Originally Posted by bntyhntr6975
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.
I build my own, and my customers, and all of my builds will shoot brass, steel, or blanks with no problems. Bushmasters are known to be pretty solid and reliable for the most part. Shooters have been known to shoot thousands of rounds in a weekend through them without any significant FTF issues. I just disagree with those putting them on the same level as Colt. When they are brand new, you can take a Colt out of the box, and if you are using really good marksmanship techniques, you will not have to adjust the iron sights any to put rounds in the sillhouette at 25 meters from a cold barrel with a mechanical zero. The reason being is they align the barrel so perfectly that unless you are really screwing up, the rifle is zero'd out of the box. The barrel alignment tool they use costs thousands. They actually state now that the barrel is a factory replacement, and they no longer train armorers to replace the barrel.