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lowracer
01-27-2010, 12:13 PM
Curious what type of lower receivers you are using, cast, forged or billet? That's the poll question. If you chose billet, specify the maker.

aplinker
01-27-2010, 1:00 PM
Yes.

I have a cast 80%, some forged, some billet.

Billet include:
POF
Mega
Sun Devil
LaRue
Magpul

unkownindividual
01-27-2010, 1:54 PM
you can have a cast billet, and forged billet also....

PaperPuncher
01-27-2010, 2:12 PM
I have a couple that are forged, CMMG, KD, KD CALGUNS, and one billet, C3 defense.

Noobert
01-27-2010, 5:45 PM
forged

Super Spy
01-27-2010, 5:57 PM
all 3

NRAhighpowershooter
01-27-2010, 5:58 PM
hewed by hand out of granite.....:p

osis32
01-27-2010, 5:59 PM
I dont know and I dont really care. as long as they last.

THT
01-27-2010, 6:02 PM
All five are forged.

lawaia
01-27-2010, 6:03 PM
Yes.

I have a cast 80%, some forged, some billet.

Billet include:
POF
Mega
Sun Devil
LaRue
Magpul

Show-off!:p

fryer1979
01-27-2010, 8:00 PM
My one and only is a billet BMG Raptor. We'll see what I find for my next one (.308).

glock_this
01-27-2010, 8:07 PM
forged x3

mds2004
01-27-2010, 8:12 PM
Forged and "Carbon"lowers. No billet yet, but I plan on Mega's set.

Joerocker
01-27-2010, 9:14 PM
Is a Bushmaster carbon 15 casted?

slappomatt
01-27-2010, 9:16 PM
I'd call it molded... :)

norcal-ar
01-28-2010, 4:44 PM
got 4 ,two forged- two billet

norcal-ar
01-28-2010, 4:46 PM
Show-off!:p


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HK Dave
01-28-2010, 10:52 PM
Anyone know of a list that states what manufacturers cast vs forge?

Does anyone still cast lowers? DPMS and Olympic arms used to i believe.

All my lowers are forged.

vinny_land
01-28-2010, 11:01 PM
both of mine are forged

Maverick831
01-29-2010, 3:01 AM
Forged

xibunkrlilkidsx
01-29-2010, 7:57 AM
what ever the Calguns lowers are.

Dubster
01-29-2010, 8:41 AM
How can you tell the difference?

Dub

Jim_KT
01-29-2010, 8:42 AM
All of mine are forged.

bombadillo
01-29-2010, 9:04 AM
billet forged and forged. I like them all and love mega's forged lowers. I will buy one of their billet next.

HK Dave
01-29-2010, 11:26 AM
How can you tell the difference?

Dub

Forged generally have the roll mark indented... while cast the roll mark is usually raised lettering (Not sure that anyone does cast any longer)

Billet just looks like art.... quality of the cut is generally a level above all else... but in terms of durability vs forged... that's up for debate.

Seesm
01-29-2010, 12:20 PM
Most are forged and 1 billet...

Redchevyman
01-29-2010, 1:04 PM
TNW billet is the best bang for the buck.

NSR500
01-29-2010, 1:09 PM
Two forged and everything else is billet.

WeekendWarrior
01-29-2010, 4:19 PM
Billet: Sun Devil, POF
Got a forged lower too

turbochris
01-29-2010, 4:20 PM
both