Has anyone has or have used a polymer lower ?? I was wondering how durable they are and how uppers fit ?? I was looking at a Frontier Polymer Lower.....Thank you !
I have a model 2 stag and I love it, never had any I issues with it. Paid close to 875 for it. But it was def a good buy.Yeah......I am beginning to think unless you can get a really smoking deal on components you might as well just buy new,factory rifles....I paid $895.00 for my Stag Model 6 Super Varminter.....That is hard to beat...!
I assume you are basing this off Internet heresy and not ownership. Handling one still doesn't prove anything more than visually looking at a car vs test driving it.Avoid like the plague unless the intent is to put a .22 upper on it or treat as a static training rifle that doesn't get fired more than 10-20 rounds at a time and then only a couple times a year. They just can't take the sress, and in many instances tolerances are way out of whack even if ther were aluminum.
They just aren't made well in general,
There's been very little to no evolution in polymer lowers in many, many years.
This means the ones that were **** 20 years ago are stiill **** today, because they are still the same thing.
Nom-metal reinforced wads of plastic that aren't thick enough where they need to be to compensate for that lack of metal reinforcement.
Most common fail point is where receiver extension screws on followed by pivot pin followed by FCG pins going wgg shaped.
Again, decent as a dedicated 22LR (several uppers are polymer) but by no stretch of the imagination should it be considered for a grown up gun shooting real centerfire bullets.
You're the one who pissed away thier money and I'm not here to help you reconclie it with yourself in your efforts to try and make yourself feel better aboui it.I assume you are basing this off Internet heresy and not ownership.
ive got two and I've shot them on 14.5 and a few 20 inch uppers. Zero issues.
If you don't know how or where a lower is stressed while in use I'm not going to waste the time explaining it.Cant handle the stress? Where or how are AR lowers stressed? They simply hold the FCG and stock in place, if anything is stressed its the upper reciever.
Nor should you ever fall over with it strapped to your back, inadvertantly get it caught in a door, drop it from a stand, accidentally let it fall off a tailgate or biff against a tree while carrying if the impact or stress there-of will not occur at an approved angle, and in some instances depending on age and/or manufactuer, fire the rifle when its cold out.Just don't go throwing it down your driveway or smashing it with a hammer in failure areas to prove a moot point
You forgot a bunch of handguns, though we are talking long gun, so not overly relevant.FN2000s, PS90s, Steyr Augs, etc....polymer style rifles. Using your logic, they are...well.. crap crap crap
I can certainly accept that.agree to disagree
I'm actually thinking monolythic upper at some point myself.billet lower
PSA lowers when on sale are $65 I thought. ... Never seen any for $45-55?Depends on the lowers.
I have a couple CavArms A1 lowers that are pretty neat (1 blue, one yellow), though CavArms is out of the receiver-making business and I don't know if Armalite still makes the CarArms style receivers anymore.
I am not a fan of the Plum Crazy type receivers (there's another outfit that uses the same mold, but supposedly different plastic composition). I have seen them snap at the ring that holds the receiver extension/buffer tube. Just knowing that's possible is unsettling enough.
But with Palmetto State Armory and others running periodic sales for forged receivers at $45-55 each, I don't really see a reason to buy a polymer lower. Just have to be patient and buy either in volume or on a sale.