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    j427x, I understand what ya mean. I sorta rushed into my 1st build and I got a Model1 sales upper...from what people say its one of the better cheap kit guns out there. I havent had any problems with it and I've abused it at the gun range on a number of occasions. This other build I did (had done) was from Bison Armory and it has the much nicer stuff in it and on it. Stuff like the YM Machine Carrier and ITS Superbolt. I don't have the tools n stuff to build it myself so havin someone build it for is close enough to to call it built by me lol.
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    Kinda like a computer, buy it off the shelf and get what they give you or customize it for yourself and have it clean....
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    j427x, what is the best price you've found on M-16 bolt carrier and bolt? I see the DSA SA for $110 and BCM looks like it still has the carrier alone for $69 but you will spend another $ 70 for a bolt.
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    $105-$110 i think is a very good price for a bolt carrier and bolt. JSE sometimes has del-ton bolts & carriers for $90 but that is a rare sort of sale. these are the semi type. sometimes del-ton will put theirs on sale for around $90+

    i don't recommend going cheap on bolts or bolt carriers though. that BCM carrier is a colt or FN government over run. the BCM, DD and LMT are what i consider the best on the market. their only around $130 or so and worth every penny IMHO.

    i also do not recommend going for those enhanced bolts /carriers and so on for a regular build. they cost much more $$ , do nothing for a non NFA rifle and can actually cause problems if they are used when not needed.

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    Thanks, I guess I'll grab a BCM combo for $130.
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