DPMS 308/AR-10 BCG's
Posted 11 December 2010 - 01:56 AM
This is my first post but I have an age old question. I build AR-15's and typically use a variety of barrel/BCG combos. I don't think I've ever used a bolt made by the barrel maker. Typically, I use a Young National Match chrome BCG. Never a problem. Now I'm building an AR-10, DPMS style with their Mk 12 stainless barrel, and am having a hard time finding anything but a DPMS bolt. Frankly, I'm looking for a stronger item than they make. Young doesn't make a bolt for the 7.62. Suggestions anyone? Thanks for your wisdom!
Posted 11 December 2010 - 03:17 AM
The AR-15 bolt's weakness is not present in the 308 designs
FWIW Im not aware of a single issue with an Armalite or DPMS bolt.
Posted 11 December 2010 - 04:05 AM
Posted 11 December 2010 - 04:27 AM
You can use the carriers interchangeably, not the bolts. The bolt needs to match the barrel extension type. To do anything else is asking for trouble imo.
Im not sure I understand why you would want to mix and match anyhow. Both BCG's are readily available. You will find DPMS chrome carriers pretty easy. The bolts will not be chrome. JSE sells complete DPMS chrome and phosphate BCG's cheaper than anyone.
If you need AR-10 parts give the guys at Rainier a call. I have not personally seen a chrome AR-10 bcg.
Posted 11 December 2010 - 05:37 AM
Rainier is on my short list of suppliers. I've only dealt with them on a couple of occasions but they always get the job done at a good price with a good selection. I'm still hunting up parts here and there - sights and a couple of specific tools for the .308, buffer extension tube, etc. WHereas I've done a couple dozen AR-15 builds, I will only do one or two .308's. Maybe a 6.8 is in the future. Thanks again for your help. Good advice is hard to find . . . that's why I've been married for the better part of 40 years. I only need 3 words - YES, NO and MAAM !
Posted 11 December 2010 - 11:37 PM