Zel Custom BR-15B Billet Single Shot Lower

Zel custom lower

Zel Custom is selling a single shot AR-style lower designed to handle the abuse of high-power calibers.  Along with other companies, Zel Custom manufactures AR uppers in calibers like .50 BMG, .416 Barrett, and .408 CheyTac.  Some standard AR lowers may not be up to regular abuse from these heavy hitting cartridges.

Zel custom lower

So, Zel is selling the BR-15B, which is designed to handle the punishment.  This lower eliminates the standard magazine well, uses an integrated trigger guard and is machined from 7075 aluminum billet for maximum strength.

Zel Custom complete lower

Shooters can buy the BR-15B stripped for $199.00, or as a complete lower.  A completed lower with a Magpul PRS stock, Pachmayr Field Pad and a DPMS lower parts kit will run $599.00.  Buyers can also upgrade the completed lower with a Timney trigger for a total of $874.00.

Richard Johnson

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  • Marshall

    I wanna put a Sten tube on that… bad…

    • Eric S

      I like the way you think.

  • MrMaigo

    Huh, I was just thinking about this

  • NHIndigo

    Wait, wait , wait wait… Cool idea, I like it, but $199 for a single shot lower? With the price of mag fed stripped lowers dropping they are asking a bit much aren’t they? Although… It might fly if I could get a bolt action upper to mate to it. Maybe even a straight pull bolt. Hmm, an easy to switch multi-caliber platform. Tip up??? like the TC’s? Might be on to something here… KISS don’t complicate the design.

    • Laserbait

      Unfortunate fact of supply and demand. If they could sell 500,000 of these, the price would be in the weeds like it is for other lowers. But I’ve got a feeling that they’ll probably sell about 500.


    This is exactly why companies fail; price points

  • Sledgecrowbar

    We’re talking about a 20- to 35-pound rifle when finished, right? I have no need for this to be aluminum in that usage. I’d pay $200 for this in steel, which might actually be the kind of sturdy I’d want at that price.

    • sauerquint

      Steel was my first thought as well.

  • Rabies

    perfect for a Tactilite T2 Upper

  • gunslinger

    I thought most of the large caliber bolt ons don’t really “impact” the lower?

    can someone please help clarify?


  • mechamaster

    Well, It’s a good lower for TAC-15 Crossbow.