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05-20-2012, 12:08 PM
I'm in love with my BCM upper I just put together. It's their 410 barrel with PRI handguard. I mounted a Nikon P-223 in a Burris PEPR, and I am astonished by it's accuracy. On my lower, I fitted a VLTOR A5 EMOD conversion stock on my Noveske chainsaw, and it seems to have a relatively heavy buffer. If I want to shoot lower pressured .223 reliably, would a lighter buffer be the best/only route? It cycled 5.56 pretty slowly for the first 100 rounds, and short stroked a few times with some Remington .223. Advice?
05-20-2012, 12:13 PM
Remington .223 is underpowered. After breaking everything in you should be ok shooting .223 with the Vltor A5. Make sure you lube the BCG good also.
05-20-2012, 2:26 PM
Did the buffer come with the stock kit or did you buy it seperate?
If you have a scale you can weight it, and we can tell you if its a carbine, H2, H3 buffer
05-20-2012, 2:42 PM
Glad you like your upper! All the BCM products I have handled have always been pretty solid equipment.
05-20-2012, 2:47 PM
I use a carbine buffer on my BCM middy and it shoots anything I feed, even Tula ammos with no problems.
05-20-2012, 3:49 PM
Thanks for the replies guys, yeah It's my favorite tax return..... I mean rifle! I don't have my scale to weigh it, but it's a rifle weight buffer that came with the kit. This would make sense since the A5 emissary is meant for the M16/20" AR's.
05-20-2012, 3:54 PM
Thanks for the replies guys, yeah It's my favorite tax return..... I mean rifle! I don't have my scale to weigh it, but it's a rifle weight buffer that came with the kit. This would make sense since the A5 emod is meant for the M16/20" AR's.
05-20-2012, 3:59 PM
I'm using the same stock with a BCM mid-length upper.
Bought a Spikes tactical T2 heavy buffer and it's a pleasure to shoot.
Cycles well with everything I feed it.
Including steel case.
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