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Colt 6920 or BCM build

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by phx223, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. phx223

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    The Colt would be as is.
    The BCM would be identical to the colt except I think I am starting to like the mid, and that set up comes in 115 dollars cheaper than the colt (even cheaper if I go with/out the carry handle, but I am not sure what to get in its place).
    I am looking to have a carbine that can take abuse, and I dont think I'll be throwing optics on it any time soon.
    I saw the chart, and thats why I am looking at BCM, but to anyone that has both..
    Is it better to buy the colt, or save the money and get the BCM? (not going to break the bank for another 115 bucks)

    Oh and are all non-HK ar parts interchangeable?
     
  2. deMontacute

    deMontacute NRA Member

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    Both are great, and you'd be happy with either, but the slight edge goes to the BCM simply because it is a middy... Still a pony's a pony, and there's a warm fuzziness that comes with having one.

    Get both...
     


  3. Kentak

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    How important is the Colt cachet to you?
     
  4. ArmoryDoc

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    Everyone needs a Colt 6920 but the BCM M4 is a real challenge to the 6920. Cheaper and just as well built with a slight edge on fit and finish going to the BCM.

    I can say this because I own both. Neither will let you down. Both are rugged and get-down and dirty guns.
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  6. djegators

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  7. DaxE

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    Yes it is a complete upper, bcg and it also has a Troy Flip Up Rear sight.

    I have seen 2 of the 2nds...and you have to look real hard to see the imperfections.
     
  8. djegators

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    Not a bad idea...throws a wrench into my current conundrum....considering a SIG 556, Colt 6920, BCM...kinda leaning BCM, but that is VERY appealing idea you propose. Now if I was having better luck unloading my Pars FMP HK91, could do two of those choices...
     
  9. nathanours

    nathanours Texan

    I'd go Colt. Love mine and never regretted getting it.
     
  10. blhar15

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    Stick with the Colt, they are quality guns right out of the box and as cheap as they are right now, they are a deal.
     
  11. kabob983

    kabob983 "Mostly" Dead

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    Asking whether to get Colt or BCM is like asking whether to buy a Carolla or Civic. Both are going to be outstanding, both are going to get the job done, go with what you prefer. If a middy is what you want, get a middy.

    Now THAT is an appealing option right there...with the Noveske you're getting a CHF barrel, Smith Vortex FH, Troy Battle Sight, and absolutely top notch quality all around.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2010
  12. Colt's an excellent weapon, no doubt.
    The LE carbine models are fine and will get the job done if you
    want the Colt brand, can't do much better.
    I have a Colt HBAR and am well pleased with it.
    I have to say also that I own a BCM middy that I love.
    It's a 16" upper with BCM bolt and gunfighter handle, BCM lower
    with Magpul stock. Only thing I lack is rear BUIS. I'm going with
    a Troy folding if I run an optic, or a Larue fixed if I don't.
    Have not decided yet. I am using the removable carry handle from
    my Colt on my middy right now.
    Colt's are top notch and there are several other excellent brands out
    there now, but I'll tell you that you cannot go wrong with the quality
    and customer service of a BCM, and the middy systems are great.
    Good luck.
     
  13. phx223

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    So if I go BCM and have it shipped to an ffl, is there generally sales tax (i guess that could apply to the colt as well), if the point of sale is out of state?
     
  14. Chuck TX

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    Either is great, but make mine a BCM middy. Longer sight radius and more handguard realestate comes in handy.
     
  15. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    I'd get the BCM. Not just because it is cheaper, also because the quality is the same, you have more ability to customize with more options, and a better warranty.
     
  16. slewfoot

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    Apples and Apples. Having said that, the prancing pony would be my choice.
     
  17. kgain673

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    Ok what make BCM on par with Colt? I keep hearing this but were are the facts?
     
  18. hardeyes

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    Hello;

    Just a quick question about customizing the Colt, --what can you not customize (in the Colt) that you could on the BCM?

    Better warranty? What will 'break' in a Colt, that won't in a BCM.

    Colt is the standard that ALL AR's are judged by, is it not.

    hardeyes
     
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  19. hardeyes

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    Hello;

    BCM is basically using the 'standard' & 'quality' that Colt has been doing for many Years before, any BCM AR was made.

    I don't see how anyone can say otherwise.

    hardeyes