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Posted: 5/25/2003 1:31:37 PM EDT
Just curious if anyone objects strenuously to cast lowers on ARs. Yes, I know forged is better, but is cast good enough in your opinion?
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 1:40:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/25/2003 7:25:13 PM EDT by Dano523]
I have a couple of DPMS cast receivers for years and never had had any problems with them. It just depends on who made the receivers.
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 2:25:47 PM EDT
I've never owned a cast receiver, I've owned two Colts, but I would not reject a cast receiver if it were a quality casting.

Bare in mind Ruger M77 (& m77MKll's), No.1 rifles, P-series auto pistols, and all their revolvers utilize cast receivers. Yet they are all very strong actions. You rarely, if ever, hear of a KB with a Ruger. The NM Blackhawks are very strong and very popular with 'smiths that make real big hand cannons, and the P-series pistols are, though ugly as hell, tougher than a Mack Truck Bulldog.

It's all in the quality of the casting.
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 2:28:05 PM EDT
I have never nor will I ever purchase a cast AR lower.
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 3:12:40 PM EDT
marvl, I just don't know of any reason to settle for a cast lower these days. There's what - maybe $10 - $20 difference in cost ??
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 4:02:46 PM EDT
I probably wouldn't buy a cast lower myself. I guess the question would be better expressed as "would a cast lower on a used or preban AR stop you from purchasing it?"
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 4:06:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By marvl:
I probably wouldn't buy a cast lower myself. I guess the question would be better expressed as "would a cast lower on a used or preban AR stop you from purchasing it?"



Actually I wondered if preban was what you were thinking about. Yes, If the price was right I would buy a preban with a cast lower. I would, in this case, prefer a rifle that had been shot some as opposed to NIB as I would be pretty sure the correct function was there.
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 4:12:37 PM EDT
i would not buy a cast lower unless that all there was.

but i do think a cast will work just fine, i dont like the look.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 9:25:42 AM EDT
Both my prebans are cast lowers... Essential Arms, excellent castings.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 4:48:54 PM EDT
I have a cast EA preban lower also. The only thing i do not like is the gray color. My 10/22 and m1a are both cast and havent broken yet and I do not forsee this lower breaking either
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 5:32:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 4:46:25 AM EDT
I don't have a problem with using them, especially since I've gotten into building my own from castings. If forgings were cheaper, I'd be using them.
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