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Leep126
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Posted: 4/24/2012 1:59:46 PM EST
Anybody got one are they worth it
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Posted: 4/24/2012 2:13:36 PM EST
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I ran one during the height of the piston craze, install was real easy. It ran fine and the gun ran a lot cleaner.

I got rid of it because I just didnt liike the system in an AR....I picked up a sig 556.
It was worth it I guess......ran fine and I had no issues with.
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Posted: 4/24/2012 3:47:10 PM EST
If I'm not mistaken Bushmaster was using Ares GXR-35 piston. There was a hype a few years ago about the Ares piston, you could search in the archive.
Few people seem to mention it now, dunno why.
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Posted: 4/26/2012 1:45:29 AM EST
Because the Bushmaster Retrofit kit keeps popping up in the EE and/or very cheap.

My retrofit kit was brand new 125 from a local seller.

Originally Posted By -Carnage-:
If I'm not mistaken Bushmaster was using Ares GXR-35 piston. There was a hype a few years ago about the Ares piston, you could search in the archive.
Few people seem to mention it now, dunno why.


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Posted: 4/27/2012 5:51:48 PM EST
I have one of the original Ares retrofit kist (later Bushmaster) installed in one of my rifles. Its got about 2500 rounds through it with only one malfunction. The op rod became disconnected from the gas spigot and hung up on the outer edge of the hole. Had to remove the upper half of the handguard and reinsert the op rod. Not a big deal to correct, just inconvenient.

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