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Old 08-17-2012, 05:02 PM   #21
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Speaking bolt carriers , I have removed the weights out of one of my spare buffers and taken it apart , I do some lead pouring making fish weights and lead hammers for my own use and I thought why not make my own weights and try this phenomenon of heavier weight bolts . Anyway last night I poured one and ground it back down to proper length for the weight I needed as I made up the length difference with one of the original steel weights and I now have a 3.9 oz buffer. Im going to pick up more lead today to play around with a few different weights and see how much difference it makes in recoil and cycling . Stand by for results
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:13 PM   #22
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I'd be curious the difference between solid lead and heavy powder.
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I called a couple of my buddies that work with tires every day as I know they at one time had huge amounts of old lead because I used to get it from them . Well as of Jan 1 2012 they had to go to zinc weights which weigh about half of the lead . Anyway they dont have any so Im in search of some more lead to get this project going . I only need about 1# of lead to do this project with . Wish me luck
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My new DD BCG will be arriving next week. Can't wait .

Btw.. i'll post up pics of my DD, Noveske and Spike's BCGs tonight.
Since i assume this thread is a BCG thread. Should make this a sticky
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I'd like to see pics of those BCGs, Okdonk!
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I'd be curious the difference between solid lead and heavy powder.
I cast one tonight that basically fills the buffer all the way to the cushion, all together it weighed in at 4.50 oz , if you need anything heavier your going to have to get in a heavy weight steel like tungsten, I have 5 combinations right now a stock 3.0 , 3.7 oz , 4.0 oz , 4.2 oz and 4.5 oz , cutting the lead pretty much sucks , its best to cast smaller ones and stack them , halves and stack them with smaller ones and full one if you intend on going the full 4.5 oz . Now just waiting on my new 14.7 middy upper to get here tuesday
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Here are the pics of the BCGs:

Top to Bottom: Unmarked DD, DD, Noveske, Spike's
Bolt carriers , Which one would you choose ? - AR-15 Discussion

From Bottom to Top: Unmarked DD, DD, Noveske, Spike's
Bolt carriers , Which one would you choose ? - AR-15 Discussion

From Left to Right: Unmarked DD, DD, Noveske, Spike's
Bolt carriers , Which one would you choose ? - AR-15 Discussion

From Left to Right: Spike's, Noveske, DD, Unmarked DD
Bolt carriers , Which one would you choose ? - AR-15 Discussion

Top to Bottom: Unmarked DD, DD, Noveske, Spike's
Bolt carriers , Which one would you choose ? - AR-15 Discussion

From Left to Right: Spike's, Noveske, DD, Unmarked DD
Bolt carriers , Which one would you choose ? - AR-15 Discussion

From Left to Right: Spike's, Noveske, DD, Unmarked DD
Bolt carriers , Which one would you choose ? - AR-15 Discussion

From Left to Right: Spike's, Noveske, DD, Unmarked DD
Bolt carriers , Which one would you choose ? - AR-15 Discussion

From Left to Right: Spike's, Noveske, DD, Unmarked DD
Bolt carriers , Which one would you choose ? - AR-15 Discussion

Top to Bottom: Unmarked DD, DD, Noveske, Spike's
Bolt carriers , Which one would you choose ? - AR-15 Discussion

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From Left to Right: Spike's, Noveske, DD, Unmarked DD
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From Top to Bottom: Unmarked DD, DD, Noveske, Spike's
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Apologize for not so clear pics. Hope these pics will contribute to this thread. Thank you purehavoc for starting this thread.
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Thanks for going to all that trouble to provide pics of all those BCGs, ok! It does add a lot to the thread.

It looks like the marked DD gas key staking is a little better than the unmarked DD. I know my BCM's is done slightly better than my unmarked DD.
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No problem at all Q. I really can't tell the difference between them at all. They all look the same to me except the logos.
I wish the other bolts have "MP" marking like on Noveske's.

Ask you guys a question, should i sell the unmarked DD or the DD? The unmarked is brand new while the DD has shot around 2K rounds.
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