Confession time

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by BoodaGazelle, Aug 5, 2020.

  1. BoodaGazelle

    BoodaGazelle

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    I bought a Bushmaster XM15-ES2 19 years ago. I took a rifle class around that time,but really only used it a couple of times at my local clubs tactical group. It has been in my safe now for quite a while, but I am happy to report that I got it out and had a buddy of mine (a professional instructor) give me a quick review and I put some rounds through it.

    I learned about some cool add-ons, like a tactical front grip (with a light attachment), as well as the optics that can go where the carry handle is...

    As always, any budget-friendly suggestions about the grip or laser sight would be appreciated.
     
  2. BamaTrooper

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    You have the carry handle? I recently bought a Meprolight M21 reflex site with the carry handle mount. I like it.
     

  3. Desert Kraut

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    Burris had a 4 power scope that mounted on the carry handle for a decent price. Don't know if they are still available, but I had one on my Bushmaster for a few years and it worked just fine.
     
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    I’ve got one of the retro fixed 4x ones as a nostalgia piece.
     
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    That is why I bought the one I did for my Bushmaster as it was a great retro look per the ones on the Colts. I don't have the income, if you can find one, for the Colts.
     
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    Just looked at mine. It’s an ultralux
     
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    I have the same Bushmaster. I had a carry handle red dot mounted for a little while but converted it to a flat top with backup irons pretty quick.
     
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    'Ol Grandad Director of civil unrest

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    If it looks any different than this, you're wasting time, money and making things too complicated. The only thing I'd change is the grip, Ergo is what you want.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Booda, since one asked and you weren't quite clear, does your bushmaster look the one above with the removable carry or is the carry handle not removable? I believe they were manufactured both ways.
     
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    You can adapt. 4x on a Colt Dissipator and Meprolight M21 in the 9mm.
     

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    You COULD just buy different uppers if you prefer the golf bag approach.
     
  12. BoodaGazelle

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    I just was looking at my original purchase docs, and it says I have the A3, which means I have the removable carry handle.

    BTW, I do *not* get notified via email, even though it says I want to when I post.. anyone know why?
     
  13. BoodaGazelle

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    I have been looking at front grip replacements, but there are (of course) a million different ones, all with different sizes. I have a 16" barrel... does that translate to what length grip replacement I should get? I want something modest (cost-wise) that would let me mount a light (that is probably the only thing).
     
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    I had that 4X20 scope mounted on my bushmaster and Colt. It did well out to 200 yards. I have since changed to a red dot on my bushmaster.
     
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    What brand of red dot? How much did that cost, if you don't mind my asking?
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    You need to adjust your notifications settings to get emails.
     
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