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Bolt carrier with forward assist

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My DPMS upper has the forward assist, however, most of the bolt carriers I see for sale don't have the forward assist serrations. Can I use a bolt carrier without serrations? Are the carriers I see from aftermarket manufacturers with serrations compatible?

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Most forward assists in the 308AR's will engage on the shoulder of the carrier but your mileage may vary. There are no hard and fast standards for this platform, I bought a FA that claimed to be specific for 308 AR's and it locked up the carrier without me touching it. 

You should be able to use a carrier  with or without serrations as long as it is DPMS compatible.

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