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Posted: 12/27/2003 5:36:58 AM EDT
After much shopping I found a what seems to be a best deal on M4 uppers from KY imports.

1. Colt 16" Hbar 1/9 twist w/o carryhandle, minus bolt assembly.
$580

2. Colt 16" M4 1/7 twist WITH carry handle, minus bolt assembly.
$700

These are both preban. Which one should I choose? I personally think 16" M4 barrel looks funky, but I heard advantages of 1/7 over 1/9 twist. Also I really don't need Carry handle, and end up having to sell it on EE since I plan to use optic/BUIS.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 10:22:23 AM EDT
I would get the Colt M4 1/7 and tell them to keep the carry handle to save more money.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 11:39:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/27/2003 11:40:42 AM EDT by SanchoPanza]
That's not bad, some years back I got Colt 1/7 16", upper M4 & Colt marked, complete with semi bolt carrier assembly, det carrying handle, side sling adapter, manual, accu-wedge & Colt Tool, for like $549 NIB.

Many times I've wished I had a 14.5" with permanently attached FLASH HIDER/Compensator.

But, I think the extra 1.6" makes for a better carbine, accuracy wise.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 11:55:39 AM EDT
Go for the 1/7 M4.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 12:11:53 PM EDT
Can't find a website.

I got a good deal on a Colt A2 upper once from:

Hoplite, Inc.
P.O. Box 6599
Sheperdsville, KY  40165
502-955-5014

See ad in Shotgun News
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 5:14:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Stickman:
I would get the Colt M4 1/7 and tell them to keep the carry handle to save more money.
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Well put. Love mine.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 5:42:00 PM EDT
Well, I did confirm with KY IMports, and they do have above items in stock. I am not sure if they will leave out A3 carry handle for -$120. As for Hoplite, their price is $799 for their 14.5 upper, and $750 for 16" upper. Thanks for your opinion. I will go with KY Imports' M4 upper for $700 (-$120 carry handle).
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