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Smith & Wesson X vs Daniel Defense M4

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by WarEagle32, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. WarEagle32

    WarEagle32

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    I am about to add another M4 to my collection. I want to know what the real difference besides the 4150 barrel is between these 2 rifles . The S&W X model is Smith's near top of the line M4 with factory Troy quad rail and Troy back up sighs. About the nicest Smith. VS a Standard Daniel Defense M4 that is a couple hundred higher. Besides the 4150 vs 4140 barrels what is the real difference from you experts?
     
  2. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    Better rail system out of the box, for one. I would also bet the QA/QC on the DD guns is significantly better than the S&W. I believe the S&W rifles also come with semi BCGs, and not FA.
     

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    12131 Monkeyboy CLM

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    Got a link to this particular model?
     
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    So with these new changes coming to Daniel defense rifles what should I do. With my wife I need to buy now. The smith or DD are the best I ca n find for the money. So I would have to buy a current DD and not be able to wait for their new models to hit stores! What to do what to do!
     
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    What are BCG's and FA forgiving my ignorance?
     
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    I have the Daniel Defense iron sights on my Ruger SR556E and they are the best darn sights I've ever seen/used. DD is way cooler than S&W, subjective maybe... but that's my opinion. Get the DD.
     
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    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    Daniel Defense for the win...

    Go look at that Tac Tv test they did to a Daniel Defense AR - about a year ago.

    If you want DI and not a piston AR, that's the brand to get IMHO
     
  10. WoodenPlank

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    Almost all the current DD rifles that are being shipped already come with the new rail system. Only the ones equipped with the MFR (Modular free-float rail - slick tube design) won't have it.

    Bolt carrier group. A full-auto (FA) BCG is heavier, and generally enhances reliability.
     
  11. WarEagle32

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    I shoulda known that dammit!!