Deal or no deal?

Deal or no deal?

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    Deal or no deal?

    I got a Bushmaster AR15 Carbon for 659 + tax at Academy. Came with 1 30 round magazine and red dot scope.
    Was this a deal or no deal?

    Tim

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    If you are going to be doing light plinking, range shooting, you did ok.
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    If it was me, I'da dropped another $100 and gotten an M&P Sport, but if you're happy with it, that's what counts.
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    That's about what I paid for the same gun. I get flamed a lot for it being a BM but for light duty (a.k.a. not shooting thousands of rounds daily) it'll be fine. I've probably put about 1500 rounds thru mine so far without an issue. And I've sighted it in with the cheapo red dot at about 50 yards (my preference) and get consistent 2" groupings freehand and with these 58 y/o eyes. I try to stick with ammo with a little less "ummmph" because I've heard that the C15 has had some cracking issues. But I've shot a good bit of both 5.56 and .223 and everything has been fine.

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    You are going to get a batch of people telling you that you should spend a thousand more and get a high-speed low-drag professional grade weapon plus buy a $800 optic for light range shooting. Ignore them. You got what you wanted for what you needed. Go shoot it and be happy.
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    price seems about right for a 'carbon'.
    You will probably want to go with a good set of iron sights and master those. That is where the fun/skill is at, for me. When you master those, go with a scope instead of the Red-Dots, the good red-dots aren't worth the price. I got a Colt Match-Target, Iron sights only and it is a hoot. I put an inexpensive 3x9 on the LE 6720 and chase coyotes all over creation.
    Stick with the lighter .223 ammo like AE, WWB, PMC, etc.
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    I'd say you did fine. You bought it, right? That's the test.
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    $659 is a good price. Just make sure you check the staking on the gas key and castle nut.
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    Thanks for the replies. I know it's not a top end gun, my budget can't handle those. I think for the price I got what I
    wanted and needed. Will take your advice Patriot and get rid of the red dot. It just looks cheap. I like iron sights better
    anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chorizo View Post
    You are going to get a batch of people telling you that you should spend a thousand more and get a high-speed low-drag professional grade weapon plus buy a $800 optic for light range shooting. Ignore them. You got what you wanted for what you needed. Go shoot it and be happy.
    Generally the only time that happens is when people are looking at one and want advice. Oh, and it's spend another $500 for a "quality" rifle, and $400 on a quality RDS...for the rifle. The other $500 comes in as more mags, sling, ammo, better BUIS, light (if going to be designated as HD use), and other incidentals that no-one ever thinks about.

    If they made the decision, then they have to shoot it. All we can do at that point, is point out what needs to be checked out, how to fix it if needed, and solve any issues that may arise down the road.
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    You did good. Now go enjoy it !!! God Bless

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    If you wanted it and you'll enjoy it, then it's a deal. The cost doesn't matter much unless it's a perishable item.
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    It sounds like a decent price, although I am not familiar with the Carbon-15 models. Just for a point of reference M&P-15 Sports are going for about $675 AND PSA flat-tops are going for about $700. Good luck!
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    Does it really matter if it was a great buy are just fair . You own it so enjoy it. Local general store has the M&P sport for 635 and a bushy for 600 and psa flat top for 664. To many variables with some brands like psa and none have a red dot.

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