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For a first time AR purchase

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by gunslinger3, Dec 29, 2010.


  1. gunslinger3

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  2. bigdollars

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    Bushmaster is fine but you are probably better off just getting the rifle and then getting the red dot seperate. I don't know how good the one they are giving is.

    eotech has some good red dots that are just a few hundred. aimpoint cost more but have a better battery life and are lighter.
     

  3. ScrappyDoo

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    Tacticool brah!

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    Yeah bro I just got a pretty awesome Bushmaster as my first AR and despite it being my "first" and it's a Bushmaster (which I like) instead of this board's undying love BCM or at least Colt/Daniel Defense, I consider it an awesome rifle and really short of it dying or breaking on me, it's going to be my carbine for a long while.
     
  4. NeverMore1701

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    You can generally do much better for about the same money. Always good to get the best for the money, right?
     
  5. KK40384

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    I'd look into Stag over Bushmaster in that same price range.
     
  6. mixflip

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    Fisrt figure out if you want...

    1/9 twist vs 1/7 twist rifling?
    M4 feed ramps vs rifle feed ramps?
    individual tested & inspected parts vs batch tested parts?
    4150chromoly vanadium steel barrel vs 4140 cromoly steel barrel?

    All these higher end features can be had for $100 to $200 more on a BCM or Spikes. If non of these features matter to you then go for it. Only you will know what you are going to do with the gun and if you aint gonna run it through the ringer then you'll be fine.
     
  7. Camu Mahubah

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    You do realize the upper and lower on this rifle are made of "composite". Plastic pretty much. I know this is a Glock forum and all so nobody should really have hatred of the material but I'm just saying...

    If you do buy it let us know... Run the heck out of it and see if it breaks!
     
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  8. KK40384

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    :dunno:what are you talking about??:dunno:
     
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    In one word?......No.
    Bushmaster does not have the best reputation. Their carbon guns have a horrible reputation. That gun has no provision for a front sight. The stock is the old style CAR and the scope is Chinese crap.
    Look at Spikes before you buy that.
     
  10. vafish

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    It's a Carbon-15 model.

    From Bushmasters website:

     
  11. Beware Owner

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    I say Bushmaster is fine, I have one, no problems yet. However, they are right, if you can get a higher end gun, go for it. Stag, BCM, Colt, Daniel Defense, Spikes. And get the scope separately.
     
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    He is completely correct,....the model show is a Carbon 15.
    I would not recommend it to even my Ex-wife
     
  13. mixflip

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    LOL, ^ good comment. I have to use that one some day!
     
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    Im going to sound like a broken record but... Skip on the BM. Buy a BCM for roughly $810 then save for a red dot. A decent red dot can be had from PrimaryArms for $158 w/ a great QD mount.
     
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    Many of the major parts (barrel, bolt carrier group) for my own build I got from BCM, but if I was buying a complete gun IMO Stag Arms is hard to beat for the money.
     
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    I missed that entire paragraph. OOPS :embarassed:
     
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    It's easy enough to do. Cabela's had a special on them around Christmas time and I was thinking of buying one. Then when I started researching them I realized the gun wasn't exactly what I thought it was. I don't wanna slander the product in anyway. Just wanted the OP to know what he was buying. I wouldn't mind having one I guess if I found it cheap enough, but for my first AR, no way jose!

    So I decided to roll my own! I built a nice one for $790 so it can be done relatively cheap and still use good parts.
     
  19. NeverMore1701

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    Exactly. I would have posted almost that exact same thing in my first post, but have been away from my computer, and the phone is a pain to post with sometimes :embarassed:
     
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    +1!!!!