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Old December 31st, 2013, 07:16 PM #1
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80% poly lowers $50

Says no jig needed. Obviously not legal to complete post 10/1 , but an interesting product never the less. I think the sale ends today, then back to $65.

I have no experience or opinion with/on these.

http://www.eparmory.com/Lower-Receivers-s/1819.htm

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Description:
• Extremely durable kevlar reinforced polymer
• Limited lifetime warranty
• No jig needed
• Made in the U.S.A.
• Corrosion resistant and petroleum chemical resistant
• Lightweight design
• No coatings to worry about scratching
• 1/3 the cost $$$ of all competition due to JIG-LESS design
Make your own AR-15 without the hassle of serial numbers and registration. With our jig-less EP 80% AR 15 lower receiver, you can easily build your own AR 15 at home with general tools. Get your own EP80 receiver today and put the second amendment back into your hands.
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Old December 31st, 2013, 08:04 PM #2
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Internet consensus seems to be that these are not that great. Oh, well.
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I got one pre October and finished it. Seems fine to me, you just need patience and to take your time.

Most of the bad reviews I've seen seem to be operator error in my opinion.

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If it is truly Kevlar reinforced, but at 80%, carving out the fire control group well would be a PITA. Kevlar is VERY hard to cut.
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I have one of these and finishing it (prior Oct 1 ofc) was relatively easy. I bought a blem for $10 ..figured why not.

Used a drill press as I could not find the right router tool for the dremel. Was relatively easy just take your time. The FCG area is a different color so its easy to do. I have heard problems come with the take down hole, etc. The big issue is alignment.

I ordered a LPK lat week and am waiting for it to come in. I will give you feedback once I get it.

One thing to mention this was the first lower or "gun smithing" I have ever done so any screw ups could just be my fault.

The material feels very strong. I also have a new frontier poly lower and according to reviews that is a good lower. The material on the EP Lower is MUCH MUCH stronger.

I did not risk buying one of the 80% polymer lowers from 80% or whatever his name is. I have seen ONE youtube review which states the 80% lower is better than EP but not for functionality but because of the jig. If the holes do not line up on my EP then I can see why the jib would be better for that portion.

I will be putting the LPK in both the EP and the NW just to see fitting.
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I have one of these and finishing it (prior Oct 1 ofc) was relatively easy. I bought a blem for $10 ..figured why not.

Used a drill press as I could not find the right router tool for the dremel. Was relatively easy just take your time. The FCG area is a different color so its easy to do. I have heard problems come with the take down hole, etc. The big issue is alignment.

I ordered a LPK lat week and am waiting for it to come in. I will give you feedback once I get it.

One thing to mention this was the first lower or "gun smithing" I have ever done so any screw ups could just be my fault.

The material feels very strong. I also have a new frontier poly lower and according to reviews that is a good lower. The material on the EP Lower is MUCH MUCH stronger.

I did not risk buying one of the 80% polymer lowers from 80% or whatever his name is. I have seen ONE youtube review which states the 80% lower is better than EP but not for functionality but because of the jig. If the holes do not line up on my EP then I can see why the jib would be better for that portion.

I will be putting the LPK in both the EP and the NW just to see fitting.
Awesome, let us know how it goes with the LPK installation! I may get one as a curiosity piece, of course.

I assume the fire control pocket is a different material than the rest of the lower? Perhaps a material that is more easily milled?
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A Beastie Boys fan milled one out with a dremel in under an hour (doubt it was his first time, though). He fires the completed rifle at the end, looks and functions great!

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The price really dropped.

There is a multiple page thread about these.
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Here's a quick comparison since I was bored
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