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ENTHUSIAST
09-09-2008, 8:54 PM
Which is the BEST quality from these three choices?

Colt LE 6920 Upper
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc57/ikeepitmoving/colt1.jpg?t=1221021916

LMT 16" M4 Upper
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc57/ikeepitmoving/coltlmt3.jpg?t=1221021965

Noveske N4 Light Carbine Basic Upper
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc57/ikeepitmoving/coltnov2.jpg?t=1221021997

What about second and third place choices?

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One Shot, One Dropped
09-09-2008, 9:08 PM
I would say...
1. Colt
2. Noveske
3. LMT

bwiese
09-09-2008, 9:14 PM
I'd take the Noveske over the Colt 6920 simply due to the (better) barrel profile on the Noveske bbl (which is a super barrel).

My answer might be different if it were a Colt 6921HB upper "just because it's a Colt".

For most every person here, they will be well served by any of these uppers.

harlot
09-09-2008, 9:18 PM
Hah, I've been grappling with this one for a couple months now. Finally decided I'm getting a 6920 now, then I'll get a Noveske Recon later (and maybe an MRP after that). I'm not gonna vote though, whatever way you go you won't be sorry (if only presidential elections were like that).

aplinker
09-10-2008, 12:05 AM
if you go Noveske, go mid-length gas... as carbines?

Colt wins.

RECCE556
09-10-2008, 12:45 PM
+1 for Colt. 6920 or 6921. If you plan on using a supressor, get the HB version.

5968
09-10-2008, 1:37 PM
I think that they will all work and get similar results.

dilligaffrn
09-10-2008, 9:36 PM
noveske
colt
lmt

Pryde
09-10-2008, 9:44 PM
Colt has been building full-auto rated uppers for decades, how can you go wrong? Accuracy-wise the LMT may be a bit more accurate due to supposed tighter tolerances.

RECCE556
09-11-2008, 10:21 AM
Tighter tolerances can lead to less reliability...just something to keep in mind. For a "combat" grade rifle, I prefer to stick with the TDP in terms of tolerances.

As far as Noveske being above Colt, I would say no. The problem is that Noveske uses other parts that aren't up to TDP specs (like their upper receiver, bolt, carrier, etc.) Not to say that they'll fail, but I'd rather have correctly QC'd parts from Colt vs. partially or non-QC'd parts from the vendor that Noveske gets their other parts from (CMT/Stag from my understanding).

aplinker
09-11-2008, 1:02 PM
Tighter tolerances can lead to less reliability...just something to keep in mind. For a "combat" grade rifle, I prefer to stick with the TDP in terms of tolerances.

As far as Noveske being above Colt, I would say no. The problem is that Noveske uses other parts that aren't up to TDP specs (like their upper receiver, bolt, carrier, etc.) Not to say that they'll fail, but I'd rather have correctly QC'd parts from Colt vs. partially or non-QC'd parts from the vendor that Noveske gets their other parts from (CMT/Stag from my understanding).

Tighter tolerances is not the same as oversized. Having tighter tolerances is never a bad thing.

Tolerances being wide is often mistook to mean something is looser. Tolerances are the variance around the average, not the average size itself. You're just as likely to get something tighter, rather than looser, with bigger tolerances.

RECCE556
09-11-2008, 1:21 PM
Ah, ok, I read that differently. Yeah, if you mean tighter tolerance within the specs as opposed to tighter "fit" then you're right, it's better. That being said, out of the Colts that I fired for accuracy, they have always been impressive (better than I expected).