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Old 01-16-2011, 19:37   #1
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Question about Spikes vs BCM

Hey guys, I'm in the process of buying my first AR and my question is, Spikes or BCM upper? I know from the chart and reading on here that the BCM has everything, but what about the Spikes? A lot of people seem to say that Spikes also has all of the best parts and competes with the BCM. So, what does the BCM offer that the Spikes doesn't? I want top quality, and price isn't a huge concern, but if I can save $200 and have a comparable rifle, it might be enough to affect my decision.

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Old 01-16-2011, 20:11   #2
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The only real thing Spikes doesn't have that BCM does is a proven track record and a reputation for running an extremely tight QA/QC program.

This isn't to say that Spikes is not as good, they just haven't been in the quality AR market long enough yet, time will tell.

With that said I would go BCM.
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Old 01-16-2011, 20:35   #3
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I was in the same position 1 month ago. Money was tight so I really wanted to get the Spikes. However, in the end 200 dollars just wasn't enough savings to not get the best. I was so Impressed with the customer service at BCM that I can't imagine ever buying anything else. Emails are answered immediately and products are shipped the day after you order. Absolutely a top-notch company. I would advise the BCM, but I don't think you can go wrong with the Spikes.

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Old 01-16-2011, 22:55   #4
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Not even close... BCM all day. You couldn't pay me to own a Spikes products after the **** they pulled years ago. Without turning this into another Spikes bashing thread I'll just say to search... the info is out there. Or, to make life easy & feel good about what you own, just buy BCM. They're a good company that makes good products and even create new products which are very helpful.
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Old 01-16-2011, 22:59   #5
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BCM. Are you set on just those two?

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Old 01-16-2011, 23:16   #6
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BCM. Are you set on just those two?
Not necessarily. What do you think?
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Old 01-16-2011, 23:39   #7
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What's the use? Plinker? Save the money and go with the Spikes. Something more serious and get the BCM, they are worth the premium.
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Old 01-17-2011, 00:25   #8
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What's the use? Plinker? Save the money and go with the Spikes. Something more serious and get the BCM, they are worth the premium.
I mean all of my guns are hopefully just plinkers, but I want to be able to rely on it for HD or SHTF as well.
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:27   #9
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Not even close... BCM all day. You couldn't pay me to own a Spikes products after the **** they pulled years ago. Without turning this into another Spikes bashing thread I'll just say to search... the info is out there. Or, to make life easy & feel good about what you own, just buy BCM. They're a good company that makes good products and even create new products which are very helpful.
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:13   #10
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I got BCM everything and have never looked back or regretted it. A guy at work says it's just another run of the mill AR, but...we all know that the little "extra" they put into their products makes them extraordinary! Nuff said.
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Not even close... BCM all day. You couldn't pay me to own a Spikes products after the **** they pulled years ago. Without turning this into another Spikes bashing thread I'll just say to search... the info is out there. Or, to make life easy & feel good about what you own, just buy BCM. They're a good company that makes good products and even create new products which are very helpful.
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Count me in as well,.....while I do own a super reliable Spikes dedicated .22LR upper,
I will never give another cent to Spikes.
Do some research on google, search Spikes vs BCM, I will not post negatives here.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:57   #12
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I have two BCM uppers and am extremely pleased with the quality and reliability. I don't have a Spike's but I have a friend who has one of their midlengths and he loves it.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:03   #13
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I'm on the BCM bandwagon. Great company and great products.
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Old 01-17-2011, 14:27   #14
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I have both I haven't shot the bcm yet the spikes is a 16" 1:9 twist midlength the and has been flawless. The bcm is 20" 1:7 twist . I can't wait to try it out. BCM's customer service was ok. I really have nothing to complain about. But it was not amazing either.
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Old 01-17-2011, 15:43   #15
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You probably won’t go wrong with either, but if you’re looking for the better of the two?...BCM.
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Old 01-17-2011, 16:09   #16
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I've got two Spikes builds and a third upper.
No issues and very pleased with all. I have not handled any BCM uppers as of yet. But I'm sure they are very high quality.
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I've not seen a BCM first hand but I do have a spike's lower. It seems to be a nice piece for what it is.
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Old 01-17-2011, 16:17   #18
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No question.

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Old 01-17-2011, 16:28   #19
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Do what I did order the BCM upper you want any configuration. Then order a blem BCM lower, probably cheaper then a spikes and definitley better. I received my blem lower today, not a scratch on it.
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Old 01-17-2011, 16:32   #20
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I have 1 of each. I see no differences.
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Old 01-17-2011, 16:33   #21
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For several years now, I have been buying AR components and assembling them. At one point, I owned 24 assembled AR15s. Now, I only have 17 assembled ARs. I have used upper assemblies from Del-Ton, CMMG, STAG, DS Arms, DPMS, ADCO, Model 1 Sales, and LMT. I have used lowers from Del-Ton, CMMG, RRA, DS Arms, Essential Arms, Aero Precision, LMT, Lauer Weaponry, DPMS, Spike's, and a few others. I even own complete ARs from Colt, CMMG, Sabre Defence, and KMC. I have bought several products from BCM over the years, none of which have been BCM uppers or lowers. I have bought BCM BCGs, of which are top notch. BCM has built a good name for themselves and a good reputation. They carry good products. Their brand name uppers are of good quality, as is Spike's. To choose one over the other is going to a personal choice. Both are good choices. Personally, I would prefer the BCM over the Spike's, if money was not an issue. If money was an issue, I would go with Del-Ton instead of BCM or Spike's. They make wonderful upper assemblies at a fantastic value. Again, it is ultimately up to you.
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Old 01-17-2011, 17:25   #22
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I've done business professionally with BCM.

That's where i'd go.
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Old 01-17-2011, 17:53   #23
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:30   #25
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I have used both and not had any problems out of either. My last build was a Spikes lower with a DTI upper and is actually my most accurate and my cheapest.
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