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Old 04-30-2013, 08:59 PM   #21
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PSA? Check.
DD? Check.
BCM? Check. Check, check, check.

Funny how those brands always come up on this forum.
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I think it is rightfully so. I would add Spikes Tactical to that list except for the lack of choice. They don't have a lot of models to choose from.
Yep, I own BCM, DD and PSA uppers and can say they all deserve a checkmark.

From everything I've heard Spikes is worthy too. Scionics out of Tucson, AZ as well.

And we can't forget Colt!
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I traded for a new RRA Entry Tactical about a year ago. When I got it, I wiped it down and lubed it. So far it has fired about 800 rounds (damn ammo shortage!) with no cleaning. Before heading to the range I have just put a few drops of oil on the BCG. It's digested any ammo I've tried, steel or brass, 5.56 or .223. I've mixed ammo types in the same mag, not one malfunction. I would not hesitate to buy another RRA. Of course I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Colt either!
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Well I made up my mind and bought the colt. I'm very happy with my decision!! Ill give a range report when I can.
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Excellent choice, sbach.

Keep your Colt lubed, use quality magazines (PMAG's) not aluminum or steel mags, and you shouldn't have any problems. Contrary to all popular belief, the carbine doesn't need to be sparkly clean, but you absolutely must use proper lubrication or you will have problems. If you feel the need to religiously clean something so that all is right with the world focus your attention on the barrel, chamber, and bolt face.

Remember that all mechanical devices eventually fail and purchase replacement parts to deal with eventualities. I would purchase a complete bolt, a firing pin, and a spare buffer spring at a minimum. You can buy an entire BCG if you wish.

If you plan to use the carbine as more than a range toy, invest in a quality sling like a Blue Force Gear quick-adjust two point or something similar.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:47 AM   #25
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Well here she is!!!! Just opened her up, can't wait to shoot.

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Ya did good. Great looking rifle!!!
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Ya did good. Great looking rifle!!!
Thank you very much!!!!
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I have both.......get the Colt but get the 6940.
Has anyone seen or heard from Canebrake lately?

This is one of his last posts.

Anyone know how he is doing?
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Ether gun is a top quality weapon and quite frankly, I would rather have a gun assembled by a professional armorer at a bench vs. an assembly line weapon. So my choice is Rock River Arms due to the fact ,most of the parts come from the same place as the other one from the same manufacturers who is not Colt . In fact Colt has been known to purchase parts from RRA. Most RRA Models come with the 2 Stage National Match Trigger, Star Selector Switch, Rock River Hogue Rubber Pistol Grip, Side Sling Swivel, Guaranteed 1 MOA Accuracy and limited lifetime warranty. So no doubt if it was my first gun and I made a choice, my first choice would be RRA even though I have both and as I stated they are both good guns. But the Rock River AR being of Lesser quality! NOT!
Just an opinion backed by some considerations. Buy what you like best!
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I agree with the above. I have both the Colt 6920 LEO and 2 RRA one an A4 Elite the other an Elite Comp. Th quality of the workmanship is at least as good as the Colt. The finish is superior as is the trigger and accuracy. They are slightly heavier but not enough to make a difference to me.
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Well here she is!!!! Just opened her up, can't wait to shoot.

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sbach, I think your choice was a good one, actually, either weapon would have been fine. That being said, at some point you will probably want to change out your FSB for a gas block with rails so you won't have to have a riser to mount your optics. I like the furniture on it, I have a similar setup on one of mine. I think your AR will serve you well.
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