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Robocop1051

Polymer80

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Not sure if you all have seen these guys or not.

Www.polymer80.Com

They have a .308 (LR-308 compatible) and AR15 model. The rep told me that each kit comes with an 80% receiver, a jig and a drill bit set. The rep said the parts/tools were reusable, but redundant since you get a new set with each purchase.

The AR15 kit was $80 at the show I was at. While the company was offering a lifetime warranty, the low price made it reasonable to replace if needed.

Just sharing.

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http://aresarmor.com/store/index.php?app=ecom&ns=prodshow&ref=Polymer-80-Black&sid=6b1m2f52qo5rp4u26943n0t2k2ai47tl

Ares had them for "20% off" for the past, what, 3 months? BTW, $60 is not 20% off, it's 40% off. Dimitri would've caught it before the 3rd e-mail....

Anyways, they're back up to $75, plus $10 flat rate. Only issue I've seen is that the buffer tube threads are really rough and need a good bit of cleaning up.

Edit: sorry, Robo, I didn't notice the website 'cos it wasn't blue

Edited by ChaseFan9

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For a cheap 80% option, I expect a bit of work.

If I went with a polymer receiver I would probably pick up the KSP set. I'm not big into 80%ers and I like the "reinforced" contact points KSP receiver.

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 Just who is going to be the Ginny pig on this ? I want nothing to do with it . Now as you said , I would like to see one with some kind of metal reinforcement in it for a 308AR .

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They were on 10T a couple years or so ago offering cheap pre-orders when they started up, no takers there.

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With the cost of fully finished aluminum lowers being what they are presently I just can't justify buying a polymer one. I get that these are 80% types so no registration, but even then I think I would go with the aluminum 80%ers.

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It's funny... the dealer kept telling me, "we're the most popular polymer 80% on the market."

That's just like telling me you're the best looking ugly chick.

If I wanted to shoot a polymer rifle, the KSP would be it. If I wanted to get with a big ugly girl, I'd shave Shepp and teach him how to dance. Lol.

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In Shepp's defense...  he gives some pretty good pants-down hugs.  <thumbsup>

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My son helped a friend do a polymer 80% AR-15.  Son's opinion was it was okay, but nowhere near as solid as aluminum.  My 80% is a 308, not AR-15, and is aluminum.  It ain't rocket science.  I finished mine with a router, and just don't see the advantage to polymer, other than weight.  My primary reason was the non-registration.  And it was fun.

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Just who is going to be the Ginny pig on this ? I want nothing to do with it .

Get Breast feeder,, all you have to do is tell him it will save him a couple of grams ! LOL

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Get Breast feeder,, all you have to do is tell him it will save him a couple of grams ! LOL

<laughs> No , no ,no , don't take us there !  

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......The Rule???.....

 

Not applicable. lol. This was just a product announcement, not a product inquiry.... It's all about context and delivery.

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I am trying a WarrHogg (308 80% polymer lower from Polymer80) build.  I am a new drillpress owner and not an experienced machinist so on my first try, mistakes were made but I do believe the lower came out 100% functional.  I'll know for sure when my parts kit arrives and I get a chance to test fire.

This supposedly tough polymer makes for pretty easy cutting.  The bits should last longer, not that that's an issue because you get a fresh set with every Polymer80 kit.  I'm intrigued enough to try a couple of builds with their lowers and if they turn out to be problematic, I'll go to aluminum for future builds.

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Anyone else build one of these out yet.  I've got about 600 rounds through mine with no issues.  Just wanted to see if anyone has taken one past its limits yet.

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