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pjames777pjames777 Senior MemberPosts: 1,421 Senior Member
This APF Nickel Boron BCG arrived today.  Image 1

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,466 Senior Member
    I got a couple like that. Seem really slick and easy to clean. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,142 Senior Member
    Are those the ones that claim no lube needed?
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    I’m ALL for easy to clean!  Good upgrade!
  • pjames777pjames777 Senior Member Posts: 1,421 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    Are those the ones that claim no lube needed?
    So they say but I don't intend to run it dry.  Murphy's law always seems to find me.
  • pjames777pjames777 Senior Member Posts: 1,421 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    I got a couple like that. Seem really slick and easy to clean. 
    Hoping rifle will function well with the upgrade.  It runs fine now but I was bored and what the heck, you all enable!
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,466 Senior Member
    Mine run great and as I said, easy to clean the bolt. 
    I do lube mine with grease and ATF as I normally would, though. Like you, no intention to run it dry. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • pjames777pjames777 Senior Member Posts: 1,421 Senior Member
    Installed.  Seems smoother but hoping to get to the range this coming week.  
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,466 Senior Member
    And it looks cool. Always a plus. 
    😁
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • pjames777pjames777 Senior Member Posts: 1,421 Senior Member
    Grendel upper arrived today, 1:8 twist 20" stainless barrel.  Lucked out from Midway $369 and now its $449.  Had a Nikon 1000 Black laying around and a set of mounts but I need separate rings to mount it back farther.  Picking those up tomorrow.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,466 Senior Member
    edited April 2020 #11
    Not trying to be a BUTT..........

    But you need to get that scope base off your Forend. They move. They are NOT solid. That’s why a barrel is free floated. 
    Put the base on anything but the upper, which is an integral part of your barrel.......And your groups past spitting or pissing distance will be a lesson in frustration. 
    Again, I say this in friendship and experience. Move that sucker!!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • pjames777pjames777 Senior Member Posts: 1,421 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Not trying to be a BUTT..........

    But you need to get that scope base off your Forend. They move. They are NOT solid. That’s why a barrel is free floated. 
    Put the base on anything but the upper, which is an integral part of your barrel.......And your groups past spitting or pissing distance will be a lesson in frustration. 
    Again, I say this in friendship and experience. Move that sucker!!
    Zee, appreciate your advice, always. Mounting was temporary. Thinking I need an extended charging handle to use with this scope.  Can only move the scope an inch forward from this photo.   Thanks, Patrick


     
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,142 Senior Member
    Yup, there are all kinds of different charging handles to choose from.
    If at all possible, go to a shop or gun show and check them out. Find the one that feels right for YOU
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,466 Senior Member
    I am not a big fan of “extended” charging handles. If.......you sling and carry the gun across your chest. The “extended” charging handle digs into your sternum or hangs up on all your kit. 
    There are more versions than can be named or remembered. Choose wisely and according to your end use. 
    My preference so far (and I’ve not used every option on the market) is the Gas Buster brand/model. They don’t extend much but are thicker (top/bottom) than most and are more comfortable for me to operate one fingered. 
    I don’t use two fingers to operate the charging handle. I use the middle knuckle and digit of my left hand index finger to hook the latch and pull the charging handle rearward. 
    I’ll see if I can find a YouTube video or take pics for you. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,466 Senior Member
    edited April 2020 #15
    Ok, ignore the yahoo shooting technique you see.  This is the first video that popped up when I searched. 
    Also, the Badger Ord extended charging handle  you see in this video is the absolute WORST charging handle I’ve ever used. I actually took one out of my gun in the field and chunked it off into the brush as far as I could throw. I was that pissed with it. I put my spare original back in the gun and “Charlie Miked”. 
    The ONLY purpose to this video is to show you the one handed operation of the charging handle where you can hook the handle with your left index finger and avoid your scope. 
    Other than that........everything else is useless. 

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,142 Senior Member
    I use a charging handle much like the gas buster, but it must be a knock off.  Found it at a gun show for much less than the original.  Zee is 100% right, those extended things dig into your body, bang into stuff and get bent.  Not even good for once in a while use
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • pjames777pjames777 Senior Member Posts: 1,421 Senior Member
    Thanks gentlemen.  This is not a hunting rifle for me.  Looking to do some long range shooting, so bench most likely.  Grandsons may change that later, but after my days are done.   Looking for a "target" type stock for it.  Ordered a new lower receiver for my 5.56, might as well have two rifles!  (Enablers!)  So, recommendations are gladly accepted. 
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