Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:33 AM
Looking for 2 lowers. The first:AR 15 in 223 with some kind of custom engraving on the magazine well. I've seen like a spider and a zombie one. But I would like one thats reliable and well built. I want no play between upper and lower receiver if it can be helped. I want stripped lowers though. I'm building it 100% from the ground up. Just need an idea on a brand.The second:AR 15 in 308 for a "dream build" for a project for later on. Not sure on brands because I've never tried a 308 version.Last thing I need is gauges for 223 first. Headspace, barrel erosion, barrel straightness, firing pin protrusion. I plan on doing a little custom work for my friends and family. No machining just building and I want it all 100% safe and reliable. I was an armorer in the Marine Corps so I'm pretty familiar with this stuff. I need some good but decent priced gauges. Any ideas?Wife says I need a hobby. She fully supports me getting stuff ready for when we get our house the end of this year/beginning of next. I told her 1/2 the garage is for my reloading/armorer set up/gun maintenance area. lol. She likes the idea. I said the rest of the house is yours I want the garage and front room entertainment setup.