Bushmaster Carbine AR..JUnk or Not?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by magnum05, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. magnum05

    magnum05 New Member

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    i bought a bushmaster carbine shot one 30rnd clip and top rail came loose as i was trying to zero in red dot. i went to tighten it and just kept turning, took it apart and its just threaded into carbine. Took it back because its under warranty.. My question is, is this just going to happen again and are the carbines junk or did i just get a gun that was built on a friday
     
  2. rigjumpr

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    Bushmaster Carbine AR..JUnk or Not? = NOT
    side note, in accordance with the forum rules, remember to go to the introduction section and tell us who you are.
     

  3. mjkeat

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    Do you mean carbine or carbon?

    I would say that if your it is coming apart as your're shooting it isn't of any sort of quality. Bushmaster is know for sub par quality so I guess it's right in line w/ what should be expected.
     
  4. firedawg60

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    I've got one and had good luck with it. I'm sure there are better but I would assume there are worse.
     
  5. Quentin

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    Was it one of the very latest that is rollmarked Ilion, NY instead of Windham, MA? I've heard lots of bad about these newest BMs.

    I'm also curious if it's a Carbon 15 not carbine.
     
  6. mjkeat

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    A properly functioning AR shouldn't be luck for the money we spend on them.

    How's the Casino working out down there? I'm trying to get the wife interested so I don't have to go alone.
     
  7. MichaelBarton

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    i have the carbon 15. I have put around 1000 rds through it. The upper has a rail on top that is already loose. ive heard they jam alot too. i just ordered a stag upper half to replace it. Ive heard the lower isnt really an issue
     
  8. firedawg60

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    Thanks mj, probably just bad wording on my part. I can't go gamble since my son works out there. But....with my luck I might as well just give the guy at the front door my money and not waste my time. No I really like my Bushy, it's been a good rifle for me.
     
  9. mjkeat

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    Just giving you crap. Sometimes I can have a dry sense of humor.

    I'm glad to hear you're BM has served you well.

    We should hit the range some day.

    Wichita messed up not building it here.
     
  10. magnum05

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    Its a carbon but .manual say my model is a carbine 15 so I figured that's what it was..I took it in so well see what they say if it happens again I'm getting my money back..I've no issue with it other than the rail coming loose and the screw stripped.. Thanks for your opinions and suggestions!
     
  11. firedawg60

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    mj, we need to do that sometime. It would be fun! Sorry guys, didn't mean to hi-jack the thread.
     
  12. ennbee15

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    i bought mine from a friend that had a 1000 rounds through it. i've put almost 2000 myself. this rifle does not even have m4 ramps and has been flawless. i guess you get lucky on certain ones. and as far as the mid length and carbine discussion....i have both and there's no difference. yeah it may beat up the rifle a little, but that's where the buffer comes in. it's gtg. enjoy.:)
     
  13. magnum05

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    Thanks ennbee.. Let me get your opinion, when I get it back from BM should I try a different buffer and give BM a second chance before I send it down the road and get my money back and what do you recommend for a buffer? I'm new in the AR industry if that's what you want to call it so I don't know a whole lot about all these different parts that you can interchange on them.
     
  14. safedman

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    If you purchased a weapon new in the box and took it to the range without going over it, tearing it down and re-assembling before shooting it....
    You may want to re-think your new weapon tactics. ;)
    Have had and still have Bushmasters in my cabinet..never had a hickup with anything but their crappy magazines. The suggested P-Mags are great!!
    Thanks gang!
     
  15. mjkeat

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    I have never ever gone to such lengths before firing a new AR or any firearm for the matter. What are the benefits of doing all that?
     
  16. ShadowArms

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    Well the benefits of tearing down,going through, and cleaning your brand new weapon should be one of the first thing all gun owners do with their brand new weapon straight out of the box. It removes the packing oil and you can make sure all parts are in good working condition. Also it will help you become more proficient in your weapon just by tearing it down. Also every good gun owner knows his weapons inside and out so of their is an issue it can be quickly identified and issue resolved.
     
  17. ShadowArms

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    In reply to the main thread I just wanted to say I have a Bushmaster M-4 and have fired several thousand rounds through and it works just as proficiently as my M-4 did when I was in the military. I have never had a misfire, jam, or fail to load ever. As long as you take care of your weapon clean it and perform proper preventive maintenance you will never have an issue unless it was built on a Friday as you stated or a part just happens to break from wear and tear. Good luck with your next Bushmaster and I wouldn't expect to have another issue with your replacement rifle.
     
  18. purehavoc

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    Most all of the parts are interchangable between them with the exception of Colt ,they use the larger pins which will not work with other uppers and visa versa.
     
  19. mjkeat

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    I would consider myself quite proficient w/ an AR as prior Infantry and a 3gunner. I avoid questionable manufactures w/ tainted reputations. I think people get way to uptight about firearms. Do you inspect a wrench or hammer before you use it?

    Once again people get to carried away. We're dealing w/ tools not Fabergé Eggs here. What's maintenance?

    Thing of the past, correct?
     
  20. ShadowArms

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    Maintenance is proper cleaning of trouble areas of any weapon and lubrication. I was 19K turned 19D and found those that that did not show there weapon some love and give it a good deep cleaning had more issues than others. As a former military man yourself I'm sure your are verses in pre-emptive maintenance which is all I was discussing in my remarks. I'm not trying to cause conflict within the thread just share some of my experiences. But all in all I have a bushmaster M-4 and love it. I have heard that some people do not care for the bushmaster brand but I do. I couldn't afford a colt at the time of purchase and I went with the bushmaster.