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#6267580 - 04/19/16 08:39 PM new to polymer lower
Chickenman Offline
Chickenless

Registered: 12/15/05
Posts: 3915
Loc: Denton County
I have never owned one until recently and have never shot one.

If a polymer lower was going to fail, it would be where the buffer tube screws in to the receiver so does polymer have its limitations?

I would like to do something different with it. Something outside of .223 and 7.62x39.

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#6267593 - 04/19/16 08:48 PM Re: new to polymer lower [Re: Chickenman]
TexFlip Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 9513
Loc: Chambers County
I would only use a polymer lower for 22lr. Heard too many horor stories of failure.
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#6267743 - 04/19/16 10:39 PM Re: new to polymer lower [Re: Chickenman]
Tim9880 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 04/08/12
Posts: 493
Does that one have the polymer hammer? I always figured the polymer hammer constantly striking a metal firing pin would result in a failure. Had one for a couple years with no issues yet though.

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#6268147 - 04/20/16 10:06 AM Re: new to polymer lower [Re: Chickenman]
jeepercreeper Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 11/07/10
Posts: 3824
Loc: DFW
Would probably work fine as a plinker. I've never heard any horror stories, but I also dont know anyone that has one. Considering you can pick up Anderson aluminum receivers for $39 I guess I dont see the point of going plastic.

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#6269159 - 04/20/16 08:29 PM Re: new to polymer lower [Re: Chickenman]
Chickenman Offline
Chickenless

Registered: 12/15/05
Posts: 3915
Loc: Denton County
Thanks for the feedback gentlemen.

I think I am going to gift it to a gentleman that works for me.
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#6269736 - 04/21/16 09:46 AM Re: new to polymer lower [Re: Chickenman]
Pig_Popper Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/16/15
Posts: 876
Loc: Fort Worth
Been using polymer for 4 years no failure multiple calibers nice trigger .

New frontier Gen 1
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