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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 1/24/2006 8:32:01 PM EDT
Gentlemen,
I am fairly new here.........and could use some help or advice on buying a chromed Bolt or the entire assembly for my RRA AR15.

I know the reasons for the chrome finish.....but my question is doesn't that hard surface still run inside a softer receiver ?? Does this cause increased wear to the receiver ?? Ads claim the chromed Bolt & assembly [ even Ti. is available ] is harder and runs smoother because the chrome has less surface drag.

So.............. is this a good buy or a waste of time and money ?? Thanks for your help


JF.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 3:49:20 AM EDT
easier to clean or probably just easier to see that its dirty.


cons...


flaking
poor quality
accelerated wear
if its good its gonna be expensive.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 4:58:48 AM EDT
Get the standard Bolt Carrier. unless you are going to have a chromed AR to signal the space shuttle the chrome bolt carrier is just for show, but that just me.

Link Posted: 1/25/2006 5:13:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sniper350:
my question is doesn't that hard surface still run inside a softer receiver ?? Does this cause increased wear to the receiver ??



Absolutely not.

Hard chromed carriers will be SLICKER, thus reducing the friction and wear in the upper receiver.

But wear to the upper receiver is so negligible it's not even worth thinking about. Just get a standard carrier like everyone says!
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 5:33:19 AM EDT
you want the inside portion of the carrier to be hard chromed. That is all that matters.
get a reg carrier. I have three of the RRA carriers and they are super.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 8:45:17 AM EDT
Chrome bolts and carriers are much easier to remove the carbon from when cleaning and they just look way more cool than black phosphate coatings.

Accellerated receiver wear? No! This is urban legend.

Slicker and smoother? Debateable.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:30:33 AM EDT
Thanks guys,
I think the thing to do is buy a quality gun [ like RRA ] and leave it alone for the most part. I just wasn't sure about this one though, so that's why I asked. I have a lot of catching up to do on AR15 functioning........the last one I owned was back in 1975. Sold that Colt and I sure am sorry that I did. hug.gif

JF.
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