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Old 01-11-2013, 11:13 PM   #1
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I just purchased a Ceramic coated BCG from the guys at AR15hardware.com and when I spoke to them they had a bunch of these in stock. These are the same ones that midwayUSA sells for $299, but they have them in stock. Good to see some that are not overcharging.

PURCHASE HERE http://www.shop.ar15hardware.com/M16...mic-NFABCG.htm

MIDWAY LINK http://www.midwayusa.com/product/284...ceramic-plated

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$300 for a BCG is over charging, just MHO. YMMV.

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$300 for a BCG is over charging, just MHO. YMMV.
$300 for a ceramic coated bcg isn't overcharging. If it was a parkerized or chrome then yes I would agree with you.
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I agree with Gatoragn. What's so special about this BCG other than it's in stock? For $300 you'd think they could make a halfway attempt to equal BCM's specs.

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I agree with Gatoragn. What's so special about this BCG other than it's in stock? For $300 you'd think they could make a halfway attempt to equal BCM's specs.
To each their own. Why would someone buy a ferrari when you can buy a camry that will take you from point A to point B? It's just preference. With people charging you 350-450 for a chrome bolt carrier group on gunbroker.com, I wanted to share with the forum that you can purchase a CERAMIC bolt carrier group for 300 dollars. Nickel Boron is also a ceramic coating and companies have their own proprietary blend like anderson manufacturing RF85. This thread was posted to inform members of this forum who wants a Ceramic bolt carrier group that it was available and in stock. Have you ever used a ceramic bolt carrier group?

I clean my ARs after a day out shooting and I usually put a dab of oil so my rifle bags and carpet in my safe don't have oil all over them, I oil my ARs when I get to the range, but because of that I have purchased ceramic bolt carriers because if someone is trying to kick down my door, I'm not going to say hold on, let me oil my gun so it can run properly. I have cycled my ARs with very little oil and it ran flawlessly. I can't say the same for my other BCG. I think the extra money is well spent, but that's only my 2 cents.
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... Have you ever used a ceramic bolt carrier group? ...
No, it's not something I would buy. Nor would most users, though right now any BCG for sale is tempting if you need one. Perhaps you can come up with detailed reports that show this one's advantages? We recently tried to group test the Black Rain and Fail Zero BCGs but both samples had problems that ended the testing. Among other issues both had bad firing pins for example. Why such a simple to correct issue escaped QA is baffling.

I think it's great that new materials are tested but in this price range the part that's being coated should be of high quality. Sadly this isn't always the case. Yours may be an exception but why wouldn't full specs be proudly published?
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$300 is way overpriced. Better than a $300 normal phosphate but still overpriced.

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No, it's not something I would buy. Nor would most users, though right now any BCG for sale is tempting if you need one. Perhaps you can come up with detailed reports that show this one's advantages? We recently tried to group test the Black Rain and Fail Zero BCGs but both samples had problems that ended the testing. Among other issues both had bad firing pins for example. Why such a simple to correct issue escaped QA is baffling.

I think it's great that new materials are tested but in this price range the part that's being coated should be of high quality. Sadly this isn't always the case. Yours may be an exception but why wouldn't full specs be proudly published?
I have heard about some issues too, but maybe this was an early production? I've have nothing but good things to say about ceramic coatings.
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Regardless of worth of the part, it was nice of you to post up on its availability for any who might be interested in it for some reason or other.

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Those were sold in eBay for $280 shipped.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ships-NOW-Ceramic-Coated-Plated-BCG-Bolt-Carrier-Group-FREE-SHIPPING-/230908301085

And the latest listing

http://www.ebay.com/itm/230911794303?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p398 4.m1559.l2649

Funny how ar15hardware mentioning the same about midwayusa. I guess this ar15hardware copycat the ebay seller listing? Lol

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