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Old 05-04-2011, 05:30 PM   #1
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Default Anybody built their own ar from an 80% lower ?

just seeing if anybody local has done an 80% lower and built their own AR ? thank you in advance
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:38 PM   #2
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just seeing if anybody local has done an 80% lower and built their own AR ? thank you in advance
I've done 2 complete builds very easy to do...
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me and my wife build one from a stripped lower.. our first
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80% lowers are not ready for assembly. They are not fully milled out and require milling before they can be used.

I did two, and while satisfied with the results the cost savings were not worth it. First was with a drill press- 80%, and second on a mill -30%. Mill was a lot more work, being less complete, but both were time consuming. cut, measure, cut measure.. repeat.. repeat...repeat.

Unless I picked up a cnc and could do them for a profit I wouldn't do another. Nice to say I did it I guess, but they function just the same as factory.
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I can't see where that would ever be economical, just a case of pride in doing it yourself. I salute anyone who has done the millwork needed to bring a lower casting/forging into usable specs. Not a lot of folks have that kind of talent.

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just seeing if anybody local has done an 80% lower and built their own AR ? thank you in advance
Rob, talk to these guys https://www.tacticalmachining.com/80-lower-receiver/ . They are in Deland, FL and are nice people to deal with.

They also have a forum https://www.tacticalmachining.com/forum/ where you can get most of your questions answered.
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