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Anybody have any experience with NiB AR15 parts?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by JeremyK, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. JeremyK

    JeremyK Milwaukie Professional BA

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    So does anyone on this forum have a nickel boron bolt assembly for their AR15, and if so, was it worth the money??? Likewise for stuff like titanium firing pins and whatnot. I know it's a cool concept having exotic alloy parts, but is it worth the extra dough, and is there a noticeable difference in function and reliability?
     
  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I think you already know the answer to that;)
     
  3. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Other than just being "bling" to play "rifle dress up", all that crap is mainly snake oil.
     
  4. JeremyK

    JeremyK Milwaukie Professional BA

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    If you're referring to the question of "does it really affect anything", then yeah, I kind of figured it was just for show... :(
     
  5. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Its just for show if you dont shoot the rifle. If you actually use it then the Nickel Boron actually makes it far easier to clean. Carbon and crud wipe off and it protects the bolt and carrier from wear. You need to actually shoot it to have any benefit though. (thousands of rounds, not hundreds)
     
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  6. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I have a NiB bcg in my 24in rifle. It stained after the 3 trips to the range. Now it just looks dirty all the time. Doesn't make a difference on use.

    NiB isn't as porous, thus doesn't need as much lubrication, but it doesn't hold lube well either.
    The standard stuff has worked for 50 years with no issues
     
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    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I like dressup! Get some!
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  8. SFGIANTSGUY28

    SFGIANTSGUY28 Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    Black nitride ftw.
     
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  9. JeremyK

    JeremyK Milwaukie Professional BA

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    Where'd you get that pic of my ex???
     
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  10. JeremyK

    JeremyK Milwaukie Professional BA

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    I read up a little on the black nitride too, its the same concept, isn't it? Just less friction than your standard finish?
     
  11. SFGIANTSGUY28

    SFGIANTSGUY28 Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    Yah same concept as nib. I just like the slick feel and it makes it "alittle" easier to clean And no staining

    But i say why not when you can get a quality nitride bcg from aimsurplus for under 90. They stand behind thier products. I plan on ordering a second i like it so much. Performs same as my spikes bcg.

    palmettostatearmory also has thier premium bcg on sale this weekend for 70. If you want "mil spec" i would jump all over that. Nothing flashy but has all the things ppl "say" you need in a bcg.
     
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  12. SCARed

    SCARed Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I've got a NiB BCG and like the other poster, mine stained after the first outing. Looks dirty all the time now. I've tried everything to clean it from brake cleaner to ultrasonic cleaning. Doesn't do a thing.
    My hard chrome BCG, now that's easy to clean. Just wipe it off and it looks like new.
    Mine is a Young Manufacturing.
     
  13. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Mine stained too. It is a little easier to clean, but not really worth the extra money. Good this is now you can get NiB for about the same price as the normal ones. It still looks cooler ;)
     
  14. billgrigsby24

    billgrigsby24 Beaverton, Or Active Member

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    I run a parallax tactical TiN Carrier with NiB bolt. Buildup wipes right off the Tin but I have to work harder to get the NiB clean.