How about a little game of BCG Hot Potato!

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by X-mark, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. X-mark

    X-mark New Member

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    BCG Hot Potato is being suspended due to the horrible track record of 0-2 for coated BCGs. I am completely out of BCGs at the moment. Any suggestions for another product to eval?




    So, I am expecting a Black Rain Ordnance Nickel Boron coated BCG to be returned from a customer soon. Since not many people have had a chance to try a Nickel-Boron coated BCG for themselves, myself included, I have decided to let members of this forum give this BCG a test run. I do not know how I will let this pan out, but I am thinking we start a list of interested members here and each person will be responsible for sending the BCG to the next person in line. The only cost anyone will be responsible for is the insured shipping with signature confirmation to the next person. The first person on the list gets to try it for free, since I will ship it to them for free;) Everyone else is just responsible for the shipping...I will not charge anything for you to test it out.

    I am thinking we should cap the number of members to 10 or so, but am open to suggestions. Each member should also have a minimum post count (TBD, but for now let's say 250 posts;) ) and be willing to post their range report in this thread (the good and the bad). If anyone has any suggestions on making this a smooth endeavor, I am all ears.

    Stay tuned for BCG Hot Potato!



    UPDATE 11/28/12:

    The BCG is en route back to me, so we should be able to get this started soon. I will make sure everything looks good to go before I send it out. Originally, I was thinking of letting the BCG stay dirty, but after thinking about it some more, I do not think that will help with letting those who are trying these to get a better experience. Having each shooter do their normal post-range session cleaning will allow each shooter to notice any difference in cleaning a coated BCG vs. a standard mil-spec BCG. Keeping a log of your range session is a good idea, not really for this purpose, but more so because it is a good idea to keep logs of your range session anyways.


    * By participating in this trial, you agree that you are using the provided Black Rain Ordnance BCG at your own risk. You must inspect the BCG upon receipt and if anything looks abnormal, do not use it...contact me and I will provide a replacement if available.

    Simple Rules:

    1) Inspect BCG prior to use (good=use, no good=don't use)
    2) Take it to the range and try it out
    3) Perform your normal post-range session cleaning
    4) Ship it via USPS Priority Mail (Small Flat Rate Box with Signature Confirmation)to the next person on the list
    5) Tell us what you think


    I will add to the above and/or make any changes if needed. I will reread through the other posts here to see if I need to add any additional details.




    List of Players:

    1. AgentTikki
    2. atari101
    3. Canebrake
    4. ZeusEcho
    5. Ktowboater
    6. purehavoc
    7. kryptar19
    8. sputnik1988
     
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  2. atari101

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  3. X-mark

    X-mark New Member

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    Hurry, go welcome 175 new members...lol....just kidding.
     
  4. atari101

    atari101 New Member

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    Am I really that far behind on post count? Geez!
     
  5. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I'll give it a whirl. [​IMG]

    (Is my post count OK?)
     
  6. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I'm in!

    Great idea X-mark! ;)
     
  7. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    I would like to give er' a shot.
     
  8. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Sign me up I would like to give it a try over the weekend and see what 250 rds cleans up like on the Ni-Bor surface
     
  9. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Also , whats the time limit , I only want it in my hands for 2 days tops and pass it on . You want it cleaned before you send it back out because I dont care if it comes dirty to me , In all honesty the dirtier the better
     
  10. Quentin

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    Fantastic idea, X! I'm not interested in participating since I'm sticking with milspec but I would be curious what others experience. Definitely have everyone keep an accurate round count and what ammo they used, it would be interesting how the BR performs over 2,500+ rounds and ten or so rifles. Curious, why did the customer return it? I hope it wasn't something negative we (or I) said!
     
  11. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Ohh me! Me! I'll give it a try.
     
  12. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I agree with Quetin on recording round count and ammo used.

    Let's start a list-

    1- Ammo
    2- Round Count
    3- Lube
    4- Before and after pics
    5- Current BCG
    6- Any noticeable differences over current BCG (cycling, cleaning etc)
     
  13. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Good list! And add a good description of each rifle - especially barrel length, profile, gas system/length and receiver extension/buffer/spring.

    This should be a very informative project!

    X, you do a lot of great things here and we certainly appreciate it!
     
  14. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Yea, this is a hell of a way to try out a product. I like it!!
     
  15. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Oh I have intentions of running it in several different gas lengths and different buffer weights from 3 oz carbine buffer to 4.8 oz buffers and gas lengths of pistol length to rifle length
     
  16. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    That's what I'm talkin' about! :D
     
  17. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Wish I had something F/A to run it in and really put it thru the paces . Damn I gotta get out of this god forsaken state of IL so I can own some of those goodies
     
  18. X-mark

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    hmmm...should we keep it unlubed and see if it performs as claimed? everyone can keep it dirty, so the next person can see what it looks like from the previous person. everyone just give it a good wipe before using it. We can see at what round count problems may start to present themselves from no lube or any other reason.
     
  19. AgentTikki

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    Sign me up.

    I have a range day in a couple weeks, I can probably swap it in a few of my rifles, and my friends too.

    I usually go through about 500 to 1000 rounds or .223/5.56 on a range day. (Its an all day event for me as I have to travel 2+ hours to get to BLM land).

    I can pretty much guarantee that there will be over 1000 rounds going through it. Through at least 2 or more rifles.
     
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  20. X-mark

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    I think you get to automatically jump to the front of the line...lol...because you are the closest to me and will be using it right away. If I get the return before your range day...you get to use it!