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Thread: a plastic/nylon 80% lower?

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    Gunco Addicted for life j427x's Avatar
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    Talking a plastic/nylon 80% lower?

    you know i often wondered about this --why no one has done it-

    i have a cav arms lower for several years and it has been good.

    it is made of two big pieces and one end cap for the butt.

    you know i wonder how hard it would be to make a 80% finished lower kit?

    you know you could have two pieces and plasti-weld/glue/bolt or screw them together --then drill and cut out the sections for the FCG--

    any reasons why no one has done it?

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    probably the difficulty of getting the proper plastic/polymer, I have seen this for years about trying to make polymer handguns, the closest I have ever seen was two halfs of aluminum or the use of airsoft receivers reinforced, great thread on this over at WG
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    well if it ain't that nylon shit it ain't worth doing in plastic generally speaking--

    those hard plastic injection molded lowers just plain suck--

    you might be able to do some kind of plastic/metal sandwich --in a home shop --and have a mold for two halves --then bond them together with sheet steel or aluminum reinforcements in certain breakage prone places maybe??

    interesting--

    you know i had some honeycombed aluminum laying around somewhere--LOL

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    you know this has been done.. right?

    unless the video is gone.. there was a guy making 2 piece HDPE lowers... on you tube..

    now the aluminum bolt togethers? i just happen to have one of those laying right here on my desk which is BULLETS new design..
    say what you mean & mean what you say


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    a cav is a two piece--never seen a plastic two piece 80% though--

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    I would say carbon-fiber would work fine. It is stronger than steel yet very light. It is expensive though and the rifle is already pretty light.

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    LAMNTAED OAK lol

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    Maybe we can melt down all those broken lawn mower wheels

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    Maybe we can melt down all those broken lawn mower wheels
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    Quote Originally Posted by tanvil View Post
    Maybe we can melt down all those broken lawn mower wheels
    hell yea! toss in a few pop-bottles and some of that plastic bumper that brok off the ford taurus--LOL

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