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Posted: 8/16/2005 4:41:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 5:16:11 AM EDT by oscar_corgi]
What's the general consensus on the above-mentioned? The only thing that I can see that it adds in improved extraction. I am using a Colt bolt with a D-fender ring to help compensate for extraction. Also, noticed that LMT bolt has relief cuts to help remove crud out of the bolt chamber area. I can own 3 Colt bolts for the price of the of the LMT enhanced bolt ($150).

Also, saw a few days back that Leitner Wise came out with there own called Advanced Combat Bolt. It appears to have some of the same features as the LMT, but again, the price is pretty high for this product.

Give me your thoughts and recommendations. BTW, I have not experienced any problems with my bolt so I guess I could rely on the ol' saying "if it ain't broken....".
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 6:19:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2005 6:20:24 PM EDT by Va_Dinger]
In my experience LMT "Enhanced" bolts are a very hit or miss product. Some guys love them and some cannot get them to run reliably. I think they are very upper & ammo sensitive. This is why I stick to standard bolt/bolt carriers/HD extractor springs and Adco CRANE O-rings for all my AR's.

Save the extra cash for ammo.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 6:20:15 PM EDT
ah f*(k it, my peeps are gonna kill me but, imho . which means nuthin. get a usgi bolt and carrier. it's the second time my enhanced bolt has failed me, others will tell ya , im full of doo doo.
springs took set.. again
but they didnt spend the mega bucks for something that isnt reliable as usgi...........or it was free.
yes, my weapon is clean and no my mags arn't bad, gas probs no ... two different uppers and twoof the same fails FTE . not worth the money , not that im an operator. just my sheeuuut failed twice. and the peole that has seen it fail will go hummmmmmmmmmmmm.Must got a bad batch.
yes , i have an lmt mrp upper , that i'm more than totally satisfied with. save ypur money go with usgi

Link Posted: 8/16/2005 6:44:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 10:02:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2005 10:02:39 PM EDT by mikeinkc]
I`m more inclined to try these. I`ll let you know how they work out.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 5:16:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 5:54:42 AM EDT
When I bought my 16-inch LMT Defender 2000 carbine several months ago, I was trying to find out what the consensus here about the LMT enhanced bolt.

The consensus was negative, so I just bought the tried and true LMT M16 BCG and I installed a Crane O-ring.

I also have a Colt bolt as a spare just in case.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 6:00:58 AM EDT
I can't help feeling that it's an expensive solution to a small problem. All of my stock everyday bolts have run fine except one. I replaced the extractor spring and added an oring and it's been 100% reliable.

As Va Dinger said, safe the money to buy more ammo.

Link Posted: 8/17/2005 6:47:37 AM EDT
That enhanced bolt is garbage. Stay away.

Link Posted: 8/17/2005 6:53:56 AM EDT
I run a LMT standard BCG, save the $$$ for ammo.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 8:59:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dubb-1:
That enhanced bolt is garbage. Stay away.


2nd that, VERY Hit or miss,and for the money getr a supply of other manu. bolts.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 9:13:35 AM EDT
The best way to enhance your bolt is to use a Wolff Extra Power extractor spring.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 9:48:35 AM EDT
I've never had a problem with the two that I have installed. But, I am running the standard carrier. In this configuration, the bolts have been 100%.

I have an enhanced carrier that I have yet to try. I think the carrier was the cause for some of the rumors when coupled with short barrels. All I can see with the carrier is some tighter tolerances on the parts. For example, the rib underneath the carrier that slides between the feed lips on a magazine is .450". The distance between the feed lips on a magazine are .462". The rib on a standard carrier is .400" wide.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 10:20:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 10:35:38 AM EDT
Solution to a problem that does not exist.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 10:42:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dubb-1:
That enhanced bolt is garbage. Stay away.


+3, as I personally know of (and have used) three LMT enhanced bolt groups that would not run reliably.
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