Standard Maintenance and upgrade to Spectre

JL dropped off his gun last week for a routine maintenance check-up and to swap out his BTC Chimera to a Spectre prior to Nightfall 5. What started off as a standard VFC SR16 CQB Master was shortened down to a 10.3″ barrel and a DD MK18 RIS II replaced the URX II.

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At the time of the build, due to a shortage of BTC Spectre units, the Chimera was installed in lieu with plans to swap out at a later date. Due to the external control board of the Spectre, only a small handful of stocks could be used, the VFC crane stock being one of them and the QRS stock being another. To maintain congruency with the LEO, standard-issue look, the crane stock was chosen.

Opening up the mechbox after approximately 15k rounds yields a telling wear-pattern. Gearbox shown with half of the Spectre already dropped in.

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No wear on the Siegeteks, but there is evidence of possible pre-engagement on the piston rack at the 10th tooth. The wear appears to be a one-off as it is extremely light, possibly due to a jam.

Chimera will be retained as a spare, the gun is shown here complete, with a new Magpul USA CTR stock in black, to complete the look.

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JL intends on ultimately using the Mission First Tactical Minimalist stock, an excellent choice to keep weight doen which has been trending for some time and even spotted in the wild.

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