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Posted: 8/27/2005 4:39:52 AM EDT
Sorry fella's but I need to know when building your own, is it better to used a forged lower than a cast one? I know forged is stronger and I kind of like my gun stuff to be as strong as possible, but if a cast lower will be just as good then I'd go with that. Can someone clue me in on this? Thanks a bunch!
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 4:42:12 AM EDT
Dupe, the cast vs forging debate has gone on for awhile. Look harder
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 4:46:05 AM EDT
forged when possible.....and yes, it has been asked before.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:36:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:46:08 AM EDT
forged
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:49:54 AM EDT
Here is an easy way to remember it.

Forge ahead.

Cast into the garbage.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 8:12:21 AM EDT
First of all, almost no one is even building cast lowers any more. DPMS has phased theirs out, Olympic seems to be in the process of doing so, and the one outfit that does still advertise them is in process of moving over to the forged type. Does that tell you something?

Second, even when they did make cast pieces, they were only $10-$15 cheaper than forged units, and a hell of a lot uglier with their rough surface and raised lettering.

Casting was a cheap and easy way for a bunch of jack leg outfits to get into the AR building market back in the early days. Things have gotten a lot more sophisticated these days, AR bulders and shooters have gotten a lot more knowledgable, and there really isn't a market for the cast stuff any more. When forged lowers sold for $150, and cast for $90, maybe there was an excuse for a bargain hunter to go cast. When forged pieces are selling for $90 and cast for $75-$80, there is simply no reason to go cast..
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 10:58:03 AM EDT
yes, this question has been asked before.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 1:28:54 PM EDT
At least he didn't ask what kind of gun Al Pacino used in Heat.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 2:53:14 PM EDT
hopefully that was his last question. he's asked 2500 questions so far and isn't done building yet? wow.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 3:30:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 3:30:35 PM EDT by XxSLASHERxX]
dupe
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