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Old 07-02-2013, 09:52 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a really good bolt carrier group.
I found a nickel boron one made by WMD and was hoping to get some reviews from y'all and see if its a good choice..,
Someone told me its the same company that manufacturers BCGs for spikes and other top notch companies...
This is my first build and really appreciate all the help!

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Old 07-02-2013, 10:28 PM   #2
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I've heard good things about it but wouldn't consider it myself.

Just remember that you can chrome plate/NiB a turd so make sure first that it's not a turd. Study the specs carefully vs. BCM's specs.

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I've got WMD NiB-X BCG, stripped upper, 30 round mag and fire control group. All are nickel boron coated. Their BCG is not a turd. It is one of the best that I have seen and I do have another from another vendor that runs great, but is not near the quality. I am so impressed with their parts that I have sent off several of the parts for my next build to have NiB-X coated as well.

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I didn't say it was, just to compare its specs with known good BCGs. External plating isn't what matters in a BCG.

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So I went with a chrome played Les Baer match BCG....it costed me a pretty penny but it will be smooth as butter. And every BCG I can find at a local gun store is only $50 less. I figured I'd spend the extra dough and get something amazing.

I'll have this Les Baer BCG in my BCM upper...and it'll make for a really nice upper I will have for a long time/life

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I didn't say it was, just to compare its specs with known good BCGs. External plating isn't what matters in a BCG.
I wasn't making any accusations, so don't take offense. Just saying, as I have one, that they are top notch. I have seen some good ones and some really bad ones and the WMDs are some of the better ones. The market has been flooded with a bunch of junk during this left wing inspired scare.

Here are the specs on the WMD BCG........

WMD Guns drop-in Nickle Boron M16 Style Bolt and Carrier Assembly/Group (BCG) is developed to increase reliability and ease of cleaning and maintaining your M16/AR-15 type rifles. The bolt carrier is M16 (full auto) stlye.

Drop-In AR-15 BCGs to increase reliability and ease cleaning and maintenance.
Bolt – Carpenter 158 case hardened, shot peened and magnetic particle inspected. Manufactured to Government drawings. Mil Spec gas rings. NiB-X coated (40% more wear resistant than Chrome).
Extractor – Manufactured, heat treated, hardened, per Government drawings. Black extractor buffer and heavy duty spring. NiB-X coated.
Firing Pin – Manufactured, heat treated, hardened, Chromed and certified per Government drawings.
Carrier – M16 style carrier (heavy weight), 8620 material, heat treated and case hardened. Manufacturing tolerances on inside diameters tightly controlled. NiB-X coated for durability and ease of cleaning.
Gas Key – Hardened to USGI Specifications and attached using grade 8 hardened fasteners. Permatex No. 3D Aviation Form a gasket Type III Sealing Compound per MIL-S-45180 used on assembly. NiB-X coated. Staked per military specifications.
Cam pin – Manufactured, heat treated, hardened and certified per Government drawings. NiB-X Coated.
Hammer - Manufactured, heat treated, hardened and certified per Government drawings. NiB-X Coated.
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In a word, NO.

The WMD is probably just great. I don't particularly like shiny bling on an AR or the cycling squeak that often accompanies some NiB BCGs. Just preference there. No point in paying a premium for features I don't want.

I have about 4 each of BCM and PSA. The only fancy finishes I have are on a pair of STS microslick/cerakoted BCGs. I love those things...slick and smooth, easy to clean, zero bling.

Buy what you want. The WMD is expensive, but probably really good.

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What about the national match Les Baer chrome bolt carrier? Any reviews?

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