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Help me decide on a "budget build" upper

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BCM 6 60.00%
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:22 AM   #1
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Help me decide on a "budget build" upper

Which upper? BCM, Spikes or other (specify)?
BCM $534: http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/Produ...ID-16&CartID=1
Spikes $499: http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.as...ver&groupid=55
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:42 AM   #2
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i like the spikes, i have shot a few ar's with them and enjoy it... the one i had on my old ar was a tac driver.
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BCM is top notch. Ready SWAT magazines filthy 14 article.

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BCM doesnt have handguards or a BCG or charging handle.
add 135 for bcg and charging handle
add at least 100 for handguards.


the spikes is sold out.



http://www.botachtactical.com/lmtco14uprea.html
just get a longer flash hider or sell the barrel and get a longer one.

im in the market for an AR build as well so Ive been trying to find the best deal available.
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BCM doesnt have handguards or a BCG or charging handle.
add 135 for bcg and charging handle
add at least 100 for handguards.


the spikes is sold out.



http://www.botachtactical.com/lmtco14uprea.html
just get a longer flash hider or sell the barrel and get a longer one.

im in the market for an AR build as well so Ive been trying to find the best deal available.
the spike's @ AIM go in and out of stock
the BCM upper with BCG and charging handle is only $534. i was going to go with the Magpul MOE midlength handguard ~$33 so the total for BCM would be $567
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BCM doesnt have handguards or a BCG or charging handle.
add 135 for bcg and charging handle
add at least 100 for handguards.


the spikes is sold out.



http://www.botachtactical.com/lmtco14uprea.html
just get a longer flash hider or sell the barrel and get a longer one.

im in the market for an AR build as well so Ive been trying to find the best deal available.
The BCM upper is 399 without the charging handle and bcg, for the 535 the op says he will get the upper, charging handle and bcg. Then he can just add a MOE handguard for $30 and he has a badass upper. I have the spikes but I'm going to have to vote BCM
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I'm in this market too with a few questions:

Gov't profile barrel vs. heavy barrel. Does it make a difference to the casual shooter?

1:7 twist vs 1:9 twist. Same question, as I will likely never shoot really heavy loads, just what I can find on sale and cheap.
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I'm in this market too with a few questions:

Gov't profile barrel vs. heavy barrel. Does it make a difference to the casual shooter?

1:7 twist vs 1:9 twist. Same question, as I will likely never shoot really heavy loads, just what I can find on sale and cheap.
The most common weight for 5.56/.223 is 55gr which is better suited for a 1/9 twist. As far as the barrel goes, your choice; the heavy barrel will be inherently more accurate but only noticeable to the most experienced shooters. I'd get the Gov't profile for weight reasons.
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The most common weight for 5.56/.223 is 55gr which is better suited for a 1/9 twist. As far as the barrel goes, your choice; the heavy barrel will be inherently more accurate but only noticeable to the most experienced shooters. I'd get the Gov't profile for weight reasons.
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the spike's @ AIM go in and out of stock
the BCM upper with BCG and charging handle is only $534. i was going to go with the Magpul MOE midlength handguard ~$33 so the total for BCM would be $567
thats not a bad price.

I'd probably go with that one then. and get the magpul rear flip up sight
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thats not a bad price.

I'd probably go with that one then. and get the magpul rear flip up sight
yeah, haven't decided on a rear sight
but i am leaning toward "old-fashioned" carry handle sight
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maybe i'll just rock a cheap .22 for a while: http://palmettostatearmory.com/1465.php
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Just built an all del-ton M4. What a great product. I'm not the most mechanically inclined and I was able to assemble without issue. Nice. It would've been well under $600 but I customized the heck out of it with some magpul moe nonsense. Well anyway it wasn't just the upper as you've asked. It's a rifle kit and lower.

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