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Secrets You Should Know Before Finishing an 80 Lower

Secrets You Should Know Before Finishing an 80 Lower

Machining an 80 lower into a finished AR-15 lower receiver can be a surprisingly easy, fun, and enjoyable experience – or it could be a disaster, a waste of time, and a sunk cost. Let’s short for the former! Here are some secrets and tips you should know before you even add an 80 lower jig or router to that shopping cart:    Start with a billet 80% lower Sure, a forged, mil-spec 7075 T6 lower that’s hard as Hell and ready for war is cool, but it’s also more difficult to machine than a billet 6061 T6 lower. You’ll...

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80% Lower Jigs: 5D Router Jig Pro vs 5D Tactical Jig

80% Lower Jigs: 5D Router Jig Pro vs 5D Tactical Jig
5D Tactical is well known for making some excellent 80% lower jigs. In our opinion, they are right on par with 80% Arms for having the highest quality, easiest-to-use jigs. If you’re looking to get yourself a jig to finish either a billet 80% lower or forged 80% lower, there’s an excellent chance that you’ve come across [...]

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Why You Shouldn’t Complete an 80% Lower Without a Jig

Why You Shouldn’t Complete an 80% Lower Without a Jig
Yes, finishing an 80% lower is extremely easy. However, that does come with caveat. The lower should absolutely be finished with a jig. Let us start by saying this. It can be done.. but only under the perfect conditions.There are three main reasons you really shouldn’t do this: precision, time, and safety.Your Lower Parts Kit Requires PrecisionWhen [...]

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Which 80 Percent Lower is Right for You

Which 80 Percent Lower is Right for You
If you’ve decided to build your first AR then you probably want to do it right. We’re building a firearm here, after all. You’ve saved the cash, read all the stuff, and debated the things, the last thing you want to do is mess it up with a cheap part purchased from Wild Willy’s Gun [...]

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80% Lower Jig Buyer's Guide: Navigating the Features of AR15 Jigs

80% Lower Jig Buyer's Guide: Navigating the Features of AR15 Jigs
There’s a lot of mystery and uncertainty surrounding the idea of machining your own 80% lower into a functional firearm – we’re here to help dispel some of that mystery by explaining how these AR15 Jig features work. What exactly makes an AR15 80% lower jig so easy to use? Keep reading for some easy [...]

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