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2 years 19 weeks ago, 9:16 AM

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Came across this website: http://www.failzero.com/

I do not know anything about it. Has anyone had dealings with them. I am intrigued, especially after the recent discussions about lubrication.

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2 years 19 weeks ago, 1:02 PM

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Yea, it's like the NiB coating that a few companies are starting to put on their BCG's and uppers. I put a NiB LPK in one of my rifles. I think Jay has a sonju upper treated by fail zero as well. I talked to the FZ guys when we were at SHOT a couple years ago and they claimed to have a test rifle go something like 50,000 or 60,000 rounds dry without a failure. I think it reduces friction, but I would still use lube.

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2 years 19 weeks ago, 4:32 PM

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Reaper and NiB

I read that the Ar rifle they used had 50,000 rounds. I think I read on Military.com that even though they [military.com] had tested an AR, they still recommend using a lubricant.

Do you notice any difference between your NiB and non-NiB rifles?

clint

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2 years 19 weeks ago, 4:53 PM

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The only NiB treated parts that I was using were the trigger, hammer and disconnector (from spike's enhanced lpk). It felt a little smoother than most stock AR triggers but I don't know if that was attributed to the NiB or not. I ended up swapping it out for a geissele, so I'm not even using it at the moment. I think it would favor better on the BCG or interior of the upper, so maybe Jay will chime in. Supposedly the carbon is easier to clean off on a NiB treated bolt... not sure. If you search around a little you'll find mixed reviews.

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2 years 19 weeks ago, 1:13 AM

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i didn't buy the fail zero coated parts when i bought my weapon because at the time you couldn't get it in any color but that grey/silver and i wanted black.mine is coated in a teflon something or rather black anodize but as i only have 100 rounds through the gun i couldn't really say how well it works.fail zero does presently offer the same coat in black,and a few manufacturers are offering the coating as an option.

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