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Thread: BCM RE-A5 Vs. VLTOR RE-A5

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    BCM RE-A5 Vs. VLTOR RE-A5

    I have two new Wilson Combat lowers I'm building up but haven't decided what they will be when they grow up.

    My standard kit for these lower builds is proving difficult or expensive to source. (Colt LPK - VLTOR RE-A5 - VLTOR Spring buffer etc. - G-SSA-E)

    I searched and couldn't find any reference to the BCM Version of the RE-A5. Apologize if this was covered in another thread I couldn't find, but I titled this one so it might POP for someone else.

    I assume, since it is BCM it is good to go? I just want to verify with the folks on this site if I stray from my normal verified parts kit for these builds. I was able to find the VLTOR spring and buffer items.......

    (I already purchased a SIONICS LPK which seems good to go.)

    Thanks for any input provided.
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    I've used a few BCM A5 receiver extensions, and they've worked as well as my VLTORs.

    The VLTOR A5 receiver extension is in stock at Son's Of Liberty Gun Works for $45. I ordered one a few days ago, and it has shipped.

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    A DDG search pulled up a couple old threads that didnít appear in my forum search results.

    It appears, as I suspected, the BCM RE-A5 is good to go.

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    BCM RE-A5 Vs. VLTOR RE-A5

    Quote Originally Posted by grizzman View Post
    I've used a few BCM A5 receiver extensions, and they've worked as well as my VLTORs.

    The VLTOR A5 receiver extension is in stock at Son's Of Liberty Gun Works for $45. I ordered one a few days ago, and it has shipped.
    Thanks! Just ordered two, all my usual sources were sold out.
    Last edited by HKGuns; 09-20-21 at 19:10.

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    I believe VLTOR makes the BCMs. I could be wrong, but donít think I am.


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    If I understand you already have buffers so this is moot, but just in case anyone reads this later:

    BCM A5 kits ship with A5H0 NOT A5H2. The vltor kits ship with far more beneficial/desirable A5H2 buffer.
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    I thought the BCM kit shipped with the equivalent to an A5H0

    Edit: Per BCMís site, they come with the 3.8oz A5H0.

    https://bravocompanyusa.com/bcm-intermediate-buffer-system-a5-mounting-kit/
    Last edited by JediGuy; 09-21-21 at 06:23.

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    Yes, good clarifications.

    I bought my springs and buffers separately. The standard BCM buffer is different than the Standard VLTOR buffer, I was only buying the tubes from BCM.

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    https://www.m4carbine.net/showthread...ves-A5-that-is

    I have tungsten weights which I used to make an A5H4. Note you can make an A5H2 into an A5H1-A5H4 by adding or removing tungsten. You cannot make an A5H0 since the aluminum weight at the back is countersunk for the small spring.

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    I remember a thread a few years back that discussed some of the differences between the VLTOR, BCM, and Magpul A5 receiver extensions. From what I can recall the only major difference seem to be one or two of the brands used a dry film lubricant on the inside. Ring a bell with anyone?

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