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Looking for good cheap parts for first AR builds

Discussion in 'Parts & Accessories Wanted' started by jmartin, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. jmartin

    jmartin Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    I have already planned a couple builds for my first AR's :cool:

    So far i have just picked up a MEGA Gator stripped lower brand new. I have heard that these are very good lowers and figured it would be a good place to start for my varmint build. Still contemplating whether or not i want to do a .223. or .308?

    I have also ordered a Plum Crazy lower receiver with LPK and stock. I want to build up a mid- length 5.56 NATO, all mil spec parts, and keep my costs down as much as possible. I chose the Plum Crazy lower since the package price was right and I was curious about the use of the Polymer lower and wanted to test it out.

    Any suggestions or advice or help would be greatly appreciated. :D
     
  2. GUNNY

    GUNNY DAMASCUS OREGON Member

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    i hope you know 308 lowers are different than 5.56 lowers, also dont build a .223 build a 5.56 it can tollerate higher chamber pressure's, as for the pc lower i personally hate them,they come rough around the edges, and a lot of fitting and deburring is usually needed, make sure you got some drill bits and a sharp blade, oh and beer
     
  3. jmartin

    jmartin Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    Yeah I found that out through a web search. I will still do both builds but both in 5.56. I do have lots of drill bits and sharp knives and even more beer so I am still going to give that PC a try. Kinda has me curious about the performance of the polymer.
     
  4. GUNNY

    GUNNY DAMASCUS OREGON Member

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    the 5.56 lower is still verry versitile if you go to dpms, they are building ar's in 204 ruger ,300 win mag, 6.5 spc. and all sort of other crazy cals, dont worry about the pc if you're not happy with it, a lot of peeps are, so it's a quick fix:cool:
     
  5. ubu

    ubu Paducah Kentucky New Member

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    I just bought 2 Plum Crazy full lowers, fit perfect. No problem with mine being rough on the edges. Fired a couple of thousand rounds through one of them no problem yet.