GUN Billet lowers for $80

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  1. JRucker2004

    JRucker2004 New Member

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  2. Holy shit.
     
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    nice.

    minus well build a dedicated 6.5 rifle now.
     
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    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    lol WAT

    brb getting 3
     
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    the catalog is amazing :eek3:
     
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    honestly i'd rather have a forged lower i can put a magpul trigger guard in. i wonder if there's any weight difference
     
  9. JRucker2004

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    Forged lowers are also stronger.
    But the bling factor is quite high.
     
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    i may pick one up just to have it :o
     
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    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    I've heard this before.... Why is that?

    I'd be curious to know weight differences between typical forged and milled variants.
     
  13. The problem with billet parts is that the billet is just a cast brick of metal, then they CNC a part out of it. It looks nice, but it's still just a cast part that's been CNC'd.

    You can look up the advantages of forging, and you'll find better explanations than I can type here.
     
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    Forged is stronger, but has anyone even broken a billet lower?
     
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    Didn't dawn on me that a billet lower does indeed start out as cast..... I dunno what I was thinking.

    Like BLH was saying though.... I wonder if anyone has actually *broke* a billet lower? Early AR lowers were cast, and I don't recall hearing/seeing of them breaking much. It's not like there is really any pressure being put on them.
     
  16. Take note of the thickness of the billet lowers, they're generally bulkier than forged lowers, all the extra metal does add strength to them. If they were machined to the same size as a standard forged lower they'd be less robust.
     
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    So yaaaaaahhhh, after pondering it a while, I now have no desire for a billed lower.

    Give me the light, trim forged stuff, fuck the fluff (though I still want an all carbon receiver group)
     
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    It shouldn't matter what it is made out of it is engineered correctly, its not like it is a very high stress material. Maybe I don't know enough about AR's, but to me it sounds like a pretty mute point other than something to argue/discuss about.
     
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    Welcome to OT WMD....
     
  20. Are we somehow wrong to discuss the pros/cons of billet lowers? I don't see any angry posting in here, nor do I see and blind sackriding. All I see is an informed discussion on forged vs. billet parts. So yeah, welcome to OT WMD.
     
  21. dpixel8

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    there is a reason that Ferrari....well, all engines, are cast

    fixed
     
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    would be neat to see how someone could try and cnc a car engine
     
  23. What part of them? Most blocks are cast.
     
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    i meant cast :rofl:
     
  25. The truth is that the majority of surfaces on a block don't need to be machined to close tolerances, it wouldn't be worth it, or offer any benefit to CNC the whole thing even if it were possible.
     

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