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Old 07-08-2013, 9:17 AM
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Anyone out there running a PSA 8620 BCG? Any problems with it? I recently ordered one, not realizing the bolt wasn't carpenter 158. My understanding is that it's okay if the carrier is 8620, but you want the bolt to be carpenter 158 steel.

Is the PSA 8620 BCG gtg... or should I send it back and get a premium BCG?

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index...ier-group.html

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Old 07-08-2013, 9:45 AM
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I have one. It came in and had hpt/mpi markings on it.

So far, so good. Only 300 or so fired due to ammo avail. tho.
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I have one. It came in and had hpt/mpi markings on it.

So far, so good. Only 300 or so fired due to ammo avail. tho.
Good to hear, thanks.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:57 PM
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I have one, it's got a few hundred round through it, no problems. Though I haven't unlocked the elite operator achievement yet.
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You can always order a mil-spec backup if you want. Just $50 http://www.stagarms.com/5-56-223-rig...bolt-assembly/
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Milspec for the carrier is 8620.
Milspec for the bolt is carpenter 158.

Will a 8620 bolt wear out/ break using it for casual plinking? Probably not.
BTW early M16 used 8620 bolts...
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I have the PSA premium full auto BCG w/CH. No problems with it. It is shipped totally dry so if you get one take it apart and lube it first.
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Sounds gtg for my tactical plinking needs. If it does fail, hopefully from having been fed mass quantities of ammo, I'll grab a new bolt. Thanks to all for their feedback.
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Sounds gtg for my tactical plinking needs. If it does fail, hopefully from having been fed mass quantities of ammo, I'll grab a new bolt. Thanks to all for their feedback.
Hopefully it will be cheaper by then too!
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:21 AM
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Hopefully it will be cheaper by then too!
By the time mil spec bolts are cheaper, we probably won't be able to get them in Kalifornia anymore.

BTW, your dog has a cool camouflage-like pattern on its face. Or is that a rattle can job?
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Old 07-09-2013, 1:33 PM
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I have the PSA premium full auto BCG w/CH. No problems with it. It is shipped totally dry so if you get one take it apart and lube it first.
i installed one of these in my ar pistol and haven't had any issues, only have 100 rds through it though. mine did come dry so tear down and prelube was a must.
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