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Posted: 10/18/2004 10:42:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 11:03:01 AM EST by clubster]
I have three options for my NIB Colt MT6400C.

1) Have barrel cut to 14.5", Add Phantom 5C2, re-contour barrel to M4, Re-park, barrel, & swap out front sight base for no-ban version. 300+freight both ways est. $350.00

2) Purchase LE6920 M4 barrel only w/ A2 hider to replace original $395.00

3) Purchase LE6920 HB (heavy barrel) M4 barrel only w/A2 hider to replace original $450.00

I already purchased a Colt collapsable stock for it so all I need to do is deal with the barrel situation. I do however want to keep this rifle all Colt for personal reasons unless someone can convice me otherwise. Down the road I plan on purchasing a LE6920 for the safe and have a 20" HBAR as well FWIW. Any help would be great!
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 12:52:01 PM EST
Anyone out there to help! What you decide is what I buy! help me spend my money.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 12:54:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 12:55:02 PM EST by wedge1082]
Don't do number 1. I think it is a crime for a barrel to be under 16". You loose so much velocity.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 1:14:11 PM EST
Could sell your NIB 6400 + $450 you would spend on HB and have close to a NIB LE6920. Just a thought.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:03:07 PM EST
Any other opinions?
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:06:21 PM EST
I would do #1 or #2
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:23:30 PM EST
With my own 6400C I opted for option #2. Originally I was going to simply have the barrel threaded for an A2 hider, but then I decided to keep the comped barrel intact for my daughter's first AR. As ugly the comp may be, it does a hell of a good job negating felt recoil and reducing muzzle drift.

Besides, that barrel (as well as my fixed telestocks) are a poignant reminder of ten dark years in our nations history.

Now I just need to find the time to rebarrel the upper
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:33:22 PM EST
Did you purchase the LE6920 barrel and if so where did you get it and do you think the HB version is worth the money?
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:56:57 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 9:28:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 9:29:39 PM EST by migradog]
#4: Purchase a 6920/21 upper and sell your 6400c upper to lower the costs.

I bought a 6920 just to swap uppers so I could have a cool m-4 type rifle. Now both my upper and lower have m-4 markings.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 3:38:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By clubster:
Did you purchase the LE6920 barrel and if so where did you get it and do you think the HB version is worth the money?


I purchased the 6920 barrel from SAW

My 6400C is my SHTF carbine so I opted not to go with the HB barrel to save weight. Between the optic, Surefire forend etc it's already heavy enough-no need to make it worse. Here it is in it's present form:



I own two 6920HB barrels, as well as an AR6721(HB) tactical upper. They are presently earmarked for other projects. Here is the 6721:



Opting for the standard vs HB barrel is purely personal preference based on your usage parameters. Either way you'll get a heck of a nice setup

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