Originally Posted by enderwig
I am trying to pick a kit to build a "cheapest possible" rifle that I can beef up later. Does anyone know the difference between the "16" rifle kit" and the "16" M4 rifle kit on this webpage
? Is the M4 kit worth an extra $20
Also, I found this lower.
Anyone have any idea if its decent, the price seems to low for it to be any good, but like I said, I'm trying to go as cheap as possible up front so as to secure permission from the budget office
Del-Ton kits are good to go. The difference you have in those 2 kits, the M4 kit has the M4 cuts in the barrel contour (designed to add clearance for a grenade launcher
) You can also order it with the M4 cuts in the chamber (basically extended feed ramps - designed to make feeding more reliable on burst or full auto guns) but adds more cost.
The other kit is basically a heavy barrel with or w/o chrome lining, no M4 cuts - a standard 16" carbine.
For the money, you might want to consider the Mid-Length
rifle kit. The Mid-length has a longer gas tube (between a carbine and rifle) that makes for a longer gas impulse, that they say decreases the felt-recoil (not that there is much to begin with), also gives you a longer sight-radius over the 16" carbine length - as the front sight it located a little farther down the barrel - which makes your sighting a little more accurate.
Either would be a good kit to start with. For the $20 difference, I'd probably choose the Mid-length. The M4 is going to be mainly LOOKS.
That lower receiver is pretty darn good price. I've never heard of them myself, but they state that they are forged and Mil-spec'd. So the only thing different from them and most of the others, would be the roll-mark (name - on the side)