Nickel Boron BCG?

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  1. Jed Cooper

    Jed Cooper

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    ...or phosphate? I have both and lube each the same. I understand the NiB coating has some natural lubricity properties, and probably has less long term wear. I'm just curious if the NiB justifies the extra cost?
     
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    RMTactical Battle Born CLM

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    I like the NiB, particularly on a suppressed AR15. Makes it a bit easier to clean.
     
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    ^ what he said.

    I only have standard phosphate BCG's, but am thinking of getting one NP3'ed for suppressed use.
     
  4. Jed Cooper

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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    They're easier to clean, but that really doesn't mean much to me.
     
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    With the black coating, if it's not spotless, you won't have to listen to other folks telling you it needs to be. :D
     
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    I don't want any phosphate if I can help it. NiB and nitride are more durable, more rust resistant, and look better.
     
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    ShaneS Millennium Member

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    I have a nitride Cryptic BCG that is a thing of beauty... and works great too.
     
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    I've got Nib from R-Guns .com 556/223/300Blk x 45 for 109. That beats the heck out of where you looked, and nitrate also. My self I oil lightly anything that moves, buffer springs too. None of the guys here told me not to, so until then. Oh yeh..Bolt carrier group.
     
  10. intenseneal

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    I have a PSA NiB BCG and its been great so far. Clean up easier than other coatings and its slick.
     
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    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Gold Member

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    I've got an EXO NIB coated bcg from Fail Zero, which I like a lot. Runs like a top. I lube it just the same as I do a standard bcg, but it is much easier to clean, plus it looks purty :supergrin:

    With that said, I wouldn't spend a ton of money on one over a standard bcg from a reputable company. I got my fail zero from PSA on sale for $100 to my door, which I think makes it a great upgrade.
     
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    rds95991 NRA Benefactor

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    Both my LWRC's came with NiB.
     
  13. Jed Cooper

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    I ordered a Cryptic nitrided BCG, thanks. USA made and sold here in NC. I'm working on a new premium upper. Vltor upper receiver coming tomorrow.
     
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    I think you will be very pleased with it. I was very impressed with the quality and looks of mine. The finish is super smooth and deep black. It cycles very smoothly in the rifle, noticeably smoother than my other BCGs in other rifles. The price is nice too. Let us know what you think of it.
     
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    It looks and functions fine. Pretty much an average BCG.
     
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    fasteddie565 Combat Diver

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    POF NP3's all of the moving parts for this very erason. The "lubricity" qualities are well worth the money.
     
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