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Core lowers.

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by VC-Racing, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. VC-Racing

    VC-Racing General Flunky

    In found a few of these yesterday . Are they a decent lower or do I steer clear, their finish felt kinda rough, it was a lil more than a Parkerized finish . They're about $100 each. I've bought the last 2 S&W lowers they had.

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  2. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    $100 for a new lower is a decent price. So long as they are in-spec, a lower is a lower except for markings.

    No experience with Core parts, so I can't speak to quality. Since it sounds like you're buying from a local store, ask if they will let you get a refund if it's out of spec.
     


  3. VC-Racing

    VC-Racing General Flunky

    How do I determine if its in spec? I'm getting ready to do 3 builds this spring and was gonna go ahead get them instead of waiting due to certain issues .

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  4. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    Easiest way?

    Build it up.

    Either that, or look up the proper measurements and get to work with a pair of calipers to check them yourself.
     
  5. VC-Racing

    VC-Racing General Flunky

    They are supposed to be mil spec per their website. We shall see....

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  6. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    That has nothing to do with them being in spec or out of spec. All it takes is a machine being loaded with the wrong dimensions, a worn milling bit, or any of several other potential hiccups to put a lower out of spec and make it worthless.
     
  7. IGotIt

    IGotIt No Demlibtards

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    If you are talking about Core 15 out of Ocala Fl, they are a good lower and they make good AR parts. A lot of their product is made in house. Everything is mil-spec. I'll be going by there later this week and getting one of their "gator" lowers, and an upper receiver, along with some other build parts.
     
  8. VC-Racing

    VC-Racing General Flunky

    I'm gonna go pick up a core 15 tomorrow, its only a $100 bucks. I've pi$$ed away more playing in a casino. If it doesn't work out they will warranty it or so they claim . I'll post some pics when I pic it up....

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  9. I have one laying around. I picked it up at my local gun store for $95 about a year ago. My Daniel Defense upper and a Vltor Mur1 upper fit perfectly on it with no noticable play. I also like the finish of this lower receiver. There are absolutely no flaws in the machining, fit, and finish. I really like this lower so far, except of the roll marks which look a little silly if you ask me, one of the engravings says: "Good Time Outdoors, inc". But I can't tell how well the parts kit will fit though.


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  10. VC-Racing

    VC-Racing General Flunky

    They've changed the roll mark now.. unfortunately, its gonna be tomorrow / Tuesday before i can go, had to take some pain meds, so no driving today ...

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  11. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    The one I built on was perfect.

    The anodizing was very uniform and thick with a nice dry teflon finish as well.. quality was very good.

    Yes it felt a bit rough but a coat of oil it smooths out.
     
  12. VC-Racing

    VC-Racing General Flunky

    Good, thanks for the review.

    I may still go today , I might be found me a chauffeur........

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