So I’ve always seen the same answers on other forums when people compare BCM and Daniel Defense AR-15’s chambered in 5.56:
My question is this: If I can afford to purchase one dream rifle with a mid length gas system, 14.5" Pinned and welded barrel with a 1/7" twist rate that’s as light as possible but still can engage man sized targets out to 300 yards, which one would you spend your hard earned cash on - Daniel Defense or a BCM? Also, why one over the other?
Tim on the MAC has a video about why he likes BCM and seems to consider them one of the best platforms, but I can’t find a video on MAC that has him review anything Daniel Defense related to compare to. I know that Mr. Gunsandgear has done some reviews and shown that both are capable of impressive accuracy. I don’t want to build anything myself because if I ever do decide to sell the rifle down the road, it’s a lot harder to sell a rifle that has 10 different companies in the components and taking 5 minutes to explain what it is rather than saying “This is a BCM/Daniel Defense.” I want to be sold on why one rifle is worth maybe investing a bit of money for than the other.
I’ve trained with a local instructor before on my current budget AR-15 (Smith and Wesson M&P 15) which ended up doing pretty well considering what it is, but now that I’ve been engaged in shooting for a number of years, I’m ready to graduate to an improved and better made rifle. I feel like this question is the equivalent of asking if I am a Pepsi or Coke guy. I prefer the taste of Coke. Pepsi has an aftertaste that seems like the beverage is flat or gone bad. There’s nothing like opening up a fresh glass bottle during a bbq on a warm summer day to me.
If you’ve made it this far, I really appreciate any feedback you may have. Thanks!