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Old January 29, 2023, 03:04 PM   #1
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AR 10 .308 Win, Side Charge Coming

I have an AR 10 .308 Win, Side Charge coming tomorrow from BCA. Looking forward to shooting it.
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Old January 29, 2023, 03:24 PM   #2
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I have their dual charging AR-15 upper in 5.56 Wilde. Not the most refined product but shoots well. The firing pin shank is a bit undersized so it brings slight cratering on spent primers. Will replace that to correct. Overall good value.

I am actually looking at their AR-10 in 22-250. A side charger too. Side charging is convenient for scopes. But it does let go of a few good features. Dust cover is gone. The charging handle need clearance to operate. May not have enough room for offset back up sights. Aluminum shell deflector is gone. Brass bounces off the steel charging handle, which tends to dent more.

Sample size of one. Their chamber seems a bit on the short and tight side. Hope I won't need small base die. Will see.


PS. One more about their side charger. The bolt release is sorta hidden in a pocket milled in the upper. Using left thumb to press the button is no problem. But banging it with left palm will need some practice to work. The aluminum is thicker than the normal rear charger. That is a good thing, I think.

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