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Posted: 2/6/2006 5:36:09 AM EDT
I was set on using the Les Baer NM carrier the heavy one but also tempted buy the MPI tested ones, Young MFG carrier and others so basically I can't make up my mind and just need to be talked out of getting the Les Baer I like so much.


The Mini MOD 1
my setup: assembled 2/4/06

Lilja MOD1 profile 16" 1:8 Recon barrel w/fitted bolt
LaRue 9.0
LMT upper and lower receivers
LMT 2 stage
PRI Low profile gb
PRI Gas Buster CH
KAC 11 RIB OD panels
Viltor OD carbine length clubfoot buttstock
LaRue Bipod mount
Harris SBRM w/pod lock
Troy front and rear flip up sights
Ergo sure grip OD
LaRue SPR mount
undecided still -IOR 1-4 CQB, Leupold 1-5 SPR, NF 2.5-10
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 5:39:08 AM EDT
Don't do it!
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 5:40:15 AM EDT
I'm gonna start calling you "Gucci"
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 5:52:55 AM EDT
DON'T DO IT!

Les Baer have Young Mfg Gen 1 carrier, there is a Gen 2 now made by Young Mfg.

Take a look at some pics of the Gen 1 and Gen 2 in the link below.

If you want the best bolt assembly get the Colt.

I vote for the NF 2.5-10 scope.

Nice components you got there, be sure to post some pics when you are done.


www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=267809&page=1#bottom
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 6:00:12 AM EDT
I fail to understand why spending extra bucks on all these fancy carriers is ever necessary.

There are probably millions of A, B, C, D, & R brand carriers out there doing the job w/o a problem.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 6:03:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 6:25:18 AM EDT
thanks guys, thats just why I asked help deciding. they are expensive and I do want a good high quality carrier but if I can get a carrier thats AS good as the described carries for less thats what I want to do.
I was decided on the les Bear because I read good things about it, it's oversized and a more precision fit was my main selling point. from what I have read I beleaved that would help with accuracy.
i'm not all up to date on them so needing help.
thanks
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 6:31:27 AM EDT
P.S. this is my baby my 10th build so I wanted quality parts
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 6:34:03 AM EDT
Do the Les Baer's have a better finish?
If they have a better finish, will they stay cleaner and be easier to clean?
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 7:24:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2006 7:24:50 AM EDT by bigbore]
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 7:59:49 AM EDT
every build I have done except this one has been with parts from DPMS, RRA, White Oak just standerd stuff so thats all I have had and used untel this build.
a lot of stuff from you bigbore, only carriers I have used are rock river arms and white oak, I don't need the most expensive just one that will go well with this build.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 8:41:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Debose03:
every build I have done except this one has been with parts from DPMS, RRA, White Oak just standerd stuff so thats all I have had and used untel this build.


Keep going. You're doing fine.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 8:45:18 AM EDT

Of the 2000 competitiors, you'll be able to count the shooters with fancy chrome carriers on 1 hand.


I disagree with this, but the reason I see the competitors with chromed bolts has nothing to do with accuracy. It is all about making the easier to clean.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 9:46:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2006 1:13:46 PM EDT by Debose03]
Ok I was ready to settle for just a plain LMT or simuler carrier but then
had to think about why I had decided to go with the LBC carrier again.
P.s. I have a matched bolt so all I need is carrier w/key LBC's price $180

The list,LBC NM Hard Chromed Carrier
from postings and articals I have read.
1.It's over sized. the main reason I chose it, don't know of any others that are except Young's.
2.it's hard chromed, retains oil better and is easer to clean. moves more smoothly in receiver.
3.works as good as all other carriers.
4.looks differn't than other carriers, I like to be differn't.
5.hard chrome plating will no wear as soon and last longer than others. (black carriers).

Things I don't like about the Les Baer carrier:
1.Price
2.don't beleave it's MPI tested

1-5 are the same things I would wan't in a cheaper carrier, so the question is.. what other
carriers offer the 1-5 at a more reasonable price?


Link Posted: 2/6/2006 9:52:28 AM EDT
Alpha-Romeo3,
I will post pics as soon as it's completed, I have taken pictures during the hole putting it together process of everything from trigger install to installing the barrel and laRue 9.0 pretty much a step by step
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 10:32:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Debose03:

1-5 are the same things I would wan't in a cheaper carrier, so the question is.. what other
carriers offer the 1-5 at a more reasonable price?

Alpha-Romeo3,
I will post pics as soon as it's completed, I have taken pictures during the hole putting it together process of everything from trigger install to installing the barrel and laRue 9.0 pretty much a step by step



Get the new Young Mfg GEN 2 carrier, it's better than his old GEN 1 which he sold to Les Baer.

I think MSTN have the GEN 2 Young Mfg carriers.

If you decide against chrome carriers, just go with a Colt M16 carrier.

We'll be waiting for your pics, good luck on your build.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 11:40:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bigbore:

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:
I fail to understand why spending extra bucks on all these fancy carriers is ever necessary.




ITS MORE EXPENSIVE IT MUST BE BETTER



CLEARLY SOME PEOPLE HAVE MORE DISCERNING TASTES AND MORE RIGOROUS MISSION REQUIREMENTS
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 12:49:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2006 12:50:53 PM EDT by greco]
???
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 12:50:04 PM EDT
Debose, Spell check is free
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 1:08:13 PM EDT
haha thanks greco
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 1:51:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2006 1:52:25 PM EDT by bigbore]
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 1:54:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 2:03:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2006 2:04:38 PM EDT by Brazos]
Why get hardchrome when you can have hand polished stainless steel? I have JP carriers in both my 3 Gun rifles and my 6.8. Does everything you listed above and more...

My $.02's.

B
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 3:11:30 PM EDT
Who all makes over sized carriers?
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 3:18:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 6:36:59 PM EDT
Thanks everyone got all the info I need.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 8:35:28 PM EDT
So did you get talked out of it yet or did we fail?
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 4:48:22 AM EDT
Think i'll probably pass on it and just go with what I have been using or LMT sense the upper and lower are LMT.
let you all know when I post completed pics.
thanks
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