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Posted: 10/20/2004 1:38:47 PM EST
i want to get a few complete bolts (not with carrier). i have only seen them for $45. any place to get them cheaper? i am looking for colt, bushmaster, rock river arms, or dpms. thanks
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 2:15:46 PM EST
sounds about right....
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 2:16:23 PM EST
$45-$50 is about right.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 2:19:53 PM EST
You DO NOT want a DPMS bolt. Instructors at Gunsite report they have a high failure rate.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 2:38:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By Forest:
You DO NOT want a DPMS bolt. Instructors at Gunsite report they have a high failure rate.



I'll go one step further. You don't want anything but Colt. While it is true that the great bulk of Bushie and Rock River bolts are perfectly safe, niether outfit, does as good a job taking off the microscopic sharp edges that will tend to shave brass off the back of the case, and leave you w/little pieces of brass chips that can work their way into the extractor cutout, and/or the ejector hole.

Let me repeat, NOBODY builds bolts and carriers as good as Colt. I've got ARs built on Bushie, Rock River, DPMS and "no name" uppers and lowers, and a factory Colt. They ALL have Colt bolts and carriers. Bought a Rock River bolt once. Sold it, at a loss, without ever firing a shot out of it, because when I ran my finger around the front edge, I cut myself on the raggedy edge around the extractor cutout.

Find a used one if money is an issue. A used Colt bolt is better than anyone elses new one

Link Posted: 10/20/2004 2:43:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By shamayim:

Originally Posted By Forest:
You DO NOT want a DPMS bolt. Instructors at Gunsite report they have a high failure rate.



I'll go one step further. You don't want anything but Colt. While it is true that the great bulk of Bushie and Rock River bolts are perfectly safe, niether outfit, does as good a job taking off the microscopic sharp edges that will tend to shave brass off the back of the case, and leave you w/little pieces of brass chips that can work their way into the extractor cutout, and/or the ejector hole.

Let me repeat, NOBODY builds bolts and carriers as good as Colt. I've got ARs built on Bushie, Rock River, DPMS and "no name" uppers and lowers, and a factory Colt. They ALL have Colt bolts and carriers. Bought a Rock River bolt once. Sold it, at a loss, without ever firing a shot out of it, because when I ran my finger around the front edge, I cut myself on the raggedy edge around the extractor cutout.

Find a used one if money is an issue. A used Colt bolt is better than anyone elses new one



It should also be noted that every single Colt bolt is magnaflux particle tested and proof load fired during assembly.

Are there any other manufacturers who can make that claim?
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 3:03:06 PM EST
LMT
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 3:34:51 PM EST
Any one can tell you how much I hate colt...but I use their bolts when I can find them in the $50 range.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 4:26:54 PM EST
Where would one go about finding a Colt bolt? Any board vendors carry them?
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 4:32:37 PM EST
Try www.autoweapons.com they also sell colt used and new uppers.
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