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Should I be looking for a certain build of Receiver?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by SirSavage, Nov 17, 2008.

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  1. SirSavage

    SirSavage Member

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    I've just been informed by someone who I'm not sure knows anything about guns that I need to get NOT a cast aluminum receiver, NOT a milled aluminum receiver, but a FORGED aluminum receiver.

    Is this true?

    Thanks.
     
  2. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

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    I assume you're talking about AR-15s. I don't know of anyone who's still casting AR-15 receivers. All forgings and castings are milled. There's no other way to do the final machining on one; it's not an AK receiver that can be milled from a block of steel, or stamped from a sheet of steel.
     
  3. Rubber_Duck

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    ugaarguy has it right. Any receiver these days will work, as long as you stay away from Hesse/Vulcan.

    Pick the receiver with the logo you like and build your gun from there. :)
     
  4. SirSavage

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    thanks, and yea ar15s :p
     
  5. bkb0000

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    if by "milled" you mean "billet," then you certainly can get a milled receiver.. only it's called billet.. and billet receivers are usually really nice. and expensive.
     
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