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Old 02-09-2012, 03:56 AM   #11
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I varmint hunt with mine on a regular basis. It has a Burris 332 prism sight and a quad rail with a bi-pod and a laser designator on it. I love mine. It's light and durable. I've shot LOTS of rounds and never have any problems with jamming or cycling. I pretty much only shoot Remington ammo. Hope this helps...

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I varmint hunt with mine on a regular basis. It has a Burris 332 prism sight and a quad rail with a bi-pod and a laser designator on it. I love mine. It's light and durable. I've shot LOTS of rounds and never have any problems with jamming or cycling. I pretty much only shoot Remington ammo. Hope this helps...
It would help us to know what "LOTS" is.
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I don't have a Bushmaster Carbon 15, and never shot one, but something about having a composite upper just doesn't seem right to me. Now, with the S&W M&P 15-22 it might not be bad, but I'd think it wouldn't hold up to the chamber pressure all that well over time.

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I don't have a Bushmaster Carbon 15, and never shot one, but something about having a composite upper just doesn't seem right to me. Now, with the S&W M&P 15-22 it might not be bad, but I'd think it wouldn't hold up to the chamber pressure all that well over time.
It doesn't make sense and has been known to bite back.
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2000-2500. I would think that's enough to have problems if I was going to.
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2000-2500. I would think that's enough to have problems if I was going to.
In what amount of time?

It really doesn't matter w/ the amount of info/pictures out there of blown up carbon upper receivers. Definitely not for me.
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In what amount of time?

It really doesn't matter w/ the amount of info/pictures out there of blown up carbon upper receivers. Definitely not for me.
Then don't buy the thing. They guy asked for everybody's opinion and I gave him my experience with my carbon 15. You think you know everything there is to know about AR's and it's ridiculous. Apparently from all the stuff I've seen you post on here you need to spend a little more time evolving your people skills and a little less time playing with your guns.
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Then don't buy the thing. They guy asked for everybody's opinion and I gave him my experience with my carbon 15. You think you know everything there is to know about AR's and it's ridiculous. Apparently from all the stuff I've seen you post on here you need to spend a little more time evolving your people skills and a little less time playing with your guns.
I have great people skills. My "problem" is that I am just a little more honest than people like. I don't claim to know anything beyond my experiences and have never pretended to know everything.

The FACT is the carbon-15 is prone to blow up on its operator. As a consumer is it worth the risk considering BMs horrible reputation for QC and QA?

I could have lied and said it's a great and durable firearm but I wouldn't feel right misleading him. But if I had nobody would have had a problem w/ my post. Should we go through life lying and candy coating everything as to not upset people because they own one? That would be a disservice to everyone.

Length of ownership is not an indication of quality on its own. You need to take round count into consideration as well as shooting habits and other variables.
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I have put 160 rounds of .223 through the rifle with no malfunctions. Half brass and half steel rounds. The rifle shot accurate and cleanly. I ordered 420 rounds of 5.56 and they came in today. My only thought was about the supposed "upper explosion" and if it could be due to the increased pressure of the 5.56 NATO round. Thoughts?

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I have put 160 rounds of .223 through the rifle with no malfunctions. Half brass and half steel rounds. The rifle shot accurate and cleanly. I ordered 420 rounds of 5.56 and they came in today. My only thought was about the supposed "upper explosion" and if it could be due to the increased pressure of the 5.56 NATO round. Thoughts?
It's .223/5.56 so the ammo shouldn't cause a problem.

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