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stainless AR receivers

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by eastwood44mag, Aug 11, 2007.

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  1. eastwood44mag

    eastwood44mag Member

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    Apparently DPMS won't be making any for at least another year:cuss:

    Anyone else make one?

    Thanks.
     
  2. bhk

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    Why do we need stainless? Aren't they aluminum now and 'stainproof' as is? Obviously I am missing the need and need further education.
     
  3. rdaines

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    Sounds heavier to me.
     
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    They are heavier, and about 4-5x more expensive from what I have seen... Just go buy yourself 4 forged aluminum lowers...
     
  5. eastwood44mag

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    Extra weight makes it more stable.
     
  6. MechAg94

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    Stable for what?

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

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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  11. taliv

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