..Or. parts are just parts...
Or, It's just as good as.
This was sent to me, and apparently from another forum. The poster has put 8500 rds downrange with this gun
Put this thing togather before I knew better. Its a cast Oly Lower with an Oly LPK & Accuracy Speaks trigger group. The upper is a Bushmaster 1:9 M4 with Bushmaster BCG (semi auto and unshrouded).
I have had to replace the mag catch, bolt catch, action spring, extractor spring, firing pin, firing pin retaining pin a couple times and the gas tube once. The aimpoint was one of the first things to wear out. The dot even with a fresh battery is no longer bright enough to use in bright sunlight.
Surprisingly the gas rings & extractor have never been replaced. I bought a Spikes full auto BCG to use in it then decided not to use it and run the semi QPI BCG until it breaks.
Its as reliable as any of my builds using Colt & LMT parts. It even runs reliably with Tula since i cut the throat with a 5.56+ reamer. Accuracy is still fine. No keyholing or anything.
In the past 10 years, i have never replaced a mag catch or bolt catch.
I have never replaced a gas tube.
I have replaced a firing pin retaining pi, but never a firing pin.
Filthy 14 has over 43,000 rds down range and doesn't keyhole
I may have been just lucky, but my armory is mostly BCM, with some LMT, Larue, Noveske, SIW and Colt.
A lot of these guns have 20k plus downrange.
This poster has made my case....