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Posted: 10/12/2012 2:03:37 PM
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Looking to finish up a new build and deciding to go with the 16" midlength.

I have a 14.7 carbine and 16" carbine so its natural for me to get a midlength now.

Looking for first experience from users.

I'm looking into the BCM 16" midlength for 439$ and the PSA CHF for 399$.

Is it worth the extra 40$ for the BCM? I'm swaying this way because of 'filthy 14' and the name.

I have a PSA 14.7 CHF though so it makes me want to lean that way as well. Their CS has always taken care of me and the wait isn't a huge deal to me.

I just need help deciding. The cost isn't isn't a huge deal for me. Either way it will be a basic no thrills KISS carry handle/a2 stock midlength.

Which way should I go, and why?
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Posted: 10/12/2012 2:11:55 PM
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I have bought PSA parts and have an M4 shipping this week. That said, I'd spend the extra $ on BCM. Paul and company are really good guys and they have always been very good CS. All things equal, BCM will hold value better. PSA is an up and commer but BCM is highly respected and proven gear.

ETA- re-read and now see PSA is CHF. That makes it tougher. I might lead towards PSA.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 2:23:29 PM
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I have a PSA mid-length with the lightweight CHF barrel. It rocks! I sold my BCM carbine upper to fund the PSA upper and haven't looked back. With that said, the BCM was a great upper and flawless. I say get the PSA and spend the difference on mags, ammo, training, optics, etc.

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Posted: 10/12/2012 2:26:14 PM

Originally Posted By UT-ARShooter:
I have a PSA mid-length with the lightweight CHF barrel. It rocks! <snip> I say get the PSA and spend the difference on mags, ammo, training, optics, etc.


Same upper. Very accurate. It shoots Federal Fusion like a champ. And everything else pretty well also.


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Posted: 10/12/2012 2:30:43 PM
I've never had the pleasure of shooting a PSA rifle but my BCM middy is a freaking tac driver.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 2:31:54 PM
I recently purchased a BCM 16" mid-length and absolutely love it. Incredibly accurate with bulk Federal 55gr. I would purchase another in a heart beat.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 2:32:27 PM
I havent shot either one but I have a PSA 16 inch Mid Length CHF on the way as we speak. I didnt go with BCM just because I like the CHF idea. Nothing to do with money.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 2:32:32 PM
I had to make the same decision and I ended up going with BCM. It is a beast and I love it but I'm sure I would have been just as happy with the PSA. One of the main things that sold me on the BCM was the wait time. If you order from PSA it's gonna take atleast two weeks to get to you, whereas I had my BCM upper three days after I ordered it. I'd say it's a win/win either way you go, though
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Posted: 10/12/2012 2:44:37 PM
Bcm has a much better track record.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 3:58:38 PM
I have a PSA lower under a BCM 16" middy upper. Both halves are wonderful.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 4:13:46 PM
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Psa 16
mid is a track driver with bcm bolt. 1k rds and its perfect.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 4:24:31 PM
BCM all the way!!!
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Posted: 10/12/2012 4:51:31 PM
I've had a BCM CHF Midlength for 2 years and its been flawless for 1000 rounds
PSA seems to make good quality uppers and their barrels are made by FN and they do the same parts testing as BCM(HP, MPI)
My next upper will be a BCM or PSA depending on availability
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Posted: 10/12/2012 4:52:42 PM
BCM.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 5:26:49 PM
If you already have a PSA 14.7", I'd say go BCM 16" if for no other reason than to say you "got both"
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Posted: 10/12/2012 5:51:31 PM
Originally Posted By Bizzarolibe:
If you already have a PSA 14.7", I'd say go BCM 16" if for no other reason than to say you "got both"


i also thought about this.

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Posted: 10/12/2012 7:00:46 PM
I have a PSA semi LW and a BCM standard 16" middy. The PSA has worked well and my BCM is one of my favorites. I had a similar decision to make last month wne adding a pencil barrel LW middy to the collection. I went with the BCM based on much faster shipping times. Arrived 3 days after I ordered it.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 7:08:07 PM
Look really hard at the light weights.

I have a BCM 16" government profile that is a working gun. I have a BCM 14.5" light that I play with. I hear the 16" light is amazing too.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 7:13:42 PM

I have one BCM and one PSA, both are excellent uppers.

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Posted: 10/12/2012 7:23:41 PM
Just built a 16" middy with one of PSA's FN pencil barrels. The thing is a Frankengun, with parts from all over the place, but the PSA barrel is one of the best I've ever shot.

My work gun is a 14.5" BCM middy, which I absolutely love, but given current pricing, I would go with the PSA in a heartbeat.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 7:30:46 PM
Originally Posted By Lancelot:
Look really hard at the light weights.

I have a BCM 16" government profile that is a working gun. I have a BCM 14.5" light that I play with. I hear the 16" light is amazing too.


I just got a BCM LW 16"..love the feel of it!
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Posted: 10/12/2012 8:16:20 PM
really pushing for BCM since i already have a PSA. decisions decisions.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 8:30:27 PM
Originally Posted By dogesco93:
really pushing for BCM since i already have a PSA. decisions decisions.


You get a cool hat, catalog, stickers and mouse pad with the BCM........

Or that's what they use to do anyway.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 8:35:29 PM
I have both BCM and PSA uppers



buy the BCM
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Posted: 10/12/2012 8:45:31 PM
BCM, not even close.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 8:53:14 PM
Another vote for BCM. My BCM 16" mid has done more than I could ask from it. I have two more stripped lowers on the way and I may put a PSA upper on one. But I agree, BCM has a proven track record.
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