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I decided to build a side charging rifle a month ago, and the built came together quite nicely.  Aside from having the bolt always exposed, has anyone have any complaints out of side chargers?  I seems like a great platform and I cant wait to get some range time with it.  I would upload a photo, but its too big.

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My only complaint with most of them is that they are reciprocating.   Other than that, I've not really seen any complaints from anyone.  

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  • I love them, also ASA makes one that does not move and even folds out of the way.

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11 hours ago, Dolomite_supafly said:

AKs have their bolts exposed, doesn't seem to bother them too much.

Thats why I got it. The ak was designed with this feature in mind, and I do like the simplicity out it. And its a HUGE plus to be able to reload and keep sights on target at all times.

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I have a new frontier armory side charger on my 9mm AR SBR, it's easy, non reciprocating and looks nice. Can't complain. 

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I would like to see pics of some side chargers. I've been looking at them a lot lately and think I'll probably try one when the funds allow it. I think I like the reciprocating ones better. 

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3 hours ago, gomer pyle said:

I would like to see pics of some side chargers. I've been looking at them a lot lately and think I'll probably try one when the funds allow it. I think I like the reciprocating ones better. 

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On 12/29/2016 at 7:40 PM, RC3 said:

Thats why I got it. The ak was designed with this feature in mind, and I do like the simplicity out it. And its a HUGE plus to be able to reload and keep sights on target at all times.

I'm confused.  How does it affect a reload?  You don't use the bolt button?

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On December 31, 2016 at 7:33 PM, gomer pyle said:

I would like to see pics of some side chargers. I've been looking at them a lot lately and think I'll probably try one when the funds allow it. I think I like the reciprocating ones better. 

reciprocating on the AR means it can't be field stripped without removing the handle. Also, the old side Chargers were a drill and tap affair into the bolt carrier.  Maybe a typo on your part, but non-reciprocating is the way to go. 

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2 hours ago, zybysco said:

I'm confused.  How does it affect a reload?  You don't use the bolt button?

It works just like a normal charging handle, just relocated. Actually, with it I can hold and lock back the bolt with same hand. The main advantage is not having to break sight picture or shoulder/cheek weld to operate.

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This is what mine looks like. Leaned the hard way that I need an allen key in the grip compartment at all times.  But now, all my rifles are the same style, side charging one way or another.

 

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6 hours ago, RC3 said:

This is what mine looks like. Leaned the hard way that I need an allen key in the grip compartment at all times.  But now, all my rifles are the same style, side charging one way or another.

 

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What brand upper?

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8 minutes ago, gomer pyle said:

What brand upper?

Oddly enough, its a PSA upper. Saw it for the first time in YEARS of buying from them. Grabbed it as soon as I saw it and a few hours later, poof, go, cant even find any trace of it in their website.

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24 minutes ago, RC3 said:

Oddly enough, its a PSA upper. Saw it for the first time in YEARS of buying from them. Grabbed it as soon as I saw it and a few hours later, poof, go, cant even find any trace of it in their website.

Here's only one a search found, in stock even:

http://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-16-223-wylde-midlength-1-7-side-charger-13-5-mlok-upper-w-bcg-ch.html

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