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Old 06-16-2011, 03:00 PM   #1
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Default Aftermarket charging handle

With a scope on my LR-308 it is very difficult to pull the charging handle without dismounting the gun from my shoulder. I know that there are a lot of aftermarket parts, what has real world function for you? Ease of use with a scope is a must, dependability as well. Thanks.

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Old 06-16-2011, 03:03 PM   #2
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This works well for me. They also have the Model 3 with a bigger latch.

BCMGUNFIGHTER Charging Handle, GFH Mod 4


Oops... just noticed you said 308

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-GUNFIGHTER-Charging-Handle-GFH-Mod-3-7-62-p/bcm%20gfh%20mod%203%20762.htm

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You could try one of these - Rainier Arms, LLC™ | Browse | Charging Handles | Badger Ordnance Tactical Latch, increases your finger purchase and makes it easier to pull the charging handle

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Hello fellow Wichitan.

Quentin hit it on the head. The BCM Gunfighter will get the job done each and every time.

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Just a quick question, do you feel any gas blow-back in your face with your current charging handle?

To avoid any blow-back issues, I use the PRI-M84 Gas Buster Charging Handle with the Combat Latch on my 458SOCOM.

Rainier Arms, LLC™ | Browse | Charging Handles | PRI Big Latch - Combat

Rainier Arms, LLC™ | Browse | Charging Handles | PRI - M84 Gas Buster Charging Handle - AR15

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Thanks for the replies, guys. The large BCM looks like it is what I'm needing.
I'm gonna put that on the wish list.

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Cane,
I don't recall feeling any blowback. I'm going to have to shoot it this weekend just to pay attention to that. Excellent excuse to fire off some rounds!

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The PRI Gas Buster charging handle has a milled port (see below) to channel blow-by gas out the right side. This is great for all us right, strong-side shooters. For southpaws, not so much.

The 458SOCOM would bleed energy, albeit light, around the stock RRA handle. The PRI GB eliminates this distraction.

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