Need input on a decent BCG

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by PeeceKeeper, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. PeeceKeeper

    PeeceKeeper New Member

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  2. MikeJK

    MikeJK New Member

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    DPMS lol. Do yourself a favor and forget they even exist. Daniel Defense - $150 +/-, BCM - $139, Colt - $157+/-, Spikes $120 +/-, Palmetto State - $110 +/-. All much better and come from companies that actually deserve peoples business.

    I have had a couple coated BCGs and prefer a normal mil-spec version. The coating might save you a couple seconds of cleaning and that's about it.
     

  3. Todd_

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    QFT.

    Any of the above are going to work well for you. Special coatings make cleaning a tad easier, but otherwise there isn't a difference. I run a PSA upper with matching BCG. Spikes, DD, Colt, BCM, all good names with great products. All should have the gas keys properly staked as well.
     
  4. PeeceKeeper

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    So DPMS is out of the question lol what's your take on Fail Zero?
     
  5. Todd_

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    No experience with them. Have heard from guys that do, once again it's simply for ease of cleaning. Life isn't measurably longer, still have to lube it and clean it, it's just slightly easier to clean. With so many quality BCGs to be had for $110-150, it just doesn't seem worth it to me. Just my $0.02 based on reviews I have read.
     
  6. AgentTikki

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    BCM
    LMT
    COLT
    NOVESKE
    LARUE
    KNIGHTS ARM
    DANIEL DEFENCE
    RANIER ARMS
    SPIKES
    PALMETTO STATE

    Look for a full auto carrier
    Hp high pressure testing
    Mp magnetic partical inspected
    Shoot peened bolt
    Properly staked gas keys
    Carpenter 158 steel

    Special coatings and chrome are nice but really unecessary.
    If you are building a piston system just make sure your bcg is compatible.

    That is all.
     
  7. jasonlarue1013

    jasonlarue1013 New Member

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    Sounds like BCM lol bout to order 2
     
  8. MikeJK

    MikeJK New Member

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    Not really worth the extra cash.
     
  9. Quentin

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    That pretty much sums it up. One caveat, Knights is high quality but incompatible with a standard barrel extension. Not likely to stumble across one but just in case someone does...
     
  10. AgentTikki

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    Great Catch! Didn't know that!