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SDD  [Member]
4/20/2012 4:41:03 PM
I am thinking about a BCM upper and a PSA upper.

Which do you think is better. For the BCM upper with BCG and charging handle I would pay $626 and the PSA upper with BCG and charging handle would be $529.

Here are the ones I am looking at.

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=BCM-URG-MID-16&CartID=3

and

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/psa-16-hammer-forged-midlength-upperpper-1.html

Thanks,
SDD
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JR1987  [Member]
4/20/2012 5:00:47 PM
I am very pleased with my PSA. I think it's top quality and a good value for the money I paid. My build is 100% PSA, only had a few user error problems in the first 200 rounds.

I've never used BCM but I've heard nothing but good things. If I could do it all over again I'd do PSA again. Nothing against BCM.

BCM is backed by more "proof": Filthy 14, so I suppose if your life depends on it then BCM is the way to go.

But PSA servers my purpose and I'd trust my life to it.
JP_091  [Member]
4/20/2012 7:33:44 PM
When this is in stock, its nearly impossiable to beat $499 shipped

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=XSTU5035MOE&name=Spikes+Tactical+16%22+Mid-Length+5.56%2f.223+Upper+Receiver&groupid=586
bending_rodriguez  [Member]
4/20/2012 8:41:11 PM
I have a bcm upper, and I just ordered a PSA upper last night.
I was actually trying to decide between the two as well.
I've used a psa lpk before with no problems, so I figured I'd give the upper a shot.
If its a home defense/shtf rifle I'd go with BCM.
If its just for the range go with the PSA and you'll be fine and probably never will have any problems.
Can PSA be used for a shtf rifle?....Yea most likely, but I don't think its proven like BCM is.

edit: I just saw your looking to get the CHF upper.....I myself would skip on that....my personal opinion is that its an unnecessary gimmick
SDD  [Member]
4/20/2012 9:11:14 PM
What upper did you get from PSA?

Which one do you have from BCM?
bending_rodriguez  [Member]
4/20/2012 9:42:53 PM
Originally Posted By SDD:
What upper did you get from PSA?

Which one do you have from BCM?


PSA:
http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ar-15-05/complete-uppers/psa-14-7-5-56-m4-chrome-lined-upper.html

BCM:
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I built the upper using bcm for the important parts
The upper is a
14.5" middy BCM barrel
Pinned and welded battlecomp 1.5
BCM auto bolt carrier group
BCM gunfighter med charging handle
mega upper receiver(matches my lower)
Daniel Defense 12.0 lite rail

The reason why both are 14.5 is because I live in CT which still has a awb.....no matter what the barrel length is, the comp/brake has to be permanently attached....so it doesnt matter to me that a 14.5 has to be pinned and welded.


Edit: I actually just sold a 16" upper because of this lol
Cytic  [Team Member]
4/21/2012 4:42:49 AM
My vote would be for the BCM complete upper. I have a 20" govt profile BCM upper and its great with the BCM BCG. I also have a PSA BCG in one of my Del-Ton builds.

The BCM setup feels much better than the PSA/Del-Ton
olds442tyguy  [Member]
4/21/2012 5:08:53 AM
I recently bought a PSA upper. I don't regret it. I have an upper built on an M249 saw barrel blank. Wasteful or not, it's a damn good barrel for the same price as an entry level BCM.

I definitely like PSA more after the professional mushroom stamp they gave Spike's too.
Jason85  [Member]
4/21/2012 10:54:41 AM
^ I agree and your getting that for a $100 cheaper.....
bending_rodriguez  [Member]
4/21/2012 11:31:29 AM
Originally Posted By olds442tyguy:
I recently bought a PSA upper. I don't regret it. I have an upper built on an M249 saw barrel blank. Wasteful or not, it's a damn good barrel for the same price as an entry level BCM.

I definitely like PSA more after the professional mushroom stamp they gave Spike's too.



Is there a link to this? I've heard about it, but I don't know what actually happened.
bdawg998  [Team Member]
4/21/2012 11:52:16 AM
Originally Posted By bending_rodriguez:
Originally Posted By olds442tyguy:
I recently bought a PSA upper. I don't regret it. I have an upper built on an M249 saw barrel blank. Wasteful or not, it's a damn good barrel for the same price as an entry level BCM.

I definitely like PSA more after the professional mushroom stamp they gave Spike's too.



Is there a link to this? I've heard about it, but I don't know what actually happened.


Here you go. Awesome read. http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_124/565556_PSA_16_6_8_SPCII__1_11__Mid_length__Lighter_profile__MP_Upper.html

ETA: Here is ST trolling another PSA thread before this happened. http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_124/565632_PSA_16_300_AAC__Hammer_Forged__Chrome_lined_Upper.html
SDD  [Member]
4/22/2012 9:07:21 PM
Does anyone know to where to buy the BCM auto BCG?

I was going to buy it from their website with their upper but they sold out.

Thanks,
SDD
bending_rodriguez  [Member]
4/22/2012 10:26:48 PM
Originally Posted By SDD:
Does anyone know to where to buy the BCM auto BCG?

I was going to buy it from their website with their upper but they sold out.

Thanks,
SDD


Only from them or on the EE. They take a little while to come back in stock.... sometimes over a month/longer. You can hit the notify me when they are back in stock. But when you see them come back in stock you have to jump. I did that when I got mine last year and they were sold out in 6 hours lol.
The problem with the EE for the bcm bcg's is that guys will buy a few then mark em up just because bcm is sold out
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