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Old January 03, 2018, 16:50   #1
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So.. Who actually makes decent receivers?

Just picked up an Aussie l1a1 on the trader and now I need a receiver. Doing research it seems DSA now sucks, but also COONAN now sucks. I do not really want to put a metric receiver on an inch gun. And I know how people look down on century receivers.

Who is currently making receivers that do not cost an arm and a leg($600+) that would be in the Aussie pattern?

I did a search on google before posting this and found only 10+ year old threads.
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Old January 03, 2018, 16:56   #2
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No body.
For Aussie you need to hunt down an older DSA, but it probably wont be under $600.
As far as I'm aware, there are no current production receivers with a good quality track record.
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Old January 03, 2018, 17:11   #3
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Enterprise ABNI? None are going to be cheap. You can roll the dice with a DSA. Send it back if it doesn't work
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Old January 03, 2018, 18:34   #4
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I've wondered for a while, how's it so damn hard to make a quality receiver?

These guns have been around for almost 70 years so I'm not seeing what the issue is.
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Old January 03, 2018, 19:30   #5
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I've wondered for a while, how's it so damn hard to make a quality receiver?

These guns have been around for almost 70 years so I'm not seeing what the issue is.
1 million machining steps to start with + its not a easy one to make. Level of difficulty is right at level 10. Where an M14 would be level 6 and a rem 700 would be level 1 and an ar-15 would be level 0.6 . The amount of machining and cost of machines/tooling makes it not worth the effort for for the few sales. Add to all the other hassles the heat treating that took FN a few years to get right on production guns
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Old January 03, 2018, 19:36   #6
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1 million machining steps to start with + its not a easy one to make. Level of difficulty is right at level 10. Where an M14 would be level 6 and a rem 700 would be level 1 and an ar-15 would be level 0.6 . The amount of machining and cost of machines/tooling makes it not worth the effort for for the few sales. Add to all the other hassles the heat treating that took FN a few years to get right on production guns
Ok, so what is DSAs excuse
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Old January 03, 2018, 19:38   #7
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FAL receivers are expensive to make unless it's funded by a gov't who's buying them by the thousands. Some 150 different machine operations plus heat treat and material. Modern receiver makers have been cutting costs for a while and now it's to the point that all but one has ceased to make them and that single maker's quality has long since taken a huge shit. I'm guessing the profit simply isn't there today, unless people are willing to pay $1000 a piece for them. That might spark some interest of the makers.

When you picked up that kit, what you should have been looking at first was the two AD prefix DSA Aussie receivers the seller had listed. Aussie kits pop up all the time but those are two of the only three AD receivers I've seen pop up in a years time. Today, as a general rule, if you see a quality receiver, buy it. Even if you don't have an immediate use for it.

This time yesterday there was an L1A1 cut IMBEL in the MP. Uses metric mags but is cut for inch everything else. It's an alternative and will get your rifle together and running on a quality receiver. Other than that, save up some $ and watch the MP like a hawk for the next Aussie cut to come around.

Here ya go.
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=422608

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Old January 03, 2018, 20:07   #8
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Danus ex had three in the MP, two DSA and one Coonan.
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