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rb522 09-09-2013 09:08 PM

Bushmaster
 
A friend who works for a retail sporting goods chain just told me that there would be a sale on Bushmaster ARs in the next couple weeks. He's guessing the price to be $799. Is this something worth getting? I know nothing about ARs.

ccase39 09-09-2013 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by rb522 (Post 1366304)
A friend who works for a retail sporting goods chain just told me that there would be a sale on Bushmaster ARs in the next couple weeks. He's guessing the price to be $799. Is this something worth getting? I know nothing about ARs.

There are several options at that price and you will hear varying opinions on the Bushmaster from crap to very well worth the money.
I have one and absolutely love it. It eats everything I feed it. I shoot steel, brass, and most of the time both in the same mag and have not had one jam. Ive put around 2k rounds through it. I cannot speak for any others, but my Bushmaster does exactly what it is supposed to do.
I paid more for mine during the panic and still do not regret it.
I would research as much as you can and make an educated decision based on that. Prices arent going anywhere for a while so don't buy just because its cheap.
I think Smith and Wesson makes one at about the same price point as well. I have handled both and prefer the Bushmaster.

Quentin 09-09-2013 11:03 PM

Which model? Carbon 15?

rb522 09-09-2013 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Quentin
Which model? Carbon 15?

It's the optic ready model.

Quentin 09-09-2013 11:44 PM

Carbon 15?

Have you looked at PSA in the same price range?

rb522 09-10-2013 12:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Quentin
Carbon 15?

Have you looked at PSA in the same price range?

I have not. This would be my first AR, and honestly I haven't shopped around much. It was only after the sale news, and fear of another "executive order" that I started thinking about this. It doesn't need to be top shelf, I just want a solid foundation to build on. Any input will be welcomed.

bluez 09-10-2013 12:40 AM

We just had very recently a lively and detailed discussion on sub $1000 AR;s here:

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/best-ar-15-factory-1000-under-96575/

Enjoy: :)

rb522 09-10-2013 12:48 AM

LOL. I read that thread. Things got quite interesting there. I'm not out to spend a lot, to be sure, but if this is the one AR that I'm going to own, I'm not willing to cut corners either. I'm also not at all opposed to tinkering and building, I just need a good starting point. As I stated, I have zero AR experience , and need some guidance .

MisterMcCool 09-10-2013 01:02 AM

I would not expect equal longevity from polymer/carbon and metallic receivers. The advantage of polymers is weight reduction. I built a low weight carbon AR. I do not expect it to become a family heirloom. If this is the only one you intend to purchase, get aluminum or steel.

rb522 09-10-2013 01:30 AM

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Originally Posted by MisterMcCool
I would not expect equal longevity from polymer/carbon and metallic receivers. The advantage of polymers is weight reduction. I built a low weight carbon AR. I do not expect it to become a family heirloom. If this is the only one you intend to purchase, get aluminum or steel.

That's what I was thinking. While I have a polymer hand gun for ccw, I wanted to stay all metal on a rifle.


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