Bushy or Smith

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Schmeekey, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Schmeekey

    Schmeekey New Member

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    I was at Sportsman's Warehouse the other day, and I had the opportunity to strike up a conversation with a national competitor in 3 gun. I was comparing a bushmaster and a smith & wesson, and he said they were pretty much on par with each other and I wouldn't find much difference. I thought the Bushy was built and felt better. Is there anybody that could give their opinions on one or both. Thanks.
     
  2. mjkeat

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    I would disagree w/ the guy. S&W has a much better reputation for making a better AR than BM. What were they wanting for the ARs?
     

  3. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Which models? I wouldn't go with either but if pressed would choose a midrange S&W over a midrange Bushmaster. On the low end I'd also go with the S&W Sport over the Bushmaster Carbon-15.
     
  4. ktmboyz

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    A Few years ago I would have said they were close to even but over the last few years I have heard more bad than good about Bushmaster.
     
  5. Schmeekey

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    The Bushmaster was 1000 for the moe edition while the Smith was 100 or so more. They also had an ACR, he said that more than a few customers had come back with their 2000 dollar guns broken. Guess that kind of shows Bushmaster's quality. I am looking for a budget AR... BCM would probably the best way to go, at only a couple hundred dollars more, but they don't seem to be coming back in stock any time soon. Could you point me at anything better, for a similar price.
     
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  6. Gatekeeper

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    My Smith M&P Moe edition has been completely problem free for me over a year and several thousand rounds... [​IMG]
     
  7. mjkeat

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    Buy the BCM upper and lower seperate. You will end up w/ a great rifle for under $900.

    You can try G&R Tactical. They carry BCM products.

    Read this article -

    http://www.bravocompanymfg.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/filthy14_oct10.pdf

    Last I heard the rifle was up over 50k rounds.

    Do a search and see how many negative things you can find on BCM ARs then do a search for BM ARs.
     
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  8. mjkeat

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  9. Quentin

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    Last I heard it was 44K a couple months ago so good to hear F14's still going strong! You don't have a link to that last update do you MJ?
     
  10. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    I dont. I tried a quick search but didnt get real in depth. It was getting late.
     
  11. Quentin

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    Thanks MJ, I know how it goes, you see something but get busy and forget to paste the link to a text file, anything... I'll have to poke around over at Pat Roger's lightfighter.net and see if there's been an update...
     
  12. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    I st looked on LF and couldnt find an up to date count.
     
  13. Gojubrian

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  14. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    It is. I dont understand why anyone would want to purchase anything else.