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I am in need of a lower for a AR upper I am getting from a Karma "creslin" gave. is this lower build a good buy? This will be my first AR and I am not looking for all the bells and whistles.

http://palmettostatearmory.com...lus-lower-black.html

 
Posts: 3438 | Location: White City, Florida | Registered: January 11, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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If the upper is a carbine gas system, you are good go.


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Posts: 4981 | Location: Idaho, USA | Registered: May 20, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yes, it's a good buy. It will work with any 5.56X45mm(.223 Remington), .300 AAC Blackout, 6.5 Grendel, 7.62X39mm and a bunch of other upper.



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As others have posted, its a good lower.





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Thanks Guys appreciate the info.
 
Posts: 3438 | Location: White City, Florida | Registered: January 11, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Just to hijack this a small amount...

You'll also need a BCG (bolt carrier group) and a charging handle.
The upper has an A2 front sight post - but no rear sight.
So some sort of sighting system will be needed (flip up rear sight.. red dot... scope.... etc)


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Yes it is a good lower. I have several.
 
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The lower doesn't care what upper is on it. The buffer and spring are matched to the buffer tube length.
 
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I have two of these lowers and they work great.


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Originally posted by creslin:
Just to hijack this a small amount...

You'll also need a BCG (bolt carrier group) and a charging handle.
The upper has an A2 front sight post - but no rear sight.
So some sort of sighting system will be needed (flip up rear sight.. red dot... scope.... etc)


Well I do have a red dot from another Karma I will try. And looks like Palmetto will be getting a few more dollars from me.
I guess this is how the AR "Madness" starts! Smile
 
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They had premium bolt carrier groups last weekend for $69 with free shipping. Might check to see if that is still the case.


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I Think I'm going with this one: http://palmettostatearmory.com...-bolt-516446450.html




That's a good BCG, and a very good price.



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Check out Tom's Tactical they sell Toolcraft BCGs, no question lifetime warranty, same price as the PSA.


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Check out Tom's Tactical they sell Toolcraft BCGs, no question lifetime warranty, same price as the PSA.


Already ordered, but thanks for the link.
 
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I used that lower with a PSA Dissipator upper, though I did change to an A2 stock a while back. Also used that BCG.




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Looks very nice,like the BCG contrast.
 
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Well after Palmetto finally got off their frozen butt's and shipped me the final parts. I got to shoot my "New" to me upper and new lower yesterday. Put a red dot sight on it I won in a Karma back in May of last year from PHPaul. And it was a treat to shoot. Sent a couple hundred rounds downrange and could not be happier. Thanks Sigforum!
 
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If the upper is a carbine gas system, you are good go.


Why carbine and not mid-length or rifle?
Do you have to change out the buffer/spring to use the other gas systems?




 
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Originally posted by 3/4Flap:
If the upper is a carbine gas system, you are good go.


Why carbine and not mid-length or rifle?
Do you have to change out the buffer/spring to use the other gas systems?


Midlength should be fine.

But rifle system uppers with carbine lowers have caused problems for some folks. I'm guessing mostly with slightly underpowered handloads.

Folks will chime in that the Canadians use a carbine lower with rifle upper and that is true. They use an H2 buffer IIRC AND MOST IMPORTANTLY I believe use only NATO spec ammo. The latter is, i think, key.

I shoot very little military surplus ammo and almost no factory of any other kind. I shoot handloads ranging from a variety of powerlevels and that is why I steer away from the carbine lower/rifle upper configuration. A lot of factory .223 is lower power than NATO spec stuff as well, so that could present a problem tho some fellows report zero problems with anything they feed their guns. It's not an issue of the guns being useless but rather an issue of possibly losing 100% reliability.


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53 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.

Read Quod Apostolici Muneris (1878) LEO XIII. This Pope warned us about the Socialists before most folks knew what a Socialist was...
 
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