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The Zev Technologies Zev Core Forged AR-15 Rifle is loaded with a number of high-end features designed to provide discerning consumers with the heightened quality and appearance for which the company's guns are known.

Each Zev Technologies Zev Core Forged AR-15 Rifle is built with upper and lower receivers machined from 7075-T6 aluminum and treated with a hard-coat anodized finish. The rifles are completed with a match-grade barrel equipped with a mid-length gas system that provides softer felt recoil and prevents overgassing. Each rifle is guaranteed to provide sub-MOA accuracy on the range.

- Barrel length: 16 inches
- Chambered in 5.56 NATO
- Weight: 6.43 pounds
- Overall length: 32.5 inches

Also found in the Zev Technologies Zev Core Forged AR-15 Rifle are a manganese-phosphate-finished bolt-carrier group, a heavy H3 buffer, a mil-spec trigger and Magpul furniture.

SKU#: RIFLETR15FOR

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Interesting, but not interesting enough to buy. At this point, I look for potential replacements for existing guns, but it would have to be a same price for more quality/features proposition.

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Hmm, I would probably go the BcM Recce route before I picked this up for a grand. If you look you can find one for $100 more. That way your getting better trigger, break, charging handle, furniture, barrel, etc... not to mention resell will be better if that matters. With that said I do have a mega arms billet build in 300blkout and Zev billet build in 556. Love them both. The new Zev billet receivers are a thing of beauty. Basically the old mega billet recievers lightened ans modernized. They also have a compete billet AR in small and large frames. I’ve seem them for as low as $1600 in 556. That’s the way to go. Your getting a completely different rifle than this forged version: match trigger, barrel, charging handle, full Ambi, deadair break, adjustable gas system, better furniture, etc... wish I would have bought one when they were at $1600...

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Thanks for your honest opinion. What do you think of the build quality? I'm on the fence between this and bcm recce 16. On paper, this looks better but I know the reliability of the BCM is awesome.

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I would go with the Recce. Pick up one of their complete lowers for $325 and you can find the uppers for around $570 at primary arms on sale about once a month. I’d go with the lightweight or BFH versions. If you buy upper/lower separate you save hundreds and get the same warranty and support from BCM. They also have bcm BCG’s on sale at the sametime. Stick Bcm BCG, Then add a raptor lt your in for $1,100. If you dig a bit you can find complete Bcm uppers on GB for $500. Which puts you around $800 for complete gun! I just picked up a complete upper for $375 with bipod and Larue QD Mount. Add lower for $325 and I’m around $800. I have the 10.5 inch, 14.5 BFH, and 20 inch versions. I’ve spent under $1k on all of them. If this is your first or main AR go with BCM. Great resell value and amazing, lightweight/accurate gun. There’s a great review AK operator does on them. Someone mentioned larues and they are great guns but I’d prefer BCM. I actually have a PredatOBR in 556 with 14.5 barrel. Amazing gun but heavy and expensive. I will say the factory target shows .246 group. There are cheaper ways to go with Larue as the gentlemen mentioned but I’d stick with BCM. I could go into detail on why but it would be a book. Larue is a great option for AR number 2 or 3 in my honest opinion. Plus their resell sucks. Which only matter if you buy, sell, and trade like I do. I would have a hard time getting $1,500 for my PredatOBR which sells for $2,500. I’ve done a lot of horse trading with Bcm’s and always come out WAY on top of you take my advice on where to find them. I have a Zev billet build in 300 blkout. It’s an amazing gun with best of everything but It’s more of toy and I only run suppressed. I’m sure this forged version is solid but so many great options at this price point or a little more and you picking up lots of features with proven track record. Other options you should check out include LWRC DI and PWS (in-line). I have owned and put thousands of rounds though all major AR manufactures and my go to’s are BCM, PWS Mk1 md2, Larue PredatOBR, POF renegade +, and LWRC. Daniel Defense is ok but you paying at least $1,200 for a gun with mil spec trigger, charging handle, no compensator, etc... Heck there was a unfired 14.5 BCM Mlok that had raptor charging handle, surefure break pinned, radian Ambi safety, Draco, and 5 Mags that sold for $1k last week on GB.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/797248182

That’s a great rifle. Deals are out there if you know where to look. I pay around $1,300 for my PWS Mk1 md2 AR’s and is argue there is not a better option at that price point. You get full Ambi lightweight recievers, long stroke piston, nice trigger, compensator, great furniture, ratchet QD endplate, and the 3 I own currently shoot sub MOA all day long. Plus, there customer service is amazing. I broke a charging handle in a 2 gun completion last summer and they shipped me a new one no questions asked. Hopefully this provides some more context. It’s a great time love AR’s as they are dirt cheap and have come a long way. Unfortunately I’ve gotten into AK’s over the last year and it’s easy to spend $1,500-$2,500 on one. Not to mention they are hard to find so stick with AR’s;). One final thought. If you don’t mind piston guns get a Sig MCX. My favorite all around shooter. Super light, piston, Ambi safety, folding stock and accurate. You can find them for around $1k. I paid $1,100 I think for the normal version. Not the hybrid. The new version (virtus) will run you arm and leg but deals can be found on older version. Oh and one last thing on Larue. I’m still waiting for their support team to help me out. I have $6k in Larue AR’s and can’t get a reply on basic question. Never had that issue with POF, PWS, or BCM. Sig can be pain in ass to deal with just because they are so big. But still respond.

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Thanks again for the informed opinion. Most people people on here just say "buy this" without reason.

