AR Lower-Receiver Build: Switching Gears

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posted on October 12, 2015
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Upon finishing my 6.5 Grendel AR upper build (which I plan to use this-coming whitetail deer season) I started to mount it atop one of my SBR-registered lowers when I realized it wasn’t the right thing to do.

In addition to the hassle of disassembling another purpose-built rifle, the freshly completed 6.5 Grendel upper is all about precision and, as such, it makes sense that it shouldn’t be subjected to frequent disassembly.

Therefore, it made more sense to build a precision-oriented lower receiver to go with it. Fortunately, though I’ve built many AR lowers on my own, Shooting Illustrated’s Bryce M. Towsley insightful article will help to make short work of the project and result in more range time with a completed hunting rifle, as opposed to just part of one.

Best of all, I have many ideas regarding components that would be ideal in creating one awesome bambi-whacking black rifle. So, it’s back to the workbench.

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