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Posted: 4/11/2006 3:55:13 PM EDT
Dumb question.
Has anyone ever made one or tried it?
Can I get one?
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 3:56:38 PM EDT
I want to find out as well.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 3:59:45 PM EDT
Olympic has made titanium lower receivers. I don't know if they are still in production, but they have made them in the past.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 4:00:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:26:26 PM EDT
night crew bump
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:27:16 PM EDT
think it would be lighter then a carbon 15?
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:27:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DigDug:
Olympic has made titanium lower receivers. I don't know if they are still in production, but they have made them in the past.



Screw it, I was ready to pony up, then you said Olympic
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:36:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chimpy:

Originally Posted By DigDug:
Olympic has made titanium lower receivers. I don't know if they are still in production, but they have made them in the past.



Screw it, I was ready to pony up, then you said Olympic



+1
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:40:24 PM EDT
I remember seeing a couple receivers for sale at a gun show a while back. I'm pretty sure they were Oly. They were pretty expensive...
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:42:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
think it would be lighter then a carbon 15?



No, how could it? The density of titanium is 0.16 pounds per cubic inch, the material in the Carbon 15 is in the neighborhood of 0.05 to 0.06 pounds per cubic inch, and the gage is not mightily increased over that of an aluminum AR reciever. You could carry a Carbon 15 in your pants if it was shorter, and I guess some of the folks with their 80 times oversize britches can carry one anyway.

A titanium upper receiver is pretty much a bad idea unless something is done about reducing friction in the bolt carrier channel.

I would rather have three AR-10's for about the same cost.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:49:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2006 8:50:07 PM EDT by captainpooby]

Originally Posted By AeroE:

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
think it would be lighter then a carbon 15?



No, how could it? The density of titanium is 0.16 pounds per cubic inch, the material in the Carbon 15 is in the neighborhood of 0.05 to 0.06 pounds per cubic inch, and the gage is not mightily increased over that of an aluminum AR reciever. You could carry a Carbon 15 in your pants if it was shorter, and I guess some of the folks with their 80 times oversize britches can carry one anyway.

A titanium upper receiver is pretty much a bad idea unless something is done about reducing friction in the bolt carrier channel.I would rather have three AR-10's for about the same cost.



Uh, how about TiN?
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 1:16:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:

Originally Posted By AeroE:

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
think it would be lighter then a carbon 15?



No, how could it? The density of titanium is 0.16 pounds per cubic inch, the material in the Carbon 15 is in the neighborhood of 0.05 to 0.06 pounds per cubic inch, and the gage is not mightily increased over that of an aluminum AR reciever. You could carry a Carbon 15 in your pants if it was shorter, and I guess some of the folks with their 80 times oversize britches can carry one anyway.

A titanium upper receiver is pretty much a bad idea unless something is done about reducing friction in the bolt carrier channel.I would rather have three AR-10's for about the same cost.



Uh, how about TiN?



That's one idea that will work. Make that 4 AR-10's. [That's probably only a little exagerated.]
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 1:19:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:

Uh, how about TiN?



Ooh-then it'd be all bling bling gold colored
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 1:46:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:

Originally Posted By AeroE:

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
think it would be lighter then a carbon 15?



No, how could it? The density of titanium is 0.16 pounds per cubic inch, the material in the Carbon 15 is in the neighborhood of 0.05 to 0.06 pounds per cubic inch, and the gage is not mightily increased over that of an aluminum AR reciever. You could carry a Carbon 15 in your pants if it was shorter, and I guess some of the folks with their 80 times oversize britches can carry one anyway.

A titanium upper receiver is pretty much a bad idea unless something is done about reducing friction in the bolt carrier channel.I would rather have three AR-10's for about the same cost.



Uh, how about TiN?


but gold ain't tactical
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 1:52:40 PM EDT
Isss jes fo' decorashun man, jes fo' decorashun. Kno' what I'm sayin'? Werd.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 1:53:44 PM EDT
Yoo Gotz ta put da beamz on it.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 2:46:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ghostchild:
Yoo Gotz ta put da beamz on it.



Werd.
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