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Old May 27, 2012, 12:05 PM   #28
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Fact is, in my humble opinion, there just isn't any cogent reason to craft an AR receiver out of stainless steel.
I disagree, when I was pricing out parts for my match rifle I looked long and hard at the stainless steel receiver only because of the added mass. A lot of match rifles tip the scales at double what a normal AR weighs, so every little bit helps.

In the end the difference in mass wasn't enough to overcome the difference in price and I passed.

Machine guns are awesome until you have to carry one.
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