Ballistic Advantage AR-15 Enhanced Receiver Set

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Ballistic Advantage has introduced a new AR-15 upper and lower receiver set. The company calls this product Enhanced Receiver Set. Although these receivers may look like billet ones, they are actually made of custom forgings. As the company says, these receivers: “deliver billet aesthetics in a forged package“.

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Ballistic Advantage Enhanced upper and lower receivers are made of 7075 T6 aluminum. The lower receiver has a slightly different exterior design lines and an integrated trigger guard. The magazine well of this lower receiver is flared to aid guiding the magazines and make the magazine insertion an easier and faster process.

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The lower receiver of this set also has a nylon tipped upper receiver tensioning set screw located in the grip tang. The tensioning screw allows eliminating the receiver slack between the two receivers ensuring a tight fit. This feature should be especially handy when using upper receivers made by other manufacturers. The lower receiver of this set is also designed and marked to take short throw safety selectors although it will work with the standard ones, too. In fact, despite having some custom features both receivers are compatible with mil-spec AR-15 components and receivers. The Ballistic Advantage Enhanced Upper Receiver also features M4 feed ramps and laser engraved T-marks on the top Picatinny rail.

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Another difference of Ballistic Advantage Enhanced Receiver Set is the existence of threaded pin holes and use of threaded pins. Such a design solution is incorporated to make the assembly an easier process. Below you can find the list of the areas where threaded pins are used (quoted from the manufacturer’s website.

  • Threaded Bolt Catch Roll Pin – Allows for simple installation of the bolt catch and virtually eliminates the chance to damage the finish during installation (pin included).
  • Threaded Takedown Pin Detent Recess – Allows user to easily install the Takedown Pin detent and spring with the use of a 4-40 set screw (no more launching detents across the room).
  • Threaded Forward Assist Roll Pin – Allows for simple installation of the forward assist and eliminates the chance to damage the finish during installation (pin included).”
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Ballistic Advantage Upper Receiver Set is listed on the company’s website at an MSRP of $194.99, but right now it is discounted to $155.99. The upper and lower receivers are also available separately at discounted prices of $95.99 and $75.99 respectively.


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Hrachya H
Hrachya H

Managing Editor Being a lifelong firearms enthusiast, Hrachya always enjoys studying the history and design of guns and ammunition. Should you need to contact him, feel free to shoot him a message at Hrachya@TheFirearmBlog.com

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  • Kevin Craig Kevin Craig on Jul 17, 2018

    "billet aesthetics in a forged package“?

    So, you’re saying that other forged receivers are shipped out without any further machining? Or are you saying that your forged receivers get machined just like every other forged receiver?

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    • @Kevin Craig Most of the exterior of a forged receiver is left raw and not machined.

      Billet receivers literally start life as a rectangular-prism shaped billet and the entire exterior surface of the receiver as well as the internals must be carved from that billet.

      Forged receivers require less machining because of that. That's why they all look the same and are generally less expensive than billet.

  • Flying G Bro Flying G Bro on Jul 26, 2018

    This will look good with my BA Barrel Marks. Now if I can get a BA-ATLAS-S1-MLOK in 9" to 15", just about everything will match.

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