In my opinion that's an okay price for an okay gun. Not bad on either accord, but not great either. A lot of Bushmaster stuff has been foolishly inflated because that seems to be the name most commonly affiliated with the "evil AR" media movement.
Bushmasters are generally solid rifles. And for under $1K they're just fine. IMO, you can build a better rifle through PSA for the same or less. But not everyone wants to build, nor did I when I bought my first AR.
If you got the 'carbon' (plastic lower) model, you didn't do so well because it's a $700 gun. Otherwise (alloy lower), you did just fine in my opinion.
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