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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2018, 08:57:16 AM »
Post some accuracy and functioning results from the BCA's guys. Ive looked at their Grendel stuff for a while for when i get around to building the lower i have in the safe. :tup:
can do! I was hoping to shoot today but I'm on call for work and my day keeps filling up :bash:  I dont have dies or components to reload it yet so gonna burn some hornady black 123gr eldm factory through it for barrel break in.

Sounds like you need to work on your priorities a little bit  :chuckle:
I've brought it up to my employer that its ridiculous that I have to actually work at work but they just laughed like I was joking  :dunno:
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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #31 on: December 15, 2018, 04:59:13 PM »
Post some accuracy and functioning results from the BCA's guys. Ive looked at their Grendel stuff for a while for when i get around to building the lower i have in the safe. :tup:
can do! I was hoping to shoot today but I'm on call for work and my day keeps filling up :bash:  I dont have dies or components to reload it yet so gonna burn some hornady black 123gr eldm factory through it for barrel break in.

Sounds like you need to work on your priorities a little bit  :chuckle:
I've brought it up to my employer that its ridiculous that I have to actually work at work but they just laughed like I was joking  :dunno:

What are you doing for barrel break in?
(since I'm gonna have a couple to break in next week)
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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #32 on: December 15, 2018, 05:05:55 PM »
Nothing crazy.  Put some down the pipe, hit it with some wipe out and patch till spotless.  Then I'll just shoot it.
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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2018, 05:09:56 PM »
I've seen Karl work. He just stands around bs-ing, drinking pepshi, eating sheeds and telling hunting stories as if he was some sorta medevial knight battling dragon, trolls and goblins. True story.
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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2018, 05:12:10 PM »
I've seen Karl work. He just stands around bs-ing, drinking pepshi, eating sheeds and telling hunting stories as if he was some sorta medevial knight battling dragon, trolls and goblins. True story.
diet dew sir 8)
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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2019, 04:58:45 PM »
REVIEW:

So, got my Bear Creek 6.5 Grendel upper and slapped some stuff on to shoot it.

Took 15 shots and had 3-4 jams, where the round remained in the chamber (not partially ejected).

Inspected the fired brass and noticed that the brass was all scarred really badly around the neck.    I mean really scarred.

I'm not a machinist, but I suspect they reamed it but never polished it......     And I also wonder if this was the 500th barrel reamed with a reamer that was good for 250 barrels.     Just some nasty machining marks in there.

I just E-Mailed them.   Time to test their warranty.
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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2019, 06:11:30 PM »
My poor brass  :chuckle:


Seriously though, that's a bummer.  Hope they make it right.
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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2019, 10:39:59 PM »
CRAP!!!!!!!


I mailed my barrel back and it arrived there today........


 :( :( :( :( :( :(
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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #39 on: March 03, 2019, 11:07:04 PM »
UPDATE:     

Got my BCA barrel back and put the rifle together.      Put about 215 rounds through it today and am very pleased.    I got sighted in and shot some groups for accuracy, and then poured a bunch through just to ensure that it was functioning.    Right around 215 rounds, and zero misfires, jams or other issues.

I'm quite happy with accuracy, given the million pound factory trigger.    (I have 3 LaRue triggers due Friday for my favorite  ARs).   I can hold 2" groups at 100 yards.   I think I can do better with the LaRue trigger.    I am also learning to shoot right handed due to an issue with my left eye that I've shot with forever (I am hopelessly left handed.    Shooting right handed is just weird.).

So, while I did need to send the barrel in to get the chamber deburred, now that I got it back I;m really impressed to get a 6.54 Grendel with a 20" barrel that is more accurate than my eyes for under $400.

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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2019, 06:56:03 AM »
Glad they made it right for you........and my brass :chuckle: trigger will make a huge difference. 
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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #41 on: March 07, 2019, 08:08:22 AM »
My AR dealer in GA sold these barrels almost exclusively. I have a 7.5" that rings a 12" gong at 500 well enough  :chuckle: and my buddy's all shot well.

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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #42 on: December 07, 2022, 02:09:31 PM »
Well its been awhile since any of you have posted. What are your opinions of BCA, now that you have had some time to run up the round count.

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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #43 on: December 07, 2022, 02:30:24 PM »
For the price point I've been happy with my first BCA upper in 6.5 Grendel that I picked up last year.  Better than expected accuracy in the 16" barrel lightweight model upper.   Granted I have an aftermarket trigger in that lower, which helps.


I opted to purchase a second upper from BCA during the black Friday sale, and it's supposed to arrive later this week. This one in 223 Wylde.  The sale was so good I couldn't help myself.  Hopefully it shoots as well as my other BCA upper.


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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #44 on: December 07, 2022, 02:33:29 PM »
Well its been awhile since any of you have posted. What are your opinions of BCA, now that you have had some time to run up the round count.

I am a fan.   Plain and simple. 

I became an AR addict.

I now have several in 223, a couple 6.5 Grendel, one in 7.62 x 39 and a 450 Bushmaster.   They are all super dependable and fun to shoot. 

They are more accurate than I expected. 

Have bought 5-6 for kids and wife. 

No issues. 

I'm super impressed with the value. 

As always, 1st mod is replacing the MIL STD trigger with something way better.     I've been putting in LaRue MBT triggers ($89) because I can't stomach paying much more for a trigger.   They really tighten up my groups



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