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Posted: 10/25/2004 9:41:04 AM EST
This weekend while waiting for my Bushmaster M4 to come in my dealer offered me a Colt M4 for $1100 vs. the $950 I am paying for the bushy. I did not take it, and it was not for the $150 difference but because of the customer service Bushmaster is famous for + I don't think that a Colt M4 is superior to a Bushmaster M4. Do you guys thing I made the right decision?
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:43:32 AM EST
Which Colt was it? if it was the 6920, I'd say you made the biggest mistake ever.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:45:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By 92FS_26_M4:
This weekend while waiting for my Bushmaster M4 to come in my dealer offered me a Colt M4 for $1100 vs. the $950 I am paying for the bushy. I did not take it, and it was not for the $150 difference but because of the customer service Bushmaster is famous for + I don't think that a Colt M4 is superior to a Bushmaster M4. Do you guys thing I made the right decision?hr


Yep. I would have done the same thing. But your post is going to bring out the worst in most people in ref. to the colt vs. bushmaster debate.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:50:37 AM EST
I was the LE6921 with the 14.5 barrel
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:51:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 9:54:27 AM EST by CJan_NH]
Since people are currently paying upwards of $2,000 for a 6920 right now I'd say you made a mistake if you ever plan to sell it (and the Colt being offered was an LE6920).

However, if your Bushy is a shooter rather than a collector then it's your own personal preference.

Personally I would have opted for the lifetime warranty, M4 feedramps, RAS marked upper, H buffer, proper carbine height FSB, milspec barrel extension, and the assurance that your barrel and bolt was properly magnufluxed and proof load fired per the milspec of the Colt. But hey, that's just my own jaded personal preference

People like Fords, Chevys, and Toyotas. For evey Colt advantage I can list someone could do the same thing with Bushy. If you are happy with your rifle then everything else is secondary.

Edited to add: An LE6921? Who is the dealer?
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:53:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By 92FS_26_M4:
I was the LE6921 with the 14.5 barrel



DOH!!!!

Can you give me contact info for this dealer? If you don't want it for $1100, I'd take it.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 10:06:58 AM EST
Buy the Colt, resell it to the imbeciles paying the hideously inflated prices, then use the profit to get yourself a free, or almost free Bushie!!
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 10:07:53 AM EST
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Link Posted: 10/25/2004 10:10:38 AM EST
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Link Posted: 10/25/2004 10:21:29 AM EST
The Colt!
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 10:24:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By 92FS_26_M4:
This weekend while waiting for my Bushmaster M4 to come in my dealer offered me a Colt M4 for $1100 vs. the $950 I am paying for the bushy. I did not take it, and it was not for the $150 difference but because of the customer service Bushmaster is famous for + I don't think that a Colt M4 is superior to a Bushmaster M4. Do you guys thing I made the right decision?




Buy which everone makes you happy. But I do have to say that is a good price from what I have seen here on the board.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 10:27:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By CJan_NH:
milspec barrel extension



What's the deal with the barrel extension? I remember a thread where someone claimed Bushy used the wrong type of steel but that was refuted conclusively. Is there something else?
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 10:40:05 AM EST
Bushie uses the same steel (4150) that Colt does, not that anyone is really able to see a difference....

Colt uses the M4 feedramps, which really doesn't seem to be a huge issue for most people.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 10:47:32 AM EST
You should have bought them both, the Colt to re-sell then the Bush for personal use. Make a couple of bucks.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 10:49:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 10:50:08 AM EST by CJan_NH]

Originally Posted By SNorman:

Originally Posted By CJan_NH:
milspec barrel extension



What's the deal with the barrel extension? I remember a thread where someone claimed Bushy used the wrong type of steel but that was refuted conclusively. Is there something else?


I mispoke. It was the buffer extension that I was actually referring to. Next time I'll type a tad more carefully
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 11:15:08 AM EST
If you can get a Colt LE rifle (small pins), do it. Otherwise, go with another brand.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 11:18:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
If you can get a Colt LE rifle (small pins), do it. Otherwise, go with another brand.



I was just wondering about that last night. I read here that colt has larger pins and all other uppers out there would need an adapter. So I took the BM upper and SNAP, it went on my Colt lower like as if it belonged there. So ... now I understand why ... the LE models has standard sized pins!
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 11:23:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By M4Kid:

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
If you can get a Colt LE rifle (small pins), do it. Otherwise, go with another brand.



I was just wondering about that last night. I read here that colt has larger pins and all other uppers out there would need an adapter. So I took the BM upper and SNAP, it went on my Colt lower like as if it belonged there. So ... now I understand why ... the LE models has standard sized pins!




Exactly!! I don't want to have proprietary parts on a SHTF rifle.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 11:53:41 AM EST
All new Colts have standard takedown pins, not just the LE models-so any brand of upper will fit. I run RRA uppers on my Colt lowers all the time. They still use .170 fire control pins, which will only become an issue if you want to upgrade to an aftermarket trigger that doesn't offer the larger size.





Link Posted: 10/25/2004 12:18:15 PM EST
Or of course if you shoot enough to need replacent parts.... Which is why people should always have extra parts on hand, no matter what the make of their weapon.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 12:25:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stickman:
Or of course if you shoot enough to need replacent parts.... Which is why people should always have extra parts on hand, no matter what the make of their weapon.


Roger that, but even Bushmaster sells .170 FCG parts-so availability certainly isn't an issue.

For less than the price of a case of Wolf you can have complete FCGs in both sizes

Or, for a little bit more you can be ready for anything:


Link Posted: 10/25/2004 12:33:08 PM EST
"Do you guys thing I made the right decision?"


Nope.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 12:39:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By 92FS_26_M4:
I was the LE6921 with the 14.5 barrel



Did you have a tax stamp?

6920 = Legal non-NFA
6921 = NFA Weapon

Link Posted: 10/26/2004 12:36:38 PM EST
Yea, Sppoge is right tho get a LE6921 you have to have a class III license. An average Joe can't just walk in to a dealer and buy a 6921.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 12:56:21 PM EST
The only Class III license the ATF issues is the one you get to be a dealer.

You will need a tax stamp to take home a 6921 that you buy from a class III dealer.

If the dealer in question is not a Special (Occupational) Taxpayer (i.e. a class II dealer), then I would suggest he send the 6921 he has back to Colt just as soon as UPS can get it there!
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