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#3273033 - 03/07/21 06:52 PM Re: Bca side charger upgrade? [Re: .17mist]
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Registered: 12/13/19
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and gas to stay under $2. These greedy a ss people love the taste of money way too much

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#3274116 - 03/18/21 03:41 PM Re: Bca side charger upgrade? [Re: .17mist]
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$311 for gen 2 receiver and bolt. Gtfo bca. They hungry!

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#3274118 - 03/18/21 04:01 PM Re: Bca side charger upgrade? [Re: .17mist]
varminter .223 Offline
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Loc: south central Illinois
Lol..none for me. That 99 Christmas deal a couple years ago was when I struck. I can't even get myself interested in a 329.00 complete upper.


Edited by varminter .223 (03/18/21 04:04 PM)

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#3274159 - 03/18/21 09:49 PM Re: Bca side charger upgrade? [Re: .17mist]
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Same boat youíre in. This last email from them got the unsubscribe click clack

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#3274193 - 03/19/21 12:02 PM Re: Bca side charger upgrade? [Re: .17mist]
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Loc: Oakland County, MI
Originally Posted By: .17mist
$311 for gen 2 receiver and bolt. Gtfo bca. They hungry!


amen. they can kiss my furry white butt at that price. i dont *need* a new upper at that price. but i'm sure someone will buy one. simply because they exist. and really that price - based on today's market.. isnt out of the realm of crazy. its a tough pill to swallow.. but its the world that we live in right now.

because places like SAA are selling regular flat top uppers with bcg for $255.

and if you take a $160 bcg and a $120 (non stripped flat top upper)... its really not that far from reality to ask that price for a side charger.

[beeep] i paid right around $300 for my first side-charger, used. but that was back before places like bca started making them and blowing them out the door for $99-$120. they were all $400 back then. if you could find one.

midway doesnt have a single 5.56 bcg in stock. brownell's has several, starting at $180 each. joebobs has 0 in stock.

even discount places like PSA struggle to put a BCG on sale for under $165, no less actually have them in stock. i was stunned to see a basic m16 bcg on the daily deal, in stock, for $140 when i looked.


so before ya'll get out the pitchforks, tar and feathers... maybe, just maybe... look at the rest of the firearms world right now for some perspective.
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#3274211 - 03/19/21 02:03 PM Re: Bca side charger upgrade? [Re: .17mist]
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I'm guessing no one will buy a combo when a complete upper is 30 bucks more. Gives an opportunity for a fool to part with his money.


Edited by varminter .223 (03/19/21 02:04 PM)

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#3274286 - 03/20/21 01:15 PM Re: Bca side charger upgrade? [Re: varminter .223]
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Originally Posted By: varminter .223
I'm guessing no one will buy a combo when a complete upper is 30 bucks more. Gives an opportunity for a fool to part with his money.


amen to that. it'd be the route i'd go if i *needed* one, and sell off the barrel and whatever you didnt use.

thats what i did for my ARC build. bought a 16" grendel typeII upper before the prices went up to bad (pre-election), once i found a barrel... took her down, put a nice gb on and proper gas tube. insta upper.
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#3274512 - 03/23/21 07:43 AM Re: Bca side charger upgrade? [Re: .17mist]
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Registered: 07/06/07
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Loc: Wisconsin
I sent my unacceptable grouping 243 upper back a few month ago to them to check MOA. It didnít pass their testing. They still have my upper sitting their waiting or a replacement barrel. I was told by John Timmy they are having a hard time getting replacement tooling for all calibers accept 5.56 and this is why they donít have much to offer. I donít know what his title is but had to sit on hold a long topics to speak with him so he must be higher up on the ladder. Seemed to be a pretty decent and honest guy. Once the 243 tooling comes in I was told my replacement upper would be sent back. I was told between March and May. I keep watching their emails to see if 243 comes back in stock so I can call abd ask if mines on the way back. Iím still not a fan of the side charging upper as I do a lot of hunting where itís solid sand. I want a dust shield on my gun at all times and able to be able to instantly take my gun apart with no tools.


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#3274526 - 03/23/21 09:55 AM Re: Bca side charger upgrade? [Re: .17mist]
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Well good luck to you man. Hopefully they take care of you.

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#3284648 - 11/03/21 02:46 AM Re: Bca side charger upgrade? [Re: .17mist]
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Loc: Oregon, wet side
Old thread revived!
I just took delivery of a BCA gen2 side charge upper, 16Ē m4 223 wylde 1/8 barrel.
I put my favorite linear compensator on the end of it and a vintage Bushnell fixed 4x with a post reticle on top.
Selected for priceÖ$219 delivered, a daily special. $219 for a complete side charging upper.
I ordered a PSA lower parts kit with an A2 stock and an Anderson lower. All told, under $425 in the Biden era.
Range report to follow.

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#3284659 - 11/03/21 10:32 AM Re: Bca side charger upgrade? [Re: .17mist]
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Registered: 11/20/11
Posts: 3268
Loc: Ohio, Ohio

I went to side charge 3 years ago.
This is my 16" 300 ACC Stoner upper with a pistol gas system.
Works with my 7,62 Specwar and 220gr Remington ammo.
Had no problem with 147-150gr ammo.
I just reset the ZERO profile in my ATN 4K.

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