High wear points

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High wear points

Postby clash14 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:14 pm

I am wondering what people would consider normal wear on their AR platform. I have a couple of spots tha are concerning me and want to swap info and ideas.

I already talked to oly about the bolt and they said not to worry. I didnt notice the lower yet but figure it will get the same response. Im really looking for someone to tell me to stop being a picky a** and relax! Lol. The only reason im questioning it is bc it doesnt have a high round count yet


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Re: High wear points

Postby Thom » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:27 pm

Perfectly normal.
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Re: High wear points

Postby Globemaster » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:04 pm

yup it's normal, this is an image of my TNW retrofitted piston-driven 5.45x39mm unit, I've got about 1k on it so far


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Re: High wear points

Postby clash14 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:31 pm

Not just the buffer, but the lower receiver frame just above it. Did yall see that too?
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Re: High wear points

Postby Thom » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:40 pm

Yes, just means you have a tight fitting upper that rubs on that point, no biggy. It's an AR, just consider it like a military Jeep, made to get dirty and scratched in the bushes!
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Re: High wear points

Postby Globemaster » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:50 pm

Thom wrote:just means you have a tight fitting upper that rubs on that point, no biggy. It's an AR

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Re: High wear points

Postby clash14 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:59 pm

Probably right. I tend to be somewhat paranoid about this stuff. I guess i never cared before because i Always had super strung out issued weapons. Watching that process from the factory is so weird...
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Re: High wear points

Postby Shermanator » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:28 am

another wear point is on the outside of the lower where the upper's ejection port dust cover hits.
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