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kiabe1 09-30-2013 05:37 AM

best bolt carrier group
 
Who makes the best bolt carrier group between: spikes tactical, and daniel defense. I dont want to spend an absolute fortune but i am willing to drop some cash. i'd prefer to stay below 250 to be honest. If u can think of a better choice in this price range that would be great. And as always links are appreciated. thank you

Dahamp2003 09-30-2013 05:42 AM

Well Id say go with PSA. Personally I have a Phase 5 Tactical, and the lugs on the bolt broke off. 1 email later and 2 pictures (really dont think he even needed them), and Ive got a new bolt in the mail overnighted. So Im partial to that customer service. Daniel Defense obviously is great, but Ive always heard (no experience with it) that BCM is pretty much the gold standard.

jord1985 09-30-2013 05:47 AM

You can easily stay under $250 if you don't get nickel boron. Try to get a full auto carrier they are non-nfa but the extra weight slows down the Action for smoother follow up shots. Spikes, Daniel defense, bcm, are all g2g I have parts from all 3 companies on my ar

icallshotgun88 09-30-2013 05:50 AM

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Originally Posted by kiabe1
Who makes the best bolt carrier group between: spikes tactical, and daniel defense. I dont want to spend an absolute fortune but i am willing to drop some cash. i'd prefer to stay below 250 to be honest. If u can think of a better choice in this price range that would be great. And as always links are appreciated. thank you

I own a chrome Daniel defense BCG. But there are plenty great ones available. Actually, most of these by companies buy their BCGs from one or two companies that make them for a bunch of weapon manufacturers. So there are a lot out there that are literally identical except for the name.

But I'd go with Daniel defense, PSA, spikes or BCM

BCM has always been a favorite of mine for everything

Quentin 09-30-2013 05:59 AM

Standard phosphated M16 BCGs from Colt, BCM and Daniel Defense are the best. I have two BCMs, one DD and two PSAs - and will go with BCM for all future purchases. Colt is high quality but costly and no better than BCM. I have no experience with Spikes but expect good quality.

kiabe1 09-30-2013 06:19 AM

Im seeing some excellent advice, and would like to thank you all. i noticed someone mentioned nickel boron, and was wondering who makes the lowest priced quality version. A link for purchase would be excellent.

Quentin 09-30-2013 06:28 AM

The thing to remember about special coatings is you can coat a turd. Look at the specs of the BCG first, they are what really matters. The coating is secondary.

kryptar19 09-30-2013 06:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Quentin
The thing to remember about special coatings is you can coat a turd. Look at the specs of the BCG first, they are what really matters. The coating is secondary.

Great advice Q!!

OP, stick with a MilSpec BCG. DD and BCM are my top choices. Though I do have a S&W 8620 BCG with a PSA bolt in my latest build.

The S&W 8620 is a little heavier than most other com-spec BCG's.

AgentTikki 09-30-2013 07:57 AM

iirc DD doesn't mp/hp their bolts, spike's does....

For a run of the mil nothing fancy, most reliable BCG, I like BCM, LMT, Spike's, PSA premium full auto (not their plain full auto), then DD. All these are Carpenter 158.

Then there's the fancy ones like Young's and JPs.

Then there's the pretty ones, like the hard chrome and nickel boron.

SSGN_Doc 09-30-2013 02:08 PM

BCM and LMT are the two that I seek out.


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