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Old 10-02-2012, 11:17 PM   #1
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I'd like to get a bolt carrier with more mass on the rear of the carrier. I really want the DPMS M16 carrier. What would I need to do to get one (besides the obvious answer of ordering it)? It will be installed in a semi-auto rifle. As far as I've heard, it's legal to have the M16 carrier in a semi-auto rifle, so long as it doesn't function in full auto. Somehow the extra mass in the rear makes it "easier" to convert, but I don't see how. I just want the extra mass for recoil damping.

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Old 10-02-2012, 11:29 PM   #2
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Yes it's legal to run a full auto bcg in your rifle. In stock at PSA.....http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/featured/m16-bolt-carrier-group.html, also check joeboboutfitters.com for Spikes bcg's, or aimsurplus.com for Spikes or Daniel Defense.

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Don't know exactly what you're asking... do you want to buy a complete DPMS and have them upgrade the BCG? Why not set your sights higher and get a buy a better quality AR in the first place.

Anyway, yes you can legally buy the M16 carrier and use it in a semiauto AR. BATF tends to be interested in FA parts in the lower, not the upper however if your rifle were to malfunction and double who knows what could be the result. I don't worry about that since I carefully test trigger groups I install.

As of last night PSA M16 BCGs were in stock and only $140.

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Yes it's legal to run a full auto bcg in your rifle. In stock at PSA.....http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/featured/m16-bolt-carrier-group.html, also check joeboboutfitters.com for Spikes bcg's, or aimsurplus.com for Spikes or Daniel Defense.
I noticed a lot of site inventories are out of stock on almost all auto bcg's. Are people just buying them up like crazy or something? Or do they not make that many to begin with?
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Mil spec BCG, $129.97 shipped.

https://www.twsarms.com/product/ar-15-m16-bolt-carrier-group-phosphate/

Complete Mil-Spec assembly with bolt, bolt carrier, and firing pin ready to drop into the rifle or carbine upper of your choice. MPI & HP tested for quality and features a shot-peened bolt for increased surface strength and durability, and an extractor booster to ensure reliable cycling during rapid semi-auto or full-auto fire. Each assembly is magnetic particle inspection tested to ensure it’s free from imperfections that can lead to premature failures. Properly staked gas key prevents gas leakage that can lead to short stroking. M16-style carrier on the black phosphate model has full-length shroud for tripping auto sear, so this carrier may be installed on full-auto law enforcement and military rifles. Carrier is chrome lined for smooth cycling and resistance to wear from hot combustion gases for years of dependable service

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Yes you can run it in a semi rifle. And M&A Parts of Lake Zurich IL. can provide you with most any AR Part you need. They have a large warehouse full of parts. *Excluding Receivers. Go for It!

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BCGs have run short off and on all year. You just have to keep looking. Better jump on the PSA if you want one because they've been out of stock quite a while until the last few days.

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Don't know exactly what you're asking... do you want to buy a complete DPMS and have them upgrade the BCG? Why not set your sights higher and get a buy a better quality AR in the first place.
DPMS makes an M16 carrier. I'm sure the Spike's is probably higher quality. Not sure about the staking or the firing pin housing covers. The DPMS has good staking and the cover goes the complete length of the firing pin. Don't want the bolt itself. Looking to put an S&W bolt in it. And I'm not looking to stake the key myself.
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For everyones information. BCM BCGs are back in stock!

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Core 15 has them in stock too, $120. http://core15.com/products/specials.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=vm j_color_plus.tpl&product_id=116&category_id=27

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