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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2018, 11:23:19 AM »
I would also add they get another +1 in my book for their support of the troops.  Veterans day this year they did a barrel giveaway to all active duty and veterans. 

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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2018, 12:20:33 PM »
Slow shipping for me , ordered on the 19th shipped on the 28th. Tracking shows Wed the 5th. Parts ordered from other places, NC, showed in 3 days.

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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2018, 06:51:05 PM »
They've got some positive online reviews......     :dunno:

And plenty of negative reviews too. They are cheap, as reflected in the price. Don't expect good quality or reliability.
do you have some hands on with any BCA stuff?

Yes, mine would be one of the negative reviews, for several reasons. I won't say negative things about a company I haven't dealt with personally.

Parts were cheaply machined and poorly deburred, quality was a good match for the cheap price but not a smoking deal as some seem to think. As a reasonably competent machinist myself, I think I'm qualified to judge machining work, and those parts were not something I'd want to put my own name on.

One of the barrels they sent was the wrong item, their fault, and it took a month and multiple phone calls for them to get around to replacing it. By that time it was out of stock, so they gave me a delayed refund and offered a 10% discount coupon, which obviously I did not bother using. To be fair, they sent a shipping label to return the wrong barrel, but waited until it arrived and logged back into their system before they would consider sending what I'd actually ordered.

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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2018, 10:51:46 AM »
They've got some positive online reviews......     :dunno:

And plenty of negative reviews too. They are cheap, as reflected in the price. Don't expect good quality or reliability.
do you have some hands on with any BCA stuff?

Yes, mine would be one of the negative reviews, for several reasons. I won't say negative things about a company I haven't dealt with personally.

Parts were cheaply machined and poorly deburred, quality was a good match for the cheap price but not a smoking deal as some seem to think. As a reasonably competent machinist myself, I think I'm qualified to judge machining work, and those parts were not something I'd want to put my own name on.

One of the barrels they sent was the wrong item, their fault, and it took a month and multiple phone calls for them to get around to replacing it. By that time it was out of stock, so they gave me a delayed refund and offered a 10% discount coupon, which obviously I did not bother using. To be fair, they sent a shipping label to return the wrong barrel, but waited until it arrived and logged back into their system before they would consider sending what I'd actually ordered.
good info.  I'll have to give everything a solid once over when it shows up.  Thank you for sharing
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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2018, 09:37:16 PM »
Most uppers will out shoot your average internet expert. At the Bear Creek price point, they are well within acceptable accuracy standards of .640 -.790 from what I have done off the bench. This was a barrel only purchase. I assembled the uppers myself.

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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2018, 09:37:57 PM »
Well, here's hoping their a good value.

I got the last 16" full AR in 6.5 Grendel on their promo.

I also got a 6.5 Grendel complete upper with 20" fluted barrel.  Merry Christmas to me.

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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2018, 09:57:41 PM »
Well, here's hoping their a good value.

I got the last 16" full AR in 6.5 Grendel on their promo.

I also got a 6.5 Grendel complete upper with 20" fluted barrel.  Merry Christmas to me.

 :tup:

Run some of the factory Hornady "Black" 123gr ELD-M and let us know how it shoots.
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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2018, 12:25:44 PM »
I received my barrel I ordered yesterday, the machining looks a little better then the first upper I purchased.
anyone else getting their stuff in hand yet? I wont be able to swap this barrel on and do any shooting until after the holidays unfortunately

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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2018, 12:27:26 PM »
I got one of the free veterans barrels, it looked alright, didnít go over it with a fine tooth comb yet.
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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2018, 12:37:50 PM »
Side charge upper seems well made.  Grendel barrel is showing up today.  Will be burning ammo in it this weekend.  .223 barrel I ordered for my prairie dog setup also looks fine.  It's a heavy sucker but that's what I wanted for that gun.  Will also be shooting it this weekend.
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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2018, 04:16:46 PM »
The grendel lives.  Its pieces together on another lower until I figure out exactly what stock, trigger, etc but she will shoot here very soon.
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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2018, 01:34:59 AM »
My fluted 20" Grendel upper came in.   Machining looks fine to me.   I tried to inspect carefully.

My son's complete Grendel is supposed to arrive in 4-5 days.   Will be interesting to see.
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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2018, 08:09:01 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:

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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #28 on: December 15, 2018, 08:20:07 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.
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Re: BEAR CREEK ARSENAL DEALS
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2018, 08:29:45 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:

 


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