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Posted: 3/21/2006 5:30:43 PM EDT
Will switching bolts on your AR really mess up the gun reliability?
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 5:35:58 PM EDT
not that im saying do it, but i've never had a problem.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 5:38:58 PM EDT
as long as it's mil spec it shouldnt matter. if it's some aftermarket cutsom jobbie.... YMMV
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 5:41:43 PM EDT
well im not sure what you mean mil spec . I got a RR upper and lower with a 14.5 Bushy barrel with a bushy bolt and carrier. I wanted to put a RR bolt in it but i have already fired about 50 rds with the bushy bolt in it and have heard rumors of bad things to come with bolt swaps
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 5:42:04 PM EDT
What's an AR?
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 5:45:53 PM EDT
had an issue with a chrome bolt getting flecks fouling up the ejector mech,worked it and had no further prob. Several of my ARs have had mixed and mismatched bolts with absolutely no issues....
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 6:09:32 PM EDT
With only 50 rds fired I personally wouldn't worry about it.

If it was a few thousand then there would probably be 'mating' issues between the new bolt and the old lugs.

YMMV.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 6:14:30 PM EDT
I've heard military armorers say they take all the bolts out of all the units rifles and dont care which rifle they go back in.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:57:42 PM EDT
When Dad was in the AF they would take apart all the rifles that were shot that day and throw the parts in cleaning product and when they reassembled them they didnt care which part came from what rifle
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 8:17:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
I've heard military armorers say they take all the bolts out of all the units rifles and dont care which rifle they go back in.



in iraq i had to do controled substitutions like that,

a broken reciever, a good reciever with a messed up bolt,,,you do the math.

and im talkin about original issue a2s, 1000's of rounds on em.

Link Posted: 3/21/2006 8:35:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GlockLuvinRedleg:

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
I've heard military armorers say they take all the bolts out of all the units rifles and dont care which rifle they go back in.



in iraq i had to do controled substitutions like that,

a broken reciever, a good reciever with a messed up bolt,,,you do the math.

and im talkin about original issue a2s, 1000's of rounds on em.




There you have it.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 8:39:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
as long as it's mil spec it shouldnt matter. if it's some aftermarket cutsom jobbie.... YMMV



"Mil Spec" is an industry term.

In the military, when you are talking about M-16s/M4s then "mil spec" means something.

But as the Army has yet to adopt the AR-15 (except for that original Stoner design) a "mil spec" AR-15 is sorta like a "NASA spec" Go Kart.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 8:45:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 667:
What's an AR?




Link Posted: 3/21/2006 8:55:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GlockLuvinRedleg:

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
I've heard military armorers say they take all the bolts out of all the units rifles and dont care which rifle they go back in.



in iraq i had to do controled substitutions like that,

a broken reciever, a good reciever with a messed up bolt,,,you do the math.

and im talkin about original issue a2s, 1000's of rounds on em.




How many of those M16's were missing the "Happy Parts"?
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