whats the pros of a billet receiver?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by macon17, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. macon17

    macon17 New Member

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    Anyone know much about billet and if its better or lighter?
     
  2. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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

  3. macon17

    macon17 New Member

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    So problem not worth the change
     
  4. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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

    AgentTikki New Member

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    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.......
     
  6. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    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. :)
     
  7. macon17

    macon17 New Member

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