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Hahahaha, sure Np, this is the last place you want to take advice on guns from. So that probably includes me;). Most have never shot any of these guns. I only comment on items I have direct experience with. The military arms channel, nutnfancy, AKOU, and mrgunsandgear are all great resources. The only question I didn’t ask is what your going to use it for. As that makes a huge different but the manufactures I listed make everything from pistols to DMR’s and everything in between. I did forget to mention the best value in AR’s which is Aero Precision. I’ve probably had 20 aero rifles and pistols in every caliber over the last 3 years. If your looking for a great AR for $600-$700 start there. The cheapest place to buy aero hardware Schuyler or graniteridge outfitters. Granite has cheapest ballistic advantage barrels. https://www.schuylerarmsco.com/winter-sale/ar-15-uppers-25-993

Go to his sale section for crazy prices in aero parts and rifles. Right now it’s listed as winter sale. He will have a bunch of aero stuff there. About once a month that stuff goes on massive sale. For example I just picked up Magpul CTR stock and Magpul grip for $27. I build a beautiful 18 inch 223 Wylde for $600. He even has complete uppers on occasion for like $350. Than I can buy a lower from him for $45 and finish it off. The new aero enhanced recievers are awesome. Billet look with forged weight, strength, and price. Plus they do a lot of stuff cerakoted from factory and it’s done beautifully. I love their FDE and OD green reciever sets.

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I watch all those YouTube channels. Just couldn't find much on ZEV(Mega Arms). I have other rifles. Would like to add a solid ar to the collection. Looking for reliability first, then accuracy. I like the fact that parts are so readily available and easily swappable. I did think about mcx but parts scarcity made me go DI.

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Very cool than maybe go with something little different like the Larue with an 18 inch barrel in UDE which is a great color. Or look for the Zev billet full Ambi set the Add am SLR Handguard and ballistic advantage Hansen barrel. That’s what I did and was all in for grand. Including cmc lantac trigger, radian Ch, and Ambi safety in 300 blkout. It defiantly gets a lot of attention and if fun to shoot. Any who have fun...

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This is the link to LaRue Tactical's Ultimate AR-15 Upper Kit. (Which is actually all the parts for a complete rifle minus a striped lower receiver, for $792 in Black. Add $99 for FDE, or UDE. You can also add their billet lower for $199. ) https://www.larue.com/products/larue-ultimate-ar-15-upper-kit/ You can configure your rifle from a choice of 14 different premium barrels from four calibers, 224 Valkyrie, 300 Blackout, 6.5 Grendel, or 556. You will also have a number of additional options at no added cost. If you have them assemble and test fire the upper, ( which is a no cost option ) they will send the test target with your order. No test fired uppers are shipped that shot over one MOA. That insures the accuracy of your rifle. It is possible you have never heard of LaRue Tactical, but they have earned the respect of shooters from the military, law enforcement, and civilian communities. Go to the link, and read the customer reviews for this kit. then check the reviews for the trigger, and barrel. They will give you an accurate picture of what this kit is really worth.

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This is going to be a hard sell regardless of quality. You can't give AR15 rifles away. Look at Armslist or the local gun shop. Armslist is no lie about one fifth just .223/5.56 AR15 rifles with 16 inch barrels, some cheap mlok rail, and some sight mark optic. My local gun shop has stacks of them in boxes in the back. At 1000, the quality might be stellar, but it doesn't stand out from the crowd enough to be considered.

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Ya if you're a noob and want to buy cheaply made ar-15s then go ahead lol. Quality is very important.... o and if you want to give any ar-15s away lmk..

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Yeah, a noob would buy "designer". A Larue Ultimate Upper kit plus lower is 1000. That is as good as it gets. Or if you want it tomorrow buy a complete Aero for less money and better quality. Want something unique? Buy ZEV. I just know you paid for the cool factor. There are plenty of better value deals out there that are very easy to find.

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“Larue being the best you can get...” Larue is a good company but, far from the best you can get. Now I understand a little why you can’t comprehend people buying $1k Ar’s to $3k Ar’s.

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Honestly, what comes close to the LaRue at that price? 3k for a rifle that has been cloned to death? That's a bit crazy. 3k is MUCH better spent on a SCAR 17 or LMT .308 any day of the weak. If you don't like Mark and his antics fine, but objectively what even comes close value wise?

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About two years ago Mega Arms merged with Zev. For a number of years prior to the merger Mega had earned a stellar reputation for their uppers, lowers, and its overall product line. In my opinion they were comparable to Noveske and a couple of other companies that specialized in high end AR components. Many fans like me were concerned that Zev management would adversely impact the quality of the of the products and service, so we stocked up on receiver sets, and components while they were still available. If Mega has been able to keep their production standards this rifle should be a very good buy for under $1000, and very comparable to the Noveske basic rifles that start at an online discount price of around $1500. For $910 Shipped it is actually priced with similar configured mid-level ARs sold by CMMG, Stag, and Core 15.

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I don’t see where this is worth 900+$
Someone explain to me please

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As stated above, if you are familiar with the Mega Arms products and IF ZEV continues the same quality, fit, and function, this is a good price today. Yesterday (Dec. 16, 2018), it was $100 cheaper, which made it an even better price. I have numerous Mega Arms in several different AR15 calibers plus a couple of MATEN/308s and they stack up to or even better than my Daniel Defense, Cross Machine & Tool, and other high end rifles. I am waiting to hear feedback before I buy one to see if Zev maintains the Mega Arms tradition.

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