Hello all. I am newer to modern hunting rifle and am putting together my first build. I ordered a D-Tech 243 WSSM upper with a Shilen barrel in stainless steel. I need to purchase eveything else below that to complete it. They did not recommend a particular lower just any AR-15 lower. I was hoping to buy a complete rifle lower for this upper. I am lost as to how to pick out the lower for it. Any recommendations would be very helpful. Thank you.
Figure ou what you can get your hands on and report back. My goto for 100% lowers is Aero Precision, but there are literally 10 or 20 different manufactures that would work. Anderson, Spikes, New Frontier, PSA and on and on…
If you want a traditional look go “Forged” not “Billet” or “Forged Billet”
Thank you. There is so much out there and that is part of the problem. Where do you start? Aero sounds like a good start. Thank you! I will report back.
Was just jogging by and .243 caught my eye, 1st time I had seen .243 in an AR. Cool Stuff.
Cool in a small frame platform. Smaller/ lighter then the large frame 308 based 243.
Waiting for a rage report!
You got it! It will take about 6 months to get it. Its only one guy making this.
I knew there were .243’s based on an AR-10 but was not aware they made any on the smaller AR-15 lower.
I have been considering this one for awhile. My first AR-15 was a Rock River Arms Operator II.
Really like it and RR is one of the few I can find that offers the AR platform in .243.
This is one of the best deals I’ve seen in a while. Anderson is good quality.
Looks like a good product. Thanks for the tip. I book marked the site.
That Predator HP looks sweet!
The .243 is such a great caliber if I lived in a much more open area that would be my choice. 150 yards would be considered a very long shot here.
Good customer service as well, stand behind their products.
The only issue with any of the WSSM cartridges in an AR15 platform is having feeding issues, along with finding brass to load. I don’t recall any of the big name firearm companies that make bolt action rifles that even chamber guns in any of the WSSM cartridges.
Winchester only produces a short run of brass for them once a year, and from what I’ve seen only one other company is supporting the WSSM brass, and they show to be out of stock in every cartridge.
I not sure how I will handle ammo. I heard there is other brass you can use it just needs to sized…the 25? I have a guy that builds these rounds and is very reliable. Its not cheap around $50 for 20. I have a Winchester Model 70 in 243 WSSM also. The guy at D-Tech said a lot of the feed problems come from the mag not being designed correctly. I hope it it all works out. Because of the purchase I had to buy another safe. Now I have more room for futher expansion!!
- on Aero Precision. Also my go to…
Its a 243 WSSM. Its a lot shorter aand fatter.
Get ready for a wait. I ordered a 243wssm upper beginning of November 2021. Still waiting
Latest update on that RRA .243 is 4-6 months from order date. Ordered on July 19th so if I’m lucky I may have it for Christmas.