Originally Posted By SA80Dan:
The Rainier BCG is GTG. Not only are the specs identical to the BCM one, they offer a lifetime warranty and will replace it if it breaks. Rainier are an excellent company and stand by the products they carry. It is also cheaper than the BCM one.
I really have to commend BCM for their complete and utter dominance of the BCG market....they have had one slick marketing campaign. Fact of the matter is, 99% of "Brand" companies make nothing (or at best, a very very limited amount of stuff) themselves in house. 99.9% of bolts all come from the same few production factories; the only difference between the "Brands" is the QC standards that are demanded by the brand company. BCM has imposed strict standards and have excelled at letting the world know it; others (such as Rainier here, or the Palmetto one) have equally strict standards and have stated as much, but the BCM internet momentum has a lot of people thinking BCM make all their own stuff, and it is BCM or nothing. And fair play to them, they are doing great in a competitive business. However, they (and LMT/Colt etc) are far from the only game in town.
+1 Rainier is FANTASTIC gear. Good to great prices (got my 12.5" Noveske Crusader barrel with Switchblock delivered from them for about 5% less than Noveske's list delivered price) and FANTASTIC customer service.
GTF is putting it mildly