I'd like to know what people think about AR lowers machined from a solid piece of aluminum, compared to those finished from forgings. Ergo, I've created this poll to see what the monkeys around here think, and to encourage discussion on the subject. Also, I want to thank everyone in advance for their answers - I'm looking forward to the responses! Thanks also to @Airtime for a post yesterday about lower receivers, as it got me started thinking on the subject. I wouldn't have thought about it otherwise, so a thank you is in order. Let's hear some thoughts on the subject, monkeys! Is billet better than forged? Why or why not?