Bushmaster Carbon 15-newbie

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by nate913, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. nate913

    nate913 New Member

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    Ok, got my first AR. It's a bushmaster Carbon 15, (I know alit of people bash them because of the carbon uppers and lowers, but I talked to quit a few that owned them and they love them) and I'm ready to do up grades.
    What should I start with.
     
  2. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    A lot of ammo and range time
     

  3. nate913

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    Haha, the lot of ammo is hard to do considering people that don't even own the gun buy out all the ammo and resell it on Facebook. I want to get a grip a d rails. Like I said, I'm new. Do they make only quad rails or is the a 2 rail system.
     
  4. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A great trigger assembly.
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    OMG! Another "upgrade a gun I have never shot" thread. Come on. Would you buy a new car, Change out the wheels and tires, install a new 2000 watt stereo system, add a supercharger, carbon fiber hood, ground effects, wettie wing and HID head lights? Oh, I guess you would. Never mind. Go ahead and spend a grand on "improvements" to a $600 rifle.

    Really? A case of ammo down range and come back to re-ask the question.
     
  6. nate913

    nate913 New Member

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    What is that Consist of??
     
  7. nate913

    nate913 New Member

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    What does a trigger Assembly consist of doing. Does it cost a lot
     
  8. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Dude Go shoot it first. Come back and tell us how you did, and share the @$%@$#%@ porn.

    THIS THREAD IS USELESS WITHOUT PICS!
     
  9. Jake86

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    I bought a new car with 7mi and ripped the car apart to install a supercharger. The car before that got driven straight to the drag strip, I installed a nitrous kit in the parking lot then repeatedly made passes until my bottle was empty. Bad analogy.....
     
  10. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    There is really no need to waste your money on a trigger if you're just plinking with it...
     
  11. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    Now you're average person wouldn't do so, but us gearheads are going to tear the damn thing apart more times than we drive it
     
  12. Quentin

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    New guy, listen to Robocop! Get to know the platform before making changes. You do that by burning ammo.
     
  13. nosaj

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    I bought one a couple months ago. It runs great! The barrel heats up pretty quickly but not that much of a concern. Sure i have a list of xtras to shop for(which i check out all the time) but haven't spent any $ on anything but ammo. My recommendation? CHOOT IT! Then you will realize what your wants and needs are. I bet the order of priority changes once you get used to the rifle. ....unless you have a stack of $ and can just go out and buy every accessory you can think of
     
  14. Flatman6

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    I have to agree. Get out and shoot it for a bit. How do you know what you want to modify before you know how it handles in the first place? You may decide that it is everything you want in a gun and more, or you may feel that there are many things you want to change. There is no way to know until you put it through its paces. Please come back with a range report and some awesome pics!!!
     
  15. Donn

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    Like some others said, shoot it first. Zero the red dot and get to know the piece. As I mentioned in another thread, I had two Carbon 15's and they performed right out of the box. Both put quarter sized groups down range soon as they were zero'd. The recent panic was the only reason I sold them. Made a nice chunk of change. Performance was absolutely NOT a problem, Both were great shooters.
     
  16. pawjr74

    pawjr74 New Member

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    I would concentrate on sights first. Did it come with sights? Decide if you want iron sights or an optic. Next would would be the forward grip. Do you like it the way it is now or do you want a vertical or angled front grip? Shooting it may answer some of these questions for you too.
     
  17. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Bad analogy? You bought a car with the intent of racing it. Why would you buy a Carbon 15 with the intent of turning it into a "race gun". You bought the car and KNEW what you wanted to do to it and with it. If you have no idea what mods to make, you should not be doing mods til you have some miles on it (track miles, road miles or range "miles")
     
  18. nate913

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    Hmmm

    I sure the hell would. Do you go to McDonald's and put ketchup on you cheese burger, salt on you fries??
     
  19. Quentin

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    The Bushamster C-15 and $1 cheeseburger is a pretty good analogy! :D
     
  20. bige91603

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    I agree! I built my AR for less than what a carbon cost