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luckyj 02-01-2013 10:41 PM

Magnesium alloy lower
 
Anyone have any experience with these? It's supposedly stronger than aluminum but weighs about 3oz less. I just ordered one and it should be here Tuesday.

jasrrt 02-01-2013 10:41 PM

ordered from where?

luckyj 02-01-2013 10:45 PM

Whittaker guns out of Kentucky. They had a shipment of 200 come in today. It is also stronger than steel. I got it for 195 shipped.

bluez 02-01-2013 11:10 PM

Sounds pretty aweosme to me :)

grichardt 02-02-2013 12:11 AM

Yea these are built in my hometown and pretty much whitakers is the only one the are selling them with.

Search mag tactical and it will pop up. I got one local for 169.99

luckyj 02-02-2013 12:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grichardt
Yea these are built in my hometown and pretty much whitakers is the only one the are selling them with.

Search mag tactical and it will pop up. I got one local for 169.99

Yeah apparently they are brand new on the market so there is not a lot of reviews for them. I figured for that price, I would be Willing to test it out! To my knowledge, that material is very expensive to work with so I was surprised to see it at that price. MAG Tactical is a new company and I assume they are selling it at that price to get their name out there. I'm excited to try it out. Now if I can just find an LPK to go with it! Thought about just taking apart one of my other ARs to use it. I really like the fact that it is so lightweight.

luckyj 02-02-2013 01:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grichardt
Yea these are built in my hometown and pretty much whitakers is the only one the are selling them with.

Search mag tactical and it will pop up. I got one local for 169.99

They are in Indiana? Is that right?

grichardt 02-02-2013 01:28 AM

Yea, there is a guy on my local car forum that works for the shop that makes them. He posted about trying to do a group buy but would take months. He makes them and it took him 3 months to get one.


Picture of the role mark has Newburgh, IN on it. Makes me much more satisfied knowing it was created under 2 miles from my house.

luckyj 02-02-2013 03:35 AM

Cool man. Get them to hook you up!

AgentTikki 02-02-2013 12:59 PM

Magnesium has been used for many years by automotive wheel makers. By weight is stronger than AL.

Its also more expensive than AL. But it does have a very interesting property, magnesium is highly combustible. Albeit the tempuratue to ignite it very high, but still once you get it going..........


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