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TNP'R
06-20-2012, 9:05 PM
So my current stock BCG is holding up just fine, i'm just really trying to find an excuse to spend some money on my AR lol. So my question is, if I purchase a new BCG from BCM or some other company would it hurt my reliability. I mean I hear great things about lots of companies and such but i'm wondering if I could screw up a good thing by buying a new BCG when my my current one works fine.

Josh3239
06-20-2012, 9:11 PM
No it isn't gonna hurt it. Even better, get a plug for your pistol grip and keep a spare bolt and firing pin in there.

TNP'R
06-20-2012, 9:14 PM
No it isn't gonna hurt it. Even better, get a plug for your pistol grip and keep a spare bolt and firing pin in there.

Got a plug in it now, guess I could just buy spare parts instead.

ir0nclash86
06-20-2012, 9:29 PM
This guy in the marketplace is selling FN AR15 BCG's for $115 shipped. You'll save a few bucks over the bcm full auto bcgs.

http://mobile.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=584562

G60
06-20-2012, 9:38 PM
Buy more ammo.

tomd1584
06-20-2012, 9:51 PM
How many rounds are on your current BCG? If the answer is less than 5,000 then you should just buy more ammo instead.

TNP'R
06-20-2012, 10:00 PM
How many rounds are on your current BCG? If the answer is less than 5,000 then you should just buy more ammo instead.

I have about 3,500 and ammo is already being ordered.

vintagearms
06-20-2012, 10:07 PM
If any of you guys are replacing your BCG's at less than 15-20k rounds, send them to me. At 10k they are getting broken in.

TNP'R
06-20-2012, 10:16 PM
I just want an excuse to spend money, i'm happy with my BCG lol.

m03
06-20-2012, 10:35 PM
The person next to me at my last range trip had a fairly new Bushmaster bolt (that's what he said it was anyway) that cracked in half...I'd say, if you're buying a quality BCG that's better than whatever current one you have, you can't go wrong.

loosewreck
06-20-2012, 10:38 PM
This guy in the marketplace is selling FN AR15 BCG's for $115 shipped. You'll save a few bucks over the bcm full auto bcgs.

http://mobile.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=584562

He doesn't say they're FN from the link. Did you pm him?

TNP'R
06-20-2012, 10:39 PM
The person next to me at my last range trip had a fairly new Bushmaster bolt (that's what he said it was anyway) that cracked in half...I'd say, if you're buying a quality BCG that's better than whatever current one you have, you can't go wrong.

Don't know, I check mine for any cracks or what have you and it seems to be holding up so far.

ir0nclash86
06-20-2012, 10:47 PM
He doesn't say they're FN from the link. Did you pm him?

MPF marked bolts are FN

Mongoblack23
06-20-2012, 10:52 PM
not gonna hurt anything, but if your looking to spend money, and nothing is wrong with your current bcg, buy a good trigger group instead...

TNP'R
06-20-2012, 11:31 PM
not gonna hurt anything, but if your looking to spend money, and nothing is wrong with your current bcg, buy a good trigger group instead...

Yeah, I decided on a pelican case, always wanted one but always thought they were a little expensive for my liking but I bought one anyway along with some .40 S&W and 223 ammo.

Nismo
06-20-2012, 11:46 PM
5.56%

Plisk
06-21-2012, 12:28 AM
check out FailZero for a new BCG. If you're getting a new one, get somthing that's truly an upgrade.

MrPlink
06-21-2012, 1:16 AM
If you want a legitimate backup, go for it. But if it aint broke. . .

Mail Clerk
06-21-2012, 5:21 AM
So my current stock BCG is holding up just fine, i'm just really trying to find an excuse to spend some money on my AR lol. So my question is, if I purchase a new BCG from BCM or some other company would it hurt my reliability. I mean I hear great things about lots of companies and such but i'm wondering if I could screw up a good thing by buying a new BCG when my my current one works fine.

TNP'R,

If you want to up grade then consider a chrome BCG. Super easy to clean AND increases reliability.

Mail Clerk:D

SocomM4
06-21-2012, 6:43 AM
Get a fail zero BCG.

http://www.failzero.com/armory/ar-15.html

zfields
06-21-2012, 7:03 AM
I could sell you a single point mount and another sling : )


Personally, I'd invest in an SBR stamp for that bad boy.

BHPFan
06-21-2012, 7:13 AM
TNP'R,

If you want to up grade then consider a chrome BCG. Super easy to clean AND increases reliability.

Mail Clerk:D

+1

or a Nickel-Boron BCG, which are even slicker to clean, but more expensive than chromed BCG.

Munny$hot
06-21-2012, 8:23 AM
I'd just buy spare parts that tend to fail. New bolt, extractor, firing pin, hammer, sear, trigger and springs.

sd_shooter
06-21-2012, 10:41 AM
With the price of your AR BCG, you would be about 20-25% on your way to paying for an AK.

Not a troll, just wondering why a guy would start replacing parts willy nilly - kind of like carrying a spare water pump & alternator in the trunk of your car...

And then this:
I'd just buy spare parts that tend to fail. New bolt, extractor, firing pin, hammer, sear, trigger and springs.

Now it's not just an alternator and water pump, it's spark plugs, light bulbs, ECU, battery.

ARs are high maintenance, but they're not that bad! :whistling:

m03
06-21-2012, 4:56 PM
ARs are high maintenance, but they're not that bad! :whistling:

Well, they're not that bad if you start with MilSpec or better parts. If you start with bottom-of-the-barrel Del-Ton parts, I imagine that it's a different story.