Originally Posted by rb522
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.