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Old 03-01-2011, 06:27 PM
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Just bought a new AR 15 (M4) built with a lower receiver from LRB Arms. I've known that they produced quality custom M14s but didn't know they did AR 15 work. Any experience or opinions about LRB made AR 15s?
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Just bought a new AR 15 (M4) built with a lower receiver from LRB Arms. I've known that they produced quality custom M14s but didn't know they did AR 15 work. Any experience or opinions about LRB made AR 15s?
I bought two lowers for cheap a while back for some budget builds. All they (LRB) do is the final machine work, they're not casting them themselves. The machine work isn't rocket science with the right tooling.

The ones I have are both in spec.

A lower is just a housing, if it's in spec and forged/anodized properly, it'll work just fine.

Kind of like the plastic surrounding a computer, it's what's inside that counts.

If you're talking about a complete rifle, I don't believe they build any uppers or complete rifles, just machine the lowers, and sell stripped uppers. Your upper is probably from another mfg., or someone built that rifle up themselves.
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You're right, I think the dealer I'm buying from built it himself but I'll find out in a couple of days when it arrives. LRB makes some pretty impressive (but expensive) M-14s.
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Wow! Neither did I but let us know more in your range report bro.
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Many companies do not do their own work. We live in the day and age where it's cheaper to outsource. Companies just have their logos CNC'd on the parts for final product.

I read the LRB AR15 lowers weren't very good. You can tell that something isn't the same since the M1A receivers are ultra expensive...that should be your first clue that the build quality isn't the same in their AR15 lowers. Keeping in mind that the LRB M1A receivers are the only forged receivers made in the USA.

As long as you have a "mil spec" lower, you will be fine. The lower does not take the abuse on the rifle, so it will be fine for years to come.
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I will fire the weapon ASAP and let everyone know how it performs.
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Many companies do not do their own work. We live in the day and age where it's cheaper to outsource. Companies just have their logos CNC'd on the parts for final product.

I read the LRB AR15 lowers weren't very good. You can tell that something isn't the same since the M1A receivers are ultra expensive...that should be your first clue that the build quality isn't the same in their AR15 lowers. Keeping in mind that the LRB M1A receivers are the only forged receivers made in the USA.

As long as you have a "mil spec" lower, you will be fine. The lower does not take the abuse on the rifle, so it will be fine for years to come.
Meh.

The finsih isn't black teflon coated like a lot of the other lowers out there now, it's much more grey than black, but there's nothing wrong with their lowers - at least the two I have.

This was shot on an LRB lower at 100 yards with me driving. They can't be that bad. Like I said, it's just a housing and is a non-stressed part. That's a dime, in case you can't tell from the picture, and this was 10 rounds.

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