Originally Posted By InfiniteGrim:
Hmm....every time NiB comes up I point this out and certain members say this problem is non existent and has been fixed....consider this a tag.
Well, personally I think there is something going on. I ain't sure what yet but I would like to know. I treat it no differently than I do my other AR's, and that is to include an AR10. I have owned and fired ARs for many years and this is the ONLY
BCG I have ever had do this.
To answer some of the other poster's comments I have put it away clean and dirty, it does not seem to matter. That being said it seems more like it is something that happens over a period of time of several months of being untouched.
As to the poster who made mention of new BCGs haveing lube and that was my problem...I can assure you it certainly is not. When I got this BCG and assembled this rifle, several years ago, I disassembled the BCG, as I always do, and cleaned and inspected it prior to assembly. I disassemble it and inspect it during every cleaning process. I remove the carbon and check the gass rings. Check for burrs and inspect for possible bolt lug cracks as well. Just as any good AR shooter should do.
I have it disassembled in front of me right now. I have other things to do so I'll prolly hose it down with break free and let it soak in a zip-lock for a while then clean it up. Nothing out of the ordinary with a first glance inspection. And I am sure I wont find anything wrong with it either, I never do.
As for the rifle itself it is assembled from the following parts:
Spikes NiB BCG
Spikes NiB battle trigger
I think the parts kit was DPMS minus the trigger group
Standard A2 stock and receiver extension and tube
Magpul MOE grip
BCM 18' stainless steel SPR barrel with ionblack finish
LaRue Tactical accessories as you can see
and Smith's Vortex
I feel that I have assembled a quality rifle with quality parts. I certainly didn't scimp out on anything important.
My only concern is why a NiB BCG would do this yet none of my other rifles have this problem with standartd parts.