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4 years 6 days ago, 3:31 PM

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I've been considering buy one of the over-sized/tactical charge handles for my Bushmaster OCR. The 4x9 scope I am currently using makes it incredibly awkward to charge the bolt and it is starting to get a little tiresome.

Any suggestions on which brand/type is the best?

I'd love to put new optics on my AR so it is also available for defense if necessary and get rid of the scope, but can't afford decent reflex or red dot optics right now so my AR will remain a range gun.

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4 years 6 days ago, 3:36 PM

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I run an Eotech on my RRA Government so I haven't had a need for an oversize handle. I bet Reaper308 can steer you in the right direction.

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4 years 6 days ago, 3:50 PM

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charging handle

I use a VLTOR/BCM Gunfighter Mod.4 (medium). They also come in Mod. 3 (large). Its one of the more useful upgrades I've done. They're really solid handles. I know they're a little pricey, but I think they're well worth the price.

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCMGUNFIGHTER-Charging-Handle-s/123.htm

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-GUNFIGHTER-Charging-Handle-GFH-Mod-4-...

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4 years 6 days ago, 4:01 PM

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Thanks Reaper, are the

Thanks Reaper, are the handles themselves beefier than the standard charge handle?

I'm assuming with a scope in the way the best method with these over sized ones is to charge it from one side which I would think would put some extra stress on the handle.

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4 years 6 days ago, 4:14 PM

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they are quite a bit beefier than the stock handle that comes on any production rifle. They will take plenty of abuse. look up some videos on youtube where they do comparisons. The BCM handle distributes the charging pressure, where the pin takes most of the force on the mil spec. I've never seen one fail.

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4 years 6 days ago, 4:18 PM

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Excellent, I think I might have to leave the Bravo Company's website up with that product on the PC at home so my wife gets the hint!

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4 years 6 days ago, 4:25 PM

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don't get the re-production handle. They're on sale but for "training purposes only". Those were first gen trials before they worked the kinks out (roll pin too close to the latch). The new handles are legit and will last forever

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3 years 51 weeks ago, 10:54 AM

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C-More

Check out the C-More tactical, has a red dot with iron sites. Basically they took a carry handle, cut the handle off and added a red dot. Used the same one since 03, took it to Iraq twice and no problems.

The over size carry handles are nice for quick functions, especially with a scope but catch on everything.

3 years 50 weeks ago, 8:16 PM

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Tac latch

Bager Ordanance Tactical latches, two versions Gen I or Gen II. The Gen II is a bit larger than standard, The Gen I is too big and if you right handed shooters use a 3 point sling the tac. latch hits you right in the sternum when rifle is slung across your chest it also can get snagged on equipment.

http://badgerordnance.com/tactical-latch/

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