The OPs thread starts with the title's question "Do the magical Exo Fail Zero coatings really work? "
Seems many people get offended by "MAGIC" which I do not believe in
. I do believe in physics- as it rules my life.
The coefficient of friction is improved with the use of NiB AND if everything is done correctly
, it works as advertised.
BUT, there is nothing magical about it. If everything
is not done correctly, again physics rule..
NiB will not make up for shortcuts, nor will it make a bad BCG into a good BCG- it is merely a coating that can enhance several areas.
At this point, I own 2 NiB BCGs, I plan to own more as I phase them in. I have 9k+ rounds fired on my 2 NiB BCGs and have no complaints.
Do they work better than my phosphate BCGs? No they don't. They do clean up better and they are slick, but I still use lube on everything.
Just like many of us enjoy a good trigger, or a good barrel, or even good ammo- we choose what we spend our funds on.
Until something better comes along, I am giving NiB my attention (and some money).
It does work as a slick coating- but there is no such thing as magic
I still keep other phosphated BCGs in the works also.
The AR weapons platform is evolving all the time, things change
. If not, we'd still be throwing rocks and living in caves.