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Posted: 9/3/2003 9:53:21 PM EDT
I'm know about forged AR recievers, but i'm new to milled recievers...

1)How are they different? i.e. how are they made etc...(forged vs. milled)

2)How can you if a reciever is milled?

3)Whats tougher/better?
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 6:34:17 AM EDT
In Aks the question is really milled v stamped. In a milled receiver one starts with a large heavy block of steel then machine tools cut away everyting that is not gonna be the gun until the receiver is finsihes. In a stamped receiver, a flat piece steel is placed in a huge stamping press and smashed into shape. Stamped receivers are every bit as durable as milled and weigh about 2 pounds less.
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 7:34:48 PM EDT
You can't blindly state which one is tougher/better. Each gun was designed with a particular method in mind. For AK's, roughly speaking, there's generation 1, 2, 3 and AKM. Gen 2 and 3 were made with milled receivers, gen 1 and AKM with stamped. AR's are made from forged receivers. Some rifles are designed for casting. It all depends on the manufacturing process the designer had in mind.
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