Bushmaster or Colt

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    The State of Connecticut is now part OWNER of Colt. They have a say about whether Colt will sell "assault weapons" to civilians.
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    OD now that is the perfect reason to not buy a COlt. Any company part owned by "the state" starts sounding like you are in a communist country!!!!
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    I"m sorry that I will have to be very vague here but---- I have a close friend that is very high upper management at Bushmaster. I have hunted and fished with this person when I was a guide in Maine. My first dealings with BFI was when they had a fairly small store in Portland,Maine. Back then you could walk in the storeroom/showroom and dig through the bins of parts. They had parts for not only the AR but AK's,HK91's,HK93's,"assault" type shotguns,MAC's,and others. The company has,over the years, had to fight the politically correct fight but they have stayed true to the everyday shooter and rifle builder. To this day you can walk into their building in N.Windham Maine and talk to a riflesmith ref. a AR that you are building. Although for security reasons you can't walk through the isles of parts and accessories,you can still buy parts and talk to the people that build the weapons. I assure you that they have stayed comitted to our shooting and gun ownership rights since I first walked through their isles in early 1982. I own three different configured BFI AR's and love them all. Their weapons systems are first rate as are their aftermarket (and OEM) parts for their other battle rifles. Bushmaster Firearms sells twice as many AR type weapons, to the little guys like us,than Colt. Colt does more buisness with the big contracts. Bushmaster is slowly overtaking Colt in this area also. Bushmaster is the individual weapon buyer's friend. They want our buisness and will(have)keep true to guys like you and me. I reccommend Bushmaster !----------

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    C.E. Have your LEO buddy take a look at the BFI Carbon 15 series of weapons. I have a Type21 with approx. 2K rds.through it and not a burp. It's a true 1.5MOA weapon with the right ammo. I'd bet my life on one. CTTOI I have ! -----------

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    I haven't talked to him in a while. He's supposed to be calling me when he gets readu to buy.
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    A buddy bought a "Match Grade" Colt AR 15-20 years ago, couldn't get any better than 2.5" at 100 yards with the best hand loads (My standard Bushy was shooting 1 inch with same ammo). He called Colt to complain and wanted to send it back to be "fixed"; he was told 2.5" meet their "in house" definition of "Match Grade" and would do nothing. I have seen other pure crap come out of Colt's factory which they would do nothing about (1911 slide cut crocked at the muzzle end, you could see between the slide and bottom of bushing), I would take a Colt if given to me; they make for good trades with suckers.

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    I like my Carbon 15 too. A bit lighter and less finish to wear off.

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    I would take a Colt if given to me; they make for good trades with suckers.
    Bwhahaha - sounds like you gotta plan rocky - LOL
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    rocky,10-4 on the "lighter". Once you pick up a BFI Carbon series and find out how easy they carry you will make a grab for that if walking any distance is planned. I use my other BFI weapons for long range hunting of yotes,crows,and other critters but always take the Carbon15 on my little "walkabouts" accross the club or the miles of Escambia River that I scout prior to opening of hog season. My other two BFI guns will shoot under .5 MOA using the heavier bullets.------------

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    Quote Originally Posted by OD
    HotGuns,

    What are you referring to when you say "blocked" receiver?

    rocky,
    It is referred to as a "Sear Block". Keeps someone from dropping an auto sear into the receiver. Here is a picture of one...


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    Hey Bob - - good to see you drop in again.

    Very useful pic.
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    A big 10-4 on the Bushmaster!! An almost ,if not, PERFECT gun !!
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    Bushmaster.

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    over the years ive owned several colts and i thought it was as fine a rifle as i had ever fired......until my first bushmaster. in my opinion, my 16" bushmaster is the finest assault rifle ive ever owned, bar none.

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