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Old April 25th, 2013, 07:57 AM #1
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80% Receivers and Rocket Hub

So while wasting time at work, I ran into this website called Rocket Hub. Apparently this is a place you can use to try and take your buisness to the next level. I know... why is this thread in The Depot... well they have buisnesses that are providing 80% receivers at what looks to be awesome prices. Here is one place I found most interesting.

http://www.rockethub.com/projects/24...10-rudius-1911

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Old April 25th, 2013, 08:06 AM #2
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Did you buy a jig set?

And does our new law affect the sale of AR10 stripped lowers or just the AR15s?

I have always wanted to build an AR10 but need to focus the money on things which will be restricted in OCT.
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Old April 25th, 2013, 08:13 AM #3
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My concern would be to send this guy money and then never see it again. Is there any confirmation that he's actually started shipping 80% receivers. Legally, he's touting this as an 'Investment' not a purchase. If you invest, all of your money is at risk, should the venture fall through. $30 for an AR-15 and a free jig set. It sounds 'too good to be true' and we all know what that means. I wouldn't touch this one with a 10 foot pole.
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This is were I see a problem. Unless the 2nd cnc machine has a 60" or larger X axis travel. they will not have the room for the vises needed to do all 8 operations. and even if they did they would only be able to make 1 model at a time ( another words only ar 15 lowers, but couldn't do the 1911 or ar10s at the same time). Also a machine with that type of travel would not fit in a small shop. As far as making a profit ? there isn't much if any fudge room in a billet 80% lower. Also if they only have the 2 machines what will they use to produce the jigs ??
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I didn't see the pricing till now. Id stay far far away from this !!! the cost of the peice of the alluminum allone is about $30.00 a blank at 6061. so your telling me there going to spend thousands on tooling and fixtures and run time and only charge you $5.00 to make it ??? sounds like a scam !
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I didn't buy into it. I did read some people were asking for some ATF letter and others were asking for more pictures of his prototype stuff. One even said a picture was of someone else's receivers.

How I got to this site was for another builder doing the same. Just thought I would link this guys stuff.
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Aluminum is roughly $2/# in quantity. We buy a lot of it here at work for products. I don't have a receiver here in front of me but iirc its about a 1x6x8 envelope. Thats 4.7# of bar stock = $10. Pretty slim margin there for a LOT of machining. If from a 7075 forging, those runs close to $20 in quantity (unless you're Colt and have HUGE quantities.) I still have a hard time believing you would want to do the machining ops on those for just $5. ($100 for four 80% lowers = $25ea)

Sounds like a scam.
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There was another that was charging $65 per receiver, would that be more along the lines of what to expect?
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Does rocket hub allow for recourse if failire to provide services? Some type of insurance?

At $55 for an AR10 and jig.... It is a gamble.

Question still remains, are AR10 lowers to be banned?
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Does rocket hub allow for recourse if failire to provide services? Some type of insurance?

At $55 for an AR10 and jig.... It is a gamble.

Question still remains, are AR10 lowers to be banned?
Not by name, but any AR10 rifle will need to abide by the copycat feature test.
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