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Posted: 3/15/2006 8:03:40 PM EDT
What brand m16 bolt carrier assembly would you recomend for your ar?
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 8:41:25 PM EDT
I don't feel my recommendation is EXTREMELY valid as I've only bought one, a complete CMT, but it's been working great (approximately 300 rounds) and according to Bravo Company USA CMT manufactures USGI bolt carrier groups. Bravo Co. also carries LMT which according to the site is USGI spec.

You might also drop Jason at JTAC Supply an email. He'll do carriers w/ key but no bolt so if you'd prefer to use your current bolt anyway, you aren't paying extra for a part you won't use. I believe he quoted me a price of $85 shipped for a CMT or LMT (not sure which) M16 carrier w/ key. Bravo wouldn't do the carrier only but they're still very helpful and in Wisconsin so I went with them.

Good luck,
Scott
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 12:27:55 AM EDT
Colt bolt and carrier ONLY!!!!
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 12:33:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By badhand1:
Colt bolt and carrier ONLY!!!!




+1
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 1:22:58 AM EDT
scooter260 has good advice, you can even get fully tested MPI bolts from CMT. i personaly use only Colt but i consider CMT/Stag to be top of the line stuff.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 2:29:12 AM EDT
Where do you guys get the Colt bolt and carrier at?
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 4:12:24 AM EDT
Colt or CMT MP tested.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 4:12:47 AM EDT



i have 3 CMT BCG's and 1 LMT BCS's. never had a problem with any of them.

i got all of them, except one of the CMT's, from JTAC.

Link Posted: 3/16/2006 4:20:22 AM EDT
Colt, CMT, or LMT - any of which will treat you just fine....
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 4:31:16 AM EDT
are cmt aor lmt compltetly chromed, or just chrome lined?
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 5:32:10 AM EDT
if you don't want to pay for Clot, buy the CMT or a RRA, you will be happy.
chrome lined with fully shrouded firing pins.

I have 2 RRAs and 1 CMT and I am happy.

I use my half circle/open firing pin area Clot carrier as a paperweight on my desk. and in my opinion, that is all it is good for.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 6:05:22 AM EDT
I have a Diemarco M16 carrier in my Colt 6520. Its a different color finish than the black Colt Carriers, having a gray finish. Anyone else have such a carrier?
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 6:16:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By estoner1:
I have a Diemarco M16 carrier in my Colt 6520. Its a different color finish than the black Colt Carriers, having a gray finish. Anyone else have such a carrier?



Yeah!

Diemaco parts have been showing up in Colts for quite a while and vice versa. Since Colt now owns Diemaco the practice has become even more common.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 6:33:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 6:36:14 AM EDT
If you want chromed exterior I would go with Y/M's 'NM' bolt/carrier. The NM is just a sales gimmick, it won't improve your accuracy at all.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 6:39:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/16/2006 6:42:58 AM EDT by numbers]
I'd get a COLT if you want a properly staked carrier key and don't want to do it yourself. I've had the new CMT M-16 MP'd BCG and was not impressed with the staking job on the carrier.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 6:41:04 AM EDT
Didn't see anyone mention Smith Enterprises....
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 7:17:25 AM EDT
I use RRA and a small bolt cutter makes a staking notch just like the colt although does not matter as long as the staking is done right.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 7:29:07 AM EDT
I have Colt and LMT M16 BCG and would recommend them both.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 12:05:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/16/2006 12:30:22 PM EDT by gm2376]
Is it wortg replaceing a fully chromed dpms bolt carrier then? And where would i find a Diemarco M16 carrier?
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 12:24:53 PM EDT
Diemaco is now CLot of Canada. Go with a CMT. Now I wish POF would sell me a P416 carrier for my POF upper...

TS
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 12:34:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wile_coyote:
Didn't see anyone mention Smith Enterprises....



I'll mention them...

Good stuff, but you can find just as good at a cheaper price (I have a Smith M16 carrier purchased used from the EE).

CMT is one of those options.

I have two CLOT carriers, but I bought them lightly used otherwise I'd have gone with CMT (which have never failed me).

I use M16 carriers in all of my ARs for an extra 1% reliability and extra evilness.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 12:41:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gm2376:
Is it wortg replaceing a fully chromed dpms bolt carrier then? And where would i find a Diemarco M16 carrier?



I've never had any problems with my DPMS carriers, but I don't have an M16 carrier. Some guys in full auto might tell you more about the M16 BCG...

TS
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 4:04:01 PM EDT
So where can I purchase a Colt bolt and carrier (M16)? I don't see them on most of the sites and I'm looking to get a spare bolt and carrier.
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