 and 45ACP. Haven't tried the other calibers yet.
I built two on DPMS cast lowers. One lower was out of spec but fixable. Here in Nazi Jersey that is easier than returning it do to the BS.
looking for a nice unused lower, stripped or assembled for bushmaster upper reasonable?must be mil spec or better
If anyone is considering Hesse.....just email me and I'll give you my address. You'll get the same results, nothing for your money.

Topcat, you need to post in the Want To Buy area if you're looking to buy something. I'll leave this here for more to see. What a nice guy I am......RIGHT!!!!

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