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 Titanium Upper and Lower
regalrocket  [Member]
4/21/2007 10:36:26 PM
I'm looking for a FINISHED upper and lower made of titanium, i've found 80 percent versions, but i need a finished one. Thanks for the help guys.
Grant
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BillBond  [Member]
4/21/2007 10:52:11 PM
They make titanium uppers and lowers?

OLY-M4gery  [Team Member]
4/21/2007 10:56:54 PM
Why???? They are heavier than regular upper/lower and there is no benefit to the increased weight. Aluminum receivers are plenty strong.
Foxxz  [Team Member]
4/21/2007 11:10:08 PM

Originally Posted By OLY-M4gery:
Why???? They are heavier than regular upper/lower and there is no benefit to the increased weight. Aluminum receivers are plenty strong.


You are asking WHY on arfcom? Since when has that been relevant?

-Foxxz
Hitmanxsa  [Member]
4/21/2007 11:34:58 PM

Originally Posted By Foxxz:

Originally Posted By OLY-M4gery:
Why???? They are heavier than regular upper/lower and there is no benefit to the increased weight. Aluminum receivers are plenty strong.


You are asking WHY on arfcom? Since when has that been relevant?

-Foxxz


so true
regalrocket  [Member]
4/21/2007 11:37:40 PM
Its for my father, he's looking at building a custom gun, and likes exotic metals :)
brian923  [Member]
4/21/2007 11:43:38 PM
its not the fact thats it heavier then aluminum, its that its made of
FRICKIN' TITANIUM........
sysops666  [Member]
4/21/2007 11:51:01 PM
ive only seen the 80% lower in titanium, and its cast. never seen an upper for it though.
OLY-M4gery  [Team Member]
4/22/2007 12:59:55 AM

Originally Posted By Hitmanxsa:

Originally Posted By Foxxz:

Originally Posted By OLY-M4gery:
Why???? They are heavier than regular upper/lower and there is no benefit to the increased weight. Aluminum receivers are plenty strong.


You are asking WHY on arfcom? Since when has that been relevant?

-Foxxz


so true


Billet Aluminum, or some other fancy recievers would stand out from other AR's w/o the drawbacks of Ti.
JD42  [Member]
4/22/2007 1:12:13 AM
All the uppers and complete lowers are made of out aluminum. I have seen 80% lowers made of titinum and brillum copper. I would stick to a std. Upper lower combo. If you want it to std out go with a Billet upper and lower and have it bead blasted then polished too a mirror shine! PS not makeing fun of you I have seen one done that way Very Cool!
TheDevilsAdvocate  [Member]
4/22/2007 1:16:27 AM
I have a stainless steel lower...The weight is there, which is fine, as im just shooting eggs at 200 yards with it.
xenophobe  [Member]
4/22/2007 4:43:12 AM
Titanium?

I wouldn't mind a bronze receiver
benighted  [Member]
4/22/2007 5:46:43 AM
A brass receiver would be cool too!
-edgecrusher-  [Team Member]
4/22/2007 9:21:28 AM

Originally Posted By benighted:
A brass receiver would be cool too!


titanium is a bitch on tooling and takes some serious know-how to machine
Foxxz  [Team Member]
4/22/2007 9:28:12 AM

Originally Posted By TheDevilsAdvocate:
I have a stainless steel lower...The weight is there, which is fine, as im just shooting eggs at 200 yards with it.


Where did you get it? I was looking for them at one point.

-Foxxz
AtlantaFireman  [Team Member]
4/22/2007 9:34:18 AM

Originally Posted By -edgecrusher-:
titanium is a bitch on tooling and takes some serious know-how to machine


+1

Polished stainless upper and lower would be interesting.
CWDraco  [Member]
4/22/2007 9:37:49 AM

Originally Posted By AtlantaFireman:

Originally Posted By -edgecrusher-:
titanium is a bitch on tooling and takes some serious know-how to machine


+1

Polished stainless upper and lower would be interesting.



+1

better then Ti
AtlantaFireman  [Team Member]
4/22/2007 9:44:44 AM

Originally Posted By CWDraco:

Originally Posted By AtlantaFireman:

Originally Posted By -edgecrusher-:
titanium is a bitch on tooling and takes some serious know-how to machine


+1

Polished stainless upper and lower would be interesting.



+1

better then Ti


And maybe add a titanium nitride finish too.
gunnut284  [Team Member]
4/22/2007 10:00:20 AM
DPMS makes/made a stainless lower. Olympic was going to make a titanium lower at one point, I don't know if they ever did. The DPMS SS lowers were heavy and looked like shit. A friend of mine had one (came as a complete gun from DPMS) and the it was unreliable (don't know whether the lower was a factor or just that it was a DPMS).
rcr29  [Member]
4/22/2007 10:01:20 AM

Originally Posted By benighted:
A brass receiver would be cool too!

Yeah, then you wouldn't be able to see all the brass nicks on the shell deflector
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