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Difference between psa 16" m4a1 Carbine and Spikes St-14 le carbine?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by TsunamiMike, Dec 5, 2011.


  1. TsunamiMike

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  2. Fwdftw

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    1st you should search this is beating a dead horse, pick your poison.. both are on the same level imo...
     

  3. IGotIt

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    No Demlibtards

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    $769-$699=$70 not $170

    You can't go wrong with either one.
     
  4. TsunamiMike

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    It is 599 not 699..
     
  5. madecov

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    book em' Danno

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    I have both guns. I have handled several of each gun from both companies.
    Palmetto makes a very nice weapon. The Spikes is just slightly better finished and a bit smoother hand cycling. Either is more than fine and a great choice compared to any other commercial assembly.
     
  6. ColdBlooded

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    wrong thread
     
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  7. TsunamiMike

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    Is the spikes worth the extra $$$? Spikes has a lifetime warranty but do I need it as I'm gonna use it for plinking at the range and maybe a home defense class?
     
  8. TsunamiMike

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  9. IGotIt

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    No Demlibtards

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    Didn't see the sale price.
     
  10. glock031

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    PSA has a lifetime warranty also on thier uppers and complete rifles.
     
  11. boomhower

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    Either is fine but I would go with PSA but that is just for a personal distaste for Spikes. To be fair it appears the Spikes comes with an MBUS and that will account for almost all the price difference.
     
  12. TsunamiMike

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    makes sense, the mbus to me is worthless as i want a carry handle..

    looks like psa it is unless i am missing something else...
     
  13. jaxxx

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    How do I order the palmetto?
     
  14. Chowser

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    go to their website and order.
    it will ask what ffl you will be using in your comments.
    after ordering, fax or email in your ffl's info.

    wait about two weeks, and your ffl will have it.
     
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    I've heard good things about psa uppers and rifles. I've ordered things from them, good company, but not any of their firearms. Used a LPK and everything was high quality.

    My spikes upper is top notch and has had zero issues. Since I have a spikes I recommend them.
     
  16. madecov

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    book em' Danno

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    There are also slight differences in the finish. If it matters, Spikes is a satin or semi gloss and palmetto is a matte finish.

    Pick the roll mark you like better and be happy.
     
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    Didn't know that. Thanks.
     
  18. TsunamiMike

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    Bought the psa!
     
  19. TsunamiMike

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    got the upgraded hammer forged barrel though..

    THey offered for another 80 bucks to add the magpul MOE grip, trigger frame, rear stock and hand guards...

    Again i did not go for this option but am wondering if i should have??
     
  20. Camu Mahubah

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    9=Fine

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    Just get the Palmetto and shoot the crap outta it!