Originally Posted By QCMGR:
Sounds like snake oil.
I don't know if that coating there is snake oil or not. I mean I am a FIRM believer in Fail Zero's EXO coating and it's all i will buy for my BCG's and Upper receivers now. There are lots of people on here that will call the EXO coating snake-oil but i through my personal use and research the Fail Zero stuff is the absolute best finish you can use.
So this coating could
possibly be worth it and all.. who knows maybe it is even better than the EXO coating.
Some thoughts i noticed from researching this treatment by Anderson though...
1. They say that the treatment is cycling the weapon 23% faster... which is obviously meant to state that there is less friction and thus less wear... but they make no mention of bolt carrier bounce or the proper buffer weights to slow down the cycling... "faster" is not really "better" in an AR15... you cycle too fast you will have problems. They talk about cycling faster as it being a bonus... i don't want my weapon to cycle faster i want it to cycle properly. And them not addressing this during their whole "faster" sales pitch either means they don't know the proper way the rifle should work or they are deliberately catering to the uninformed who would think "OH YEAH.. IM GONNA SHOOT FAST!!"
2. They make no claims of how the finish lasts. Nor do they make any warranty statements... anywhere that i could find.
3. The second testing sheet says directly from the testing facility " we recommend this rifle be cleaned thoroughly after 200 rds of Tula Ammo." Now i don't shoot Tula.. but i know for a fact i can shoot upwards of 1k rounds of silver bear or wolf with no cleaning and no malfunctions AND no lube with my Fail Zero stuff. So im not really impressed there.
- You also can note they really don't mention that second testing report on the Tula stuff much.
I would never buy this thing from them based on their marketing strategies, their prices, and these points i have mentioned.
If you Anderson guys are reading this though, send me one of your rifles and 10K worth of whatever factory ammo you want. I'll test it an even 5k on my rifle and yours.. no lube on either and video tape and report the results.
Thats about the only way Anderson could get one of those rifles in my hands.