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Old 08-18-2014, 23:35   #1
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Spare rifle?

Last year I was able to get my dream rifle (KAC mod 1) but I been thinking about the need for a spare rifle, the thing I'm struggling with it is if I should go with a either a PSA or a BCM?.
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Old 08-18-2014, 23:44   #2
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I have a psa premium dissipator upper. Love it.
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Old 08-18-2014, 23:48   #3
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I've never been unhappy with my BCMs.
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:44   #4
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When you be thinking about the need for a spare rifle, what you decide?
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Old 08-19-2014, 05:18   #5
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When you be thinking about the need for a spare rifle, what you decide?
I think right now is a great time to get it, there is a few good deals out there that I have seen.

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Old 08-19-2014, 05:36   #6
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Good deals to be had on BCM stuff these days.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:09   #7
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Why not a BCM upper on PSA lower? Both can be had at great prices directly from the manufacturers right now, probably close to a 1/3 of cost of your KAC.
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...should go with a either a PSA or a BCM?.
Not even in the same universe.

BCM.

PSA does not properly install their gas blocks (non-dimpled barrels) customer service is terrible, and shipping takes forever.

Also their vendors and suppliers are constantly changing, so there is no guarantee that your buddies upper will be made from the same parts as yours.

I'm in the middle of regretting my first and only purchase from that junk factory.
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:01   #9
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I would go with a BCM with the deals they are running right now. With that being said, every backup needs a backup and you should get the PSA to backup the BCM
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My question is, is this a true spare or just an addition? If it is a spare, it should be set up just like your KAC. The PSA route would save you some money and you still get a good quality AR. The BCM will give you give you a little bit better quality that is closer to the KAC, but you will pay for it. If this is just an additional AR, I would just stick with the PSA option and buy an upper to you liking and a pre-assembled lower. They usually have some good specials going on all the time.
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Not even in the same universe.

BCM.
This. Especially with the free BCG deal BCM has going right now. You'd have to be certifiably mentally ill to buy a PSA.
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Last year I was able to get my dream rifle (KAC mod 1) but I been thinking about the need for a spare rifle, the thing I'm struggling with it is if I should go with a either a PSA or a BCM?.
Since you have the KAC SR-15 Mod 1, why not consider the BCM Jack Carbine for a spare/backup? They are very similar in design and function.

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Old 08-23-2014, 21:35   #13
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Well went ahead and order an upper from BCM and got a Spikes lower at a local shop, initially was going for a budget rifle but ended up with a set up as close as possible to my KAC.

BCM 16 inch midlength with mod 0 comp and 13 inch kmr
BCM large charging handle
Spikes lower
JP lower parts kit
BCM buffer tube kit with H buffer
ALG act trigger with JP yellow springs
B5 aluminium trigger guard
Magpul K2 grip
B5 sompmod Bravo stock
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Well went ahead and order an upper from BCM and got a Spikes lower at a local shop, initially was going for a budget rifle but ended up with a set up as close as possible to my KAC.

BCM 16 inch midlength with mod 0 comp and 13 inch kmr
BCM large charging handle
Spikes lower
JP lower parts kit
BCM buffer tube kit with H buffer
ALG act trigger with JP yellow springs
B5 aluminium trigger guard
Magpul K2 grip
B5 sompmod Bravo stock
Very nice.

How much have you read up on/researched the JP springs on the ALG ACT?
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Well went ahead and order an upper from BCM and got a Spikes lower at a local shop, initially was going for a budget rifle but ended up with a set up as close as possible to my KAC.

BCM 16 inch midlength with mod 0 comp and 13 inch kmr
BCM large charging handle
Spikes lower
JP lower parts kit
BCM buffer tube kit with H buffer
ALG act trigger with JP yellow springs
B5 aluminium trigger guard
Magpul K2 grip
B5 sompmod Bravo stock


Pretty funny - I just did the same thing.

Already have a complete BCM bfh lw 16" middie and a complete spikes lw 11.5" pistol with sb15 - but as prices are just stupid low right now I decided why not have a nice back up option.

Picked up a standard 16" BCM middie upper with this new insane sale going on and slapped it on a Spikes lower (factory complete). Added spare MOE goodies that have just been lying around and I am into this for less that $800. Fit is great and just as accurate as my bfh upper. Happy camper here.

People on here like to give spikes ****, but they make good stuff. I like that the lowers are low shelf just like the BCMs.

Here is my new backup 16":

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Old 08-23-2014, 22:16   #16
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Very nice.

How much have you read up on/researched the JP springs on the ALG ACT?
From the feedback and youtube videos that I come across there is was possibilities of light primer strikes, I did test the set up in my S&W 15-22 and out of 400 rds I did had about six lps. I came home and research a little more and there is a red hammer spring (increase reliability) available and so I order it, this set with the act trigger should yiel a 4.5 to 5 # trigger pull and be more reliable than the other set.
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Old 08-23-2014, 23:02   #17
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Since you have the KAC SR-15 Mod 1, why not consider the BCM Jack Carbine for a spare/backup? They are very similar in design and function.

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As much as would liked to have one my budget did not allow me to consider it, so far I'm liking the set up just need a set of sights and maybe an optic. I'm really thinking about running this rifle with irons only but with my less than ideal vision I don't know if it is a good idea.
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Pretty funny - I just did the same thing.

Already have a complete BCM bfh lw 16" middie and a complete spikes lw 11.5" pistol with sb15 - but as prices are just stupid low right now I decided why not have a nice back up option.

Picked up a standard 16" BCM middie upper with this new insane sale going on and slapped it on a Spikes lower (factory complete). Added spare MOE goodies that have just been lying around and I am into this for less that $800. Fit is great and just as accurate as my bfh upper. Happy camper here.

People on here like to give spikes ****, but they make good stuff. I like that the lowers are low shelf just like the BCMs.

Here is my new backup 16":

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nice!
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Old 08-26-2014, 21:15   #19
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All my stuff has arrived and can not be happier with the quality and it is very light, this rifle will see serious use and plan to take a few classes with it so its time to look for iron sights and an optic.
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All my stuff has arrived and can not be happier with the quality and it is very light, this rifle will see serious use and plan to take a few classes with it so its time to look for iron sights and an optic.
Look forward to seeing pics.
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