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Discussion in 'Rifles & Shotguns' started by Blayglock, Oct 8, 2011.
Anyone have any experience with thier AR15s? Good? Bad? How about customer service?
Spikes is not one of my favorite manufacturers,.....goes back questionable
practices during the Obama gun scare a few years back.
Overall, good products, pricing and CS.
great products, great customer service ..
Thanks. I'm choosing between the and a S&W M&P
Spikes is GTG. I wouldn't hesitate using Spikes products again.
Never heard a bad thing, like some of the special lowers they do.
Are you looking at complete rifles?
Yes complete rifle. I'm also researching Brazillan rifle laws. That's where I'm trying to go so I need to make sure everything is compliant.
I like Spike and have always wanted to built a Spike black rifle.
Spikes makes quality product. The billet receivers are manufactured by Seekins in WA state and the lack of availability speaks for their market acceptance. I'm also a huge fan of the Tungsten filled T2 buffer from Spikes. Soft shooting and no weight rattle that other standard buffers tend to have. Overall they have definitely stepped up their game the past few years and dedicated resources to a 3 gun team and truly quality and functional product.
No real experience with the CS but they were very responsive and fast to ship on my last order.
What advantage does a Billet lower have? Is it a forged vs cast thing?
If I wanted something really light weight I would go with a billet lower and upper.
So it's a weight savings issue then.
No,.........I've built billet rifled and forged. Little to no weight difference.
My main AR is a Quentin Defense biller upper/billet lower, chambered in 6.8 SPC
It's a hard hitting and accurate hunted out to 300m
Then what is the advantage?
Yeah pretty much. I think there are other things but that is pretty much it. Someone else might chime in with more info.
The overall deminsions of billet parts are much better controlled.
My upper/lower locks up like a bank vault. Manufacturers are able to
tweak designs a bit, IE,....trigger guards, flared mag wells, ambi mag releases.
This is the advantage to billet, but a forged lower will serve you well also. It is your preference really.
Greg I could of sworn the Mega billet lower was lighter than the Spikes lower when I compared them. I could be wrong but it sure felt like it was lighter.
The weight savings is very minimal between styles of receivers. The stock, barrel and forearm rail or handguard are going to contribute more to weight savings and maneuverability. The billet receivers are cut from block aluminum and allow companies to give the rifles some different lines compared to the forged receivers.
Faawrenchbndr makes a good point that it allows for some new design features such as mag wells and trigger guards. I'm not terribly familiar with the ambi mag release integrated into the lower receiver. I have used the Norgon ambi mag release with good results although it is pricey. POF and Seekins/Spikes do offer ambi bolt releases which allows sending the bolt home without releasing the grip on the rifle.
I have been considering one of their .22 uppers for some time but more and more reports of issues have kept me away.
I am going to sit back and do a little more research before any dollars get spent.
I have a Spikes ST-22 upper. It's been nearly 100% reliable, it had close to 5k rounds fired