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Old 12-16-2011, 04:46 PM   #1
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S & W or Bushmaster

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Old 12-16-2011, 04:59 PM   #2
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Bushmaster is a beter choice , the guy that I work for has a smith and wesson it will start jamming after 60 to 100 rounds and every body that I no has a bushmaster likes them and I had had a stag and I put 3200 rounds threw it without cleaning it started to jam after that many rounds

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Buy a stripped lower and piece it together that's where the fun is. That way you can install the type of trigger system and everything else you want.

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I have a couple of ARs one is a DPMS that I got when I was 18 and a smith & wesson that I got couple years ago and I have nor had any problems with it at all
Zero jams or malfunctions!

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I own 2 Bushmasters, 1 Rock River, 1 Superior Arms and one other. All the main manufacturers' guns will do you right. I would not hesitate to buy one and set it up for my shooting needs. I'd use a red dot scope for high speed (general tactical work) or mount a 3 by 9 variable power scope on it for precision shooting. As for a bi-pod you can get one permanently attached to the rifle or one that is detachable. Either kind will work for your shooting needs.

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Bushmaster is a beter choice , the guy that I work for has a smith and wesson it will start jamming after 60 to 100 rounds and every body that I no has a bushmaster likes them and I had had a stag and I put 3200 rounds threw it without cleaning it started to jam after that many rounds
Never had a jam Or FTF with my smith and Wesson. Been a great firearm for all my purposes.
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Old 12-17-2011, 04:39 AM   #7
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Why S&W or Bushmaster??? Any particular reason??? I would look around at all the different manufacturers to see what's available and the different features each one offers. Once you have an idea of what you want, go to as many gunshows as it takes and get your hands on them...it'll help with getting an actual feel for it. Don't get me wrong, Bushmaster is a good choice, but so is Stag Arms, Rock River Arms, DPMS, so forth and so on.

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I'll ask the same question, Why did you choose those 2, is it a price thing? Were they the only 2 options at your LGS?

The S&W is the better choice of the 2 but there are much better ARs for roughly the same price out there and in the long run they are much better values. Actually once you figure out their deficiencies and replace all thats lacking you will have spent more money.

The AR sub forum is a great place to visit for info on ARs.

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Mostly costs was looking at some Dpms but a friend had one said that he didn't like it as much as a s & w something about how dpms were bought out from someone and haven't been the same would really like a sig 516 but dont know if I could wait it out to save up for it

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I have to agree with Tiberiuos hat piecing one together is a lot of fun but not necessarily the most economical. I think I have seen a S&W at Wally for about 7 bills. If most are mill spec they should be close to the same except for the obvious enhancements.

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