Well, so much for that review…

Dude probably shouldn’t have mentioned that it was a review because there’s no way in hell I’d buy that BCG now, even though I’d pass that off as an ammo failure too. Better safe than sorry.

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7 Responses to Well, so much for that review…

  1. Josey Wales says:

    It’s called a head space gauge and should be used. Swapping bolts is a known bad idea. Money says the headspace was out of spec and mr operator never checked it and caused a case head separation due to the slop.

    • M. Sage says:

      You can buy a .223 gauge and test every AR15 bolt you buy, but as long as you’re not buying bargain-basement bolts or barrel assemblies, it’s honestly a waste of money and time.

  2. czechsix says:

    LOL, no head space checks, swaps BCG between different weapons, has fired “many thousands of rounds” with it….yeah, that’s one way to get a explody thingy video. He’s a knucklehead. I wonder if he’ll start up some kind of round count/gaging now….but I doubt it.

    He screwed up, but at least it made for some entertainment.

    • M. Sage says:

      The AR15 is designed to allow swapping bolts without worrying about headspace. It’s a non-issue.

  3. Woody says:

    He has a follow up video, and concludes it was a ammo issue, specifically an overcharged round.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31xbKEjfGPs
    In the video he says he was taking a class, where he was having problems with his rifle in the morning and the following day the rifle would not cycle, upon inspecting he found it was missing a gas ring. Failure to clean his rifle after a morning of heavy use and problems, make me wonder if his opinion is one I would put a high value on.

  4. SgtBob says:

    So I almost blew up a rifle today. Well, I almost blew up a hand grenade today. If I’d only had a grenade.

  5. riverrider says:

    if he got many thousands of rounds even switching between rifles with a 59 dollar bolt, i say that was a success. nothing wrong with that bolt. the problem lies in head space, both bolt and operator. i don’t know if he’s just ignorant of the system or just stupid. yes, you can change bolts back and forth but h/s must be checked each time. h/s doesn’t last forever and needs to be checked regularly, and even new barrel/bolt combos need to be checked when assembled. i know you won’t believe this, but some parts come out-of-spec from the factory. yeah, it was designed around part interchangeability, but to routinely do so. i repaired m16’s for the army for 30 years and still service them at a major university rotc program. HEAD SPACE IS NOT OPTIONAL. the army requires every rifle to be gauged semi- annually and even the national guard requires gauging every two years. i routinely run across a rifle that will pass the go gauge with one bolt and not another, and vice versa. don’t be stupid, check your head space. its cheap insurance. your local gunsmith will probably do it for free or a small fee.

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