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  1. Hi All We are finally introducing our 308-80%, forged lowers. After nearly 2 years in R&D, we are pleased with what we have done. Check them out when you can. Because we are not on here as much as we would like to be, please eamil us should you have questions. Thanks Larry Myers http://www.colfaxtactical.com
  2. Hi Johnny V Believe it or not, we are actually working on them. The forgings finally arrived after months of delays. I am currently developing the machine code to turn them into 80% ers. I should know more in a month or so. Thanks Larry
  3. Hi Greg I'll look into that as time and R&D allows. Thank you. Larry
  4. Hi All I wanted to take a moment to thank Drew for his gracious welcome and for the accommodating section “80% LOWERS”. It is great to have a spot in a forum like this. The ability to instantly exchange ideas, promote products, and receive feedback is invaluable. Drew suggested I might add a bit about Colfax Tactical. Here goes: We are a family run business located in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California. We have been in operation as Colfax Tactical for over a year now. Wow! What a learning curve! We started with AR15, 80% lowers. So far-so good! We are proud to offer a very high quality, AR15-80%’er. Shortly after I wanted to explore the 308 design. I could not find a source for 308 (DPMS style) forgings. I realized that there is probably a need for them. We began design work on the 308 forgings last May with our forging company and received our first raw forgings a few weeks ago. Our current goal is to complete the machining process to make these into 80%’ers. That will not take long- It’s our number one priority. We will announce the retail costs of the 80%’er and the fixtures as soon as possible. We think there will be some very excited builders out there assuming we meet our retail goals. In terms of Colfax Tactical, my wife Karen runs the business end of things and all order processing. In fact, she usually has me handcuffed to a CNC machine. I feed the machine aluminum and she feeds me bologna sandwiches. She brings to our business a diverse background of business experience. Our 4 year old son is here to screw up my CNC programming. :) As for myself, I am a mechanical engineer, along with a background in physics. I served in the US Army in 1970-1974 and flew medivac helicopter missions. And yes, I am a dinosaur daddy! We look forward to serving the 308 community. Larry Myers Colfax Tactical http://www.colfaxtactical.com sales@colfaxtactical.com 530-613-3994
  5. Hi John Thanks for your interest. ! Yes, I will make 0% raw forgings available once I am purchasing them in large quantities. My initial order was for less than 50 in order that I complete all of the necessary R&D. Once I have confirmed that all is well and start ordering in large quantities, I will indeed make them available. I’ll have a better understanding of prices then. The shipping costs really play into the retail cost of a raw forging. I expect that the retail cost will be around $30, but please do not hold me to that! Thanks Larry Colfax Tactical http://www.colfaxtactical.com 530-613-3994
  6. Hi All Although it has taken many months to finally receive our first forgings, they are finally here. These are DPMS compatible, 308-7075-T6 forgings. We can now go to work making them into 80% lowers. I’ll keep you all posted on the progress. Although we do not have a price yet, my goal is the $139-$159 price range, but please do not hold me to that. It is only a goal!  Once the 80% design work is done, we will design a jig as well. You can see the raw forgings on our web site if interested. Thanks all and we look forward to your suggestions. Larry Myers Colfax Tactical http://www.colfaxtactical.com 530-613-3994 (new phone number)
  7. Hi Metamole I aggree. I will have to wait until I revieve our first batch of forged lowers to really evaluate what I might (or might not) be able to do about it. We are hoping to receive our first samples in about a month. I'll keep you posted. Thanks again, Larry Colfax Tactical http://www.colfaxtactical.com
  8. Hi All, I posted this in the General Discussions. I probably should have posted it here. Hope that's OK! Thanks _____________ Hi All, As some of you know, I have a small company that makes AR15 - 80% lowers. I want to also offer 308 lower receivers (80%’ers) Although I am a new member here, I have already had the pleasure of talking to a couple of you about 308 lowers. I am posting this tonight in hopes of getting feedback from any of you that care to respond. Objective: 1) I want to offer a 308 (AR style) 80% lower in a forging, much like a standard AR15 forged lower. 2) I want the price to be close to the AR15 line of lowers. ($120-$140) 3) I want it to be DPMS compatible. 4) I want it forged and heat treated- 7075- T6 aluminum. 5) I want it readily available. 