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current U.S army rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ultradoc, Dec 23, 2008.

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  1. ultradoc

    ultradoc Member

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    Thinking about building a rifle modeled after the current U.S. army rifle. What is it called? M-4, CAR? Where would be a good starting place for research on building one? Not full auto/burst but in semi auto. Thanks.
     
  2. H2O MAN

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    The ARMY currently uses several different rifles, but I think you want a COLT LE 6920.
     
  3. WC145

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    You don't need to build one, there's plenty semi-auto clones on the market already, although pickin's are kind of slim right now because everybody is buying up that sort of thing.
    Check out the Colt, S&W, DPMS, Bushmaster, Stag, and umpteen other manufacturers web sites, also AR-15.com has a ton of info.
     
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    Colt 6920
     
  5. ultradoc

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    I have a Colt Sporter 2. Wonder if I can use that lower reciever and build upon that?
     
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    M-4 adjustable stock, detachable carry handle with A-2 sight, 16 inch M-4 profile barrel. The 2 major differences between a civilian model and the actual military M-4 are the barrel lenth and select fire trigger. The military M-4 has a 14.5 inch barrel and the civilian one you will most likely purchase will have a 16 inch barrel. The Colt LE 6920 is the closest thing on the market to the actual M-4.

    Here is one place that has them in stock, though they are pricey.

    http://www.specializedarmament.com/...bine_click_here_to_view_qty_in_stock-6-6.html

    If you aren't stuck on the brand then just about every company who makes AR-15's will have an M-4-ish replica.

    For a standard M16A2 go with a standard fixed stock and 20 inch barrel. No detachable carry handle, standard handguards. FN makes the majority (if not all of them) for the military now and they do not sell AR-15's on the civilian market. Again, pretty much every company that makes AR-15's offers a standard A2 variant. Here is an examble at Bushmaster.

    http://www.bushmaster.com/catalog_military_MCWA3S20.asp

    Here is thier civilian version of the M-4

    http://www.bushmaster.com/catalog_xm15_BCWA3F14M4IZ.asp

    Hope that helps.
     
  7. cat9x

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    try gunbroker for the Colt 6920, prices vary but you might get lucky. Then again you might not...
     
  8. RP88

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    if you don't need a lifetime warranty, you can easily build a rifle just as nice ('chart'-wise, at least) as a colt and save some money that you can spend on ammo, mags, or maybe a couple extra goodies like an ergo grip, rail system and different type of flash hider.
     
  9. Erik

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    "The Colt LE 6920 is the closest thing on the market to the actual M-4."

    Agreed. Think of it as a 16.1 inch barrels semi-auto M4. It gives up what most will never miss.
     
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    we use, m16 a2's, a4's, m4's, SDM's, m24's
     
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