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BCM vs Daniel Defense

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BCM vs Daniel Defense

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  1. smitzzz24

    smitzzz24 Registered Member

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    So, I'm pondering purchasing a mid-higher end built AR and have narrowed it down between these 2 companies. I have it narrowed down to the BCM Recce KMRA 16, DDM4V7, and the DDM4V7 pro. Does anyone have experience with these? It would be mainly for plinking, the occasional class and home defense. I can't really decide between the 2 brands or the MLOK vs keymod rail system. I also am having trouble deciding 16 vs 18 in barrels. I would probably end up putting some BCM parts on the DD, but prefer the DD furniture. Either would end up with a Geisselle trigger of some kind. Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Chilly636

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    Personally I would build out a Palmetto or Aero and use the remainder of the cash you would spend on the BCM or DD on ammo.
     
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    I'd steer clear of the pro if you plan to shoot indoors.

    Other than that, it's personal preference. Both companies make a top notch working gun that you can count on. I've got the BCM Recce 14 and it's an absolute tack driver that has been flawless for the last 3 years. I had a DDM4V1 that was awesome as well.

    I had a lower end gun once.
    Once.

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    You can't compare the quality of DD or BCM to that of Palmetto or Aero. Yes I run a Aero upper receiver on my SBR but of the issues Aero has have the upper is not of my concern.

    You want a rifle that you can depend you life on, DD& BCM.

    You want a rifle to toy around with, Palmetto

    Palmetto are having lot of quality issues at the moment from the post I've seen on the FB groups.

    OP I do have a BCM rifle that I built (bought BCM lower, few months later bought a BCM upper) Just need to add BCG and sights.
     
  5. Wahoo95

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    They're both comparable quality wise so if you prefer the furniture on the DD get it.

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    I own the BCM RECCE 16 KMRA and the DDMV5. Both are awesome, but the BCM wins in my book. The smooth KMR is more comfortable.


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  7. PaulPatriot

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    I had the handguard on a brand new DD rifle loosen on first range visit, I realize this is minor, and anything can happen with manufactured items, but at that price point and the reputation as being one the best, I wasn’t impressed. Sold it.
     
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    Thats like selling a Rolls Royce because the window wouldn't roll up

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    Lol! Thank you sir for your comment.
    Not really the only reason, it was a $1700 rifle that you could barely hold onto under heavy use ( floating guard and lots of rounds= HEAT)

    I sold it to get a traditional A2 styled rifle,shoot it all day, never a problem being able to hold it.
     

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