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Question about Spikes vs BCM

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Poolman21, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Poolman21

    Poolman21

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    Hey guys, I'm in the process of buying my first AR and my question is, Spikes or BCM upper? I know from the chart and reading on here that the BCM has everything, but what about the Spikes? A lot of people seem to say that Spikes also has all of the best parts and competes with the BCM. So, what does the BCM offer that the Spikes doesn't? I want top quality, and price isn't a huge concern, but if I can save $200 and have a comparable rifle, it might be enough to affect my decision.

    Thanks
     
  2. The only real thing Spikes doesn't have that BCM does is a proven track record and a reputation for running an extremely tight QA/QC program.

    This isn't to say that Spikes is not as good, they just haven't been in the quality AR market long enough yet, time will tell.

    With that said I would go BCM.
     


  3. farmer2

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    I was in the same position 1 month ago. Money was tight so I really wanted to get the Spikes. However, in the end 200 dollars just wasn't enough savings to not get the best. I was so Impressed with the customer service at BCM that I can't imagine ever buying anything else. Emails are answered immediately and products are shipped the day after you order. Absolutely a top-notch company. I would advise the BCM, but I don't think you can go wrong with the Spikes.

    farmer
     
  4. Jer

    Jer ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Not even close... BCM all day. You couldn't pay me to own a Spikes products after the **** they pulled years ago. Without turning this into another Spikes bashing thread I'll just say to search... the info is out there. Or, to make life easy & feel good about what you own, just buy BCM. They're a good company that makes good products and even create new products which are very helpful.
     
  5. dnuggett

    dnuggett PRO 2A

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    BCM. Are you set on just those two?
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2011
  6. Poolman21

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    Not necessarily. What do you think?
     
  7. boomhower

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    What's the use? Plinker? Save the money and go with the Spikes. Something more serious and get the BCM, they are worth the premium.
     
  8. Poolman21

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    I mean all of my guns are hopefully just plinkers, but I want to be able to rely on it for HD or SHTF as well.
     
  9. Randolph da man

    Randolph da man

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    this.
     
  10. WhiskeyUnicorn

    WhiskeyUnicorn Mall Ninja Extraordinaire

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    I got BCM everything and have never looked back or regretted it. A guy at work says it's just another run of the mill AR, but...we all know that the little "extra" they put into their products makes them extraordinary! Nuff said.
     
  11. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Count me in as well,.....while I do own a super reliable Spikes dedicated .22LR upper,
    I will never give another cent to Spikes.
    Do some research on google, search Spikes vs BCM, I will not post negatives here.
     
  12. Ugly_Jerry

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    I have two BCM uppers and am extremely pleased with the quality and reliability. I don't have a Spike's but I have a friend who has one of their midlengths and he loves it.
     
  13. I'm on the BCM bandwagon. Great company and great products.
     
  14. 610ck

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    I have both I haven't shot the bcm yet the spikes is a 16" 1:9 twist midlength the and has been flawless. The bcm is 20" 1:7 twist . I can't wait to try it out. BCM's customer service was ok. I really have nothing to complain about. But it was not amazing either.
     
  15. K. Foster

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    You probably won’t go wrong with either, but if you’re looking for the better of the two?...BCM.
     
  16. madecov

    madecov book em' Danno

    I've got two Spikes builds and a third upper.
    No issues and very pleased with all. I have not handled any BCM uppers as of yet. But I'm sure they are very high quality.
     
  17. DieselNut

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    I've not seen a BCM first hand but I do have a spike's lower. It seems to be a nice piece for what it is.
     
  18. Do what I did order the BCM upper you want any configuration. Then order a blem BCM lower, probably cheaper then a spikes and definitley better. I received my blem lower today, not a scratch on it.