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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 4/2/2006 7:05:02 PM EDT

I was looking through the DPMS catalog, and I see that they make steel upper receiver (for 308, but I don't see why it wouldn't work for 223), and a stainless steel lower receiver

Is there any advantage to steel/stainless steel for building an AR-15 that would be used for benchrest type shooting or varmint shooting (in other words, not a lot of carrying around)? Are there any clear disadvantages?

Link Posted: 4/2/2006 9:56:44 PM EDT
I am no AR expert, but it seems it would add a lot of unnecessary weight to me. The anodized aluminum is more resistant to corrosion than the stainless. I just don't see any practical upside for an AR-15 in SS.
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