Originally Posted by Quentin
PSA should drop that 8620 bolt most rikki tick! And a shame to put it in a CHF kit...
An 8620 is not going into a go-to build for me anytime soon. But I bought a couple in their BCG/CH package for $170. Ideal...it is not. But adequate quality and fairly priced? Yes. It'll be a good BCG that lasts a long, long time in a midlength gun IMO. Also a nice option to keep as a spare.
Not the ideal choice for your soul option/go-to gun, especially if enduring the extra wear of a carbine length gas system. Understand your options. Research how various aspects of your build (gas system) impact others (BCG wear). Were I trying to build a sub-$1K type ML AR, I would say this BCG is a perfectly viable option. But if you've got a CL rifle or intend to spend a bit more on the build, spring for the PSA/BCM C158.
Just my two cents. Each consumer's budgets and expectations will lead them in their own direction...but please folks, do enough research to know that you made an informed decision based on your own needs/budget.