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Posted: 10/25/2002 4:46:08 AM EDT
Looking into getting a pre-ban lower, but I see some that are "Forged" and some that are "Cast" - what is the difference, and will it really make a difference in my rifle?
Link Posted: 10/25/2002 4:55:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2002 5:10:09 AM EDT
Unless something has changed there is one company in Canada that makes all of the forgings and the various manufacturers machine them to their own standards. The strongest and best lower will be a forging. The differences in qulity have to do with how they are machined. It has been a while since I bothered to mess with a cast lower. For what it is worth, I don't like them and they are not as strong as a forging. There is no way that I would waste my time building any kind of rifle on the second best receiver if the best were about the same price.
Link Posted: 10/25/2002 6:27:26 AM EDT
Greywolf, it depends on what you want. If you want to get a complete AR15 something inexpensive then you can get the OLY plinker or on of the other entry level AR15's as most of them use cast lowers. DPMS also makes their entry level AR15 with a cast lower. For general shooting, plinking and fun a cast lower will serve you well. The cast lower won't be as strong at a forged lower, if you are not using your lower as a support for leveling buildings you should not have a problem with it.
Link Posted: 10/25/2002 6:31:52 AM EDT
One is cast, the other is forged..... Scott
Link Posted: 10/25/2002 6:50:41 AM EDT
LOL - thanks, DScott - I hadn't considered that! DScott, ladies and gentlemen - master of the understatement.
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