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Old 07-23-2012, 04:36 AM   #11
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Wi, that's a real good price OKdonk gave you for the Spike's stripped lower and Magpul STR/receiver extension and LPK from PSA. With the free shipping you get a great lower for $240 plus transfer fees.

For about $50 more you can get a blemished BCM lower but still have to buy a stock which can be another $50-100. I would get the lower first just in case since it could be the hardest part to buy if parts dry up around the election (but it's hard to say what will be out of stock months from now). The first lower option can give you a great lower for less, in fact it's the option I went with, then I put on a 16" LW BCM midlength upper and now have an excellent carbine.

Your plan of getting the upper minus BCG, etc. can break the price up for the most expensive part, maybe $400+ for the stripped URG then $250+ for the rest if you go Magpul furniture/BUIS. Then maybe a sling, magazines and ammo.
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OkDonk,

I just looked into it , and found that the BCM bcg's are made by DD . Might as well go to the source. Problem is can't find anything right now other that all the nickel boron stuff.
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I just looked into it , and found that the BCM bcg's are made by DD . Might as well go to the source...
Got links proving that? First I've heard that.
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Got links proving that? First I've heard that.
+1. Me too.
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I have been told that by a few gunsmiths here locally. I haven't tried to validate it yet. I'm sure it's something that would not easily found but I'll try. I'm curious too. But coincidently a few different places have told me that. I was told most of their stuff is just stamped with BCM logo and build by other manufacturers. Again I'm not drinking the cool-aide , but thats what I've been told.
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I found a forum debating a related topic of BCM stamping pre-made products.



http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=511570
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I still know that BCM stuff is good quality, not trying to diminish that fact, just food for thought.
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Well in any right DD is a great company as well. I went with a DD barrel.
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That link doesnt say anything about DD makes BCM BCG. Anyway, EVEN IF it's true.. good luck finding one. I've never seen anyone selling DD parts like BCG, LPK and stripped lower in the last 6 months.
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Well it's true that Daniel Defense makes most of its metal parts in house - and BCM does not. Two different ways to achieve similar results since in the end both sell top notch parts and complete rifles. I've always thought BCM gets their major parts from FN and LMT but don't know any more than the guys saying Daniel Defense.

I have complete BCM and DD uppers. Can't tell much difference between the uppers or BCGs.
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