GUN New addition to the family

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  1. Thumper

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    Wonder whats in the box?
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    Wonder whats in the bag?
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    OH LOOK! A pony!
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    Colt 6920
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    Introducing the new guy to a few of his new friends, a 60 some year old pump 22 and a Sig 226
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    Could not be happier with the purchase. Will take it out next week sometime and break it in and get it sighted in.

    IBherecomesthecolthatersshouldaboughtalmtnoveske
     
  2. sprite

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    Nice... but please don't tell me that is how Colt ships a $1200+ rifle.
     
  3. Thumper

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    That is exactly how it comes shipped. It is hard to tell in the pics but the box has another group of cardboard that wraps around the gun and holds it in place inside the box. You can't see the gun when you open the box initially because it is wrapped in the additional cardboard. It seemed pretty firmly held in place.
     
  4. johnson

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    Your rifle cant hold up to be thrown around? :rofl:
     
  5. sprite

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    :ugh2: WTF are you talking about?

    Badass rifle regardless.
     
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    Even my DPMS came in a hard plastic case with foam around it:ugh:
     
  7. johnson

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    btw, shouldve gotten a noveske. Was that 6920 $1350?
     
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    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    It's Johnson, he's in the "if it's not Colt, it's crap" camp.
     
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    I almost bought a 6921, but decided against it.
     
  10. Thumper

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    $1254 in my trunk.

    $1239 for the rifle, $15 FFL fee.

    Really the only reason I bought a Colt instead of a Noveske was that price. I had to wait almost two months to get it but didn't really care at that price.
     
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    Good deal. ADCO is selling them for $1300 shipped. My uncle bought a used Colt rifle I posted a few weeks ago for $1000. The bolt wasnt even MP tested so im guessing the previous owner switched out some parts. :ugh:

    But for me i'd rather have a flat top with flip up rear sights.
     
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    That is a good price. The seem to be averaging $1300-$1400. Some dude on m4carbine.net paid $1750!
     
  13. Thumper

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    You really see them offered for the full range. I have seen them from about as low as I paid up to that $1750 you mentioned. I don't know what someone would be thinking to pay $1750 for one but I guess to each is own. As PT Barnum said....
     
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    you will be pleased with that colt. that is a very nice rifle.

    IMO, overpriced, but still very, very nice. ;)
     
  15. johnson

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    Name a better rifle for a lower price.
     
  16. Now, are you talking real-world better, or marketing-buzzword better?
     
  17. KNYTE

    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    ib he posts that m4carbine.net "list of features" graph
     
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    Elaborate on both.
     
  19. :werd: Shit man, your rifle isn't parkerized under the FSB. I'm glad I paid $500 more for a rifle that is! :hsugh:
     
  20. Real-world: Things that actually matter, things that may not be up to snuff according to other companies' marketing departments but really have no effect on the actual performance of the rifle. Things like chrome lined bore and chamber fall in this category.

    Marketing buzzwords: Things that people on the internet talk about to justify spending huge money on a rifle that's not any real-world better than another rifle. Things like properly staked castle nut and parkerizing under FSB fall under this category.
     
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    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    The carrier keys are staked at odd angles, STOP THE GODDAMN PRESSES! Return that to the store before it kills someone.
     
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    Maybe they dont have an affect but theyre still better, right?
     
  23. You mean "effect." And no, becuase we live in, and shoot our rifles in, the REAL WORLD. If they don't have any effect, than they can't possibly be "better," especially when this false concept of "better" leads to higher prices. So, what you're left with is a bunch of features that don't improve the actual function of the rifle, but add cost to the rifle. I think in the real world, most would actually consider that a negative.
     
  24. Sardaukar

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    I'm not sure why people care about that. Just tighten it as much as you can with a stock wrench. Regardless of how tight the receiver extension is, most stocks will still have some play. :dunno:
     
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    I guess it depends on what you want and how much you think something is overpriced. An LMT build (upper, lower, bcg, rear buis) would be a little over $1100 or right around $1400 for a Noveske N4 Light. Those would have been the only other rifle I would have considered. Is the Colt worth another $150? Guess that is up to the individual. Personally it was Colt or Noveske for me. The price for the Colt was right.

    And I like ponies...
     

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