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Posted: 10/9/2004 3:02:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/9/2004 3:02:27 PM EDT by Foxxz]
I was wondering if anyone had experience with stainless steel lowers? About the only company I find that makes them is DPMS Panther Arms. Havent found many pictures of them either. What are your thoughts on them? The idea intrigues me btu the price infuriates me.

-Foxxz
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 6:16:45 PM EDT
I have a SS DPMS lower.

It's a cast part, so the mag fence is different and the surface has a different texture than forged alluminum.

There is a noticeable weight difference.

It's not worth it.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 7:35:05 PM EDT
I have heard the the SS lowers are really only worth the extra weight and strength if you are building for a heavy caliber type upper like a .50 Beowulf, .499 L&W, .458 SOCOM etc... and feel the need for the added strength, ...otherwise I can't see and advantage.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 10:38:48 PM EDT
When you guys say "Stainless Steel" don't you mean polished aluminium? Or are these particular recievers you guys mentioned made out of steel?
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 10:41:31 PM EDT
AR15 receivers have been mad of aluminum, titanium, stainless steel, and carbon fiber or an aramid/carbon fiber composite. Injection molded plastic also.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 10:43:44 PM EDT
I left out Beryllium Copper. OAI did some up with this.
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