Anyone have a Bushmaster AR?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by dgray64, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. dgray64

    dgray64 New Member

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    I have a neighbor who is more into shotguns than rifles. He wants to trade his Bushmaster (he bought it used). I'm not sure. I have a couple of guns that I'd trade for it if he's interested, but I don't know anything about Bushmasters except that they are loud. I have an SKS for a fun gun, but the trend seems to be toward black guns, so I thought I might make the trade. What do you think? Thanks.

    Dave
     
  2. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    My Dad got one when the AR craze hit a year or two ago on an impulse. It shoots great, but has a fixed carry handle. It has since been replaced by other higher quality rifles for about the same price he paid for the Bushmaster.

    If you can get it for a decent trade, go for it and if nothing else you'll have a good spare in the future.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Many of the ban era Bushmasters have an AK-74 type muzzle brake on them that is VERY LOUD!!!!! They are nearly impossible to remove without cutting metal. I believe they were at least silver soldered and perhaps blind pinned, too.

    Overall good guns.
     
  4. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    I have a Bushmaster V-Match that I wouldn't trade for two ARs. I just love that gun. She's a real shooter.
     
  5. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

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    I built my M-Forgery on Bushmaster receivers - does that count? :confused:
    Much more fun than a SKS IMO.
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    As Robo stated - an AK-74 style muzzle brake is what makes any gun "loud", not the name on the side of the gun.
     
  6. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Dave, try to get a picture of that Bushmaster posted and list the model and features. I'm sure we could then help you figure out what it's worth. Right now it's hard to say - all we know is it's a Bushmaster.
     
  7. Larry in SD

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    I have had a Bushmaster 16" M4 Optics Ready Carbine for about 3 years now. It has become my go to Rifle when I go calling Coyotes.

    I have mine set up with a Bushnell Elite 3200 1.5x4.5x32mm Firefly Riflescope, JP Enterprises Adjustable Trigger (with Speed Hammer and Springs) and a Badger Tactical Charging Handle Latch (makes operating the charging handle with a scope much easier). I also swapped out the Plastic M4 Handguards for an Aluminum Free Float Tube (No rails just a round free float tube).

    Previously I had a DPMS Panther Bull 20 Fluted and this Bushmaster has always seemed to be of better quality and better fit and finish that the DPMS I had. However last winter I added another AR to the battery, a new DPMS Panther Bull 20. This one is on par with the Bushmaster in regards to fit and finish and much better than the first one I had.

    I had been totally pleased with my Bushmaster. Even with just the 4.5x Scope shooting from the bench it will print 5 shot groups at 100 yards of less than 1". Reliability has been perfect, and if I needed another one I'd buy another Bushmaster in a heartbeat.

    Larry
     
  8. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    You said it Quentin. Bushmaster is just a name, like DPMS, Armalite or any other of the million makers in current production. They have varying levels of quality and features.
     
  9. dgray64

    dgray64 New Member

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    He's been out of town this week so I haven't seen him or it. I am going to try to see him tonight. Don't want to rush him. He may figure out that I want it badly and jack the deal up! Ha! I'll keep you guys posted. Thanks for the info.

    Dave
     
  10. PistolMarxman

    PistolMarxman New Member

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    yeah i have a Bushmaster Carbon 15 M4 and its a awesome rifle never had any problems with it and wouldn't trade it for nothing.
     
  11. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Assuming that you are talking about the trade of your SKS for the Bushmaster. I would have a friend who knows something about the AR Rifles assist by looking at the Bushmaster. Might even test fire it first before the trade. I would say it is well worth the trade if the Bushy is in good shape and is what you like. A fixed carry handle will reduce it's value but will have nothing to do with it if you just want to shoot and have fun. Other than buying a cantilever mount for the fixed handle it is not cool to mount optics on it due to the height of the optics you might add. But sounds like a good deal if the AR is in decent shape.
    The SKS is a great little rifle but I think you will really enjoy the AR.
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