Thinking about my next project upper and see that the receivers are offered in a varitiy of AL alloys, forged or billet. I would have thought forged would be stronger as a result of the process. I haven't seen any billet wrenches out there but tons of forged ones. What makes a 7075 T6 billet pricier than a forged part of the same mat'l? My experience as an A and P has taught me that most wing spar cap strips and fittings are 7075 not 6061 but I want to say I have seen MLG parts in forged 6061. I have also seen extreme corrosion and exfoliation in the 7075 metal where it burst through the surface like angry little splinters. Never saw that in 6061. Of course the hardening, aging, annealing process denoted by the "T" number affects mat'l strength and workability. Input?
As always, may God bless and guide us all!
P.S. Thinking .224 Valkyrie to keep my Grendel on it's toes.