Buy or build a 14.5 rifle

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  1. jmccracken1214

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    Wondering if I should go the extra mile and get an upper from bcm or just buy a 16” upper from PSA and cut it down and pin the break.

    I’ve never had issues from any of my psa stuff, but I want this rifle to run as reliably as possible. Even under harsh conditions, not that it’s likely to see them.
     
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    Same exact thing can be said of BCM as well.
     
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    I thought bcm was made of moon rocks?
     
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    Lol!
    Yeah. They are made of something special. Haven’t figured out exactly what yet.
    But they come highly recommended by everyone who is paid to highly recommend them!
     
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    They're the best! Thats why!

    No bcm has every had a failure....... but, I tell you, my Colt m16a2 that I had in afghanistan DID NOT like dust. Halfway through the day, you could clear the weapon to go into chow tent, and the bolt would lock up half way back lol. To the armorer we went!
     
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    Dang, I thought Colt was the only thing better than BCM!

    Thanks for ruining my day.
     
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    Its funny to me the whole 14.5" idea.

    The 14.5" barrel was slected on the colt M4 for one reason.

    The M9 bayonet was designed to fit the M16a2. The bayonet lug and A2 FH had to have the same measurement on both the M4 and the M16a2 so the US Army would agree to the M4.

    The carbine gas tube with the F-marked FSP caused the barrel to time at 14.5". Its no other reason.

    A 16" mid gas is a better system by every measure.
     
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    I prefer the 14.5 mid gas.
     
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    They are nice
     
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    I have one of those for sale in the Parts and Accessories area!
     
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