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BCM vs DD?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Willard, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Willard

    Willard Who, me?

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    So, I've narrowed my search down to Daniel Defense, or BCM. I am looking at mid-length uppers.

    The DD has a hammer forged barrel. The prices are about the same. I know they are both quality uppers. Is there a discernible difference?

    Thanks!
     
  2. g21owner

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    I say go for the BCM. You cant really go wrong with whichever you choose. BCM has a hammer forged as well plus I just bought a BCM upper so Im biased
     

  3. Willard

    Willard Who, me?

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    I saw that BCM has a hammer-forged barrel, but it's $100 more. The DD has a hammer-forged barrel for the price of the regular barrel on the BCM upper.
     
  4. 12131

    12131 Monkeyboy CLM

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    You can't go wrong with either of them. Btw, I didn't know DD makes a midlength?:dunno:
     
  5. RMTactical

    RMTactical Battle Born CLM

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    I doubt you will notice a difference and I don't think you can go wrong with either.
     
  6. Nutt51

    Nutt51

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    Never had any DD items yet, so I can't objectively comment, but
    I own a BCM mid upper that I have had about 6 weeks and I was
    so pleased with it that I ordered the BCM lower, which is on the way.
    BCM is a great upper and their shipping and customer service are
    second to none. If you go BCM you won't be sorry.
    I think they still have the standard mid upper on sale and in stock
    for $425.00. Good luck.
     
  7. USMC03

    USMC03

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    There is a lot of good information in this thread on both DD and BCM if you take the time to read it. Also take a look at the M4 Comparison chart links, they show a list of features of both guns. http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1163535

    I wouldn't get too wrapped around the axel about the hammer forged barrel. Pat Rogers currently has close to 29,000 rounds through a standard BCM barrel (student loaner gun) and the gun is still going.

    Pro's and con's of both. DD has a lower price point (hammer forged barrel vs. hammer forged barrel), the down side is you are limited to 3 different configurations (all are 16" carbine gas system guns).

    BCM costs a little more and with that there are more options (standard, hammer forged, stainless barrels .... different rail systems ... different barrel / gas system configurations).

    From what I have seen of both product in classes, you can't go wrong with either. Figure out what features are most important to you, and select the gun that best suits your needs.
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    I went with BCM, mostly because I wanted a midlength.
     
  10. shuck99

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    I order a DDM4 upper from Bravo back when they had the sell and have been very happy with it. Came with irons and vertical grip, only had to add my own optic and good to go.
     
  11. Chuck TX

    Chuck TX CLM

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    I'd go with a BCM middy, but both are quality uppers.
     
  12. Willard

    Willard Who, me?

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    OK, so I ordered the DD upper. I'll post some feedback when I get it. Thanks for all the input. My next AR will probably be the BCM. ... ARs are worse than GLOCKs... gotta have 'em all...
     
  13. RMTactical

    RMTactical Battle Born CLM

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    You will be pleased.