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Old 05-16-2013, 10:13 PM   #1
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I'm looking online to purchase an AR15, either Bushmaster which is 1-9" twist, or Smith & Wesson which is 1-8" twist. They're the same price @ $899. What's the difference in twist? What is twist?

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Read this sticky because it explains twist rate along with many other things. Both rifles would be fine.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/ar15-primer-beginners-guide-59600/

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damn, beat me to it.

oh hey check this out too.....

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And I just have to say, its actually refreshing to see someone ask these questions BEFORE buying it! Kudos!

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I'm looking online to purchase an AR15, either Bushmaster which is 1-9" twist, or Smith & Wesson which is 1-8" twist. They're the same price @ $899. What's the difference in twist? What is twist?
If that Bushmaster is the Carbon15 Model, don't purchase as it won't hold up under abuse or time.
OH! You'll be fine with either barrel twist if you stay with what I've seen/purchased in Factory Ammo on the shelves.
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I think your will find that most .223/5.56 ammo that is sold on the market is 55 to 62 gr which is just right for a 1.9 twist. (Most accurate) If you are going to load your own, then it is a matter of choice.

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To expand on that, although both would be fine, I would gravitate towards the 1:8 only if I was intending to shoot the heavier, i.e. 62 grain, bullets. IMO you HAVE to shoot them in a 1:7.

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Get the smith and wesson. Besides, the S&W rollmark is purty sweet, and the cartoon snake just annoys me. On top of that the S&W is just a better rifle.

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If that Bushmaster is the Carbon15 Model, don't purchase as it won't hold up under abuse or time.
OH! You'll be fine with either barrel twist if you stay with what I've seen/purchased in Factory Ammo on the shelves.
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Its the Bushmaster Carbine 15 ORC or the M&P15 Sport. So M&P is better?
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M&P >> Bush

But honestly for that amount of money get a PSA Patrol Carbine with Aimpoint Pro

Its $200 more than the ones you posted, BUT it comes with a red dot that is worth $400. Aimpoints are premium optics and this one will serve you forever. Did I mention you can leave the red dot on for over 4 years on a single battery? Or about the, wait for it, LEGENDARY, reliability of battle proven Aimpoints? Its really a good deal. Its a middy gas, C158 bolt, chromelined barreled, and gots the proper specs. Scrounge up a few more bills, and just add a sling, mags and ammo and you're golden.



The S&W sport is a good buy at $700, not really at $900.

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Um, hope I didn't sound too much like a commercial......

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