6) I can not make it an Armalite AR10 exact copy (nor do I want to). I have been talking to a forging company about this project. They are willing to produce the necessary tooling (forging molds) and supply me with as many as I might need. They have requested of me that I supply them with the CAD drawings needed to make the molds. I can get my hands on a few lowers that I can spec out and produce the needed CAD drawings. My question for all of you: 1) Am I correct in my thinking that these should be DPMS compatible? If so, why. (or why not?) 2) If it is DPMS compatible, that opens doors to other upper manufactures, doesn’t it? 3) Will the same 80% 308 lower be suitable of the SR-308 uppers 4) Do you know of other upper “kits” that could work with this lower? 5) Are there specific features that you would like to see on a 308 lower? If so, I'd love to hear your ideas. This is the time to include cool features. Any suggestions or ideas will really be appreciated. Thanks all and I look forward to your feedback. Best regards, Larry Myers Colfax Tactical http://www.colfaxtactical.com 530-346-6494 Email: sales@colfaxtactical.com
  9. Hi Global Moderator Thanks for your reply. You said "Larry, I've got the blueprints and lower plans for an AR-10. FCG pocket will be the same as DPMS-patterned .308s, and if you're starting with 80% lowers anyway, the magwell will already be completed on all of them. No need to mill the magwell on them, be it AR-10 pattern or DPMS-type pattern." Actually I will not be starting with 80% lowers. I want to produce 80% lowers. I do have the CAD plans for the AR10 lower but no plans for the DPMS style. I just need to figure out the differences. Thanks again! Larry
  10. Hi Survivalshop Thank you for your feedback. "Not totally sure ,but I think all 308 type lowers ,in the DPMS format, are made from Billet . Not sure why ,you might want to look into that one ." I believe it is because they have not had the molds made. They probably set up originally for billet and just haven't changed. Their quantities are surely large and they probably figure, "why change if it works? Once a production CNC set up, programming, tooling, and run are designed, a lot of money has been spent. But then I am only guessing. Thanks again Larry
  11. Hi All, As some of you know, I have a small company that makes AR15 - 80% lowers. I want to also offer 308 lower receivers (80%’ers) Although I am a new member here, I have already had the pleasure of talking to a couple of you about 308 lowers. I am posting this tonight in hopes of getting feedback from any of you that care to respond. Objective: 1) I want to offer a 308 (AR style) 80% lower in a forging, much like a standard AR15 forged lower. 2) I want the price to be close to the AR15 line of lowers. ($120-$140) 3) I want it to be DPMS compatible. 4) I want it forged and heat treated- 7075- T6 aluminum. 5) I want it readily available. 6) I can not make it an Armalite AR10 exact copy (nor do I want to). I have been talking to a forging company about this project. They are willing to produce the necessary tooling (forging molds) and supply me with as many as I might need. They have requested of me that I supply them with the CAD drawings needed to make the molds. I can get my hands on a few lowers that I can spec out and produce the needed CAD drawings. My question for all of you: 1) Am I correct in my thinking that these should be DPMS compatible? If so, why. (or why not?) 2) If it is DPMS compatible, that opens doors to other upper manufactures, doesn’t it? 3) Will the same 80% 308 lower be suitable of the SR-308 uppers 4) Do you know of other upper “kits” that could work with this lower? 5) Are there specific features that you would like to see on a 308 lower? If so, I'd love to hear your ideas. This is the time to include cool features. Any suggestions or ideas will really be appreciated. And if you think I am crazy, I am OK with that as well. :) Thanks all and I look forward to your feedback. Best regards, Larry Myers Colfax Tactical http://www.colfaxtactical.com 530-346-6494 Email: sales@colfaxtactical.com
  12. Hi Draco41 Actually, I would like to produce 80% lowers in a 308 and offer them with our AR15 80% lowers. It looks like I need to buy a few to spec them out. I want to offer them in the DPMS style. I am glad that I found this site. Larry Myers Colfax Tactical http://www.colfaxtactical.com
  13. Hi All I have been looking for plans (CAD, blueprint, anything...) for building a DPMS style 308 lower. Might any of you have any suggestions? Thanks in advance! Larry http://www.colfaxtactical.com
  14. Thanks SWshooter! In a few words, you just cleared up a bunch for me! I have been trying to figure out the LR and SR thing. Do you happen to know if there are any CAD (or otherwise) drawings of the LR-308 lowers? Perhaps on line somewhere? Thanks again, Larry
  15. Hi I googled "308 AR info". That brought me to what appeared to be the older site and then a link to this site. Larry
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