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Old 02-13-2012, 02:06 AM   #1
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I am looking to buy an AR-15 but I will not be able to purchase one until July (money issues). One of the gun stores I go to has a Bushmaster AR priced at $600 (can't think of the model) and that is the one I have my sights on. Anyway, do y'all think the price will go up based on the economy/government? This gun has been priced at $600 for a while and it isn't a one gun deal, meaning they have more of them. Thanks.

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Find a S&W Sport or PSA. Higher probability you'll get a functional rifle that way.

Price wise you should be ok.

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Find a S&W Sport or PSA. Higher probability you'll get a functional rifle that way.

Price wise you should be ok.
Does Bushmaster have a bad rep? I'm new to the world of ARs and want to learn all I can. I thought Bushmaster was a good company.
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Does Bushmaster have a bad rep? I'm new to the world of ARs and want to learn all I can. I thought Bushmaster was a good company.
As has been said on this and other forums they used to be but through big corp America they have gone to ****, driven by profit margins.
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A $600 Bushmaster? It's probably a Carbon-15 and you'd be wise to skip it and look at the models recommended below. Or do a build.

As far as prices going up, that depends on the election later this year.

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Thanks y'all, the M&P 15 Sport looks to be higher quality than the Bushmaster and is the same price at my gun store. The reviews for it look good.

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Before this thread meets it's inevitable end, can any of y'all M&P 15 Sport tell me if you can mount a forward rail on it. I really just want to do it to mount a fore-grip, if I get the desire. When I first get it it will probably be shot without any attachments, but I would like to know if that possibility is there.

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Before this thread meets it's inevitable end, can any of y'all M&P 15 Sport tell me if you can mount a forward rail on it. I really just want to do it to mount a fore-grip, if I get the desire. When I first get it it will probably be shot without any attachments, but I would like to know if that possibility is there.
Yes you can. You can do whatever you want to that gun just like why other AR
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Yes you can. You can do whatever you want to that gun just like why other AR
Thanks, I figured you could, but you never know.
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Bushmasters use to be good but then, like it was stated, they sold out to corporate America. However, the guy who started Bushmaster originally started a new company named Wyndham Arms which is making awesome ARs at really good prices. Another company to look at is Rock River. They have some really good deals going on right now if you can find one due to their massive backlog (which from my understanding is due to new federal contracts). They come standard with two stage triggers and you can get them with chrome BCGs at no charge which is AWESOME. Just my 2 cents.

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