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Old 05-18-2013, 7:15 AM
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I ordered four from this rockethub project. They will ship even if they don't reach the fund raising goal.
How is that possible?...the fund raising is supposed to provide raw materials.

A fool and his money, etc.

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Old 05-18-2013, 5:48 PM
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Forged receivers cost less than billet in terms of raw materials (you pay for every piece of swarf removed profiling a billet receiver, but nothing outside a forged shape), machine time (there's no profiling), and tool wear.

If it can't be done economically starting with a forging a billet metal (plastic or wood might work) receiver is more out of the question.

FWIW the AR15 pictures for the "billet" Rockethub offering you linked appear to have started life as forgings due to details which are impossible to mill commercially (much more cutting time and wear with small tools than big ones) or at all. The anodized/not anodized versions of the "products" also appear to be photo shopped given the identical lighting.
These a billet lowers.
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Old 05-22-2013, 7:59 PM
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Smells like a turd to me. Some over at a well known Rim Fire site are peeing all over themselves, thinking it's gonna be such a great deal. My motto,"You get what you pay for", or, if you buy some good used parts, you get a little more than you pay for.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:07 AM
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Saw this on the FB page of another 80% receiver outfit I like (advancedrifles.com)

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Old 05-25-2013, 9:01 PM
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I don't know.

He is offering a refund if they don't make the goal. Seems a little less likely to be a scam...

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05/24/13: 5 days left for funding, if we do not reach our goal that does not mean that we will not start production, if the goal is not met we will reevaluate the costs with the amount of orders we have and get a new quote for materials, if we are unable to ship your product we will mail a refund.
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