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eastwood44mag
August 11, 2007, 01:52 PM
Apparently DPMS won't be making any for at least another year:cuss:

Anyone else make one?

Thanks.

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bhk
August 11, 2007, 02:17 PM
Why do we need stainless? Aren't they aluminum now and 'stainproof' as is? Obviously I am missing the need and need further education.

rdaines
August 11, 2007, 02:20 PM
Sounds heavier to me.

RockyMtnTactical
August 11, 2007, 02:26 PM
They are heavier, and about 4-5x more expensive from what I have seen... Just go buy yourself 4 forged aluminum lowers...

eastwood44mag
August 11, 2007, 05:30 PM
Extra weight makes it more stable.

MechAg94
August 11, 2007, 06:36 PM
Stable for what?

When you stand and try to shoot a target at 200 yards, extra weight does not contribute to more stability. :)

kingpin008
August 11, 2007, 07:05 PM
Seems like a waste of time and steel to make 'em just for the sake of some extra stability..if it's really that important to eliminate a little shakiness from your stance, weigh your regular old AR down with a nice, full beta-mag instead. Much more useful. ;)

Also, like others said - more weight = more fatigue (unless used consistently from a bench, but why would you need it in a purely benchrest rifle in the first place?) and more fatigue = more shakiness.

Geno
August 11, 2007, 07:09 PM
It's all about balance. They weigh about 1 pound more than aluminum and are slightly stronger. But, the real advantage is the weight for bettter balance. Yes, they cost more too...about $500.00!

DMK
August 11, 2007, 08:36 PM
Stable for what?

When you stand and try to shoot a target at 200 yards, extra weight does not contribute to more stability.Take a look at the weight of an AR built for match use. It's about a lb heavier than a standard HBAR. Competition shooters are known to even add lead weight to the handguards and butt stocks of their rifles.

cracked butt
August 11, 2007, 09:39 PM
Take a large ziplock freezerbag, place it in the trapdoor of the stock, add lead shot until it balances just right for you. Way cheaper than a stainless receiver and it works for me.

taliv
August 11, 2007, 09:51 PM
When you stand and try to shoot a target at 200 yards, extra weight does not contribute to more stability.

like DMK said, i have lead in both the front and rear of my AR specifically for HP standing at 200 yrds

rdaines
August 11, 2007, 11:02 PM
Not interested in an AR for match use. It's a battle rifle, that's why I have two, one for me and one for the boy. They shoot fine from bipods, kneeling, prone, whatever. I don't shoot match bullets either. But that's just me :D

sacp81170a
August 12, 2007, 08:08 AM
Not interested in an AR for match use.

That's part of the beauty of the AR platform. IIRC, AR's rule the 1000 yard line at Camp Perry in the service rifle category. It can be made to fit many different purposes.

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