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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I'd suggest ordering a new BCG and keeping it in your rifle case.
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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.
I think they need to look at all the components working as one.
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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.
Are we there yet?
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From time to time PSA puts this BCG on sale at $60. That's the spare I have.
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.
Last edited by darbo; 04-05-2019 at 06:59 AM.