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macon17 12-27-2011 03:29 AM

whats the pros of a billet receiver?
 
Anyone know much about billet and if its better or lighter?

pagj17 12-27-2011 03:51 AM

Billets run heavier but stronger, they look more boxy to my eye.

macon17 12-27-2011 03:53 AM

So problem not worth the change

pagj17 12-27-2011 04:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by macon17
So problem not worth the change

To some folks they are. It's all about personal preference. But when PSA lowers are 50 bucks, why bother?

AgentTikki 12-27-2011 05:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pagj17 (Post 660564)
To some folks they are. It's all about personal preference. But when PSA lowers are 50 bucks, why bother?

Werd.

But to each his own. I'd rather have 4 PSA's than one billet. But gdit, I really wanna check out that AX556.......

Jpyle 12-27-2011 06:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pagj17 (Post 660560)
Billets run heavier but stronger, they look more boxy to my eye.

Some would argue that a forged lower is actually stronger due to the forging process itself. Major advantage of a billet lower is the amount of customization or "uniqueness" a manufacturer can design into it. Forged lowers are pretty much cookie cutter copies of one another, since billet lowers are generally hand designed and machined they can be more elaborate...of course that comes at a price.

I recently picked up a billet lower through a vendor here for less that $150 and I do agree, they are boxy looking and sharper on the corners but the price was right. :)

macon17 12-27-2011 02:02 PM

Oh ok thanks helped alot just needed to know a little something about em. Ill pick one up if the price is right


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