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Old 12-02-2018, 02:01 PM   #1
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Default Best bargain AR-15 lower (for 6.5 Grendel)?

I’m putting a 6.5 Grendel together for my brother on a budget. I bought a complete upper from Bear Creek (20” stainless barrel), but just curious what budget friendly complete lower you guys would recommend for it? Thanks in advance!


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Old 12-02-2018, 02:05 PM   #2
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I would just put an Anderson under it. They go on sale about every ten minutes somewhere. Honestly, it isn't very hard to bang one together if you dont find a good deal on one already built. Primary arms and PSA pretty much always have a sale going on.
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Old 12-02-2018, 03:04 PM   #3
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Good luck with the bear creek. I gave up after two.
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Old 12-02-2018, 03:48 PM   #4
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Look at primary arms. They always have them on sale, recently they were 29.99 or 39.99
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Old 12-02-2018, 04:56 PM   #5
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Good luck with the bear creek. I gave up after two.
What was wrong with them?
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Old 12-02-2018, 05:36 PM   #6
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What was wrong with them?


50 yard target. Same aimpoint for all the shots. Everything checked out on the gun, and right after this I put the optic and mount on my 223 AR and shot a 1/2moa group with it. This was the second one. First one wouldn’t do under 4” at 100.
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Old 12-02-2018, 07:13 PM   #7
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50 yard target. Same aimpoint for all the shots. Everything checked out on the gun, and right after this I put the optic and mount on my 223 AR and shot a 1/2moa group with it. This was the second one. First one wouldn’t do under 4” at 100.
Well that will be extremely disappointing if that’s the case when I start shooting mine. Will they take it back if it shoots that bad? That has to be a craftsmanship issue or something covered under warranty.
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Old 12-02-2018, 07:42 PM   #8
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How would this be the lowers fault?


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50 yard target. Same aimpoint for all the shots. Everything checked out on the gun, and right after this I put the optic and mount on my 223 AR and shot a 1/2moa group with it. This was the second one. First one wouldn’t do under 4” at 100.
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Old 12-02-2018, 07:43 PM   #9
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Disregard that post, just re read OP.
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:01 AM   #10
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I have read good reviews. Mine spot on.
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:04 AM   #11
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I have read good reviews. Mine spot on.
Does yours shoot MOA?
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Old 12-03-2018, 10:33 AM   #12
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Does yours shoot MOA?
I shop mine leaning against a ranger last week. It was close to MOA but I blame that on me and not the gun. I just got it last week
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:38 PM   #13
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Anderson
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Heard this though the grapevine. There are 3 companies that make all AR lowers.
Spikes waaaaaaaaaaaay over rated. IMO
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:50 PM   #14
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I have an Anderson lower with collapsible stock.
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Old 12-03-2018, 03:16 PM   #15
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You can get a PSA complete lower for $129.99 with free shipping.
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Old 12-03-2018, 04:08 PM   #16
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You can get a PSA complete lower for $129.99 with free shipping.


Yep then put a quality trigger in it when funds are available.


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Old 12-03-2018, 04:42 PM   #17
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I've used Aero Precision for all of my lowers. Like it was said above, drop a good trigger in and you are all set. They are having a sale on Blemished lowers now.

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Old 12-03-2018, 08:48 PM   #18
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I've used Aero Precision for all of my lowers. Like it was said above, drop a good trigger in and you are all set. They are having a sale on Blemished lowers now.



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The aero’s are worth the few extra bucks. Great quality for the price


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Old 12-03-2018, 08:51 PM   #19
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I have several Anderson (Poverty Ponies) lowers. They are cheap and they always work. Never had or heard of one that had issues.
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:54 PM   #20
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Yep. Cerro forge, I believe is the largest. Pretty sure aero does their own. Can't remember the other.

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Old 12-03-2018, 08:54 PM   #21
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Pickup an Aero enhanced receiver set. They’ve been on sale for $140 and are a great set


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Old 12-03-2018, 08:56 PM   #22
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Heard this though the grapevine. There are 3 companies that make all AR lowers.
Spikes waaaaaaaaaaaay over rated. IMO
Was supposed to have quoted this in my last response. Tapatlk is whoopin me.

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Old 12-03-2018, 11:14 PM   #23
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I just bought 3 Anderson Ghost lowers (no cheesy roll mark) from primary arms for $45each. Fit and finish was great on all 3.
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Old 12-04-2018, 06:47 AM   #24
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I scooped up a couple of the PSAs yesterday. Thanks for all the feedback. Will let you all know how it ends up shooting when I get it put together. Hoping for MOA, or at least something close to that.


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Old 12-04-2018, 07:53 AM   #25
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DPMS complete lower with stock for $150 at Brownells.

I like Spikes, and for good reason. Ive owned a lot of different parts/complete guns, etc from all sorts of different manufacturers and currently own 4-5 Spikes lowers, uppers and just as many bolt carrier groups. Over the last 10-12 yrs I’ve had 1 issue with 1 Spikes bolt carrier group (they hadn’t peened the carrier key hard enough and 1 of the 2 screws that kept it in place broke in the carrier). I emailed them and they sent a brand new complete bolt carrier group pronto. I had it in my hands 3 days later. I hog hunt a lot. Easily 1-2 nights a week and have had extremely good luck with their products.
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:03 PM   #27
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I shop mine leaning against a ranger last week. It was close to MOA but I blame that on me and not the gun. I just got it last week
I've had very good luck with them. If mine didn't shoot I would call them.
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:08 PM   #28
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The aero M4e1 lowers/ uppers are worth the few dollars more for the threaded bolt catch, forward assist, rear takedown detent hole and the threaded upper lower tension screw makes assembly so much easier.
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