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Old 11-27-2010, 04:58 AM   #1
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I have a Stag Model 2T. The rifle is accurate and suits my needs. My one gripe is the bolt carrier and it's lack of satisfactory gas key staking. The notches are there, but are not up to par with the likes of DD, Noveske, LMT, etc.

So I'm looking for good BCG recommendations (proper gas key staking/mil spec) and good/inexpensive places to find them.
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:22 AM   #2
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I have a Stag Model 2T. The rifle is accurate and suits my needs. My one gripe is the bolt carrier and it's lack of satisfactory gas key staking. The notches are there, but are not up to par with the likes of DD, Noveske, LMT, etc.

So I'm looking for good BCG recommendations (proper gas key staking/mil spec) and good/inexpensive places to find them.
Is the key working loose? Not sure what problem you are looking to solve or are you just looking for a better quality BCG? Any gunsmith can stake the gas key for a fraction of the cost of a high end BCG.
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Is the key working loose? Not sure what problem you are looking to solve or are you just looking for a better quality BCG? Any gunsmith can stake the gas key for a fraction of the cost of a high end BCG.
No, the key isn't working loose, (yet) I'm just looking for a better quality BCG.

I thought about taking it to a gunsmith, however I think I'd to keep this BCG as a spare/backup, maybe just keep the bolt in my MIAD grip and upgrade.
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get the BCM ... bravo company BCG.

never look back.

they are on sale now.

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In addition to the BCM noted check out FailZero...

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RIght now it's between the BCM and the LMT enhanced BCG... decisions, decisions.
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I had the same dilemma and bought a Daniel Defense BCG for about $136 including shipping from gandrtactical.com but I see they're out of stock now. Excellent product (as is BCM) plus I have my original BCG as a spare.
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I understand buying a better BCG but why not get the original one staked too? Even as a spare you don't want it working loose.
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I understand buying a better BCG but why not get the original one staked too? Even as a spare you don't want it working loose.
I hadn't thought about that, good call.

Here's a question about the BCGs: are they all interchangeable between AR15s or are there certain specs for each brand or individual rifle?

I heard one guy say that the BCG had to be measured with a Go/No Go gauge of some sort to make sure it fit, but I have never seen any spec options on BCGs nor have I heard that before. My reasoning is that if they are built to MilSpec it shouldn't matter...
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its not a good idea to swap bolts around after they have been fired in the rifle for a while. its not that you cant it just leads to accelerated wear as the bolt and chamber of the new rifle make new wear patterns then repeat the proccess when swapped back. the carrier itself really doesnt matter what rifle its in but the bolt and chamber do.

your rifle isnt going to stop functioning or blow up or anything just your chamber lug area and bolt will wear out much sooner swapping it back and forth.
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