View Full Version : Carbon Fiber Lower

03-03-2006, 8:25 AM
Does anyone shoot or has anyone shot with an AR15 Carbon Fiber lower? If so, are they worth it. They cost significantly less, they are purportedly stronger than alluminum and weigh half as much. I think it would be interesting to see if they are all they're cracked up to be. Thanks


kick Z tail out
03-03-2006, 9:15 AM
I have all all carbon fiber Bushmaster Carbon 15. Very light, and shoots nice. :cool: I like it a lot.

03-03-2006, 9:23 AM

Read that and decide if carbon fiber is worth it.

03-03-2006, 9:30 AM
You can build a VERY cool carbon fiber .22 rifle for less than $450 using the Vulcan Carbon Fiber V-15 and the V-15 600 .22 upper. This rifle can legally use a detachable mag because it's a .22 rimfire and it has a dedicated .22 upper.

Mike Searson
03-03-2006, 9:41 AM
DOJ would say differently.

03-03-2006, 10:16 AM
DOJ would say differently.

No, the DOJ _MIGHT_ say differently.

An off-list lower with a standard upper and .22 adaptor block is an Assault Weapon because it can also accept a .223 detachable mag.

An off-list lower with a dedicated .22 rimfire upper that can _ONLY_ fire .22 rimfire is NOT an Assault Weapon. It's just another .22 rifle, it just happens to be built up from an off-list lower.

Letters have been sent to the DOJ regarding this subject and I'm keeping my .22 pinned in the meantime. There's good arguements on both sides but in my opinion since a .22 rifle build with a .22 upper cannot chamber a centerfire cartridge, having a standard dimension magwell is irrelevant.

03-03-2006, 10:17 AM
I think it would be interesting to see if they are all they're cracked up to be.

Heheh, pretty good play on words there! :D


03-03-2006, 10:41 AM
HOLY CRAP!!!! Those pics are heart breakers. Its like watching an accident. You dont want to see it, yet you cant look away!!! I am truly sorry for the heartbreak it caused the owner!!!:(

03-03-2006, 10:49 AM
If you are only buying one or two lowers and they're gonna be your only ARs, you should stick to milspec forged lowers. You should be able to find one in CA for $200ish plus DROS fees/tax.

(I'm surprised you found the carbon fiber lowers to be cheaper!)