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Bushmaster AR-15 A2

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by conch27, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. conch27

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    I just purchased one of these. It was a Maine based company close to me and got one that still said Windahm Maine on it. I understand the moved to NY. I just wanted to throw out that it ran perfect out of the box with 30 round mags shooting a mix of WWB, PMC, and cheap steal cased Herters. My first AR type rifle. Wow did that thing get hot.
    Anyone prefer any must have upgrades to the gun? These are new to me and wanted to pick the brains of the ones in the know. Thanks
     

  2. conch27

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    :wow:

    Ya I was thing more about internally. I am not sure I could carry that thing!
     
  3. ancient_serpent

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    Personally I would go order a full auto bolt from Bravo Company. A decent red dot (Aimpoint or EOtech) optic, VTAC sling and flashlight mount with a Surefire 6P. You'll be good to go.
     
  4. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

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    I'm of the mind that "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

    Too many people start swapping internal parts and end with with a rifle that doesn't work as well as when they got it. Bushmaster has been making AR-15's for a long time. They know how to build them for shooters like us.

    Having said all that, the #1 thing to get IMHO is a new trigger. I've heard all the arguments above training with the OEM trigger before spending the money for a good trigger. I say, 'Horse Hockey!"

    Nothing improves the usability of an AR-15 like a good trigger.

    Also, the Spike's ST2 buffer is a nice addition.

    What kind of optics does your Bushmaster have? If it's a flat top, then a nice optic like an Aimpoint, or a low-power scope, along with a BUIS (Back-up Iron Sight) is a worthwhile addition. Those aren't internal parts, per se, but I'd thought I'd mention it anyway.
     
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  5. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

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    You need an ACD mounted to it. ACD stands for automatic claymore deployer.:rofl:
     
  6. mvician

    mvician Lifetime Member

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    Lube and ammo. Shoot it. If something breaks, replace it with a higher quality part.


    After you've had it for a while. you will know what you want or don't want.
    Don't start slapping a bunch of cheap crap on it to make it tacticool.
     
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  7. RyanNREMTP

    RyanNREMTP Inactive/Banned

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    The only thing internally I would add is more ammo.
     
  8. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    Congrats!!

    All you need is PMAGS and more ammo.

    :thumbsup:
     
  9. mjkeat

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    Great advice.
     
  10. STI

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    Question for all, just asking. Why P mags when the othere work perfectly? I have been using my mage for lots of yrs and never a problem, just curious?
     
  11. mjkeat

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    Ive found PMags to be more reliable on a more consistant basis.
     
  12. conch27

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    Sounds great to me! Thanks everyone.
     
  13. bmoore

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    You have a great carbine, I wouldnt mess with it unless you really want to. I prefer rifles without a whole lot of junk on them. I am also not a combat operator.
     
  14. nipperwolf

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    FWIW, the OP's rifle is not a flat top. ;)
     
  15. RyanNREMTP

    RyanNREMTP Inactive/Banned

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    The optic can be placed on a quad rail or with a special mount onto the carry handle.
     
  16. ancient_serpent

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    FWIW, it doesn't have to be. :cool:
     
  17. conch27

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    I have been shooting it quite a bit and have decided to get a scope and this question just came to me. I have a fixed front sight and the carry handle rear sight is removable. Do I need a riser on the scope to make sure the front sight is not an issue?