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Old 08-18-2012, 01:20 PM   #31
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Hell no I wouldn't sell it. Good quality Bcg's are hard to get right now without paying a premium

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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.
Yeah, a tough decision. If you're definitely selling I'd keep the marked DD since it does have the DD logo and you've broken it in. On the other hand, how do you prove to a buyer that the unmarked DD is in fact DD. It's obvious it is a quality BCG but buyers might not pay full price for it like they would for the other (since DD is so hard to find now).

I'd keep it since you know it's DD, especially knowing you and that it's likely another build is in your future!

The BCM is my only bolt that is marked HP MP. So even your marked DD doesn't have that?
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Nope.. only Noveske and Spike's have the MP on the Bolt. The Spike's has "ST MP".
Well... maybe you guys right, should just keep it for another build. Oh well.. i will be always broke

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I always wonder when they have MP but not HP... just skeptical I guess, though more so about Spikes than the others.

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I like to see this. And it is laser etched mpi /hpt but only mp stamped on the bolt



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Dangit! My LMT bolt carrier, while very nicely made and properly staked....is an AR or "standard" version. It has more metal removed. I wonder why, in an $1800 gun, they would not just have an M-16 type BCG? Do you think perhaps because it is a CA Compliant model and they are playing it safe? I hope not because the DOJ or BATF has written that a full auto BCG is perfectly legal in CA as in and of itself cannot convert a weapon to full auto.

If I order one...say from BCM.....will I really notice a difference in felt recoil and muzzle rise?

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Dangit! My LMT bolt carrier, while very nicely made and properly staked....is an AR or "standard" version. It has more metal removed. I wonder why, in an $1800 gun, they would not just have an M-16 type BCG? Do you think perhaps because it is a CA Compliant model and they are playing it safe? I hope not because the DOJ or BATF has written that a full auto BCG is perfectly legal in CA as in and of itself cannot convert a weapon to full auto.

If I order one...say from BCM.....will I really notice a difference in felt recoil and muzzle rise?
I don't know specifically about the bolt carriers, but most of us know Cali has stricter regs than federal when it comes to firearms. They consider the second amendment a "suggestion". I don't think you will notice a difference in recoil, just a loss of liberty. M16 bolt carriers have a slightly less ratio of cycling problems due to the minor weight increase and more contact surface to slow down the BCG. The majority of AR piston firearms will have a M16 carrier to reduce carrier tilt.
Your LMT shouldn't have any significant problems in any of the above issues as it is a teir 1 gun, and highly reliable. Their QC is better than most.
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Your LMT shouldn't have any significant problems in any of the above issues ......
Thanks. Yeah I love this rifle. It has never once failed to extract on the 3 different brands I have fed it. I could always just get the enhanced bolt ass'y which supports the cartridge fully for enhanced extraction or whatever they claim....and leave the carrier as is.

Also, hardly any ranges around me allow rapid fire anyway...... 1 shot per second. Sucks.

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I don't think you will notice a difference in recoil, just a loss of liberty.
What did you mean by losing liberty? Do you think putting an M16 bolt in could get me thrown in the hoosegow?
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Thanks. Yeah I love this rifle. It has never once failed to extract on the 3 different brands I have fed it. I could always just get the enhanced bolt ass'y which supports the cartridge fully for enhanced extraction or whatever they claim....and leave the carrier as is.

Also, hardly any ranges around me allow rapid fire anyway...... 1 shot per second. Sucks.



What did you mean by losing liberty? Do you think putting an M16 bolt in could get me thrown in the hoosegow?
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I agree with fsted2a that you probably won't notice any difference with the AR-15 style bolt carrier LMT supplied in your rifle. I think it weighs 0.5 oz. less than the M16 version which is much less than the 0.9 oz. difference between a standard weight carbine buffer and H buffer. Or H and H2. So you can see upgrading the buffer can add more weight.

If you ever think about buying a spare BCG, you can specify the AR-15 or M16 version LMTs at BCM. They tend to be $10 less than the BCM model, too.

I do agree it would annoy me that LMT didn't supply the full carrier in a top of the line rifle. LMT is a great manufacturer, right up there with the best but they do seem to be slightly more inconsistent.

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