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Old 11-28-2016, 07:23 AM
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I can get the:

S&W M&P15 Sport II AR-15 for $565

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Colt Manufacturing 6920 Magpul Edition for $935

Is the Colt $400 better?

Aside from optics I will not be modifying (or so I think).
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S&W M&P15 Sport II AR-15 for $565
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I have seen the comple kits on sale for $350 minuse lower.

Build your own for $400.

The S&w is not a bad deal

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The sport II is descent gun...
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I have both. I can't say the colt is better than the S&W.
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I just bought the colt magpul. Colt parts are individually inspected as opposed to batch inspection on the S&W. I hope it was worth the extra 400$. Seems like a nice weapon light the stock is tightand I got the earth color. But I've never fired an m4 so I have no real experience with them
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Went colt. It just felt better. No experience with the platform but for less than $1K seems like hard to go wrong.
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Glad to see they updated the sport. The gen 1 was pretty bad. I would have gone Colt too. Enjoy!
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Out of the box and keep it stock I would have gone with the Colt also.

Now if you were familiar with changing out parts, I would have gone with the M&P, changed the trigger, bolt carrier group and then added a free float rail and would have had a better shooter than the colt for less $$$.

So, for your next gun, you may want to consider doing that.

Also, If you were ever to sell, the Colt would sell much quicker in a non panic buying environment.
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I also have a colt le6920 and haven't had a single issue in the 4-5yrs of ownership except it just eats right thru my ammo stash and those damn mags keep multiplying like rabbits.
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Originally Posted by REZ View Post
I also have a colt le6920 and haven't had a single issue in the 4-5yrs of ownership except it just eats right thru my ammo stash and those damn mags keep multiplying like rabbits.
What ammo do you like. Also what brand of additional magazines.
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Expand your search and look at the Ruger and those made by Palmetto Arms...

But you cant go wrong with Colt.
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Originally Posted by joe.giuliano View Post
What ammo do you like. Also what brand of additional magazines.
What is your rate of twist?
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
What is your rate of twist?
1:7
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Yeah 1-7. I usually feed it 556 federal 55g for plinking and the 62g for better accuracy. I'm now looking to get a scope as it's getting hard to see my targets beyond 100y with my red dot. I have found magpul mags to be great. I paid over $1k for my Colt and now that prices are going down a bit been thinking about getting another.
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Originally Posted by REZ View Post
Yeah 1-7. I usually feed it 556 federal 55g for plinking and the 62g for better accuracy. I'm now looking to get a scope as it's getting hard to see my targets beyond 100y with my red dot. I have found magpul mags to be great. I paid over $1k for my Colt and now that prices are going down a bit been thinking about getting another.
My DDM4, 1 in 7", loves heavy bullets. 68 to 75 gr work the best with the high rate of twist.
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I just took delivery of an Aero Precision AC-15, paid $579.99. I am very impressed with the fit and finish. Showed it to a buddy who is a huge gun guy and he was impressed. They're having a sale right now.
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Y'all are gonna make me buy another gun...

Joe, freedommunitions.com has done me well on a consistent basis. I typically get the 62 grain AP rounds and V-max 60gr for my 1:8 twist and they shoot pretty well. I plan on slapping a higher power scope on this one and going with some HPBT rounds or some Nosler match grade stuff that are heavier in weight.
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