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Old 10-01-2013, 12:38 AM   #41
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Update: Got a Windham . My wife and I were looking at the LGS , and they had a sale going on. When my wife held the Windham, she liked how it felt and started to tell me to buy it. (Big smiles, giggles, and happy dance!) After telling her of my build plans, she said I should do that too! (Continue happy dance with butt grind!) It looks like BRD has hit my house!
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Update: Got a Windham . My wife and I were looking at the LGS , and they had a sale going on. When my wife held the Windham, she liked how it felt and started to tell me to buy it. (Big smiles, giggles, and happy dance!) After telling her of my build plans, she said I should do that too! (Continue happy dance with butt grind!) It looks like BRD has hit my house!
Im going to put myself in a bad financial situation if I keep buying the way I am. I just bought an AK (hasnt arrived yet) and am already looking to piece together another AR or AR-10. Thinking of an AR-10.
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Could you also recommend a good manual to aid in the assembly?
I have several AR books that I like but this one would be good for building details.

Congrats on the Windham!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Competitive-AR15-Builders-Guide/dp/B004NB1BSC

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Im going to put myself in a bad financial situation if I keep buying the way I am. I just bought an AK (hasnt arrived yet) and am already looking to piece together another AR or AR-10. Thinking of an AR-10.
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While it's possible to get a "lemon" from just about any company, I have not heard of any problems with Bushmaster's products. They are, at least were not too long ago, to be considered one of the upper tier of AR manufacturers, the "ABC's", meaning Armalite, Bushmaster and Colt. I have owned all three, and currently have a Bushmaster lower on my AR. Unless they have gotten sloppy recently, you should have a good experience with one of their carbines ( or rifles).
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Thanks all for the replies. I'm very eager to get some range time in with the new baby. I'm still going to be building one over the winter, so I will be back with questions as I go. Thinking maybe a 6.5 Grendel ......
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While it's possible to get a "lemon" from just about any company, I have not heard of any problems with Bushmaster's products. They are, at least were not too long ago, to be considered one of the upper tier of AR manufacturers, the "ABC's", meaning Armalite, Bushmaster and Colt. I have owned all three, and currently have a Bushmaster lower on my AR. Unless they have gotten sloppy recently, you should have a good experience with one of their carbines ( or rifles).
Bushmaster is a good $700 gun, but I wouldn't put it with Colt or Armalite.
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Bushmaster is a good $700 gun, but I wouldn't put it with Colt or Armalite.
I think the problem with the recent Bushmasters is quality control. I had heard about sime having problems, but mine has been nothing but reliable. Im over 3k rounds of brass and steel and have never had one misfire. The seams match up seamlessly. From what I understand they have fixed some of their quality control problems and are having less problems now.
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Wife's Bushmaster has had zero problems in 2 years. Havent tried steel case crap tho. Its the XM15A2 or something like that. Fit, finish, and function are fine. I did swap out the sights for Trijicon night sights, but thats it.
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I've had my Bushmaster for 11 years (bought new) thousands of rounds and only one malfunction that I remember. F. T. Fire I that I attributed to old bulk ammo.

I can't speak on their newer rifles but I equate firearms with every other product from watches to automobiles. What I buy today normally is not as well made as what was produced years ago, not always the case but most times it seems.
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