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Old 11-20-2013, 7:22 PM
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Hi all, have 2 mega lowers in jail right now.

i currently have a 20" colt hbar a2,so was planning to build a lighter weight 16" m4 style

with the other lower - im looking for opinions.. thought about .300 blackout, but cost of ammo is sky-high... what are my other options?

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Old 11-20-2013, 7:23 PM
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Dedicated 22?
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300 blackout and reload!

6.5 grendel and reload!

or a uber lightweight 5.56/.223 rifle. Lightweight contour 16 barrel, lightweight 9-12" aluminum handguard, LMOS BCG from JP, no forward assist or dust cover upper, magpul mbus sights, and aimpoint H-1/T-1 on mount to co-witness. Thing will weight like 6-7 pounds max!
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300 blackout and reload!

6.5 grendel and reload!

or a uber lightweight 5.56/.223 rifle. Lightweight contour 16 barrel, lightweight 9-12" aluminum handguard, LMOS BCG from JP, no forward assist or dust cover upper, magpul mbus sights, and aimpoint H-1/T-1 on mount to co-witness. Thing will weight like 6-7 pounds max!
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I got a stripped Mega side charging upper I'm selling if You want to build a interesting rifle.
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Old 11-20-2013, 7:57 PM
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Do what I am doing, build a beater.

You know, the kind of rifle that you can let your buddies shoot when you go out to the desert and not have to worry about.

Something that you can do a rattlecan camo paint job on without caring if it looks like hell.

That's what I'm gonna do, it may be ugly but it'll run like a champ because it will be assembled with quality parts.
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Do what I am doing, build a beater.

You know, the kind of rifle that you can let your buddies shoot when you go out to the desert and not have to worry about.

Something that you can do a rattlecan camo paint job on without caring if it looks like hell.

That's what I'm gonna do, it may be ugly but it'll run like a champ because it will be assembled with quality parts.
My beater is a M&P15 Sport.
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Do what I am doing, build a beater.

You know, the kind of rifle that you can let your buddies shoot when you go out to the desert and not have to worry about.

Something that you can do a rattlecan camo paint job on without caring if it looks like hell.

That's what I'm gonna do, it may be ugly but it'll run like a champ because it will be assembled with quality parts.
every should rifle put together that way, especially if you use top o' the line parts

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Do what I am doing, build a beater.

You know, the kind of rifle that you can let your buddies shoot when you go out to the desert and not have to worry about.

Something that you can do a rattlecan camo paint job on without caring if it looks like hell.

That's what I'm gonna do, it may be ugly but it'll run like a champ because it will be assembled with quality parts.
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something all your friends can shoot, that wont leave you feeling like your GF cheated on you
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Cheap beater uppers at PSA on sale now!
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Hah, I went to Quantico Tactical with one of my buds and he got one of those M&P Sports for like $700 after the discount.
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Put it away for when you really need it.
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try one of the wideners ati kits
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Dedicated 22?
will def. do a 22 upper...
so this is a slight possibility




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300 blackout and reload!

6.5 grendel and reload!

or a uber lightweight 5.56/.223 rifle. Lightweight contour 16 barrel, lightweight 9-12" aluminum handguard, LMOS BCG from JP, no forward assist or dust cover upper, magpul mbus sights, and aimpoint H-1/T-1 on mount to co-witness. Thing will weight like 6-7 pounds max!
one fore sure will be a light weight 5.56/.223... the other id like to do in a different round




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Do what I am doing, build a beater.

You know, the kind of rifle that you can let your buddies shoot when you go out to the desert and not have to worry about.

Something that you can do a rattlecan camo paint job on without caring if it looks like hell.

That's what I'm gonna do, it may be ugly but it'll run like a champ because it will be assembled with quality parts.
not a bad idea... though id of rather picked up a blem PSA lower for that, even a polymer... the mega was relatively inexpensive, but i still view ot as a "nicer" lower





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Hah, I went to Quantico Tactical with one of my buds and he got one of those M&P Sports for like $700 after the discount.
how long ago? my dad was looking at the ATI at turners for 649 and i told him to steer clear... m&p sport would be much better at that price




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Put it away for when you really need it.
not a bad idea... but when will i actially "need" it... plus at the rate i build guns it practically will be put away lol.




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try one of the wideners ati kits
meh... looking for a different round...



though aftet a bit more research a 300 upper is serious cash.... hmmmm....


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Try to sell it at a ridiculous mark up? Haven't seen that around here...
On a more serious note, why not a "featureless" build in your choice of caliber.

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22 AR

9mm AR

50 Beouwolf AR.
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Try to sell it at a ridiculous mark up? Haven't seen that around here...
On a more serious note, why not a "featureless" build in your choice of caliber.
$400 sound fair?

my 20" mega/colt is featureless





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50 Beouwolf AR.
50...mmmmm.....


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This was probably two years ago, they had a whole pallet full of M&P rifles and were selling them for cheap.

It is a good rifle and I shoot it all the time, the only issue I've ever experienced is PMAG's are a little tight and don't drop free but the weird thing is it doesn't happen with every PMAG.

USGI mags work fine though.
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I have a spare one laying around too. My plan is to build it into a gas piston, 7.62x39. Ammos cheap, and I want something a little different. Thinking I should finish the one I'm working on now before I start buying parts for that one though.
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5.45x39 upper for maximum-go-fast-ammo-blasting.
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Give it me lol
That's the dumbest idea in this thread...give it to me! Haha
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didnt know i could 5.45x39 or 7.62x39 on a standard lower.....

both are appealing...


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didnt know i could 5.45x39 or 7.62x39 on a standard lower.....

both are appealing...


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.300 Blackout (AAC, Whisper, et al) are pretty similar to 7.62x39 in terms of ballistics. If you don't reload, and 7.62x39 is an inexpensive way to go, but tend to have feeding/magazine issues. If you do reload, .300 Blackout, uses standard .556/223 mags, brass, and will generally feed better.
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+1 on the 6.5 Grendel idea
Or save it for a rainy day
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lol

based on everyone's responses i need about 10 more lowers

beater gun
dedicated 22
9mm
300
7.62x39
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So what you actually have is a deficit of 9 lowers.

I used to want to build a 7.62x25 AR, but seems like the prices of that ammo has jumped up quite a bit since I last looked at it.
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.22 AR and get the DPMS .22 Upper from Midway. Uses the Nordic Components bolt which was widely considered the best bolt design for the .22 AR platform.
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There have been plenty of good choices in this thread for what to do with your lower.

I'm just hear to note that in my opinion, there is no such thing as an "extra" lower. They're all just opportunities waiting to be acted on.

PS: I would probably go for the dedicated .22lr build. Can't argue with the price of ammo there.
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Sell it to this cat...me!!!
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Check out palmettostatearmory for cheap lightweight uppers (out of stock a lot cuz they sell fast) but they have good prices and good stuff.
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They have an upper right now that comes with a 22 conversion kit. It was the daily deal a few days back
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Get a CMMG .22 lr upper and make a dedicated .22 lr AR.

Too much fun!
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i got it! this can be my universal lower... the village bicycle if you will....

dedicated 20" a2
dedicated 16" lightweight

then the lower that takes all the others lol


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i got 2 complete AR's and 5 more stripped lowers. I plan on building a dedicated 22LR and not sure about the rest.
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