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Posted: 9/2/2003 6:36:25 PM EDT
I am buying a carbine upper soon and b/c I am short on funds I am going to get it without the bolt assemly and charging handle. Can I just use the bolt from my 20" bushy upper until I get and one?
Link Posted: 9/2/2003 6:45:55 PM EDT
It's not a problem. You should replace at least the bolt if not the carrier but I've done the same thing more than once.
Link Posted: 9/2/2003 6:46:16 PM EDT
Yes. The only possible problem you'll have is if the bolt is worn too much then you'll run into headspacing problems, and I'm not talking a few hundred round or even a few thousand rounds. Ten thousand rounds maybe. You should be fine.
Link Posted: 9/2/2003 6:55:28 PM EDT
I should be fine then since my bolt and carrier for the bushy have only seen about 750 rounds right?...
Link Posted: 9/2/2003 9:09:25 PM EDT
Opinions will vary on this question. Being on the cautious side myself, I’d recommend you check the headspace if you do this. Admittedly, it’s not likely to be a problem.
Link Posted: 9/2/2003 9:36:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2003 11:11:39 PM EDT
Use the same bolt carrier, but get a new bolt.
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