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School Me Quickly RE: Complete Bolt Carrier Assemblies

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by doc540, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. doc540

    doc540

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    I need a complete bolt carrier assembly for a non-LEO, non-combat upper, so are all these $100-$150 units by RRA and DS Arms, etc "good enough"?

    The gun probably won't see 1,000 rounds in a year, just a dedicated plinker.

    I know to look to see if they're staked properly, but what else, if anything, is critical?

    And my gun's a .223, so are all assemblies compatible or are some 5.56 only?

    I appreciate you educating a hobbyist like myself.
     
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  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    A RRA bolt carrier group will be fine.
     

  3. mvician

    mvician Lifetime Member

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    If you are going to settle for "good enough" for up to $150, get one of the best for $140


    http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-Bolt-Carrier-Group-MPI-Auto-M16-p/bcm%20bolt%20carrier%20group%20auto%20mp.htm



     
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  4. Gary G23

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    I have to agree with mvician. Even if I didn't rely on my carbine for home defense why would I want something that doesn't work?
     
  5. mjkeat

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    Dont pay for "good enough" when you can have "kicks ass" for less.
     
  6. jrs93accord

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  7. jdodd

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  8. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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  9. SNoB

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    I have to agree with the masses even though I am new to the AR platform. The BCG is one of the few parts where the cost to upgrade to "top of the line" isnt that much. I would go with the BCM.
     
  10. Burncycle

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    I went with a BCM and loved it. Had to sell the rifle unfortunately, and the guy went off about how my M-16 BCG would land me in jail and how he had a form 4 so he'd buy it anyway but "just for future reference people have been prosecuted" >_>

    I was tempted to say "who?" but I held my tongue
     
  11. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Some people :upeyes:
     
  12. Durden

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    There are dumbasses all around us.