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    I'll give you the fact it's in a weird place, but I'll still keep money on the hardness test.
    Can you call the manufacturer tomorrow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rollin thunder View Post
    I'll give you the fact it's in a weird place, but I'll still keep money on the hardness test.
    Can you call the manufacturer tomorrow?
    I'm thinking I'll just email them a photo today and see what their response is. I will say it may have been their a while and I never noticed it. This rifle is several years old and has a fair amount of rounds through it.
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    I'd suggest ordering a new BCG and keeping it in your rifle case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peacemakr40 View Post
    I'd suggest ordering a new BCG and keeping it in your rifle case.
    Thanks. I do have another complete BCG ready to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollin thunder View Post
    I'll give you the fact it's in a weird place, but I'll still keep money on the hardness test.
    Can you call the manufacturer tomorrow?
    I just sent them a email with photo.

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    Well she's off to the mother ship tomorrow. FedX emailed a shipping label for it. I really can't complain. This rifle is about 7 years old and I have no idea how many thousand reliable rounds through it. Pretty good for an "entry level" AR!

    I do understand it but it sucks that I have to send in the entire rifle for an issue with the bolt carrier.

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    I think they need to look at all the components working as one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darbo View Post
    Well she's off to the mother ship tomorrow. FedX emailed a shipping label for it. I really can't complain. This rifle is about 7 years old and I have no idea how many thousand reliable rounds through it. Pretty good for an "entry level" AR!

    I do understand it but it sucks that I have to send in the entire rifle for an issue with the bolt carrier.
    What brand is it? I'm a bit late to this party, but my take on it would have been to keep firing it until it stops functioning properly and then swap out for a new one. But hey! If they are going to replace stuff for free...
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    New BCG's are not that expensive to replace, I would just retire that one and pick up a new one. If I'm not mistaken, the bolt carrier is made of 8620 steel, but the heat treatment on that one may not have been done right...you should not be loosing steel down in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yissnakk View Post
    What brand is it? I'm a bit late to this party, but my take on it would have been to keep firing it until it stops functioning properly and then swap out for a new one. But hey! If they are going to replace stuff for free...
    Quote Originally Posted by taurustoter View Post
    New BCG's are not that expensive to replace, I would just retire that one and pick up a new one. If I'm not mistaken, the bolt carrier is made of 8620 steel, but the heat treatment on that one may not have been done right...you should not be loosing steel down in there.
    The rifle is a S&W M&P Sport, the very first version of it. I have a complete replacement BCG. I chose to contact S&W about the "divots" that have formed down inside where the bolt goes. Like maybe the chrome lining is chipping or something. Anyway it will be interesting to see what S&W does. So far they are picking up the tab for shipping to them.

    From time to time PSA puts this BCG on sale at $60. That's the spare I have.
    https://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-...516446450.html

    Here's a photo of what I'm talking about. The area that just looks dirty is actually 2 or 3 divots. It doesn't show in this photo but upon further inspection last night I see some smaller areas that look similar.

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