Smith and Wesson M&P15 vs Bushmaster carbine AR15
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:02 AM   #1
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Default Smith and Wesson M&P15 vs Bushmaster carbine AR15

Hello every one !! Let me start by saying that this forum has help me out a lot on my firearm decisions so please help me out on my first AR-15. I am not looking to built a AR but I am trying to decide between a Bushmaster carbine or a Smith and Wesson M&P15. Both are currently on sale where i live. Yes am strickly on a budget! So lets get down to it.

I want a AR15 for deer hunting, home defence, and as silly as this sound, I want it to be combat efficient for the big zombie apocalypse .

So both of these rifle are going at 700 where I live. The Bushmaster comes with a Bushneil red dot and two 30rds mag and a Hard case. I have herd nothing but good things about the bushmaster, All though its is super light, it still troubles me that the frame is polymer.
The M&P15 comes with a 10rnd mag and has on stock iron sites. Even though the busmaster seemd like a better deal, I just love the metal frame on the M&P. PLEASR HELP ME!!! I really don't know which one to get but My heart is leaning to the M&P15
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:07 AM   #2
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I'm Sorry Folks!!! I mean Carbon Not Carbine !!!!!!
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To keep it short an sweet, the bushmasters are decent but the smith is higher quality. Id take an M&P any day.
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So you're buying not building? Go for the m&p.
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Yup the Carbon 15 has had some separation issues with the upper receiver , not all of them but different instances where the top rail has come unbonded and separated , any chance you get the opportunity to buy a alum receiver AR over a poly or Carbon take advantage and buy the better made forged aluminum material
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I'd take the S&W Sport any day over the Carbon 15. Even though I'm sold on Glock I don't trust polymer AR receivers.

Actually I'd look at PSA for a much better rifle and I bet they have some Black Friday sales coming up!
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Smith and Wesson, Bushmaster is great, but they're not Smith and Wesson
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Yeah Bushmaster is a lot of things but they sure aren't Smith&Wesson!
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Isn't the m&p 15 a. 22 Cal? Btw check out budsgunshop.com they have great deals and I saw mp15 for less than 600
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