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Posted: 9/21/2004 3:40:17 PM EDT
I'm in the process of getting a carbine. Orignally it started off with ordering a bushmaster M4 A3.. but for some reason they are having trouble getting them ordered. So the guy says he has a pair of pre-ban Colt M4's coming in.

Not sure what to go with now, colt or bushmaster. Which is better? Or would i not really notice a difference.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:41:51 PM EDT
Pre-ban now means old.
If you have a lower, get a new upper.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:42:13 PM EDT
Why buy a preban Colt that is 10+ years old, unless of course you are going to be geting a great price... Buy a new Colt, or new Bushie.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:48:24 PM EDT
What kind of rifle do you want?
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 4:16:04 PM EDT
I have a brand new bushmaster M4 ordered but no one at the store is sure when it will be there.

Probably will go with the bushie.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 4:18:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Soviet:
I have a brand new bushmaster M4 ordered but no one at the store is sure when it will be there.

Probably will go with the bushie.



Same thing happened to me, I just called the store every day. Then they got fed up and just sold me one of the ones they've already ordered for a customer inline (in front of me).
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 4:48:11 PM EDT
I'd say Colt or Bushy or whatever of the two you can get quicker.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 5:04:38 PM EDT
BM uses ful MIL-SPEC and Colt doesnt...also the BM are more POST-PAN freindly or atleast the company is...Plus they are cheaper and just as good if not better
Beau
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 5:38:54 PM EDT
You can buy any "pre ban" upper thru Bushy right now. 100's in stock. $550 complete.
20" Bushys here at EE are going for $600
You can have 2 no ban uppers and one lower for under $1,200
Right now
No wait

"COPE" has a nice threaded Bushy 20" for sale currently.
Buy a FS and twist it on the barrel.
Now you'll have 2 "no ban" uppers and a lower for near $1,200.
If you get the (upper only) from Bushy (under $400), and interchange the B/C/CH, you'll have 2 "no ban" uppers and a lower for under a $1,000.
Right now!
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