Why magnesium alloy????

Started Apr 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
Cliff Fujii
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Re: Really.
In reply to sandy b, Apr 20, 2013

M16 receiver is made of metal, as is the bolt, magazine, and any part that takes a direct shock from firing a bullet like the barrel.  The 5.56mm round is low impact compared to the 7.62NATO or 30-06.  The plastic parts on an M16 takes that place of wood on the M1A1 and the M14.

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