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Old 09-13-2012, 08:29 PM   #11
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TBH, most of my spare parts have transmogrophied into spare rifles.......dunno how it happened....

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Old 09-14-2012, 12:29 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by purehavoc View Post
I keep a couple extra parts kits on hand, Gas rings and a spare complete bolt.
I have found that its just best to keep a couple extra ARs around its much easier than changing out a part
Same here... every time I get an extra BCG or lower it turns in to another rifle. Three ARs and one AK, lots of magazines, thousands of rounds - that should do it!

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Old 09-14-2012, 02:35 AM   #13
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Here is some of my spares Also have bolt, carrier, stock & handguard.

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Old 09-14-2012, 02:16 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by AgentTikki View Post
Good call, but seriously every trip??? wow. I mean its a cheap and easy thing to replace but....I wait to change them every 3k rounds or so. My friend hasn't changed his in over 5k no issues so far.

but ya, gas rings are a must. Get them in bulk for cheap, I think brownell's has em for a good price...
Yeah, when I last bought them, Brownells had them for about 33 cents each if you bought 5 sets, so I bought 50 bucks worth. A small price to make sure your gun is ready to roll every time. Takes a few seconds to change out. Peace of mind is priceless.

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Old 09-14-2012, 02:40 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by fsted2a View Post
I change my gas rings out every trip to the range. I would say add that to Tikki's list and be done. Keep your favorite lube on hand.
Not related to spare parts but good advice non the less
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