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    Rock River Arms lower receiver

    I have been toying with the idea of putting together an AR. Is a Rock River Arms lower receiver a reasonable starting point? I am completely ignorant regarding this, hence my request for information. Thanks.

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    I am putting together my very first AR as well. I've spent the last 3 months reading everything I can find on building ARs, toys for AR's ect. I'm pretty OCD on that kinda stuff.

    A RRA lower will be just fine.

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    The last three ARs that I have built were done using a Rock River lower. 'nuff said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by imanaknut View Post
    The last three ARs that I have built were done using a Rock River lower. 'nuff said!
    Don't listen to him! He's an AK nut!!!

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    Lowers are lowers. The only thing you might consider is resale value. Some people buy based on the etchings on the side.

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    These are the cheapest out there right now ,.....

    http://palmettostatearmory.com/AR-15-lowe-receivers.php


    Spikes has a good deal as well

    http://www.spikestactical.com/new/z/...-c-104_65.html

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    Thanks everyone for the info. I noticed on another thread that someone mentioned a build guide. does anyone know where I could get a copy of that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking350 View Post
    Thanks everyone for the info. I noticed on another thread that someone mentioned a build guide. does anyone know where I could get a copy of that?
    Thanks to TEN-32. He was kind enough to email me the guide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abpt1 View Post
    These are the cheapest out there right now ,.....

    http://palmettostatearmory.com/AR-15-lowe-receivers.php


    Spikes has a good deal as well

    http://www.spikestactical.com/new/z/...-c-104_65.html
    Palmetto (Olympic Arms) is the manufacturer that screwed Ak owners by chambering an AR pistol version in 7.62x39 thereby prompting the BATF to ban cheap surplus ammo because 7.62x39 immediately became a pistol caliber and the steel core ammo was then considered to be 'armor piercing' pistol ammo.
    Several other manufacturers offered to pay Olympic not to do this. An offer that far out-weighed any potential sales profit of this firearm but Olympic refused. I will NEVER buy anything from Olympic EVER again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Soldado View Post
    Palmetto (Olympic Arms) is the manufacturer that screwed Ak owners by chambering an AR pistol version in 7.62x39 thereby prompting the BATF to ban cheap surplus ammo because 7.62x39 immediately became a pistol caliber and the steel core ammo was then considered to be 'armor piercing' pistol ammo.
    Several other manufacturers offered to pay Olympic not to do this. An offer that far out-weighed any potential sales profit of this firearm but Olympic refused. I will NEVER buy anything from Olympic EVER again.


    AMEN!!!!!


    I have only built 3 AR's. Two were Bushy receviers (almost 2 decades ago) the last was a RRA receiver about 4 or 5 years ago.

    Both were great, and I have also never heard anything bad about Spikes lowers.
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    I have a stag arms that works great

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    Quote Originally Posted by ready View Post
    Lowers are lowers. The only thing you might consider is resale value. Some people buy based on the etchings on the side.
    One minor quibble. Forged lowers are forged lowers. For the most part any forged lower is going to be a good platform. That being said, RRA is good to go!
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    Just stay away from any of the older Olympic arms recievers, not just for reasons Texas Soldado stated but because NO plastic mags will work in their receivers.
    I don't knowwhat the magic is but they won't lock into their receivers.
    Oly has claimed that they are now mil spec, but still stay away from them.

    Lowers are a-plenty out there on the interwebs. There are so many ways you can go, not just a standard lower look but unique designs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L1A1Rocker View Post
    One minor quibble. Forged lowers are forged lowers. For the most part any forged lower is going to be a good platform. That being said, RRA is good to go!
    I have run into trouble installing an after market trigger in an Aero Precision lower. It seems the inside of the lower was slightly out of spec.

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    Got an RRA upper on my Stag lower.

    My RRA is wonderfully built.
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    These are out of stock at the moment, but more coming.

    http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.as...ver&groupid=53
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    Wow, someone resurrected this old thread. I ended up buying a few Plum Crazy lowers. Bought a couple Del-Ton uppers and built (I use that term loosely. It was just putting a fully assembled upper and lower together) one AR for me and one for my son. We have about 500 rounds through each of them so far with absolutely no problems.
    Last edited by Viking350; 01-22-2012 at 04:11 PM.

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