Will a raw AR upper receiver bolt tunnel wear faster than an anodized one?
I think raw receivers will make a friendly rifle look with wood furniture but what about wear?
- daniel gLv 74 weeks agoBest Answer
Anodizing is plating that will wear off before any scoring to the metal.
Anodizing helps prevent rust, sometimes looks nice.
Bead peening is like a thin case hardening, seen that hold up longer.
- Mr.357Lv 73 weeks ago
Anodized aluminum is MUCH tougher than raw aluminum. If you keep it properly lubed, there will not be much of a problem.