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I just wanted to take a few minutes to share a recent purchase. I found a Colt LE6920SOCOM over at Bud's for $1219.

https://www.budsgunshop.com/ca...0/products_id/82398#

Initially, going by the photo they posted I wasn't overly interested. On their website, they show a photo of a 6920 with a 16" barrel and a Troy rail. Also, that's how it's listed in their product description. So, like I said not overly interested.

Then, I read the reviews. These things have a true 14.5" SOCOM heavy barrel with an extended & permanently attached flash hider. Instead of the Troy rail listed on the website, they have a KAC rail, KAC rail covers and vertical grip with the accessory roll. They have the side mounted front sling swivel and MaTec rear sight as well.

Unfortunately, I don't have a photo server, but there is a post over on ARF:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_2...-2017-Revision-.html

I was really pleased. I heard people talk about there being like 200 of these in this configuration. I don't know but it sure makes for a nice carbine for the Colt fan.

I'm NOT affiliated with Bud's or anything. Just wanted to share this info. if anyone might be interested.
 
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Very cool, I bought one of the 2012 releases when they first came out and were talked about in American Rifleman. Mississippi Gal helped me out there.

My M4A1 came with a 16" SOCOM profile barrel + the KAC goodies. Not long after as I can put together they changed to Troy.

I guess FN's Collector success pushed Colt to finally make this step.

Belgian does your M4A1 have two flats milled out in the heaviest area of the barrel under the handguard? My 16" model did not include that. I bet yours does.

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Yes, I peeked through the ventilation holes in the rail and I could see the flats milled in the barrel. Considering it and the FN version normally go for $1600, I thought it was a great value at $1219. So far, it's my favorite Colt AR.
 
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Yes, I peeked through the ventilation holes in the rail and I could see the flats milled in the barrel. Considering it and the FN version normally go for $1600, I thought it was a great value at $1219. So far, it's my favorite Colt AR.


That is the real deal then!!

Extremely cool!

HK Ag
 
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The extended flash hider they used is pretty weird looking. Reading that thread it says it brings the barrel to 17.1 and has a 5/8x24 insert




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If I hadn't already built my own clone of this (and have enough parts stashed to build another), I'd be jumping on one of these, but I have enough ARs as it is. Still, it's cool to see this version with what appears to be mostly USGI-spec parts.
 
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Eagerly awaiting Vet's Day/Black Friday sales. Hoping to snag one of these.


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Very Nice. I just purchased the Upper alone from G&R and it was $750 without the RAS and BUIS. So that's a deal.
 
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Bought a 14.5 upper from BCM last year. It has the flats on the barrel. Somebody told me they get them from FN. Don't know if that is true or not.
 
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Bought a 14.5 upper from BCM last year. It has the flats on the barrel. Somebody told me they get them from FN. Don't know if that is true or not.


It's not true. It's made by Green Mountain Rifle Barrels.


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Bought a 14.5 upper from BCM last year. It has the flats on the barrel. Somebody told me they get them from FN. Don't know if that is true or not.

I've heard a lot of speculation over the years as to the source of BCM barrels. Unfortunately, I've never seen a real credible source confirm their origin. I would not be surprised if they used multiple vendors depending on the barrel configuration (CHF, Stainless Steel, Match, etc.)
 
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It would surprise me if BCM used someone like Green Mountain. I equate them to somebody like Mossberg who has produced barrels, in quantity, to anybody willing to write them a check. I would think Bravo would insist on superior QC and and consistent product, often probably not supplied by a mass producer.
 
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I have no inside knowledge, but being local to BCM, I know they are located about 10 miles from Criterion, which does a lot of OEM contract barrel work. I'd be surprised if they don't take advantage of that for at least some of their barrels, but that's just my ASSumption. There are certainly plenty of other options out there.
 
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I have two BCM carbines with 14.5" SOCOM barrels on them. Also scratch-built a carbine that I used a new Colt SOCOM 14.5 incher on. I love the SOCOM profile. The balance is better than a standard M4 barrel, and they don't start to shift POI when they heat up.
 
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I have two BCM carbines with 14.5" SOCOM barrels on them. Also scratch-built a carbine that I used a new Colt SOCOM 14.5 incher on. I love the SOCOM profile. The balance is better than a standard M4 barrel, and they don't start to shift POI when they heat up.


Squid,
If you have the time, could describe the POI shift, when do you see it after a couple magazines, during specific drills? I've heard exactly what you are saying from multiple sources, but I've never had the chance to test it myself. I just got my first SOCOM barrel and I probably will not be able to shot it until xmas.

Also, which shots better, the COLT or the BCM?
Thanks
CD
 
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