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is a nickel bolt better for suppressed AR's?

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by greyling22, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. greyling22

    greyling22 Member

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    My AR suppressor was about 2 months from approval (assuming an 8 month wait time) before the gov shut down in what I can only assume is a personal delay by the ATF to ruin my fun instead of the more depressing reality of trump and pelosi arguing over who has a bigger penis


    BUT - I'm running nitride bolts and carriers in my ar's, but I'm about to buy a new bolt. When shooting suppressed, is it worth paying an extra $15 or so to get NIB instead of nitride? ($70 vs $85) Is it that much easier to get clean? or would I just notice black crud on a shiny solver surface more than on black?
     
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    The EXO coated bolt from AIM is a standard BCG that Fail Zero coats for them.
    AIM only gives you a 30 day warranty. After that you have to go through the manufacture.
    I have 23 different ARs and run Nitride BCGs in most of them. But remember that all Nitride BCGs are not the same. I got some at pretty good deals. The finish was great, but you can see slight tool making in the metal.
    I have an Odin Works Black Nitride BCB that looks like black glass.
    If you’re not in a rush, I would wait for a sale on a Fail Zero EXO BCG.
     
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  5. MachIVshooter

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    It doesn't matter. Nitrided, NiB, chrome or other slick surface treatments won't help with the upper receiver, barrel extension and inside magazines where most of the mess collects, but it's really not that bad anyway. You'll realize more benefit from an adjustable gas block than any other product.

    All of my ARs are suppressed, and I run hundreds of rounds between cleanings. Just keep it lubed, they'll continue running and won't be any worse to clean after 1,000 rounds than 100.
     
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    I've got the adjustable gas block. I am in a slight rush. I guess I'll save monies and go nitrided then.
     
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    I have an Odin Works black nitride BCG in the AR I shoot suppressed the most, to me it seems to clean up quite easily compared to normal phosphated BCGs.
     
  8. MistWolf

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    I regularly put rounds through suppressed ARs. I don't find the Parkerized BCGs to be difficult to clean. Certainly not difficult enough to pay extra for special coatings.
     
  9. bob_atl

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    My vote is for NiB BCG, I have a couple, slicker is better IMO.
    As said before, the bigger mess from a can is crud in upper and magazine(and top rounds).
     
  10. Varminterror

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    I like looking at NiB, Chrome, and TiN carriers, but they don't really clean any easier.

    Really want it clean in the easiest means possible? Drop it in an ultrasonic bath and have a sandwich.
     
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    I have experience with NP3 and NiB. Both work great.
     
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