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Hard Chrome for BCG.

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Nutt51, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. I was looking at some of the top listed web sites for
    vendors who do firearms plating. I was reading about
    hard chrome plating and notice that one of them does
    chrome plating on bolt carrier groups.
    I have a BCM (non Ionbond) bcg on my AR.
    Would there be any benefit of having a bcg hard chromed ?.
  2. crazymoose

    crazymoose Nonentity

    Feb 9, 2005
    This is a topic of some debate. Personally, I say there's no real benefit aside from the fact that it's easier to clean. However, the part of the carrier that really needs to be clean (the channel that holds the gas rings/bolt tail) is already chromed.
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  3. Bushflyr

    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

    Mar 17, 1999
    Western WA
    Don't bother. By the time you pay for shipping and the HC you're already going to be most of the way to just buying another carrier. If you feel you need a slick carrier, buy a JP QPQ Stainless carrier and keep your BCM for a spare or to build a backup gun around.
  4. RMTactical

    RMTactical CLM

    Oct 7, 2000
    Behind an AR-15
    If youre gonna pay extra for a BCG, get a nickel Boron. It's what a hard chromed BCG wished it was. :)
  5. boomhower


    Feb 14, 2010
    North Carolina
    Agreed. NiB isn't cheap but it's a top notch coating.
  6. Jumper


    Jun 10, 2002
    MI USA
    Are there any manufacturers who make a nickle boron BCG and bolt for an AR10?
  7. Thanks fellas for the answers.
    I'll just buy an upgraded one like the NiB.
    I was going to order another BCM upper
    so I'll get me a Nickle Boron one then.
    Many thanks for the advice.
  8. RMTactical

    RMTactical CLM

    Oct 7, 2000
    Behind an AR-15