Coated Bolt Carrier Groups??


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Tengu Joker
November 5, 2009, 10:49 PM
Hopefully, I'll be wrapping my hands around a ar in the next couple of weeks. I've already started looking at various upgrades ( I know, shoot the thing first) and was wondering about getting my BCG NP3 coated or getting one of those failzero upgrade kits, are they worth it?

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DougW
November 6, 2009, 10:04 PM
You might want to snoop around www.ar15.com and use the search feature. I am sure you can find what you are looking for. But, you said it yourself. Shoot it first. I have not done anything to any of my bolts except for keeping up with the gas rings and the extractor spring.

taliv
November 6, 2009, 10:06 PM
don't get np3
don't get chrome
don't get TiN

i haven't used failzero's stuff. heard good things about it though

Z-Michigan
November 7, 2009, 10:28 AM
taliv, what's wrong with chrome plating? I mean all my ARs run fine without it, but does it actually hurt anything?

taliv
November 7, 2009, 02:29 PM
just a waste of money. doesn't help anything. if you search, i think there were some conversations a few years ago about flaking off and stuff but i really don't remember that well.

it does make it a bit easier to clean, if you're into that sort of thing

taliv
November 7, 2009, 02:29 PM
just a waste of money. doesn't help anything. if you search, i think there were some conversations a few years ago about flaking off and stuff but i really don't remember that well.

it does make it a bit easier to clean, if you're into that sort of thing

Tengu Joker
November 7, 2009, 08:54 PM
Honestly all I'm really looking to do is make it easier to maintain( easier to clean, using less or no lube, etc.) and more reliable.

Z-Michigan
November 8, 2009, 12:13 AM
Tengu, my bolt carriers now wear Boeshield T-9 before the sliding parts get oiled, and it helps a bit in keeping them clean and should prevent any corrosion as well.

The dirtiest part of the carrier is where the bolt slides and that is chrome plated on any quality carrier anyway. I find that carbon comes off easily from any part of the carrier using Hoppes Elite, Mirachem Gun Cleaner, or Boeshield T-9. It also comes off with FP-10 though not quite as easily. I highly recommend Mirachem for gun cleaning.

Avenger29
November 8, 2009, 12:33 AM
Shoot it first. Don't change a thing.

Lube it well.

Cleaning isn't that bad. Don't go scraping off with metal tools and crap trying to get that "white glove inspection" look. It's not a healthy obsession and it does the rifle no good.

Take the money you saved and buy ammo and mags, and some quality spare parts.

Enjoy the heck out of your AR rifle.

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