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Old 12-02-2012, 09:53 PM   #21
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You can get a better AR for less money if you will shop around. In my opinion your just paying for the name anyway.
I disagree.

I have a Bushmaster Dissapator and it's a damn fine weapon. I really like it, and trust it.

But it's not in the same league with my new Colt 6940.
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I've been toying with this dilemma as well, colt vs ????. My decision is solely based on the history of colt and my love of them. the only solution I've come up with for my personal choice (albeit expensive choice) is 2 AR's. In my future I see a Colt which I'm going to keep stock except maybe for a little something here and there, and then maybe a ???? to which I will build and load with all the custom toys. Guess what I'm trying to say is I wouldn't want to buy a colt, only to spend more money making it "not" a colt.
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I disagree.

I have a Bushmaster Dissapator and it's a damn fine weapon. I really like it, and trust it.

But it's not in the same league with my new Colt 6940.
Not taking anything away from your colt, I can build the same gun for less money. Especially less than the $1500 MSRP
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Not taking anything away from your colt, I can build the same gun for less money. Especially less than the $1500 MSRP
You're saying a Colt can't be purchased for less than MSRP? Shop around more!
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You're saying a Colt can't be purchased for less than MSRP? Shop around more!
I'm saying that I can build one better for less.
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You can build one to your specs for less, but better? Quantify better.
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I still think that the Colt 6920 is one of the best values out there. The whole belief that Colt has a premium price tag is simply not the case anymore. With regards to the 6940, that is a monolithic upper receiver, so to build a comparable rifle, one would need to pick from a very slim selection of receivers out there that are monolithic, VLTOR VIS and LMT MRP to name a couple...both of which are pretty pricey on their own.

If you are looking for a midlength gas system, then you would be better served looking at other brands.
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IMHO there are several mill spec options available for less money.

I carried Colt M16A2's while serving active duty Infantry and they were great.

As a Veteral I purchased a Bushmaster M4 Varient 9 years ago for hundreds less than the Colt and it was just as good.

I've since replaced the Bushy upper with an LMT m4 upper and a chrome plated Rock River Bolt and BCG...again, every bit as good as the A2's I carried.

The biggest difference between the original Bushmaster and a Colt was the $350.00 I was able to spend on an EOTECH equipped Bushy for about what the Colt Rifle alone would have Cost me with no optic.

To each there own...and some are very Brand loyal but personally, I see no added value to compliment the added expense of the Colt.

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PS my EOTECH is now 9 years old close to 80k rounds fired and still as bright as the day I bought it! My point is that a quality optic on a mil spec rifle will serve you far better than a fancy nameplate rifle and a cheap optic...

On the other hand, if you can afford the Colt AND good opticts...then buy what your heart desires. You'll be satisfied either way.

Good luck

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So I listened to Cane and bought the Colt. The other day I was at my girlfriends parents house and the subject of guns came up, and I offered to take her brother to shoot my AR, since he's current military.
Her dad asks what kind of AR I have and I respond, 'A Colt'.

He nods his head in agreement and says, 'good choice.'

To me that was worth it. :-D
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So I listened to Cane and bought the Colt. The other day I was at my girlfriends parents house and the subject of guns came up, and I offered to take her brother to shoot my AR, since he's current military.
Her dad asks what kind of AR I have and I respond, 'A Colt'.

He nods his head in agreement and says, 'good choice.'

To me that was worth it. :-D
Great story, Mosin!
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