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Colt vs BCM

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by AZ Cat, Sep 25, 2012.


  1. AZ Cat

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    I've read a lot of good discussion here about the pros and cons of various manufactures, and I've narrowed my AR-15 choice down to Colt 6920 and BCM Mod 0.

    I'll use this for non-competitve target shooting as well as varmint hunting.

    GT members, what would your choice be and why?

    Thanks in advance for the responses.

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  2. Airhasz

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    Personal preference...is the difference...
     

  3. NEOH212

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    Considering the choices that's the only difference.

    The Colt may be easier to come by and more readily available. You may have to wait on the BCM.

    I'd be 100% comfortable with either rifle as they are both high quality units.

    :agree:
     
  4. faawrenchbndr

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  5. Glock Holliday

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    I've got both... you can't go wrong with either one. As the others said, it's personal preference.

    I went with a BCM4 for my work gun because I wanted the mid-length gas system w/ Larue Tactical free floating forend. Since I purchased the upper and lower separately, I only paid Federal Excise Tax on the lower (which had to be shipped to an FFL) and the upper was shipped to my residence. Nonetheless, I didn't save any money in the long run but I've got the carbine I really wanted.
     
  6. ArmoryDoc

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    Both are top notch guns. Flip a coin.
     
  7. AZ Cat

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    Thanks for the great feedback everyone!
     
  8. MrMurphy

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    Both are solid.

    For your purposes the midlength system on the BCM may be a little better, the carbine system is a little more abrupt.
     
  9. samuse

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    I can't tell a difference. I have a BCM 14.5" mid w/ Battlecomp, H buffer and a 14.5" BCM carbine w/ A2 and H-2 buffer and I honestly can't tell a difference.

    I like the mid-length because of the 2" more rail space but other that, no difference.

    I'm a Colt guy, but I run BCM uppers now because they had what I really wanted and I think the quality is the same.
     
  10. mixflip

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    I have a Colt LE6920. I plan on buying BCM mid length upper just for fun later.

    I'd be in AR15 heaven with either one but I got my Colt just because of sentimental reasons. (veteran)
     
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    I'd be curious to see how it went if you put a BC and changed to a H in the carbine. More of an apples to apples comparison.
     
  12. K. Foster

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    Colt will give you better brand recognition and higher resale, if that matters. BCM will be a little cheaper and have a better selection of options. In the unlikely event that you need warranty work, BCM will be quicker and more responsive.
    As stated, there is no wrong answer.
     
  13. samuse

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    I tried out both when I first got the upper. It's not much different. I actually thought I had an H buffer in it until I popped the BCG out and realized it was an H2.

    All I've shot was 55 grain 5.56.
     
  14. WayaX

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    Having experience with both, I would choose BCM.

    Is a BCM set up like a Colt any better? No. However, BCM offers more options for barrel contour, length, furniture, etc.

    Sure, you could modify your Colt, but it would end up costing more, and then in the end, you wouldn't have much of the Colt left.

    I think most civilians (myself included) are better served with a mid-length gas system, and non-M4 profile barrel (let's face it, the barrel profile of a Colt 6920 is pointless for most practical purposes).

    Price wise, they're about the same now. Pick whichever one suits you better and go with it. There is no wrong choice here.
     
  15. TedG

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    That's basically what I did. I've owned a few of both and, as earlier stated, they're both fine quality and you can't go wrong with either.
     
  16. zackwatt

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    Just picked up a 6920.

    I plan on going with BCM when I do a MK12 SPR build...
     
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  18. Cole125

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    It does not matter. Both use quality parts, built to the correct specs. No BS
     
  19. Cole125

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    Wrong, try again. :dunno:
     
  20. jg420

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    No such thing as a wrong opinion. I had a bad experience and got rid of mine for an LWRC custom build. No biggie they make great equipment, but my experience was sub par. To say I am wrong is just your opinion though. I just don't drink their Kool Aid, but more power to those who do.