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    Default Re: A Headspace Lesson and a Brownells Rant/Experience

    Quote Originally Posted by 57springer View Post
    But a complete gun from a manufacturer and avoid the headache !
    I'm up to eight now and all are Frankenguns made up of various manufacturers parts - never had a problem with a single one of them.
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    Default Re: A Headspace Lesson and a Brownells Rant/Experience

    I don't know what you're trying to build, and I think you said you already ordered another BCG, but this is the lightweight BCG I bought for my wife's lightweight build.
    https://www.righttobear.com/RTB-Comp...p/sbn16-lw.htm

    Closeup photos can be seen in my build thread starting here.

    So far, so good.
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    Default Re: A Headspace Lesson and a Brownells Rant/Experience

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Gixxer View Post
    I hear ya. I was still waiting on other parts to come in while sorting out the issues with the first and second BCG so it wasn't like I needed it right away so I figured why not try to get it right.

    I wonder who makes these Brownells branded BCGs.

    As far as the gunsmith comment, did you mean you wouldn't have paid to have a headspace checked? They only asked for 15 bucks for their time so I felt it was fair. And I was concerned about them mortaring my new build initially but this one isn't meant for safe duty and figured the hell with it, if it can't survive that then it can't survive being dropped either and I'd rather know now than when I'd need it I guess.

    It did kind of irritate me a little though tbh haha.
    Hold on now, did this "Smith" drop a no go in and let the bcg fly? You know it’s a gauge not a slug. You remove the extractor, ejector and gently push the bcg home until it stops. You paid an idiot to screw your shit up, if I am reading this correctly. Why else would it be stuck other than letting it fly? Books it’s all in books. Books on Gunsmithing are not wasted money. Now you need your extension checked out for damage.

    https://www.brownells.com/aspx/learn...aspx?lid=12555

    https://www.ar15.com/forums/ar-15/Bo...ge/118-342300/
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    Default Re: A Headspace Lesson and a Brownells Rant/Experience

    Yeah I don't know what the dumb fuck did but I'll take it to my normal go to shop next time, lesson learned. Nothing was damaged though but I'll have my normal smith check it out next week. I know how to check headspace myself, I just don't have the gauges. I guess that's next on my list before I build the next 3 guns i have waiting.
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