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Should I save more or get this one?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by ZombieJoe, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. ZombieJoe

    ZombieJoe

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    I just accepted a new job. In a couple months I will be making double what I am now! :supergrin:

    So as a reward I want to buy my first black rifle. I have $900 that I can spend now, this is what I was thinking. https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/69657
    With the extra $200 I can buy some mags and ammo. What do you think? Should I get this, or wait till next month when I can afford to spend a little more?

    I am really just looking for some thing to put some holes in paper, and learn the platform on. Maybe do a little small game hunting too.

    All opinions appreciated. Thanks :wavey:
     
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    Do not get the Carbons 15 from Bushmaster!!!! I have seen too many uppers crack.

    Anyways there are much better options with in that price range.

    If you go to Walmart that have DPMS AR in the High $500 which is a ton better then the Bushmaster. They also have Colts for $1000 or Sigs for $995.

    Smith and Wesson just came out with the sport which is only in the $600 range. Good with any of those, not that bushmaster.

    Adam
     

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    I second this. I had a DPMS that was a really good rifle but i sold it to get a PSA rifle. I paid $799.00 for mine and it had quad rails, a magpul BUIS, and a 30 round mag. The price of the one in the link looks good, especially with an Aimpoint included.
     
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    The Carbon 15 has always been garbage! I don't know why bushmaster bought the design or why they continue to make them. I've seen several crack from normal use.
     
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    Check out stag as well.
     
  7. ZombieJoe

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    Thanks for the honest reviews. I am in no rush, so ill wait till i can spend more.

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    collim1 Shower Time!

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    Is it going to be a range only gun? If so for that price I'd get the M&P Sport. My sister bought one when they first came out and it has been a solid gun.
     
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    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    You would be well served that P S A is an amazing deal

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  10. ZombieJoe

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    Yes, mainly for plinking. Does the M&P take standard AR mags?

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  11. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Build the Wall

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    OP,

    I bought my COLT LE6920 from Bud's for $1149 + all the extra fees....a total of $1283 for me.

    PLEASE....I beg of you, save a little more and DO IT RIGHT! You will NOT be disappointed!

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    C'mon.....IT'S A COLT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    TGG
     
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  12. ZombieJoe

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    Is BushMaster that bad in general, or more the cheaper ones that have problems?

    TGG- your Colt looks BADA$$
    That issues another one I will be looking in on!

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    12131 Monkeyboy CLM

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    $700 for POS. Absolutely not!
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Save! You can get a top quality rifle for just a couple hundred more, or a much better one for the same price.
     
  17. Big Mad Dawg

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    Bushmaster is hit and miss in quality now, carbon 15 is manufactured out of materials that just don’t seem to hold up in this application. You have a lot of good advice here I would go with a stripped lower and rifle kit from PSA you can find lots of help putting it together and you will know your rifle.
     
  18. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    SW MP15 Sport for $600. Better than Colt and a host of other "boutique" guns.
     
  19. Cole125

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    I third this. :supergrin: Palmetto State Armory is one of the best deals on quality ARs in the industry. I have been impressed with mine.

    Another good option is a Smith & Wesson AR.

    DO NOT buy a Bushmaster, they are junk.
     
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  20. NEOH212

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    If your going to go with a Bushmaster, don't get the carbon version.

    Personally, I'd save up a few hundred more and get a Colt.